Operator Interface Stations

In the control room, the main operator console contains several operator interface stations (OPI). Each station consists of one PC with four LCD monitors, using the multiple-monitor capabilites of the Linux Operating system. In general, all interaction with devices happens via the OPI as most ISAC devices have no local control capability.

Operator displays are designed and displayed with the EPICS edm display manager. Here are a few examples of operator displays:

  • Example of vacuum system display
  • Example of beam optics display
  • Example of device control panel
  • The ISAC display system uses a screen hierarchy:

  • System menu
  • Overview (for vacuum, beam optics)
  • Subsystem
  • Device control panel