My company is starting up a project where the goal is to develop an new industrial type product.
This product will live in a isolated but networked environment. It will not be connected to the web.
The system shall take input from a number of sensors, process those data and present measured values in multiple displays that are physically distributed.
I am thinking that the system will have a central processing unit/computer with several display/control terminals connected by LAN.
The display units shall also take control input from operators.
My initial idea is to implement a MVC design, and to keep the display / control unit as light weight as possible. Each display unit may be physically identical but could have different roles, GUI and behavior.
At this stage I am quite open with respect to platform and technology but would be grateful to get some suggestions and recommendations.
One of my questions would be if I could base my design on web type technology, say something like ASP.NET MVC or is that really not suited for a closed industrial environment.