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System Architecture Topologies : Scalable������������� 4 Page Templates��������������������������������������������������� 24 Online Help���������������������������������������������������������� 44
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System Architecture Topologies : Flexible�������������� 6
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System Architecture Topologies : Reliable�������������� 8 Software Licensing���������������������������������������������� 48
System Architecture: Clients�������������������������������� 10 OPERATIONS���������������������������������������������������� 28 Become a SCADA Partner����������������������������������� 49
COMMUNICATION�������������������������������������������� 12 Operator Actions������������������������������������������������� 28 Features��������������������������������������������������������� 50
Communication: RTUs���������������������������������������� 14 Improve operations with Process Analyst������������� 31
Communication: Wizard�������������������������������������� 16 Customisable Trend Pages���������������������������������� 34
Security: Configuration���������������������������������������� 17 Statistical Process Control (SPC)������������������������� 35
Security: Runtime������������������������������������������������ 18 Fast and Reliable Alarms������������������������������������� 36
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Vijeo Citect

A system to meet your needs

In order to meet your challenges, you require a control system that is not only easy to engineer
and simple to maintain, but that delivers a clear picture of what is happening in your process.
You need a control system that can easily integrate with third party devices and that provides
added value in the form of historian and Manufacturing Execution System functionality.
In short, you need a system that drives increased return on assets and meets the needs of
your application.

Meeting your operational needs


> Provide operators with clear information about the process.

> Alarm and trend information with operator comments in a


single view in order to quickly identify when and where an
incident occurred.

> Advanced alarming and trending with millisecond resolution.


Meeting your engineering needs
> Access plant and process data from outside the plant via
dedicated web clients, smart mobile devices such as PDAs, > The ability to engineer and modify your entire
or even via SMS to your mobile phone. process control system from a single location.

> Flexible and targeted system engineering tools to


support your efforts to be more efficient.

> Reusable and extensive object libraries with control


configuration.

Meeting your data management > Off-line simulation to reduce testing and
and reporting needs commissioning.

> The historian assembles data from multiple


information sources and, in association with MES
systems, generates detailed reports and data to aid
in decision-making.

> Utilises industry standard technologies, allowing


a high level of data security to be applied to the
historian data that restricts unauthorised viewing
or tampering.

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Architecture

System Architecture
Topologies : Scalable
Your SCADA system has unique requirements that change with time,
so how can you choose the best architecture? Vijeo Citect gives you
the ultimate system architecture scalable to any application size.

Scalable Architecture
Scalability is the power to resize your system
— up or down — without having to modify
any of the existing system hardware or
software. Vijeo Citect’s innovative scalable
architecture allows your system’s architecture
to grow with your requirements, while
preserving your initial investment. If you require
a second operator interface, just add a LAN
and a new computer, and nominate it as a
Control Client. The new computer can share
the same configuration, and will receive I/O
from the first Vijeo Citect computer.

Machine or Local Control


Running on Windows XP-embedded,
Vijeo Citect provides users with a control
system that has the power to match the
requirements of advanced machines. Our
embedded systems provide the same level
of functionality of our full SCADA package
and can be run as a stand-alone system or
integrated as a local control panel within an
integrated control system.
Large control

Standard Control
Many Vijeo Citect systems have grown from
a single computer to large control systems.
The ability for a single system to grow without
changes being made to the configuration
enables Vijeo Citect customers to be confident
in the long term future of their control system.

Standard control

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Architecture

“…there has never


been any production
downtime thanks to
Schneider Electric’s
SCADA solution.”
Senior Process Control Engineer,
Argyle Diamond Mines, 2000

Large Control
Vijeo Citect has a reputation for being the
expert at large control systems. Our first
SCADA system solution utilising in excess
of 50,000 tags was implemented back
in 1992. In order to complete projects
on this scale, Vijeo Citect has developed
advanced communications topologies and
project structures than enable the design,
implementation and maintenance of a larger
control system.

