Operator tools is run on a Windows PC and there are many different types you can use.

If you want to use existing PC or buy from a third party, here’s the https://goodsolutionsrsp.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DEV/pages/484541184/RS+Production+system+requirements

A - Buy RS Production Industrial Panel-PC with touch screen'

Advantages

  • Touch screens makes it easier for operators to report

  • Touch screens helps operators to quickly achieve a good competence level

  • Standard component used on hundreds and hundreds of RS Production measure points

    • Standard set up instructions available

    • Support and service contacts made easier

    • Future program updates are tested against the same type of Panel-PC

  • Designed for 24/7 usage

  • Designed for mounting on vibrating equipment

Risks

  • No known risks

B - Buy new non-industrial Panel-PC with touch screen

Advantages

  • Touch screens makes it easier for operators to report

  • Touch screens helps operators to quickly achieve a good competence level

  • Lower price than an industrial Panel-PC

Risks

  • Non industrial PCs / screens are not designed to run 24/7

  • Non industrial PCs / screens are not designed to be mounted on vibrating equipment

  • RS Production support service can not guarantee to help with all support cases

C - Use existing PC stations

Advantages

+ Minimal cost

Risks

  • Can be long distances between operator and the PC

  • Other software windows can be placed on top of RS hiding the tool for the operators

  • Several different hardware specifications makes it difficult to support a larger installation

  • RS Production support service can not guarantee to help with all support cases

D - Buy/use tablets with Windows

Advantages

  • Relatively low cost

  • Can be carried

Risks

  • Not designed to run 24/7

  • Runs out of battery and needs to be charged continuously

  • Must be carried and can be hard to find when you need it

  • Can be attractive to steal