11.1       Download & Install Client Plug-in

If you use a feature in WebAccess that requires the Client Plug-in (DRAW or VIEW), you will be prompted to download an install it automatically by the WebAccess software (on the Web Server / Project Node). If the version of your client does not match that on the Project you are connecting to, you will be told of the mismatch and prompted to download.

You do not need to install the Client from the CD. The WebAccess Client Setup.exe is normally downloaded from the Project Node when a Web-Browser Client connects the first time to either VIEW or DRAW.  The Client Installation software is provided separately on the CDROM for convenience.  If your users have very slow network or dial-up connections, you may want to distribute the Client Installation software by CD-ROM or other means.

The Client is for Full Animation VIEW of real-time data and control.  The Client is an ActiveX control that allows full animation in a Web Browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or later is recommended).

There is a Thin Client Server in WebAccess that does not require any software to be installed by Web Browser Clients, but provides only static Snapshots of Graphics and Trends.