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.
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
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.