GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the latest version of its supervisory control solution Proficy HMI/SCADA – Cimplicity 7.5, offering more diagnostic tools, security, development tools, connectivity and flexibility.
Some of the notable enhancements are Digital Graphical Replay (DGR), enhanced screen navigation, and easy-to-use application deployment.
The Digital Graphical Replay allows users to go back in time and replay Cimplicity screens based on logged historical data.
Events can be replayed in real time, slow motion or fast forward to analyse systems leading up to alarms, and troubleshoot or optimise applications. DGR is essential for unmanned operations and for improving applications.
A new time-saving capability for developers and operators is the new screen navigation bar. Frequently, HMI/SCADA developers add a method of navigation to their application, requiring them to build buttons or frames containing links to other screens.
Cimplicity 7.5 has now made configuring navigation as simple as drag and drop. By simply dragging screens into a hierarchy, users can easily build a task bar menu, with options to colour code, and have other attributes so that operators can locate screens quickly and make them more effective.
To facilitate time-consuming deployment of changes in large applications, Cimplicity now contains an application deployment system to allow development changes to be propagated automatically to all the viewers in the system helping reduce total cost of ownership.