Rtmc webserver, Introduction, Getting started – Campbell Scientific RTMC Web Server User Manual

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RTMC WebServer

1. Introduction

The RTMC WebServer is designed to be a very simple solution for displaying
real-time data on the Internet. The RTMC WebServer generates images from
your RTMC display screens and exports them to Internet browsers such as
Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera. The web displays generated are read-only
when displayed in a browser. This means that the use of toggles, sliders, and
set points will be limited to display only, and will not allow you to set variables
or toggle ports and flags remotely. If you need to be able to perform remote
control operations, you will need a remote client application, which can be
purchased from Campbell Scientific.

2. Getting Started

In order to use the RTMC WebServer you will need to create an RTMC
display screen using the RTMC Developer program included with LoggerNet,
RTDAQ, or RTMC Pro. Once you have the screen developed and LoggerNet
or RTDAQ running, you are ready to start up the RTMC WebServer. When
you run the RTMC WebServer for the first time, an option dialog is displayed
that allows you to configure how the RTMC WebServer will behave (see the
following section for additional information on the web server options). If a
web server is currently using the default HTTP port of 80, then a dialog will be
displayed allowing you to change the port the RTMC WebServer will use.
Once you have finished setting up the RTMC WebServer options dialog, press
the “OK” button.

The RTMC WebServer application runs in the Windows system tray located at
the bottom right of the screen. Right-clicking on the icon will bring up a menu
that allows you to modify the web server options or exit the application.
Hovering the mouse over the icon will display the IP address of the web server
and the current state. The icon color will help determine the state of the
RTMC WebServer as well. If someone has accessed your web server recently
then the color will change from blue (idle) to green (active).

To view web pages from your web server, you will need to launch your web
browser application and enter the URL for your web server. For example, if
my IP address is, I would enter

to view my web

page. This is also the URL that would be used to access your web server from
a different computer. If you are trying to access the web server locally, just


in your browser.

There are many different types of networks, firewalls, and
Internet Service Providers (ISP). If you are having problems
accessing your web server, you will need to contact your
network administrator to troubleshoot the issue.