Did anybody try to install PI SDK, Buffer and OPC interface on a PC running XP Embedded (xpe)?
Does OPC can run on xpe anyway?
When you talk about OPC to which product do you refer?
a) PI OPC Interfaceb) PI OPC Server Providerc) Third Party OPC Server/Client
When you say XP Embedded do you refer to the old Embedded XP platform?
I can't have access to that one, but I do have access to Windows Embedded Standard... which is recent. would that help you at all? If not, I won't even bother giving it a try.
I like this question, it is interesting
OPC like having a third party OPC server, with the PI OPC Interface and the collector running on a machine with XP embedded, or maybe Windows Embedded Standard (I haven't try this one)
Could give a small PI Collector for many interesting applications!
I am not sure if you will be able to run OPC server on a Windows Embedded device.
Ok, so here are some of the things to consider, you will need a device that allows you to run in Real Time (Hard real time or Hardware real time), this is really important por interfaces that request data a lot, as it would not be good if you have a small delay while recolecting data or loosing data because the device can't work it out.
For the W.E. version you need, you can use the Standard, Enterprise or POSReady solutions. all of them support x86 applications and can be made Real-Time via a third party plug in.
That said, you should be able to run the OPC Interface with no problems if the software requirements are met.
About the Third Party OPC Server I'm not able to comment.
I wonder, and embedded device like this... how do you intent it to connect to the data source? com/paralell ports and/or industrial ports are not easy to put in embedded solutions. So you may give it some consideration.
I'm working on getting XPe working on an embedded computer that comes with analog inputs. Could be good for energy monitoring as an example. Writing a custom interface might be a solution or buils an apps that will scan those i/o's and make it available by OPC. On the other side, the same device comes with serial ports, lan, and mini-pci for a second lan.
Then you have got almost everything solved!
Get to testing and post back your results :)
It appears that embedded XP is a fully equipped Windows XP. So there should be no significant difference in the features and functionality (either for OPC or SDK). The only possible considerations are:
Retrieving data ...