Embedded Web Server Concept for Automation applications

This web server can be used to web-enable any automation systems. The trigger for this development was the need of a customer for low cost remote monitoring of parameters in an industrial setup.

Video Demonstration of the Embedded Web Server (Youtube video)

The Embedded Web Server is implemented on a generic off-the-shelf Embedded Ethernet Development kit, using freely available TCP/IP stack and HTTP server open source software. The software has been adapted for the specific purpose of Home automation in this demo. We also utilizing it for industrial automation applications.


Hardware setup for embedded web server.

Possible Applications of Embedded Web Server:

  • Industrial Automation: Near real time monitoring of large number of parameters in an industrial environment. Ethernet allows fairly long distances of cabling to be done. A Web Server (embedded) in this scenario can connect to the process/manufacturing equipment and can provide data to a central control/monitoring station at lower costs.
  • Home Automation: For the ultimate geeks, how about controlling and monitoring all the lighting, fans, geysers in your home from a web browser from anywhere? :-)