Cluster Control
In the current economic climate of cost cutting
and centralised control, Vijeo Citect’s ability
to unify any number of control systems into a
single “clustered” system provides users with
the ideal topology. While each local site can
view its own control system, global control
clients can be implemented to view across
the entire system, complete with unified alarm
lists and the ability to compare trended data
across the multiple systems.
Cluster Control

Large Systems
Vijeo Citect applications can scale easily
to accomodate all company application
sizes. Coverage is available for very small
applications with only a few points, through
to large applications that monitor and control
over half a million points. This scalability is
achieved by providing the option of using
either centralised or distributed processing.
Centralised processing has the benefit of
keeping all the data and processing in one
PC, which is a more economical solution.
However, for very large applications,
distributed processing allows you to share the
processing over multiple computers.

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Architecture

System Architecture
Topologies : Flexible
Your SCADA system, like your business, must react to changing requirements.
New production lines or pressures on costs can prove challenging. Vijeo Citect uses its
client-server architecture to enable you to design and redesign your system as required.

Flexible Architecture The initial design step for your control system places I/O servers
as required to access the data. The ability to support up to 255
Designed from the start for true client-server architecture, Vijeo I/O servers, each with licences for the large number of protocols
Citect is the real-time system that ensures high performance included with Vijeo Citect, provides the control system with access
response and integrity of data. to your data wherever it likes. Once the data is available with the
I/O servers, the source of the data becomes irrelevant to the control
To take full advantage of a client-server architecture, it must be system designer. This allows the communications and the control
utilised at the task level. Each task works as a distinct client and/ system design to be completely separated and provides more
or server module, performing its own role and interfacing with flexibility when changing I/O server locations or system connections
the other tasks through the client-server relationship. Vijeo Citect in the future.
has five fundamental tasks which handle: communications with
I/O devices; monitoring of alarm conditions; report type output; Between the I/O severs and the other tasks within Vijeo Citect,
trending and user display. a publish/subscribe interfaces exists. The interface ensures that
the bandwidth requirements between the clients and servers
Each of these tasks is independent, performing its own are driven by the activity or number of changes of a specific
processing. Due to this unique architecture, you have control variable rather than the size of the system. Vijeo Citect servers
over which computers in your system perform which tasks. For can be separated from the I/O servers via shared bandwidth
example, you can nominate one computer to perform the display, communications, increasing the options for server locations and
and report tasks, while your second computer performs display, the flexibility of the control system.
I/O and trends.

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Architecture

With the tags available, Vijeo Citect tasks can now


be located to meet the requirements of the system.
Often Vijeo Citect systems are built around a central Scenario
pair of servers, each acting as the primary or standby
server for all the Vijeo Citect tasks. This design will You have four identical machines
optimise its performance by executing each Vijeo with identical projects. Vijeo
Citect task individually. Citect allows you, with a single
Vijeo Citect project, to view all the
In doing so, the Vijeo Citect system can create
separate server and client components across all
alarms, trends, I/O and reports,
available CPUs, resulting in improved performance Vijeo Citect also enables you to
and stability. A system with individual task processes use the same displays to display
can either remain on the central server or have each information from each of the
task distributed as required to meet system needs. systems, greatly reducing the level
of testing that is required within the
As well as relocating system tasks to meet growing
requirements, Vijeo Citect can also duplicate system project.
tasks by adding clusters to enable system expansion. In the case of a windmill project,
Additional clusters enable the SCADA system to for instance, just one Vijeo Citect
expand by either using more of the existing resources
project, is sufficient to monitor the
or by adding new resources. For example, a system
entire windfarm with N turbines.
may reach a point where the number of trends being
recorded needs to be enhanced. Without clusters, a
larger, more expensive computer must be purchased.
With clusters, the system can add an additional trend
task and progressively add trends on this new server
without incurring the added hardware cost.

