Mr Dmitry Egorov (JINR)
Big modern physics experiments represent a collaboration of workgroups and require wide variety of different electronic equipment. Besides trigger electronics or Data acquisition system (DAQ), there is a hardware that is not time-critical, and can be run at a low priority. Slow Control system are used for setup and monitoring such hardware. Slow Control systems in a typical experiment are often used to setup and/or monitor components such as high voltage modules, temperature sensors, pressure gauges, leak detectors, RF generators, PID controllers etc. often from a large number of hardware vendors. Slow Control system also has to archive revieved data for further analysis and handling by physicists and to warn personnel about critical situations and contingency.