The Platform.NExT Web Client technology is the most modern and innovative solution to use for managing remote access to the supervision system from any remote device or mobile by means of using local and public networks, VPN or internet with the maximum of simplicity and security. The Platform.NExT technology enables you to use the Platform's Web Server features to deploy the supervision project on the Web and therefore to be accessed by remote Client devices using the HTML5 technology. Thanks to this new standard, Clients can access the server adopting the "Cross Platform" concept whereby the client can access the server using any browser and device with any operating system without having to install extra locally to enable this.
The use of the Platform.NExT Web Client is optional and must be enabled only on the Server's runtime license in order to allow access to the desired number of concurrent HTML5 (Browser) or WPF (Apps) users.
Movicon.NExT offers an app that you can use as a remote client to connect to your application's screens in a completely independent way rather than using Desktop client or HTML5.
In order to permit the app to connect to the NExT Server that deployed the project, you will need to install and launch the "Web Client (WPF)" service from the "Service Control Panel" as shown in the image below:
Once the service has been installed an launched, it might be necessary to configure the active Firewall or Antivirus to allow the use of the 8089 port (for default) for the TCP protocol.
The Windows Firewall should be configured as follows:
- Open Windows Firewall settings
- Click on “Port”
- Select TCP and select Specific local Port and add “8089” as port number (default)
- Select Allow the connection
- Select allowable access networks
- Give rule a name (default: Movicon.NExT WebClient (WPF)
- The Movicon.NEXT WebClient app is available for free from iPhone and Android app stores as well as Microsoft Store
*Attention! To allow th app to connect to the I/O Data Server, the following conditions must be met:
- The I/O Data Server must be installed and started up as Windows service.
- The I/O Data Server must be started up as Administrator (when launching project from editor, open editor as administrator).
- Only set the net.tcp as transport type in the I/O Data Server.
- Add the net.tcp transport type in addition to net.pipe in the I/O Data Server and edit the App Name Settings with the EndpointRenamed parameter equal to net.tcp://localhost:62846/<app_name_of_project>
*Attention! When the project involves the use of Users, you will need to enable the user used for starting up the Web Client (WPF) service between the sysadmin of the SQL Server instance. The user predefined for the Web Client (WPF) service is “LocalSystem” identified in SQL as “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”