Graphics

Graphical views of historical snapshots with forward and reverse option showing the actual operation of units with process points and anomalies or events. 

  • Possibility to import and convert original control system process graphics for viewing at client application.
  • Provides consistent view of the plant process and eliminates the expense of recreating displays in other formats.
  • Supports displaying information for the operators to aid in daily activities to maintain high and detailed situation awareness.
  • Maximum reduction of human reaction time – with data at a glance, it takes only a quick-look of the process with properly formatted information to react.
  • On-line display of current equipment condition.
    • Data validation module to verify data from meters in off and on-line mode.
    • The list of graphics is filterable based on selection of the source control system.
    • Graphics can be previewed before launching the desired selection into one of four available diagram display windows.

Each diagram display window shows a selected graphic with live, dynamic updates of its process values, presented in numeric or graphical form. It also supports scaling of a resized process graphic and navigation controls to go backward and forward in a chain of previously displayed graphics.  Data Replay Plug-in displays historical values on operator graphics. Available replay functions include play, pause, step back, step forward and replay speed. Data is stored with date and time stamps for quickly accessing and replaying the historical data. Process Diagram Builder may include additional tools within the process diagram display window for graphics creation and editing, along with drawing functions for element creation, cut / copy / paste, and item group/ungroup.

 

Dashboards

Dashboards serve as a graphical user interface strategy that allows users to interact with field equipment in an uncomplicated and reliable way. It provides a transparent insight into process data, both live and historical. Dashboards are used for viewing and navigating through all devices, equipment, plants in the whole enterprise to present any issues in an intuitive way to aid operators, engineers, and instrument technicians diagnose the problem and take meaningful action.

Dashboards display equipment’s operating status with all necessary information – KPIs, process data, data validation, alarms and events, and everything the user needs to keep an eye on the enterprise.

Dashboards provide necessary information and feedback for the users, so they always stay informed, increasing productiveness, shortening reaction time, and minimalizing errors.

Dashboards are customizable and might be modified by individual users to display information in the most effective way they choose for themselves. Colors, layouts, widgets can be modified, so the data is always there and easy to understand at a glance. Users have the challenge of viewing multiple displays and values without having to process the displayed information deeply or thinking about the importance of what they see – predefined conditions, triggers, and alerts are there to serve as guidance and make work easier.

Dashboards serve as a window that provides insight into the operation of your business. They can be tailored according to the needs of an enterprise and its individual personnel, providing support for everyday activities and all the necessary information in an intuitive manner.

 

Trends

Trending current and past data for selectable process points. Trend assignments can be made by dragging and dropping points from process graphics or other EDS applications into the trending diagram. Points can be saved to trend groups for easy and quick initiation at a later time. Trends can be launched directly from graphics, point list, or trend group window. Special features allow for changing the trends time and value ranges and viewing process values at the time indicated by the cursor. Users can annotate trend and point values to assist in later data analysis. Trend groups can be created and saved at the client.

Annotation feature allows users to select a trend and add an annotation. Annotations provide explanations for the occurrence. All information is then stored in historian for retrieval by any user.

Trends are a visualization method that displays data in a clear and consistent manner, with anomalies and deviations being spotted immediately.

Our solutions offer a range of possible trend functionalities, ranging from most basic to advanced analytical and business intelligence tools.

Reports can be used as tabular trend definitions, which links one functionality to another in a flawless manner.

Trends can be grouped, local (on local disc and fully editable), global, or imported as an object. Trends can be based on current or historical data from various sources and can display values for one source of data (point, parameter) or multiple (multitrends).

 

Reports

We offer a variety of reporting solutions, integrated with currently owned systems or our products to fit the customer requirements best. The solutions range from those that focus mainly on reporting functionality and reporting as an additional module to currently owned or requested applications.

Every reporting solution supports exporting files to various file extensions, chiefly MS Excel, PDF, mail, print, CSV, txt, HTML. Report files can be extended with additional data, making the output more meaningful and easier to turn into action.

Reports can be based on MS Excel engine with all available and custom calculation formulas that can gather and export data to MS Excel for maximal transparency. Excel Package can be used for better Microsoft Excel integration, adding useful functions to the native Excel interface. 

User can define reports frequency – reports can be generated on-demand, manually, as scheduled, and on the basis of predefined triggers. Report scheduling can be based on time (periodical) or event triggering. Notifications is a useful functionality that goes along with triggering – when a specific value in report is reached, the notification is sent to the concerned personnel.

Advanced reporting applications, especially when combined with Business Intelligence and Analytic solutions, provide the user with dynamically and statistically preconfigured reports, where reports values can be aggregated and filtered according to queries. Reports can be configured by individual users, allowing them to filter out unnecessary data, use data from various sources for comparison, apply different colors and fonts, generate visuals and trends from the reports directly, share and discuss matters with the members of the group.

Interactive web reporting through web browser or mobile devices allow users to work on a project simultaneously, anyplace, anytime, anywhere. Reports can be created with regard to the asset structure of the enterprise with the functionality of drilling down data and equipment according to its hierarchy.

Reporting solutions offer support for generating KPI analysis reports to assist with control system and alarm system improvements, as well as statistics and benchmark reporting. Thus, report generation can be combined with real-time data monitoring and database manipulation for more accurate results.

The functionality of the web or mobile versions is the ability for users to access business information through the online application, wherever the internet connection is available. Users can sort through information and generate visualizations and reports of crucial information.

