Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Operator Interface improvements:
    • When an Operator Action completes, and the operator action has issued commands to tags, trigger an immediate data subscription refresh. This change significantly improves the response to user interactions with tags.
    • Layout navigation icons vertically when the Operator Interface is used on a wide-screen display in landscape orientation. This change ensures graphic pages use the maximum display area possible.
  2. New Graphic Editor features:
    • All graphic item types now support DataBindScaleX and DataBindScaleY data bindings, which scale the item based on the result of a calculation. Previously only shape items supported these data bindings.
    • The ActionClick code action (available on all graphic item types) has been renamed to ActionButtonUp. Four additional code actions have been added to all graphic item types: ActionButtonDown, ActionButtonWhileDown, ActionContextMenu and ActionDoubleClick. These changes allow different scripts to run for different types of mouse or touch interaction on an item.
    • Added a new property ActionButtonShortcut to all graphic items to allow Operator Action Shortcuts to be associated with Operator Actions.
    • Added new functions NavigateBack, NavigateForwards, and NavigateHome to support navigation from Operator Actions.
    • Improved the Embedded Graphic Bindings Editor to open the editor when there is a double click on an item.
    • Links between pages can now be made using relative tag references, for example “.New Page”.
  3. Added an import wizard for InTouch projects.
  4. Added initial value configuration fields to the Internal Data Tags to allow the initial value of internal tags to be defined.
  5. Changes to IEC 61131-3 Scripts:
    • Type Casts now support overloaded casts, for example TO_INT( X ).
    • Added new Truncation operations, for example REAL_TRUNC_INT( X ).
    • Documented the non-standard string functions LOWER() and UPPER().
    • Added two new non-standard string functions: CODE_POINT_AT(), and TRIM().
    • Extended the range of Elementary Types with new CHAR and WCHAR types.
    • Allow access to string elements using the array operator [].
  6. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13 was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Replaced the existing driver specific data tags with a common set of I/O Data Tags.
  2. The new IO Analog Tag supports three different scaling options: None, Linear and Square Root, plus eight different data types: 16 bit signed integer, 16 bit unsigned integer, 16 bit BCD, 32 bit signed integer, 32 bit unsigned integer, 32 bit BCD, single precision IEEE float, double precision IEEE float. This allows all drivers to support all of the different scaling options and data types.
  3. The new IO Digital Tag supports a RawValueInvert property to allow the state of the tag to be the inverse of the raw data state.
  4. Added a new Random Generator Tag that provides a random data source the new I/O Data Tags.
  5. Extended the Analog Level Alarm with High-High and Low-Low thresholds.
  6. New Graphic Editor features:
    • Added new attributes BlinkMode, BlinkSpeed, BlinkLineColor and BlinkFillColor to the Shape Item.
    • Added new attributes BlinkMode, BlinkSpeed and BlinkTextColor to the Text Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Bitmap Image Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Embedded Graphic Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Embedded Trend Item.
    • Added new data binding options to the Group Item that apply data bindings to all items in the group.
    • Added a new Round option to the LineJoinType property in the Shape Properties.
    • Added text strikeout options to the Text Properties.
    • Support pasting bitmaps from other application where the colour depth is 1, 4 or 8 bits per pixel. Previously only bitmaps with colour depth of 16, 24 or 32 bits per pixel were supported.
  7. Added Description, UserField1, UserField2, UserRightsZone and TrackingEventSeverity fields to the Folder Tag.
  8. Improved the Properties Window to disable fields that are not relevant to a configuration.
  9. Improved the property browse dialogs to report errors appropriately. Previously no error would be reported and a blank browse dialog would be displayed.
  10. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12 was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Changes to the Graphic Editor:
    • A double click on an item will now invoke a default edit action on the item.  For example when a user double clicks on an embedded graphic item, the variable bindings editor will automatically open.
    • Added a new Distribute Command.  The distribute command will space three or more selected items evenly in either the vertical or horizontal direction.
    • Added two new Keyboard Shortcuts to increase and decrease the size of text.
  2. Changes to the Alarm List:
    • Multiple selection is now supported to allow multiple alarms to be acknowledged at once.
    • Simpler and clearer errors are now reported when an alarm acknowledge request fails.
    • The contents of the alarm list can now be copied to the clipboard.
  3. Support copy to clipboard in the List Page.
  4. Improved the Configuration Tool Tag Window to provide a more detailed breakdown of what will be deleted when deleting a folder.
  5. Added print support to the Operator Interface.
  6. In the Configuration Tool added print support to:
    • The Graphic Editor.
    • The Trend Window.
    • The Data Log Window.
    • Program and Calculation Editors.
    • The alarm list.
    • The SQL data list.
  7. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11 was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Added a new Modbus Slave Driver to serve data to other Modbus Drivers.
  2. Added a Show in Tag Window option to trends and the alarm list.
  3. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10 was last modified: June 5th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Added a new Find References tool to quickly find which tags refer to another tag.
  2. Support Data Exchange Format (DXF) in the graphics editor.
  3. Added vertical alignment options to text items on graphic pages.
  4. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9 was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Extended the Allen Bradley driver to support DF1 Half Duplex.,
  2. Added a new Double Word tag to the Siemens S7 driver to provide a simpler solution to mapping 32 bit unsigned integer values in the PLC.
  3. Added a Siemens S7 MPI autodetect wizard to detect PLCs connected via MPI adapters.
  4. Improved Allen Bradley, Idec Micro, Omron, and Siemens S7 autodetect wizards to create tags more closely aligned with the detected hardware.
  5. Added a new graphics tutorial describing how to create a simple On/Off Button.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8 was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.7

