The CyboLink API (Application Program Interface) Toolkit software allows users to interface their application with CyboCon in real-time in Microsoft Windows operating system environment. The user application software can be soft-sensors, real-time monitoring software, HMI/SCADA, APC and optimization, SQC/SPC, relational database, MES, and ERP software.
CyboLink API Toolkit is shipped with a set of software functions that can be called to read from and write to CyboCon’s CyboBase real-time database. Since CyboBase is a proprietary real-time database, using CyboLink API Toolkit is the only way to get access to CyboBase and then CyboCon in a robust two-way connection. The following variables for each control loop can be connected using the CyboLink API Toolkit:
- Setpoint (SP),
- Process Variable (PV),
- Output (OP),
- Output Tracking Variable (OTV),
- Auto/Manual (AM),
- Remote/Local (RL),
- Upper and Lower OP Constraints,
- Upper and Lower PV Alarm Limits,
- Setpoint Tracking Flag (STF), and
- Output Tracking Flag (OTF).
The Input and Output variables of each Dynamic Block in CyboCon can also be accessed.
CyboLink API Toolkit users can program their software using any programming language that is capable of linking a library file and calling C style functions. Example source code is included in the CyboLink API Toolkit to help the user develop their interface program to CyboCon.
The CyboLink API Toolkit software is an optional add-on product to CyboCon and is Soft-key protected based on the MAC address of user’s PC. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.