Using CitectSCADA > Using Devices

Using Devices

A device transfers high-level data (such as a report, command log or alarm log) between CitectSCADA and other elements (such as a printer, database, RTF file, or ASCII file) in your CitectSCADA system. Devices are similar to I/O Devices in that they both allow CitectSCADA to exchange data with other components in your control and monitoring system.

You can use devices for various purposes; for example, to send the output of a report to a printer, or write data to a database.

Using a device you can write data to:

You can configure any number of devices; however, a device is a common resource. You can, for example, configure a single device that sends the output of your CitectSCADA reports to a printer (when they are requested).

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