BSDCan2008 - Final - we hope

BSDCan 2008
The Technical BSD Conference

Poul-Henning Kamp
Day Talks - 1 (2008-05-16)
Room H
Start time 13:30
Duration 01:00
ID 68
Event type lecture
Track System Administration
Language en

Measured (almost) does Air Traffic Control

Monitoring weird hardware reliably

The new Danish Air Traffic Control system, CASIMO, prompted the development on a modular and general software platform for data collection, control and monitoring of "weird hardware" of all sorts.

The talk will present the "measured" daemon, and detail some of the uses it has been put to, as an, admittedly peripheral, component of the ATC system.

Many "SCADA" systems suffer from lack of usable interfaces for external access to the data. Measured takes the opposite point of view and makes real-time situation available, and accepts control instructions as ASCII text stream over TCP connections. Several examples of how this can be used will be demonstrated.

Measured will run on any FreeBSD system, but has not been ported to other UNIX variants yet, and it is perfect for that "intelligent house" project of yours.

I believe I gave a WIP presentation of this about two years ago.