WS SysConfig™ is the interactive, web-browser-oriented application mechanism
used to define and configure WebSCADA application systems. As a comprehensive
configuration tool, WS SysConfig enables WebSCADA users to design the structure
of the automation systems for their operational needs. WebSCADA systems can be
designed to have five configuration layers (System, Channel, Device, Block, and
Point), and WS SysConfig provides users with everything needed to configure
each layer of the WebSCADA architect topology in a structured hierarchy.
SysConfig offers two configuration options--web browser and XML file. XML file
may be a preferable format when working with a large WebSCADA system whose
configuration exists in other forms (e.g. a spreadsheet application or database
table), while web browser makes it easy to configure items in a graphic
interface that allows users to configure the entire WebSCADA system through a
familiar web interfaces.