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Architecture

System Architecture
Topologies : Reliable

Reliable Architecture
In factory automation and other mission critical The fallibility of file servers is often forgotten. Vijeo
applications, hardware failure leads to production Citect supports redundant file locations so that
loss, and can result in potentially hazardous even if your file server fails, your SCADA system will
situations. Vijeo Citect’s redundancy will tolerate be unaffected. Vijeo Citect’s redundancy features
failure anywhere in your system with no loss of are integrated and easy to configure. In fact, LAN
functionality, or performance. redundancy requires no setup, and task redundancy
setup is configured in a few seconds using a simple
Vijeo Citect supports full, hot standby configurations, wizard.
providing complete I/O device redundancy. By
nominating one device as primary, and the other as Impressively, all of Vijeo Citect’s redundancy features
standby, Vijeo Citect will automatically switch from can be used together, providing you with maximum
one to the other in the event of failure. Using Vijeo protection. Because of Vijeo Citect’s task based
Citect’s ability to write setpoint changes to both architecture, you get an unrivalled level of SCADA
primary and standby I/O devices, even devices that redundancy. Each of the tasks in Vijeo Citect, (I/O,
were not designed for redundancy can be used in a trends, alarms, reports, display), can be shared by
redundant configuration. other computers in your system. This allows you to
allocate a server task to two computers at one time;
A broken communication cable and unpredictable one as the primary and the other as the standby. If
electrical noise are common communication a primary server fails, the standby will automatically
problems. In response, Vijeo Citect allows the use of assume its role without loss of data. When the
two separate communication cables (run separately) primary is absent, the clients will automatically
for each I/O device. By using data path redundancy, access the standby server. When the primary server
you minimise the chance of communication loss is brought back online, it will be resynchronised
affecting your operation. automatically, minimising gaps in your history files.
When communicating with an I/O device, many Since all tasks are different in nature, Vijeo Citect
systems demand redundant I/O server configurations. offers you a separate redundancy strategy for each. If
To avoid conflict of data, and to maximise you need to upgrade or make configuration changes,
communication bandwidth, only the primary I/O you can load a new project onto the standby server.
server communicates with the I/O device. Once loaded, switch from the primary server and
Many SCADA systems use LANs to connect the run the new project on the standby server. Should it
elements, but something as simple as a faulty not work as expected, you can switch back to the
network card can destroy communication. Vijeo primary server without disturbing production.
Citect’s built-in multiple network support provides
full LAN redundancy. You simply need to install two
networks (or more if you like). If the primary LAN fails,
Vijeo Citect will automatically try to connect on the
other available LANs with no configuration required.

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Architecture

I/O device redundancy; data path redundancy

Network fault tolerance

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Architecture

System Architecture: Clients

Vijeo Citect provides the flexibility to access data from anywhere


via its range of client interfaces and delivery systems.

Vijeo Citect provides two levels of clients. onto a machine. These machines are typically
Add Flexibility
A Control Client has the complete functionality dedicated to running the control system and
Web Clients add flexibility and of the application to view any screen and read an application interface provides the maximum
convenience to managing plant and write any variable controlled through the viewable space for visualisation and the fastest
operations. SCADA system. This makes the Control Client possible response. The user is able to select
the perfect tool for operators. A View-only to have a license key located on each client
Current Vijeo Citect users can Client is able to view all information within the or locate the license keys on the servers and
now monitor the operation from SCADA system but is unable to write to any have the client licenses “float” between clients.
an Internet/Intranet supported variable or execute code to communicate
location.
It is economical to provide
with another server. This makes the View-only
Client perfect for upper management, process
Web Clients
access for users (maintenance optimisation  or causal users of the control Vijeo Citect Web Clients allow users outside
and quality assurance ) because system. Read-only access is also available via the control room to access control system
server based licensing means a Control Client using project security. data in real time. The Web Client is a
you only pay for concurrent completely functional client with an identical
users. Clients interface to the dedicated Control Clients
(displayed within a web page), which requires
Applications are numerous:
Both levels of Vijeo Citect clients can be zero maintenance. The client controls and
> Mobile users used to display control system information. project are downloaded from the website
> Remote users Within the control room, it is typical to install and project updates will automatically be
> Suppliers the complete Vijeo Citect client application synchronised with the Web Clients.
> Remote plants
> Special users

