OpenAPC is a free and multiplatform APC (Advanced Process Control) graphical software project that is both configurable and highly flexible. It covers a wide range of visualization, process control tasks and automation from industrial automation to home control.
Features at a glance
The application comes with an open plugin interface for adding new interfaces and controls, features easy handshake, co-processing and connection of different OpenAPC instances, as well as easy project creation via ControlRoom's visual editor.
In addition, the software provides different applications for debugging and editing OpenAPC instances, and a highly optimized tool for running a ControlRoom project, in order for the final project to be executed without any issue.
Complete support for user management, as well as user privileges and levels is also provided in the OpenAPC application, along with support for touch screen controlled HMIs (Human–machine interfaces) and flexible network-capability.
Various control applications can be created
With the ControlRoom editor, you will be able to create various control application that can perform various tasks, such as process control, visualisation, supervisory control, data processing, data acquisition, professional automation, home automation, programming and UI (User Interface) design.
The program’s graphical user interface is easy to use and intuitive, designed to integrate all the benefits that made OpenAPC so successful and popular. Comprehensive documentation and examples are provided on the project’s homepage (see link at the end of the review).
Supported on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows
OpenAPC is designed from the ground up to work on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Microsoft Windows, WindowsCE, Windows XPe and Mac OS X operating systems. The application is freeware, so no source is available for download at this time.
Officially supported distributions of Linux include Ubuntu, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, for which native installers are provided in the dedicated download section above for the 64-bit and 32-bit hardware architectures.