With the proliferation of Windows 10 tablets in the world, the idea of running PAC Display and SoftPAC on a single machine to read, process, and display data from industrial equipment seems within reach.
In practice, I’m finding the tablet to be a serious weak point in this system. So far I’ve tried an Asus Transformer T102HA, and a Chuwi Hi10Pro, but neither has been close to reliable enough to consider for use in a (clean) manufacturing environment. (The T102HA had power management problems, the Chuwi freezes and requires a reboot at least once every 24 hours). Both of those use an Atom Cherry Trail processor, so perhaps that architecture is to blame.
Does anyone have a favorite Windows 10 tablet that has proven to be reliable? I’ve stuck with the sub-$500 tier to experiment, and would hate to move out of it and run into the same problems. The application would justify spending money on a nice Surface, for example, if it is really better. I know that some members of this forum are great at finding cost-conscious alternatives.
I had looked at whether groov would be appropriate here, and concluded that the processing required to take the raw data would require a controller of some kind, so PAC Display seemed like the simpler approach. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
(The data acquired from the industrial devices comes via TCP/IP, but not Modbus)