We’re considering running a Perspective client in a browser on a PLC running FreeBSD (Beckhoff). Anyone out there try this? I’d be interested in any tips or pitfalls. This would be an on machine HMI. Cost is a factor for the small system so we’re hoping we could run a fairly low end Beckhoff PLC–preferably somewhere in the performance class 10-30 category, rather than the performance class 50 we’ve found works alright to run an Ignition server and Vision client.
Opera is supported on FreeBSD and is supposed to be standards compliant as well as very lightweight compared to some more mainstream browser options, so we’re thinking it might help this work well on low performance hardware. Does Opera play well with Perspective?