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What's New in System Platform 2014 R2

Overview

What’s new in Wonderware’s 2014 R2 release?

 

This latest version includes the largest number and highest value customer requested enhancements ever in an R2 release and continues to build on six core customer focused themes: 

  • Improving Best Practices in HMI Design
  • Advancing Situational Awareness  capabilities for Building High Performance HMIs
  • Achieving Comprehensive system-wide Standards
  • Simplifying Engineering Workflows
  • Improving Engineering Efficiency
  • Extending Connectivity and Integration 

 

Check out these videos for an overview. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_e...cGKPdKVoxKLaCR

 

Features

 

Enhancements in System Platform 2014 R2

Video Learning Links

What’s New in System Platform 2014 R2

New Situational Awareness Capabilities

 

Training Opportunities on these new capabilities

Recommended revised courses available around April 2015

  • System Platform – Application Server
  • System Platform – InTouch View Client Part 1
  • System Platform – InTouch View Client Part 2

See training schedule and registration HERE.

 

New System Management Capabilities

  • Improved System Management Console platform/engine diagnostics and control (easier & faster)
  • Redundant node pairs simple upgrade process (supports continued operation)
  • Galaxy Migration
    • Significantly reduced database size
    • Reduced failures
  • Change propagation: Significant reduction in propagation time in multi-node architecture
  • IT Compliance: enhanced port and authentication management (easier/faster)

 

Runtime Operations (enhancing operator performance)

  • Alarm Management (enables better operator performance and decision making)
    • Alarm Shelving: allows temporary suppress alarms based on process situation
      • Can be manual or scripting
      • Requires reason & duration
      • audit trail provided
      • Can be by model Area
    • Alarm/Event Historization (easier and more integrated)
      • Log Alarms to SQL (traditional with good performance)
      • Log Alarms to WW Historian (new with very fast performance)

New System Development Capabilities

  • Object Design: User Defined Attributes and Field Attributes have been combined (ease of use)
  • Redesigned Object/Attribute editor with in depth search, attribute duplication etc (efficiency)
  • Auto-Complete now supports absolute referencing (speed and ease in scripting)
  • Enhanced auto assignments of IO addressing for attributes (speed and ease)
  • Pre-Validation of Field References prior to deployment (mistake proofing)

 

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Enhancements in InTouch HMI 2014 R2

Video Learning Links

Coming Soon

 

Training Opportunities on these new capabilities

Recommended revised courses available around the April 2015 time

  • InTouch Classic Stand Alone Part 1
  • InTouch Classic Stand Alone Part 1

See training schedule and registration HERE.

New InTouch Stand Alone Capabilities

  • Modernized InTouch HMI (allows use of ArchestrA Graphics in InTouch stand-alone [no IDE])
  • ArchestrA Graphics Benefits
    • Reduced InTouch memory tag usage (cost)
    • Reusability and Standardization (cost)
    • Situational Awareness Library (operational performance)
      • (Learn more on the SAL HERE)
    • .Net Control and Scripting support (flexibility and power)
    • Vector based scalable graphics (portability, mobile support)
    • Wizard Editor (development speed, ease of use, flexibility)
    • Element Styles (flexibility)
  • Allows editing of ArchestrA Graphics in Windowmaker (ease of use)
  • Allows conversion of standard graphics to ArchestrA Graphics (preserves investment)
  • Supports CAD type connectors and connection points for process lines (speed)
  • Support Excel type numeric format styles (speed, standardization)
  • Situational Awareness Library (development speed, standardization, flexibility)
  • Alarm, Equipment and Trend toolsets
    • Global Alarm indicators, graphic borders and severity
    • Pre-Built Alarm Dashboards with Severity Filtering
    • Configurable Value Library and Wizard (equivalent to 100s of valves)
    • Real-Time trend wizards and sparkline trend support