H2 Historical and Instantaneous Data Acquisition and Control System

Scanmatic’s next generation tool for acquisition, storage and presentation of historical values and present values, called H2, consists of several modules, which can be combined to a complete data acquisition system as required. The system includes a wide range of functionality, covering everything from remote configuration of data loggers, to data acquisition and presentation of data. Present values can be presented in graphical views customized for each user, and historical data will typically be presented as graphs. The H2 data acquisition system consists of the following modules:

Administration modules

  • H2Admin
    • Graphical user interface for configuration of data acquisition process
    • Configuration of new or changes to existing stations and data acquisition medias
    • Configuration of communication ports, media and protocols
    • Configuration of automatic and manual data acquisition tasks
    • Configuration of redundancy
    • Indicates active tasks, type of traffic and monitors selected traffic for debugging purposes
    • Import of configuration from data logger or from other Hidacs systems
    • Statistics
    • Administration of user rights
  • StasjonKonfig
    • Local and remote configuration of Scanmatic data loggers
    • Configuration backup and restore
    • Import and export of configuration to other stations
  • Third party tools
    • Local and remote configuration of Campbell, OTT and Sutron data loggers


Data acquisition modules

  • H2Com
    • Engine of the data acquisition system
    • Handles acquisition of all data and execute commands concurrently
    • Hierarchal data acquisition for scalability
    • Time synchronization
  • H2Calc
    • Complex calculation of new historical values from acquired or calculated data values
    • Arithmetic and logical operation on time stamped data


Presentation modules

  • H2View
    • Presentation of present values and historical values in tabular or graphical form
    • Export/import to Excel
    • Dynamic updates of graphs
    • Zoom functionality
    • Manual or automatic scaling
    • PC, tablet or smartphone support
      • HTML5
    • H2Myview
      • Configurable graphical presentation of present values, historical values, commands, messages and alarms in a web interface
      • Alarm presentation and handling
      • Execution of commands
      • Dynamic update of graphs
      • Simple drag-drop and menu configuration
    • H2Event
      • Alarm indication by e-mail and/or SMS to selected personnel
      • Polling of data with SMS
    • H2App
      • Access to selected present values from selected stations in smartphone web browser
      • Android and IOS

Northbound interfaces

  • H2File
    • Automatic or manual transfer of data files in standardized format
      • GS2, PMS, XML, CSV
    • Can be transferred by e-mail
  • H2Iec104
    • Transfer of present values, historical values, commands and messages towards higher level system
      • IEC 60870-5-101
      • IEC 60870-5-104
    • H2Rp07
      • Transfer of data towards higher level system with proprietary ABB RP07 protocol
        • Subset of ABB RP570
      • H2Opc
        • Transfer of data towards higher level system with OPC UA protocol
        • OPC server


Southbound interfaces

  • Proprietary interface to Scanmatic data loggers or underlying H2 systems
    • SMIP protocol
  • Proprietary interface to 3’rd party data loggers/cameras
    • Campbell HTTP API
    • Sutron SSP and Pseudobinary C
  • Standardized interfaces toward data logger/RTU from other vendors
    • Modbus TCP
    • IEC60870-5-101
    • IEC60870-5-104
    • OPC UA
    • NMEA-0183


Data bases

  • MS SQL Server and MS SQL Server Express, 2012 or newer
  • Automatic upgrade of databases for existing Hidacs users
  • REST API for database access for 3’rd party systems


Platform requirements

  • Desktop PC or server
    • Windows 7 or newer
    • Windows Server 2012 or newer
  • 64-bit OS hardware
    • Minimum 4 GB RAM
    • 1 GB disk for H2
    • 1-10 GB disk for SQL Server installation and database
  • Supports installation on multiple servers for scalability
  • Virtual machine support
    • VMware, MS Hyper-V


Nils Lofstad
Tel No:
+47 37 05 95 10
+47 91 64 79 22