Real time reporting is equipped with a functionality of displaying trends and tabulated values for current time. Timeline scope can be defined manually. Anomaly Reports allow user to locate significant deviations from the average value of a point for a predetermined period of time. Highest Anomaly application displayed previously saved highest anomalies on the basis of user-defined trigger for which the values is being saved in database.

 

Mobile

Enterprise at your fingertips. Supervisory access, decision support and more.

Mobile client is a software available for mobile devices for all leading platforms (Apple, Android or Windows Phone). Application give access to all of data and most of core data acquisition, integration, monitoring, and visualization functions (live data view, process screens, alarms/events browsing, online trending, archive trending).

For both option offer includes custom Mobile Application access and related engineering (configuring hierarchized dashboards, placing process points on them, etc.).

Mobile solution turns your mobile device into a real time mobile decision-support machine by bringing all critical data wherever you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to navigate through a multi-level screens layout reflecting your company’s organization structure. Compare plant’s performance side-by-side on a macro level using key performance indicators (KPIs) or drill down to data as precise as the meaning of a single bit in a control system’s register. React to live alarms generated from calculations, measurements, or predictive alerts imported from the control system. Display high fidelity process diagrams representations of industrial automation systems updated online. Analyze your plant’s operational history by reviewing and plotting historical events and data.

Explore your enterprise data in the way you like most – everywhere you are:

  • Use a map display to locate the plant
  • Access assets unit by unit by tapping and scrolling screens
  • Use filtered lists to merge data from different locations
  • Display groups of measurements and the KPI you are interested in
  • Access detailed information and plot values at any time
  • Compare plants’ performance online
  • Use the plant grouping tool to define the scope of analysis
  • Use various group filters to select interesting information
  • Take advantage of the multi-panel scrolling to compare performance
  • Navigate to lower level detailed views to get a better picture of the current status.

 

MS integration

One of our chief principles when designing a solution that would answer all customer requirements is flexibility and integration. We perfectly understand the hesitation to add supplementary applications that, apart from often being costly, duplicate the functionalities of currently owned software, having the only additional benefit as being integrated with the rest of the system. Therefore, instead we aim to focus on providing maximum integration and meaningful functions that minimize the need of including more applications.

Microsoft Office is a software package used by many users throughout the world and we recognize the need to integrate with everyday actions made by millions of people in MS Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. By making our data, visualizations, and analyses available, we ensure that the information will be taken into consideration wherever it is needed – all in familiar interface of MS package.

Workbook autorun function can be used to automate MS Excel – base report generation. After report is created the spreadsheet can be configured to be automatically filled-in width data from EDS Server on Excel startup and then saved as a copy. After spreadsheet is saved Excel quits automatically. Excel can be started by Windows Task Scheduler enabling automatic, periodical report generation.

 

MS Office integration

Depending on the individual needs, we offer our solutions integrated with MS Office package elements, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Data, reports, and documentation can therefore be easily shared across those platforms.

Such integration allows users to run, format, and edit reports and documentation from other applications and modules we offer in Microsoft Office package for efficient exploration, presentation, sharing and analysis of historical and current data.

Projects in different modules can be connected to and browsed, then reports, visualizations, or documents can be flawlessly incorporated into the text document, e-mail, presentation, or workbook.

The elements added to MS Office files are linked to the data sources where the data is being stored – therefore the data in documents or workbooks can be refreshed to contain only most current values and information without the need to create new files. Furthermore, many users can work with the documents and data included in them, yet the user profiles and access levels protect the data from being shared with those, who are not authorized to see and use it. The reports and documents will be filtered against other users’ access rights and only the relevant information will be displayed, regardless of other data included in the reports and documents. This stems from the security levels for folders, objects, and data.

GIS integration

GIS stands for geographic or geospatial information system, a technology that aids in decision making in modern businesses thanks to the visualization and analysis of data related to specific geographical locations. Whenever possible, our solutions include integration with GIS maps or other map services to let you monitor and analyze your enterprise as it is.

GIS lets its users visualize data on maps, reports, globes, charts for easy detection of patterns, anomalies from them, relationships, and trends, based on collected data and geospatial information.

Visualization on maps can be scaled down to present sites, units, and devices locations on the map, reflecting the real-life situation. Information can be drilled down to gather insight into individual parameters, point groups, and points.

Our GIS integrated solutions also support local maps that can be retrieved from local servers and getting maps from the cloud.

With map visualization solution, it is possible to:

  • display color-coded areas, points, and data on the basis of metric values;
  • use icons, bubbles, density, and color coding for better data visualization;
  • display information in a separate window with more detail for each marker or region;
  • add widgets with charts, trends, gauges, and document repositories to each marker or region for quick insight;
  • zoom in/out and pan on the data and map itself;
  • high levels of customization – for the whole solution and for the individual user profiles to be changed by each user according to specific needs;
  • adding new layers of information, such as, e.g. demographic content from the mapping service;
  • using maps as targets and/or selectors;
  • drilling down to detailed data;
  • drilling up to summary data;
  • tagging data, attributes, reports, etc. to geographical objects;
  • running spatial reports;
  • retaining geo-specific properties in the metadata;
  • quick incremental loading of data, even in vast volumes;

GIS integration offers intuitive and easy to use solution for exploring data connected geospatially to real-life locations. It aids in better decision making, as users are able to explore huge volumes of data on the map dynamically and in real-time, scaling up or down, comparing, and gathering meaningful insight into the operation of the business.