A Remote Microprocessor-Based Monitoring and Control System via Internet in Case Study of Pet Care (pp. 157-172)
Authors: (Hsiung Cheng Lin, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan)
Abstract: Since the past years, the microprocessor (8051) has been still playing an indispensable role as a controller in industry applications because of fast executing process, low-cost, small size and low power consumption, etc. It, however, usually lacks long distance transmission, graphical interface and vision. On the other hand, VB is now a very popular software package for graphical interface design due to easy exploring and low price. Combining both superiorities as above, this chapter develops a remote microprocessor-based monitoring and control platform using VB graphical interface. The nearby PC (server) can collect real-time sensing signals from the 8051 through RS232 and transmit it to remote PCs (client) for on line monitoring mechanism via Internet. Also, the client can send the control signals to the server and thus control the 8051. The real-time case study for feeding care in the Pet House is provided to verify its well performance and remote Web-based capability in term of fast, simple and robust performance.