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Using Hardware with a Web Application

Last Modified: March 30, 2020

Use a web application to share measurement data and interact with hardware.

The following diagrams show three architectures for how to use your hardware with a web application. Use the diagrams to choose the best architecture for your application.
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You can use both real-time and non-real-time hardware devices with your web application.

Access a Web Application on Your Hardware

In this architecture, the web service runs on the hardware itself and the hardware also stores the web application. This architecture works best for light-weight web applications, such as browser-based simple configurations and human-machine interfaces for your hardware.
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You cannot use SystemLink APIs using this architecture.

Access a Web Application on a PC

In this architecture, the web service runs and web application is stored on a PC on the same network as your hardware. This architecture keeps the server burden off of your hardware and works best for sharing measurement data dashboards and applications using SystemLink Tag and Message APIs.

Access a Web Application on the Cloud

In this architecture, your hardware shares data with the web application hosted in the cloud. This architecture works best for accessing the web application from a desktop or mobile device over the internet to securely share your measurement data.


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