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.7 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Support for Allen Bradley PLCs connected via Ethernet,
  2. Changed the context sensitive help to use Microsoft’s Html Help instead of linking to pages on this website.  The benefits of this change are:
    • The help will be stored locally on the PC and be available even with no Internet connection.
    • The help viewer provides a contents tree that shows the relative position of each topic.
    • There is a keyword search facility.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.7 was last modified: March 31st, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Mobile

Following on from the release of Version 3.6, we can now offer a full featured SCADA Operator Interface on your Android device.  The Fernhill SCADA Android App supports:

  • Graphic pages showing plant equipment states.
  • Trends (both ad-hoc and pre-configured).
  • Alarm list(s).
  • Event list.
  • Data lists.

At only 1MB, this App will not bloat your phone/tablet.

For more information check out the Fernhill SCADA app in Google Play store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fernhillsoftware.fernhillscada

Fernhill SCADA Mobile was last modified: March 15th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.6

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.6 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  • Reduced the memory footprint, and improved the performance of the Operator Interface.
  • Improved the Graphic Editor to support drag and drop of bitmap images and/or text with other applications.
  • Improved trends to layout the key information vertically if the available screen space does not permit horizontal layout.
  • Add a new DisplayDigits configuration field to the Analog Tag to configure how many significant digits are used to display analog data.
  • Extended the SCADA Server to support the operator interface running on mobile devices and hand-held tablets.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.6 was last modified: March 8th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.5

PLC Data Gateway is now Fernhill SCADA.  We are changing the name to be a more accurate reflection of the product and feature set.

So today we are releasing Fernhill SCADA Version 3.5.  New features and changes in this version include:

  • Changed the product name to Fernhill SCADA.
  • Improved the Random Digital Data Tag to generate a random initial value on start.  Previously the first value was always true and would then toggle between true and false at random intervals.
  • Added new data binding options when dragging tags onto the Graphic Editor:
    • Data tag timestamp
    • Channel statistics: Transmit bytes, Receive bytes, and Discarded bytes.
    • Configuration fields UserTag1 and UserTag2.
  • Fixed embedded images on embedded graphics to display correctly.
  • Fixed a potential crash in the Graphic Editor and/or Operator Interface if a graphic page was displayed that contained an embedded graphic, which in turn contained itself or the graphic page.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.5 was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by rbradford