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Symbol Definition
Table 2 – Abbreviations
Definition of Abbreviation
Alarm and Condition
BLOB, a Binary Large Object is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a database management system.
DCS, a distributed control system is a computerised control system for a process or plant usually with a large number of control loops, in which autonomous controllers are distributed throughout the system, but there is central operator supervisory control. The DCS concept increases reliability and reduces installation costs by localising control functions near the process plant, with remote monitoring and supervision.
ERP, the Enterprise resource planning is the integrated management of core business processes, often in real-time and mediated by software and technology.
The user interface or human–machine interface is the part of the machine that handles the human–machine interaction.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.
MES, manufacturing execution systems are computerized systems used in manufacturing, to track and document the transformation of raw materials to finished goods. MES provides information that helps manufacturing decision makers understand how current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output.
PLC, a programmable logic controller, or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.
PMS, the Product Manufacturing System is generally a non-critical system for manufacturing activities, as it establishes a communication with the board line systems that directly and physically handle production progress.
The Internet protocol suite is the conceptual model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet and similar computer networks. It is commonly known as TCP/IP because the foundational protocols in the suite are the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP).

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