H2 – Historical and Instantaneous Data Acquisition and Control System

Scanmatics latest tool for data collection, data storage and presentation of historical or present value measurements, called H2, consists of a number of modules, which can be combined into a complete data collection system as needed. The system includes a rich functionality, covering everything from remote configuration of data loggers, to data collection and presentation of data. Present values ​​can be presented graphically and tailored to each user. Historical data is usually displayed graphically but can also be displayed in tabular form. The data collection system H2 consists of the following modules:

Administrative modules

  • H2Admin
    • Graphical user interface for configuring the data collection process
    • Configuring new or changing existing stations and data collection media
    • Configuration of ports, communication media and protocols
    • Configuration of automatic and manual jobs
    • Redundancy configuration
    • Indicates active jobs, traffic type, and selected traffic monitoring for troubleshooting purposes
    • Import configuration from data logs or from other H2 systems
    • Statistics
    • User rights management
  • StasjonKonfig
    • Local configuration and remote configuration of Scanamtic data loggers
    • Backup and Restore Configuration
    • Import from and export to, from configuration to other drives
  • Third-party tools
    • Local and remote configuration of Campbell, Ott and Sutron data loggers

Data collection modules

  • H2Com
    • Data Collection Engine
    • Handles data collection of all data and executes commands simultaneously
    • Scalable hierarchical data collection
    • Time Synchronization
  • H2Calc
    • Complex calculations of new historical values ​​from collected or calculated data values
    • Arithmetic and logical operations on timestamped data

Presentation modules

  • H2View
    • Presentation of present values ​​and historical values ​​such as tables or graphs
    • Import from or export to Excel
    • Dynamic graph updates
    • Zoom capability
    • Manual or automatic scaling
    • Supports for PC, tablet or smartphone
      • HTML5
    • H2Myview
      • Configurable graphical presentation of present values, historical values, commands, messages and alarms in a web-based interface
      • Alarm presentation and handling
      • Executions of commands
      • Dynamic graph updates
      • Easy clip and paste and menu based configuration
    • H2Event
      • Alarm indication on email and / or SMS to selected personnel
      • Interrogation of data via SMS
    • H2App
      • Access to selected present values ​​from selected drives in smartphone browser
      • Android and iOS

Overlaying systems interface

  • H2File
    • Automatic or manual transfer of data files in standard format
      • GS2, PMS, XML, CSV
    • Can be sent as email
  • H2Iec104
    • Transfer of present values, historical values, commands to an overlay system with standard protocol
      • IEC 60870-5-101
      • IEC 60870-5-104
    • H2Rp07
      • Transfer of data to overlying system with proprietary protocol based on ABB RP-07
        • Subset of ABB RP570
      • H2Opc
        • Transfer of data to an overlay system with standard protocol based on OPC UA
        • OPC server

Underlying systems interface

  • Proprietary interface to Scanmatics data loggers or an underlying H2 system
    • SMIP protocol
  • Proprietary interface for third party data loggers / cameras
    • Campbell HTTP API
    • Sutron SSP and Pseudobinary C
  • Standardized interfaces to data loggers, RTUs or sensors from other vendors
    • Modbus TCP
    • IEC60870-5-101
    • IEC60870-5-104
    • OPC UA
    • NMEA-0183


  • MS SQL Server and MS SQL Server Express
    • 2012 or later
  • Automatic upgrade of database for existing Hidac users
  • REST Database Access API for Third Party Systems


  • PC or server
    • Windows Server 2012 or later
    • Windows 7 or later
    • 64-bit OSH
  • Hardware
    • Minimum 4 GB of RAM
    • 1 GB with disk space for H2
    • 1-10 GB of disk space for SQL Server installation and database
  • Support for multiple server scalability installation
  • Support for virtual servers
    • VMware, MS Hyper-V

Nils Lofstad

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