Sunday, May 13, 2018

HMI update 05/13/2018

  • Added the “Edit field” graphic element to the website.
  • We are considering creating a configurable interface to edit recipes at runtime. Contact support if you have any suggestions or comments.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Software update 04/26/2018

  • Added the bar code graphic element to the website.
  • Corrected an issue with the pipe tool editor.
  • Added a few more commands to the DF1 slave simulator.
  • Added a “fixed” position property to the website graphic elements. The default position value is “absolute”.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

HMI update 04/19/2018

The analog and digital points can now be configured for a secondary data source.

A PLC has a MODBUS TCP (Ethernet) connection and also a MODBUS RTU (RS-232, serial) connection.

A primary port (A) is configured for the TCP connection and a secondary port (B) is configured for the RTU connection.

Points (PP) are created using the primary port (A) as a source.
Points (SP) are created using the secondary port (B) as a source.

All the primary points (PP) are configured to access the appropriate secondary point (SP).

Graphics, logging, alarms are all configured for the primary points (PP).

The secondary points (SP) do not process alarms and should not be configured for other access.

The secondary points (SP) are only used in the primary point (PP) configuration.

Should the primary port (A) experience a communication failure the data collected by the secondary points (SP) is used as the data for the primary points (PP) until the primary port (A) communication failure is corrected.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

HMI update 03/20/2018

·        Added support for the diagnostic status command to the DF1 simulator.
·        Added the scale graphic element to the website.
·        Added the video player graphic element to the website.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

HMI update 02/21/2018

  • Added an analog clock graphic element to the website.
  • Added a mini trend graphic element to the website.
  • Resolved a rare issue with closing the configuration program and the window list editor open, with unsaved files.
  • Added the marquee graphic element to the website.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

First HMI update for 2018

This update is, mainly, for the BACnet/IP driver. The BACnet/IP driver was created about seven years ago and has now been updated to provide some of the features of the newer drivers.

·        Added character string data type support.
·        Added unsigned data type support.
·        Added writing a “Null” to an
·        Added additional error reporting.
·        Added a script command to write to any object property. This is to write to properties not configured as points and to write a “Null” to a property.
·        Added a helper to create BACnet script write commands.
·        A point/string testing window was added to the BACnet/IP configuration editor.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

HMI update 12/28/2017

·        Added additional diagnostics for the WeMo port type.

·        Changed the "new" version download logic to support SSL.

·        During configuration the AB Logix port can now fetch the tags from the controller and generate points. L5K import continues to be supported.

·        Corrected an issue were license dates newer (> 400 days) than the program date reported a license expired message.

·        Happy New Year