Methods for Embedding Video Streams in SCADA Systems
In industrial automation systems, SCADA/HMI plays an important role in remote monitoring and control. Accompanied by the popularity of IP video surveillance solutions, there is a trend towards using IP video with SCADA/HMI systems to augment remote monitoring since seeing the field site situation is more comprehensible and convincing than reading alarm messages displayed on a screen.
Unlike general I/O data that is familiar to automation engineers, IP video streams require considerably more time and effort to understand the SDK documents, programming code, and trial and error tests. This white paper provides some tips for embedding video streams into your SCADA systems for viewing and camera control.