This is a control software that runs on specific relay controller boards of NCD.
Relay Timer R8X is a programmable timer software for setting timing features of a relay controller board. The software works specifically with 8-channel relay controller boards made by National Control Devices (NCD). The relay controller boards may be connected to the PC via a COM port or on the LAN. The software tries to detect the connectivity status on a continuous basis and display the status. If the connection is lost for some reason, the status is changed immediately. The status is changed back to connected only when the connection is restored. Relays in the control board can be turned on/off based on a schedule and these controls may come from other computers in the LAN. Each of the relay on the controller board can be programmed individually with multiple schedules.
The program can start running as soon as the system boots up and logging in is done. The relay time control can be very precise through the timer provided on board, very low resources are used up from the main processor this way. Eight such channels are available with these controller boards that can be used for industrial usage. Command line operations are also available. The interface is very simple and unambiguous. Controls are unambiguous and it should be very easy for the intended users. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, this is a good candidate for a trial in your exact set up.