Runtime license and operating system are included in the cost of the operator panel itself, and some development packages are free or conditionally free. Often, the software includes services such as WEB-interface, major industrial protocols for digital interfaces, OPC server, and others.
Functions of operator panels software are similar to software functions of SCADA-systems, with the difference that they provide more simplified capabilities and, as a rule, panels are not used for archiving and report generation.
All software for the designed APCS is tested by using the means of mathematical modeling on the test bench, which presents several types of PLCs and operator panels. This testing allows you to eliminate all the errors and adjust the system before installing the software on the Customer’s equipment.