Understanding Sinolta Points / Tags
Points and Tags are used interchangeably in Sinolta. They represent the holding objects for data that is coming from the field.
A point is used to store the current values coming from the field devices such as PLCs or RTUs.
In Sinolta, a point has approximately 12 properties. Some of these properties are Point Name, Description, Unit, Current Value, Raw Value, Engineering Value, Field Timestamp, Arrived timestamp, Quality Flags, etc.
Most traditional SCADA systems require additional points for Alarms, data logging and many other features.
In Sinolta, features such as alarms, data logging, Scaling, simulation, etc. are properties and are part of the same point and thus do not count as an additional point. They are considered sub-objects.
An analog point in Sinolta can have as few as 12 properties or as many as 500 properties. IT STILL COUNTS AS ONE POINT.
As a result, the point count for the Sinolta systems is about 30% of what typically you may be used to using other SCADA systems. We recommend plan only for 10% more points than what the actual number of mapped points to the field devices are.
For example, if you are planning to read 4,000 points form a PLC, you only need to plan for 4500 points and still be able to do all your alarms, data logging, scaling, data processing, etc. This is a major cost-saving for Sinolta users.