Typical Internet Client Architecture

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Architecture

Security At a glance
Security of Web Clients is controlled by the
web server’s advanced firewall and encrypted > Full system functionality
password protection technologies to ensure > Impressive runtime
secure operation. Access to the Web Clients performance
are controlled or denied based on Windows > Simple installation
user name and password, or when the
number of available Web Clients has been > No emulation
exceeded. Additionally, the Vijeo Citect project > Zero-maintenance Web Client
configuration requires a local user name and
> No rebuilding of graphics
password, making it secure for enterprise and
remote access. > No Client Side Protection keys
Example of the Web Client Deployment page

Licensing
Vijeo Citect’s licensing is calculated on the
number of Vijeo Citect clients connected to the
server, not on the number of computers with For simultaneous viewing of
Vijeo Citect software installed, making it one of two or three different projects,
the most cost efficient SCADAs available. Vijeo Citect supports multiple
Web Clients running on the
same computer.

Site-wide Web
View-only Clients
Site licenses for Web View-
only Clients are available,
making your control system
visible to everyone within your
organisation.
Access to key information, an open interfac
and a transparent architecture are just
some of the advantages providing seamless
interoperability at the heart of your process

Web Client in action

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Communication

Communication

OFS (OPC Factory OFS guarantees:

Server)Transparent > Access to all the data within the controllers


(allocated and non-allocated)
Communications > Fast communication to your PLC
Traditional communications between the > Synchronisation of the PLC tag data directly
controllers and the SCADA system were based with the SCADA system (to reduce
on large tables of PLC memory being made configuration)
available for the SCADA system to request
values by address. While this communication
structure delivered high performance in
communication, it also required an additional
level of configuration and resulted in many
limitations in PLC design as memory block
allocations filled or changed over time.
Communication between Vijeo Citect and
Schneider Electric hardware has overcome
these limitations through the use of the
industry standard OPC protocol. This protocol
removes the hard coded addressing from Access to key information,
the SCADA configuration and allows the
an open interface and a
SCADA user to use the same object-based
names as in the controllers. To simplify, the transparent architecture are
configuration and synchronisation of your Vijeo
just some of the advantages
Citect system enables the tag database to
automatically link to the OFS configuration, providing seamless
with changes in the OFS reflected in the
interoperability at the heart
SCADA system tag database.
of your process.
By providing an unrestricted and automatically
maintained communication link between the
controllers and the SCADA system, Schneider
Electric frees your system to be built and grow
as required.
The OFS is a multi-controller data server that
enables communications with all your new
and legacy Schneider Electric hardware using
any combination of supported protocols. OFS
provides simple, real-time access to Modicon
Quantum, Premium, TSX Micro, Twido and
Momentum controllers, as well as all Modbus
devices.

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Communication

Open to anyone clients, for example, combining them into one Reliable
request where possible. This reduces needless
While using Schneider Electric controllers communication, giving screen update times of Performance
will provide the best possible results with up to eight times faster than without it. Vijeo Citect’s distributed
your Vijeo Citect system, we recognise that processing and network
communication to a wide range of controllers Only a restricted volume of data can be
optimisation give you excellent
is the key to ensuring a complete view of returned in one request. If all requested data
network performance, even
your control system. To accommodate is grouped together, then fewer requests
when you have over 450,000
communication with these controllers, a are required and the response is faster. By
I/O and 60 Vijeo Citect
collection of over 150 protocol drivers are compiling a list of the registers that must be
computer stations:
included within Vijeo Citect. read in one scan, Vijeo Citect automatically
calculates the most efficient way of reading the
Vijeo Citect’s open connectivity from various data. VIJEO CITECT
Network Load Vs System Size

information systems allows seamless Network Limit

dataflow, promising real-time and rich process Vijeo Citect’s client-server processing allows
information. Vijeo Citect has the flexibility to further performance increases, through the

Relative load
operate with open standards supported by use of a cache on the I/O server. When an I/O 15
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hundreds of hardware and software vendors. server reads registers, their values are retained 5
10

