With the release of SCADAWatch version 4.5, dozens of new features will enable an enhanced working environment for viewing and analyzing data.
The following is a brief summary of what is new in version 4.5
Data Source and Time Controls – The user can control the data source and time selection from the Dashboard for all contained Dashlets.
- Design Mode toggle switch – When activated, all dashlets within a Dashboard can be directly rearranged or edited.
- Corresponding value popup during mouse-over – When the cursor hovers over a datapoint in a Dashboard, a value label popup will appear in all other Dashlets with a value at the corresponding time.
- Support Sensor Metadata – Metadata can be associated with a sensor and accessed within Charts.
- Bulk data export – Sensor data can be exported to Excel from a single sensor or group at a specified sample interval and time bounds.
- Database backup and validation – During configuration, SCADAWatch can locally backup and/or validate the database.
- Database access to Views (virtual tables) – In addition to accessing standard database tables for sensor data, SCADAWatch can access Views which are virtual tables that apply stored queries to assemble a dynamic set of desired data.
- Tank Curve Import using CSV – Tank curve data can directly import CSV data.
- Display Last Sampling Date for Sensors – The Sensor Data Configuration page shows most recent sampling date for each sensor.
- Clone Objects from Navigation window – Saved objects in the Navigation window can be cloned to create new objects with the same attributes.
Table of Contents Window – The Table of Contents window is a map layer legend which can turn on/off and reorder layers.
- Shapefile Visibility Limit – Shapefiles can be set to be visible only at specified zoom extents by setting the visibility limit in the System Setting window.
- Sensor Clustering – Sensors located close together will automatically cluster together based on a zoom-sensitive distance apart on the screen.
- “Locate me” button on map – A button is added to the zoom tools in the map interface which zooms to the user’s current location. Note: this feature requires that the user has enabled GPS location in the web browser.
- Virtual Sensors – Any new sensor can be treated as a virtual sensor which can output pre-processed data (e.g. outputting nominal pump speed ratio rather than raw RPM data).
- Value Mapping options – value lookup tables can be enabled for both sensors and virtual sensors. This enables flexible handling of text input data as well as treatment of missing data values.
- New sensor categories – twelve new sensor types are allowed for configuration.
- Upload unique icons – Unique icons can be uploaded for each Dashlet and will appear in Dashlet title bar as well as within Dashboards.
- Easy access to Dashlet controls – When a Dashboard is in Design Mode, any Dashlet settings can be accessed directly using the edit button.
- Reference Dashlets – Multiple sources of data can be plotted in a single Dashlet by associating saved reference Dashlets in the Edit Dashlet window.
Set data point limit for charts – Users can adjust the max chart data point limit so that more data points can be loaded to a chart at once if desired. Note that higher numbers of points will result in longer loading times.
- Use dynamic start date for functions – Functions performed on the previous N values will apply a dynamic start date so that the beginning N values are not null.
- Default Chart Layouts – Four pre-designed chart layouts are provided for default layout options, including a layout for tanks, flow meters, pressure sensors, and pump/valve setting charts.
- Contact group organization for alerts – Alert messages can be sent to saved contact groups which can contain both emails and SMS.
- SMS Support for Alert Generation – Multiple SMS carriers can be configured for SCADAWatch to send direct SMS alerts to a cell phone.
- Alert Emails with Embedded Dashboard – Alert emails can be sent with a snapshot of an associated Dashboard to give the user a quick summary of relevant information.
- Analytical Functions window lists available sensors – The Analytical Functions window includes a dropdown list of available sensors while applying functions.
- Mass Balance Snapshot Time Selection – Mass Balance Snapshots can be viewed using the standard real-time mode or as a historic snapshot by selecting a date and time.
- SCADAWatch Agent – Data-intensive processes such as running mass balance can be performed remotely on another computer using SCADAWatch Agent.