9.3.8   Station Status (Communication Status)

The Station Status Display shows status of all communication Ports and automation devices (e.g. stations).

A Communications Alarm will appear in the Status Bar at the bottom of all displays (a Red letter C ). See section 7.10  for more information on the Alarm Windows in the Status Bar.

Figure 9.19 Station Status Display

The Station Status Display can be viewed from the Toolbar  or Ctrl+F7 function key or a pushbutton with the <GOTO>STATION keymacro. The Right-Click Menu can also call up the Action Log (Right Click -> Goto -> Station Status).

Only Power Users and the admin account can view the Station Status through a Web Browser. (General Users and Restricted users cannot view the Station Status through a Web Browser). All users can view the Station Status locally on the SCADA node using ViewDAQ.

Using the Ramp Keys  , users can change the Comport viewed. This will scroll up to 60 (i.e. 60 comports per SCADA node).

The Numbered pushbuttons (1 through 255) represent the Devices (e.g. Stations) connected to the Comport.  These are typically the PLCs, Controllers and automation devices. 

A Grey number is not configured (no device configured)

A Blue Number is OK or RETRYING

A Flashing Red is Communication Failure

A Steady Red is DISABLED (by user).

See also %DCOMST, %TCOMST, %ACOMST,  PortSTS, DevSTS, %DUNITST, %DKRLMODE and 8.4.2 VIEW TAG Security Level, 23.7 USERDEF.INI.