An Architecture for Distributed Visualization of Technical Processes


Bernhard Leisch, Peter Schuhmayer


Research-Institute for Microprocessor applications (FIM)

University Linz, Austria



The goal of the work presented here was to create the prototype of a graphical user interface for process visualization which requires only a fraction of the memory and processing power needed by today’s de-facto industry standards for graphical user interfaces. As a result an application framework for distributed process visualization called Vision was developed. This paper describes the architecture of Vision, which achieved our goals by the consequent use of object-oriented design in the components of the user interface.

The system offers a fully functional GUI as a basis, with special capabilities for fail save distribution of process-related events within a network of visualization stations. Several basic classes for visualizing process data are included.