Nodes

in its memory for a user defined period


1
10
100 1
1000 10000
I/O 100000

(typically 300ms). If a client requests data that


Maximise data transfer is stored in the cache, the data is provided
IDEAL

Vijeo Citect recognises that many I/O devices without the register being re-read. In a typical Without Vijeo Citect’s network
can be slow and inefficient when responding two-client system, this usually occurs 30% of optimisation, you can expect
to requests for data. The following strategies the time, resulting in a potential 30% increase network load to increase
allow Vijeo Citect to maximise data transfer. in performance. dramatically, ‘choking’ as you
add more I/O and computer
Vijeo Citect’s communication is demand
stations:
based — reading only those points which are
requested by the clients. More importantly, Other SCADA Systems

the I/O server rationalises requests from Network Load Vs System Size

Network Limit
Relative load

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10
Nodes
1 5
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I/O 100000

UNACCEPTABLE

Seamless dataflow; our open connectivity to various information systems


Seamless dataflow: Our open connectivity to various information systems.

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Communication

Communication: RTUs
Using standard wide-area communication technologies, Vijeo
Citect provides an effective method of communicating with remote
telemetry units (RTU) for a fraction of traditional operating costs.

PSTN Monitoring
Vijeo Citect can schedule connections to > Dial-In feature for remote devices: If remote
Vijeo Citect’s Remote Device RTUs (for example, via modems or microwave alarms occur outside of scheduled dial-out
Monitoring supports scheduled links). To minimise data communication costs, times, the devices can dial-in to Vijeo Citect
Dial-Out and unsolicited Dial-In, Vijeo Citect can call up the I/O device as per and transfer the alarm information.
making it easy and economical a user defined schedule, or when needed > Dial-Out I/O has full redundancy support.
for Vijeo Citect to monitor to exchange data, and then automatically If the primary server fails, the standby server
devices and sites over the disconnect. will dial the remote devices. The non-volatile
Public Switched Telephone data cache is replicated automatically
By working with most serial protocols
Network. between servers so the latest data is always
provided with Vijeo Citect, Remote I/O device
monitoring provides the user with flexibility in maintained on the standby and is available
This feature has been employed
selecting a wide range of PLCs or RTUs. to the primary on restart. Vijeo Citect keeps a
in a wide range of applications:
local record of the last values read from each
> Cellular networks, GPRS device.
> Rail systems Built-in Management > If Vijeo Citect cannot connect to the remote
> Water supplies device after a user-defined number of retries,
Vijeo Citect’s comprehensive features for
> Power transmission and that I/O device will be flagged as off-line and
managing remote devices are built-in:
distribution the values marked accordingly.
> Easy-to-use Express > Each modem can be configured to define its
> Pipelines
Communications Wizard. purpose Dial-Out, Dial-In, or both, and can
> A single modem can be used to be dedicated for Vijeo Citect only, if desired.
communicate with multiple I/O devices. > Vijeo Citect supports connection to devices
> Vijeo Citect can use a modem pool to which communicate using different data
simultaneously connect to multiple devices. frames.

Remote Device Monitoring can be used in conjunction with up to 255 I/O


servers to support applications with hundreds of thousands of points.

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Communication

Easy to configure Time-stamped


and use Data
Based on a user-selected schedule, Vijeo Vijeo Citect enables time-
Citect’s Remote I/O device monitoring feature stamped data from RTU
can automatically connect to remote devices event logs to be easily
to retrieve data. Conversely, it can accept uploaded and back-filled into
unsolicited connections and data uploads from historical records. Any alarms
remote devices. Remote I/O device monitoring configured for this data will
is more than a remote monitoring feature, trigger new alarms based on
it can also be used to implement Cicode the original time-stamp.
functions on connection or disconnection.
The Express Communications Wizard includes
telephone number and call schedule fields. Vijeo Citect accurately represents time-stamped data
Set it up and let Vijeo Citect look after the call in Process Analyst
schedules, data transfers and disconnections.
It’s automatic!
Implementing the Dial-In feature requires a
remote device or modem capable of sending
an identification string (ID string). Vijeo Citect
uses the ID string to identify the remote caller
along with the appropriate communications
protocol. If the device cannot support an ID
string (for example, the serial port may be
limited to a native protocol), industrial modems
produced by Sixnet and others can provide a
suitable interface. At a Glance
> Economical solution for
monitoring remote trend,
alarm and tag information
> Easy to configure
> Dial-in for alarms
> Full redundancy support

Example of Remote I/O device monitoring configured for both redundant Dial-Out and Dial-
Back for secure monitoring of remote sites and devices.

