This time though the customer will be more remote. About 3 hrs one way. Not impossible but not great. (Good as a test subject - see below)
I'll be using a PLC that is programmed via RS232 and the HMI is USB programmed. IF I need to tweak something for the customer it would certainly be a superior solution if I could have them plug an Ethernet cable into a port somewhere giving me access to the two panel control units.
So! Does anyone have suggestions for a single board computer that might be capable of this? I'd just build it into the panel from the start. Perhaps a PC104 or that company that used to make SBCs that screwed on top of 5-1/4" drives (Asomething??) Maybe some small web server board?
Any other suggestions for slaying this beast are welcome.
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com