Solutions for Custom Data Sources
To allow access to your own data source, a Data Source plug-in for Status will need to be written as a .NET DLL. This component plugs into the Generic Binding (Patent Pending) capabilities of Status and allows full access to your real time data from the Status Designer, the Status Client or a Web Browser. Mobiform can provide you with sample source code for this plug-in, and can provide assistance in its development if desired.
Windows projects generated from the Status Designer are published as a single .NET assembly. This assembly is hosted by the Status Client and connects directly to your data server using a custom Data Source plug-in. The Trend control in Status can connect to your data source as well.
Web projects from the Status Designer are published as a Silverlight Web Application. This Web Application can be hosted on your Web Server and accessed from a variety of Web Browsers and on different operating systems. The Web Application generated from Status talks to the Status Server behind your firewall for its data. Your project can have multiple linked screens and can connect to more than one OPC server. The Status Server communicates with your OPC Server bi-directionally. The Trend control in Status can connect to live data as well. If you have Silverlight 3 installed, you can see a demo of this type of application here.