A. Bertocchi, V. Bozzolan, G. Buceti, C. Centioli, D. Di Muzio (Universit` La Sapienza), F. Iannone, G. Mazza, M. Panella, V. Vitale
After more than 10 years of activity, FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) has to face the problem of taking advantage of the new hardware and software technology saving all the investments yet done. So, for example, the 20 years old Westinghouse PLCs (communicating only trough a serial line) have to be leaved in operation while a web based tool has to be released for plan monitoring purpose. CORBA bus has been demonstrated to be the answer to set up the communication between old and new hardware and software blocks. On FTU the control system is based on Basestar, a Digital/Compaq software suite. We will describe how the real time database of Basestar is now accessed by Java graphic tools, LabView and, in principle, any package accepting external routines. A brief account will be also done in the data acquisition area where a Camac serial highway driver has been integrated in the new architecture still trough the CORBA bus.
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