DANOVA® offers access to visualization and use of measurement data in two ways: By direct login to the server, or by forwarding data directly to the customer’s own SRO / SCADA system, via API. The latter makes it possible to use data for control, regulation and monitoring in the software already used.
The communication between our server and SRO / SCADA takes place via API, rather than Driver, as there are a number of advantages associated with this method.
See below for further information.
About the Driver method
Data security, for several years now, has been one of the key words, whether in the public or private sector – not least in these GDPR times.
Of course, over the years, the Danish Supplies have also had to adapt to an everyday life where safety is high on the agenda. For many years, external companies have been responsible for the security intermediary, between Frontend: SCADA and Backend: (in our case) the server that delivers, measurement results from various measuring equipment.
These intermediaries, called Drivers, require ongoing maintenance and updates, which run into large annual costs. In addition, the Supplies are at the mercy of the companies that supply drivers, in the form of closed and opaque systems. Last but not least, the Driver method is a heavy, resource-intensive and increasingly obsolete way of ensuring data security.
About the API method
Many of the largest companies have long since implemented an alternative solution for securing Front- and Backend security; Namely by using API.
The advantage of API is first and foremost that it is a far more flexible solution. Where Drivers lets SCADA communicate with the server via a very specific protocol, the API lets the communication take place, with a wide range of custom protocols – which in the end, ensures a much more nuanced and user-friendly solution.
So for both security and resource-saving reasons, DANOVA has chosen to communicate via the future-proof API rather than the Driver method.
If you have any questions about the above, you are always welcome to contact us at [email protected] or tel. 66149323