This application was developed to remotely control 36 machines on production floor. Before we had to go to each machine and manually do actions like setting new parameters files or changing product table. In just few clicks we can update all machines and it saves us a lot of time that we spent before doing this manually.
This application has two parts:
TCP Server on client machine – this application is waiting for command that server sent, inside I have implemented several functions that we use often. Also it has option to call a .BAT (batch file) so it gives us some flexibility. When command is executed result is sent to control panel (pass/fail).
TCP Control Panel – This is user interface that allows user to select command and machines that he wants to control. It works based on TCP/IP communication and its sending string command with parameters to selected clients. It also indicates if sent was successfully and if result is pass or fail.