Can I monitor and program using the same remote-access hardware or software?

Jan. 27, 2016
Fundamental concerns are a good place to start with remote programming and monitoring.

A Control Design reader writes: We’re a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, producing engine control modules. I often need to get into the line’s automated control systems and program the controllers, HMIs and robots remotely, but I also need my technicians and engineers to be able to monitor the assembly line, and possibly even change set points or start and stop equipment. How do I do this?

Can I use the same hardware for programming remotely that I use for controlling and monitoring remotely? What about security? Is that even possible?

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