Figure 1-3 Stand-alone SCADA Node – no network
This standalone PC would have both the SCADA node software and the Project Node software installed. The Project Node software is the configuration tool. A web browser must be installed on the system to use for the configuration tool (Project Manager). A TCP/IP Service must be installed. The Loop back TCP/IP service in Windows will work (even without a network card). IIS must also be installed as part of the configuration tool.
ViewDAQ allows operators and users to View and Control real-time data and full-animation graphics without a web browser. Displays Groups are another feature available to ViewDAQ users (but not browser clients).
Engineers and technicians would use a web browser to configure the database. There is a local version of the Graphics builder on the Project node named DrawDAQ, to allow users to build graphics without a web browser. DrawDAQ is intended for "standalone" architectures where both the SCADA node and Project node software are installed on the same PC.