The System Configuration module is used by the system designer to set up individual stations (Single-User, Server or Operator Stations) of the IGSS System, configuring all stations from one access point on the IGSS server.
The System Configuration module is also used to set up and enable communication between IGSS and the data collection devices, typically PLC machines and also to define and configure the communication drivers and the IGSS system for use.
The system designer can use the System Configuration module to define the system-wide data collection and data reduction settings, setting up the intervals which the data collection devices are scanned for process values and defining the requirements for data collection – for instance if a process value has experienced a 5% change in value. These requirements are then used to define the individual data collection parameters on the IGSS objects connected to the data collection devices.
Parameters for data reduction calculations are also defined – for instance if data reduction should take place every 2 minutes or every 30 minutes. These values are then used to define the individual data reduction intervals on the IGSS objects connected to the data collection devices.