The Brazilian company Elipse Software (http://e3web.elipse.com.br) has been in the automation market for more than 10 years, developing solutions for human-machine interface/supervisory control and data acquisition (HMI/SCADA) projects and interfaces for many types of applications.
Headquartered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with offices in Avon, N.C., in the United States, as well as in Taiwan and China, the company has broadened its share of the automation market in many countries. The main products are Elipse SCADA and E3, with more than 10,000 copies installed throughout the world. The company has representatives in several countries, distributing Brazilian software available in four languages: English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
One of the latest innovations is the release of E3 Web—a portal that provides remote viewing of Elipse E3 applications. “It is a free channel to program screens developed by the company,” explains Ricardo Haetinger, Elipse Software president.
According the company, the idea is to demonstrate that it is fully viable to supervise and control the application over the Internet. For this, the system has an architecture composed of two servers working in hot-standby mode. That is, while one of the servers controls the system, the other one remains in standby up until the moment that the first server has any problem, in order to guarantee high availability and security while using this tool.
“Directly connected to servers, IIS (Internet Information Services) is the resource that provides charts and data transmitted by the system through one of the two servers. An integrated set of network services for the Microsoft Windows platform provides file publishing and applications. It is only necessary that you be connected to the Internet to monitor E3 applications, all updated, without interfering with the system’s real condition,” says Haetinger.
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