EC: Brad NetAlytix
Software - design, simulation, diagnostics: Molex Incorporated Brad NetAlytix is a PC-based software that makes it easier to quickly access DeviceNet signal issues, as measured using eNetMeter DN. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
The revamped Brad NetAlytix v2 software makes it easier to quickly access DeviceNet signal issues using the network status tree and CAN waveform viewer. One of the most powerful additions to NetAlytix v2 is its easy-to-use graphical display, which provides network data and a tree display for all network nodes being monitored by eNetMeter for faster access to data for a specific MAC ID. Nodes are color-coded to depict their status. For example, green signals tell users that everything is working properly, while yellow signals a warning and red indicates an error. Users can set-up a favorites area to view specific network parameters. The warning/fault pane displays all network issues in one convenient format. Additionally, faceplates are now available for the Rockwell Automation PanelView family of human machine interface products that allow quick access to specific data collected from the network by the eNetMeter DN.
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