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Communication

Communication: Wizard
Vijeo Citect’s I/O device communication wizard will have
you communicating in less than 60 seconds.

Select the type of I/O device.


The Express You can choose an External
Communications Wizard I/O device, a Memory I/O
configures your I/O device or a Disk I/O device.
You can also edit the name of
devices quickly and
the I/O device.
easily, getting your system
up and running fast.

All communication
protocols are included
with your Vijeo Citect
package.

Select the manufacturer,


model and communications
method specific to the I/O
device. Enter the address
for the I/O device. It’s that
simple!

As you step through the


wizard, your choices are
displayed. Upon completion,
you can print a summary
screen with all your setup
details.

Vijeo Citect allows you to develop and test your project without the need to physically connect to
the I/O device. Simply define the I/O device as Disk I/O (non-volatile) and Vijeo Citect will behave
as if it were communicating with a real I/O device. You can specify any protocol and Vijeo Citect
will use that device driver to communicate, ensuring a very thorough test.

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Communication

Security: Configuration
We recommend addressing security at all levels within your
control system. While the components themselves need
to be secured, your control system infrastructure and, in
particular, your network need to be secured from attack.

Read-only In the past, SCADA networks were separate


from other networks and physical penetration
unauthorised wireless client, such as a laptop
or PDA,, or by creating a clone of a wireless
Projects of the system was needed to perpetrate access point. If no measures have been taken
an attack. As corporate networks became to secure the wireless network, either of these
Within a secure network,
electronically linked via the Internet or wireless methods can provide full access to it.
Vijeo Citect can be configured
technology, physical access was no longer
by any user from within the
necessary for a cyber attack to occur. One When implementing a wireless network, a
business. For these users,
solution is to isolate the SCADA network; couple of standard security measures can be
Windows security provides
however, this is not a practical solution in taken to minimise the chance of an attacker
a simple and secure method
a world where control systems are being gaining access to the wireless network:
of control over project
controlled more directly by the business
configuration. Each project > Utilise the ability to restrict MAC addresses.
system or where the data required for that
can be secured so that > Require WPA/WPA-2 protols to be available.
control and monitoring is coming from
it is only accessible to a > VPNs for the wireless clients.
increasingly remote data sources such as
subset of users. For larger
remote terminal units (RTUs).
projects, this can control
access by different users to To aid in the development of strict control
different parts of the process system security, we have produced a SCADA
for security. For an OEM Security white paper that is available from
style customer, this feature your local Schneider Electric office. In this
enables them to secure a sub document, we detail the design considerations
component within a project that you require in order to keep your control
to ensure included projects system secure as a whole, rather than focusing
cannot be changed while the on each specific part. The core elements
OEM is not present. Utilising covered within this document are:
Windows security also
> Keep your network design simple (reducing
ensures that regardless of the
contact points).
editor used for configuring
your projects, they will always > Use firewalls to protect each part of your
be secure. system and, in particular, wherever your
system passes outside your control
(wireless or radio communications).
> Utilise the power of VPNs to enable
users anywhere within the world to access
your control system securely.
> Use IPsec to ensure that only the right devices
are connected to the network.

While there are core security elements that are


required for every network, additional security
is required for wireless networks. The two
most common ways of gaining unauthorised
access to a wireless network are by using an

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Communication

Security: Runtime
Vijeo Citect’s comprehensive security features are
integrated into all interface elements, ensuring a
secure runtime system.

