Visualization software: Tool acquires, analyzes OPC data


Information Control/Software/HMI

Matrikon's Operational Insight Lite software tool is based on its ProcessNet visualization and decision support software, here showing an operational dashboard for a plant with three production lines. Graphic display includes such main KPIs as status, OEE, and cycle time. From here, a user can drill down into a particular line to visualize more information or retrieve a historical trend on any displayed KPI.

Houston, TXMatrikon Operational Insight Lite software tool from Matrikon Inc. acquires, displays, and analyzes OPC data. Based on ProcessNet, Matrikon's visualization and decision support software, the package lets operations, engineering, and maintenance view trends, process graphics, and KPI dashboards from desktop PCs.

The software can be downloaded free from Matrikon's Website beginning with a Beta version in mid-February. Final release is set for April. Anyone interested in participating in the Beta test should e-mail by Feb. 15.

Key features of the software include:

  • Connectivity to multiple OPC data sources;

  • Standards-based access to real-time (OPC DA) and historical data;

  • Trending support, including ad hoc analysis;

  • Instant export to popular data formats such as Microsoft Excel;

  • Graphics editing with easy-to-use wizards; and

  • Symbol library with more than 3,000 components.

'People must often provide a business case to justify expensive tools to management, even to resolve simple questions,' said Pablo Asiron, product manager. 'To remove barriers between people and the answers they need, we decided to offer this tool at no cost for anyone to use.'

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Edited by Jeanine Katzel , senior editor

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