PAC Display Basic, part of the PAC Project Basic Software Suite, is a user-friendly HMI package for building operator interface applications to run on a Microsoft Windows PC and communicate with groov EPIC
and SNAP PAC
Systems and with Ethernet-based I/O units (including groov
RIO, SNAP PAC brains, and legacy Ethernet brains). Technicians and operators can monitor these systems, respond to alarms, and interact as necessary using a graphical display.
Although a PAC Display project cannot run on a groov EPIC processor
's built-in touchscreen, PAC Display projects running on a Microsoft Windows PC can include groov
EPIC systems and their groov
RIO units. The EPIC processor also includes groov
View software for building operator interfaces that can be used on mobile devices as well as PCs.
PAC Display offers rich features, including alarming, trending, security, and a built-in library of 3,000 industrial automation graphics. PAC Display uses a fast, multithreaded scanning engine.
Because of PAC Project’s single tagname database, the data elements you created when programming your PAC Control strategy, such as I/O points and variables, are automatically available for use in PAC Display. This single tagname database eliminates the need to create duplicate databases and eliminates tagname-related errors.
NOTE: If you need additional capabilities, including redundant scanners, redundant Ethernet links, and support for legacy ioProject and FactoryFloor controllers, see PAC Display Professional
. PAC Display Professional is available as a separate application or as part of the PAC Project Professional
Software Suite, which also includes software for control programming, OPC communication, and database connectivity.
See a comparison chart
for PAC Project Basic and PAC Project Professional.
If you are using multiple seats of PAC Display, we strongly recommend that you also purchase OptoOPCServer (separately or as part of PAC Project Professional). OptoOPCServer manages all communication with the controller and reduces traffic on the control network.
If you are using older controllers or brains (not groov
RIO, or SNAP PAC) with PAC Project, see the SNAP PAC System Migration Technical Note
(form 1688) for important information.
The following applications are installed by default. If you don't want them all, when prompted during the installation process, uncheck the ones you don't want.
- PAC Control Basic
- PAC Display Basic
- PAC Manager (used only with SNAP PAC controllers and I/O units)
- Tools (PAC Utilities)
- EtherNet/IP Configurator