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P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) PVSS - How to get started Paul Burkimsher IT Division COntrols Group Support Services.

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1 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) PVSS - How to get started Paul Burkimsher IT Division COntrols Group Support Services at Cern

2 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) Overview What PVSS is - and what it is not How to learn PVSS Web references Getting the software Help! It doesn’t work… JCOP Framework IT CO Front End Support

3 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) What PVSS is (not) It’s not a control system, it’s a tool, –It’s not a car, it’s a tool for making instrument displays (and more.) You use the tool to make a display. Everybody wants a CAEN HV-supply panel –Everybody wants a speedometer Component software already exists Joint COntrols Project is a forum for sharing useful components JCOP Framework is the result

4 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) How to learn PVSS Physicist approach: – Download the software and play with it. Be(A)ware! Attend a course. 5 days. At Cern. –You’ll come away aware that there is still more to learn. See Cern Training Services Web page. In addition to the course, follow a self- paced tutorial –Written at Cern –Available for download to your own machine –Or run it in our SCADA lab

5 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) Web References Follow “PVSS Service” in “Useful links” e.html /Services/PVSS

6 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) Getting the Software Legal Step – If you are at Cern, site license => no problem –“Collaborating institute” legal definition – Someone has to vouch for you Technical step –Download from the Web (cern.ch/itco) –30 minute demo Licensing step –Send your hardware code to Cern. We issue the license.

7 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) Help! It doesn’t work… (…the way I expected) Online Help (in English and German) PVSS Release Notes FAQ and Known Problems (cern.ch/itco) FAQ-O-Matic maintained by P.Gras “cern.pvss” newsgroup PVSS User Group meetings

8 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) JCOP Framework What is it? ~Building a car’s instrument panel collaboratively. Guidelines –look & feel Libraries and tools –help you to interface to PVSS Devices (components) –CAEN SY127, SY403, SY527, SY1527 –Analog/Digital devices

9 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) JCOP Software Architecture SCADA (PVSS) JCOP FW (Supervisory) Supervisory Application FSM, DB, Web,etc. Supervision Front-end VME/PC (Linux) JCOP FW(SLiC) FE Application Schneider PLC UNICOS FW FE Application Communication OPC, DIM PC (Windows, Linux)

10 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) JCOP Framework (cont.) Where do I get the Framework? –In cern.ch/itco follow the Framework link Documentation How to download and install

11 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) ITCOFE Front-End Support Have experience with: –PLCs (Siemens & Schneider) –Field buses and nodes –CANBus, Profibus, WorldFip (probably Ethernet); WAGO, Beckhoff, NI, AnyBus Can advise on connection to PVSS using –OPC. Commercial OPC servers include: CAEN, Siemens, Schneider, NI, Applicom, … –SLiC. Cern’s own object-oriented data-driven custom front-end framework Has demo set-ups for you to try out

12 P.C. Burkimsher Alice DCS Workshop 18 March 2002 (Updated 27 March 2003) Conclusion IT-CO is concerned with the entire controls chain, not just PVSS. We can offer lots of advice and knowledge –…but you still have to do the work ;-) Questions?


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