Real Time Data Access for Windows and the Web
The Status Vision Designer® is a powerful data visualization software package that serves as a sophisticated HMI (Human Machine Interface) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) designer for manufacturing and other process control industries. Status displays your real time data from OPC Servers, ODBC and can be extended for custom data sources. Click here for a Video Overview. Additionally, there are many useful how-to videos available as well
- Publish mimics to Windows and the Web
- Supports OPC Classic, OPC UA and ODBC
- Can be extended for other data sources
- Real-time and historical trending
- .NET code behind in C# or VB
- Screen Scheduler
- Language switching
- 70+ customizable UI Controls
- Relative Addressing
- Industrial Clipart
- Multi-layered editing environment
- Export screens to raster format
Status has been tested at numerous interoperability events for compatibility with a variety of OPC servers. This means that Status can connect to dozens of world class software products and display real-time data from hundreds of data sources.
B-Scada has partnered with Matrikon to provide OPC connectivity to hundreds of data sources. For more information please contact us.
Graphics and Resources
Status resources include hundreds of pieces of XAML-based clip-art with many targeted for various industries including manufacturing. Status uses all of the primary .NET controls used in Windows development and includes over 70 custom .NET 3.5 and Silverlight controls including Buttons, Gauges, Indicators, LED Displays, Linear Gauges, Motors and Fans, Pipes, Rotary, Sliders, and Tanks. All controls can be bound to real time-data.
The Analytics control allows end users to pick historical data points, and plot them side by side for analysis at runtime. Users can compare various parameters like performance, efficiency and uptime.
Status uses Microsoft Visual Studio C# and Visual Basic projects as its project format. Projects developed in Status can be extended in Visual Studio 2010 using the full power of .NET and maintain their compatibility with Status. The Status Designer has an extensive object model allowing the design environment to be customized and extended by writing simple .NET plug-ins. Status uses the XML based XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) markup language by Microsoft for screen definitions. This means the screens are human readable, portable, can be easily generated, and conform to an industry standard.
Status can be used display real time data from OPC DA, OPC UA, OPC HDA, OPC AE, and OPC XAML DA Servers. Solutions from Status can be run in Windows XP, Windows Vista or from a Web Browser using Microsoft Silverlight. Status can connect to your OPC DA Data without the need for DCOM on the client, and can be extended to support other data sources in addition to OPC.
Regardless of your desired configuration, Status can be configured to meet your system requirements:
- Traditional Windows Client to OPC Classic
- Web Access to OPC Classic with Status Server
- Windows Client to OPC Classic with Status Server (No Client Side DCOM)
- Windows Client to OPC UA with Status Server
- Web Access to OPC UA with Status Server
- Custom Data Sources
- Digital Signage - Automated Displays
Powerful Graphic Design
The Status Designer is built using Aurora, a powerful graphics design package developed by B-Scada. Aurora is used as the foundation for numerous software products of major Fortune 500 companies. Click here to see some sample applications created in Status.
The scheduling feature is an easy to use configuration tool that allows a user to schedule screens contained in their project to display at predefined intervals.Â Use this feature to monitor multiple levels of a factory, cycle through corporate information for employees, or in digital signage applications for retail or trade show environments.
The scheduling feature makes it easy to:
- Selectively cycle an unlimited number of screens within a project
- Choose your own Start and End screens
- Easily change the screen display sequence
- Set all screens to display for the same duration, or set different display durations for each screen
The Trend control in Status captures and displays live, dynamically updated real-time data, as well as the indexed historical data, in a Line Chart format. Trend controls functionality includes the ability to zoom in/out to arbitrary ranges within the data, support for live and real-time data point manipulation, and scrubbing through the available data history. Designers can choose a shape (from a predefined list) and fill to be used to mark plotted points of data. The Trend control is available for both Windows and Silverlight based projects generated from Status.
The Status Server is a web service that hosts the connection to data sources used by Silverlight web applications or Windows applications created using the Status designer. The server will move the updated data to and from the remote data source at the client and the corresponding data source hosted by the Data Source Server. A single copy of the Status Server is installed with each copy of the Status Vision Designer.
Using the Calculation Engine in Status Management Console, you can configure certain data tags so that they are converted using either a predefined formula, or a custom user created formula. Status Server takes the data tag specified, runs a calculation against it, and then serves the calculated value as a data tag that is available in real time to either a Windows or Silverlight application for consumption.
In addition to the predefined calculations available in Status Server, custom calculations can be added by the end users to provide extended functionality for calculations
The Status Logging Server allows you to pick a data item, a calculated item, or alarm that you want to log. These items will be stored in a SQL database and can be pulled back out via the Status Trend Control, a report configured from Excel, or exported to a .CSV file from the reporting service. The Status Logging Server allows you to log the items on a value change or a user defined time interval.
The Status Alarming Server has the ability to create custom alarms and events based on any data tag that is presented by an OPC server. These alarms are then served in real time to either a Windows or Silverlight application for user consumption via a Status Data Source. These alarms can be configured to send either email or SMS alerts to users.
Prior to running Status Vision Designer or Status Client, you will need to have Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 3 or higher) or Windows 7 with .NET Framework 4.0 or higher runtime components installed on the machine. Status will run on both a 32 and 64 bit machine.
If you are accessing OPC DA or XML-DA Data sources you may need to install the OPC Core components from the OPC Foundation. The install for these components can be found in the Start Menu program group created when Status is installed.
If you are developing Silverlight Applications, you will need to install the Silverlight 4 Software Development Kit from Microsoft. This can be found here.
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