I've read some/all post touching this A&E subject in the forum, but if you don't mind (I know you don't ), I'd like to wrap up a few points which are confusing us:
- We have a few SCADA systems (not Ignition) with configured Alarms & Events.
- We'd like to send the data involving those alarms to Ignition, which we're using just as a data hub for storage and visualization, for consolidation and analysis. We'd like to avoid having to duplicate all the tags and alarms in Ignition.
Is this -theoretically- possible? As I understand:
- On the SCADA side, I just need an OPC AE Server.
- On the Ignition side, I need an OPC AE Client, which Igntion still doesn't have, I know but...can we use a third party (TP) OPC AE Client, and connect it -somehow- to Ignition's OPU UA Client. Something like:
TP SCADA -> TP OPC AE Server -> TP OPC AE Client -> Ignition OPC UA Client -> Igntion
I'm not sure an OPC AE client can output the information in a format that would be readable by an UA client or any other human-readable format that Ignition can ingest.
Thanks and regards.
PD: The usual disclaimer: not an integrator, just a curious challenger.