CA Watcher

What is CA Watcher?

CA Watcher is a program which supervises EPICS variables.
main window of CA Watcher

The user can receive warnings if desired.
These warnings can be sounds on the local computer, SMS or emails.
The text messaging option is only available at the HZB campus in Adlershof.

All detected alarm states including values are visible in a table
and can be stored for further useage.

CA Watcher should work on every platform, only Java (1.6 and above) is required.
It is available in English and German.

How does it look like?

What does the table show?  

The table of the main window contains:
watchproperties of CA Watcher

Where can I see the alarms?  

The alarm history is stored in a separate alarm window.

The first tab stores the alarms for all PVs.
The other tabs with names store only the alarms for one PV.
Each table can be saved to a CSV-File.
alarm window of CA Watcher


How I can choose more than one host name in the environment variable 'EPICS_CA_ADDR_LIST' ?
Link them with space, semicolon or comma.
If there are questions please read the "Help" menu first.

Downloads of CA Watcher

CA_Watcher.jar (v1.6) Oct 2014

Change Log


Tim Freiheit

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Copyright and license of CA Watcher

Copyright (C) 2011 Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH , Berlin, Germany (HZB).
This software is distributed under the terms of the EPICS Open License .