All control systems need to be secured against


unauthorised access, and most applications
have operations that only qualified people should
Securing the Environment
perform. Your system must provide some form In most applications, the operator should
of security to prevent accidental or deliberate not be allowed to exit the control system.
tampering to protect personnel, the environment You can secure the Vijeo Citect runtime
and equipment. environment, itself, by preventing users
Vijeo Citect’s runtime security system is user from switching to the Windows operating
based, meaning that each user of the runtime system or other Windows programs.
system (operators, maintenance personnel etc.)
have their own username and password. This
username can be managed in Vijeo Citect’s
native security model or integrated with corpo-
rate domain-based security (Windows Integrated
Security). Regardless of the model you choose
to implement, access to the systems is con-
Receiving
trolled by granting users the ability to view dif- Area 1
ferent areas. If allowed to view an area, the user
may also need to have the correct privilege level
Processing
View-only Access
to perform actions or view objects. For each Area 2
graphical object, page, trend and report, you Vijeo Citect View-only Clients are a cost-
are able to define the area to which it belongs effective way of providing view-only
and what privilege levels are required to make it Shipping access, and the clients can be shared
Area 4
visible or usable. Since users can use any Vijeo amongst many users anywhere on the
Citect computer. Access is granted or denied by network. Simply allow sufficient View-only
the server, not by the client – providing additional Warehouse
QA Client licenses to satisfy the maximum
Area 3
security for WAN applications. Area 5 number of users that are required to be
logged in at any one time.
To stop unknown people from tampering
Operator 1:
with your plant when the operator station
Viewable Areas: 1, 3, 5
is unmanned, you can direct Vijeo Citect to
Global Privileges: 3, 5
automatically log people out of the system (for
Additional Privileges in Areas: 1, 2, 4
example, if the mouse is idle for five minutes).
Without an appropriate user name and Operator 2:
password, no authorised users can access the Viewable Areas: 1, 3
system. Global Privileges: 3, 5
Additional Privileges in Areas: 1, 4
Support for read-only projects allows you to
secure your Vijeo Citect configuration from Supervisor:
unauthorised changes. CIPs and OEMs can Viewable Areas: Plantwide
deploy a project safe in the knowledge that it is Global Privileges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
read-only secured. Additional Privileges in Area: 1

Cicode commands are protected in the Kernel,


preventing unauthorised access. A user is
required to log into the Kernel before Cicode
commands will execute in the Kernel window,
regardless of whether they are logged into Vijeo
Citect.

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Communication

Vijeo Citect Windows Integrated User Authentication

Windows Integrated Security


Integration with Windows security provides the Similarly, when the operator is replaced, there is no
additional benefit of ensuring that the same corporate need for additional Vijeo Citect configuration in order
security standards apply to the control system as to to grant the new user access to the control system. It
other applications. can all be achieved when the new user is granted an
account on the domain.
In Vijeo Citect, you now have the ability to use the
Vijeo Citect native security model or to integrate it Windows integrated security login support has been
with the Microsoft Windows security model. Using added to provide the SCADA system full runtime
the integrated Windows security model, the operator without requiring 24/7 uptime of the domain controller.
logs on to Vijeo Citect runtime and is authenticated When users are authenticated at SCADA nodes, Vijeo
by the company’s Windows domain controller. With Citect will utilise the standard Windows login user
Vijeo Citect’s native security model, the operator is cache if the domain controller is unreachable. The
authenticated by Vijeo Citect, itself. In both models, current Windows logged-in user can be selected to
the runtime privileges conveyed to the operator are be automatically logged into Vijeo Citect. This saves
configured within the project. desktop SCADA users from having to re-login to Vijeo
Citect directly.
Integration with Windows security allows corporate
security standards to be applied to the system
production and creates a single location for the
management of user accounts. For example, when
an operator leaves and their access to the company’s
domain is removed, so will their access to Vijeo Citect.

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Graphics

Vijeo Citect Graphics


Show different states The graphics capabilities of your SCADA system are a critical
Graphics allow you to create factor in its overall usability. Vijeo Citect’s graphics allow you to
a realistic, intuitive operator
interface. For example, you quickly develop true colour, easy-to-use displays that provide
could configure a tank that the operator with an intuitive, consistent user interface.
can be…

Vijeo Citect’s graphics are based on a simple


set of objects, namely rectangles, ellipses,
bitmaps, straight lines, freelines, polylines,
text, symbols and pipes. Associated with
all these objects is a common set of object
properties. These properties allow an object’s
behaviour to be directly linked to your plant
variables. The movement, rotation, size, colour,
filled, fill and visibility of any object can be used
to realistically mimic plant floor conditions,
and commands and touch properties can
be assigned so that the object can accept a
variety of operator inputs.
This approach quickly delivers impressive
results — even for the most demanding
applications. All objects are interactive, so your
operator interface will be simple, intuitive and
flexible. And because the
graphics were developed with optimisation
in mind, you can expect excellent runtime
heated
performance.

or rotated.
Just by using graphics, you will
find yourself developing new
ideas for your interface.

