K. Furukawa, J. Chiba, N. Kamikubota, H. Nakagawa
In the control system of the KEK-JAERI Joint Project (High Intensity Proton Accelerator Facility), it is planned to employ network-based controllers such as PLC's and measurement stations instead of using other field control networks, since the network hardware and software can be standardized and they have been successfully utilized in other accelerator control systems in KEK . EPICS software support for those controllers was designed paying special attention to robustness and has been implemented and applied for the accelerator test stand. Basic functionalities were confirmed and miscellaneous functions such as diagnosis of the software itself would be added. Since many kinds of network-based equipment such as oscilloscopes have become available recently, they are considered to be integrated as well. They may enable more manageable controllers.
 K. Furukawa et al., 'Network Based EPICS Drivers for PLC'S and Measurement Stations', proc. of ICALEPCS'99.
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