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Graphics

Vijeo Citect utilises screen resolutions


of up to 4096 x 4096, which you
can select to suit the application. At a Glance
With these resolution capabilities,
you can even use high quality > Complete flexibility
images (scanned photos, etc.) to
provide instant recognition of plant > Intuitive graphics reduce
equipment. operator error
> Minimum operator keystrokes
> Increase learnability through
clarity
> Blend control and display
functionality into one object
> Efficient use of screen space

Vijeo Citect comes with


rich Symbol Libraries,
loaded with commonly
used graphics – pumps,
tanks, valves, motors
and crushers. These
graphics will instantly
add consistency and
functionality to your
screens.

ActiveX objects can be used to add


custom features onto your Vijeo
Citect graphics.

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Graphics

Graphics Builder
Graphics Import The Graphics Builder allows you to quickly and easily design an
Vijeo Citect can import a wide intuitive operator interface for your Vijeo Citect system. Drawing the
variety of different file types
including:
graphical elements of your graphics pages couldn’t be simpler —
just select a tool, then click and drag. Once drawn, objects can be
> Windows Bitmap
(BMP, RLE, DIB) moved, reshaped, copied, pasted, aligned, grouped, rotated…
> AutoCAD (DXF) — both 2D
and binary
> Windows Meta File (WMF)
> Tagged Image Format (TIF)
Because objects can be placed Select Graphics Builder Help to
> JPEG (JPG, JIF, JFF, JGE) precisely using guidelines or the learn more about the Graphics
> Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) grid, your graphics pages will look Builder, using the interactive click-
> Fax Image (FAX) professional and precise. and-learn facility.

> Ventura (IMG) Objects can be locked onto a page


so they cannot be accidentally moved
> Photo CD (PCD)
or deleted.
> Paintbrush (PCX)
Objects can also be rotated, mirrored,
> Portable Network Graphic grouped, ungrouped, aligned etc.
(PNG)
> Targa (TGA)
> WordPerfect (WPG)
Windows XP-style buttons are
> ActiveX objects available to provide users with a
familiar Windows XP environment.
So if the picture you want is
already drawn, just import it!
The import process is simple.
If the source application The Toolbox contains the
supports click and drag, then drawing tools to draw your
do just that: click on the file, graphics objects.
and drag and drop it onto a
All the graphics tools have their
page in the Graphics Builder.
own tool tips and each is fully
Once the object has been
explained in the Online Help.
imported, Vijeo Citect sees it
as a Graphics object, with all The Toolbox can be moved to any
the associated configuration part of your screen, allowing you
features and flexibility. to take full advantage of the entire
drawing area. If the Toolbox is to
go unused for a short period of
time, you can “roll it up” (so that
only its title bar displays), or hide
it altogether.

Nodes of lines, polylines and


pipes can be moved, added or
deleted.

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Graphics

Bitmap Editor
Any graphics object (or group of
objects) can be converted into a
Vijeo Citect enables bitmap in one simple step.
any number of flashing
colours on a single Bitmaps are edited using the
page, allowing users Bitmap Editor. The Bitmap
to display flashing 3D Editor is a tool that allows you to
symbols. edit your bitmap pixel by pixel.
Because you can zoom in and
out, even the smallest details
can be edited precisely. You
To display the true can even change the size of
colour palette, click on the bitmap.
the colour swatch at
the right-hand end of Colour Swapping
the Toolbar. The colours in a graphics object
can be changed automatically.
This is particularly useful for
3D object manipulation. For
example, a 3D green ball can
be made blue at the press
of a button, yet the quality
and illusion of depth remain
unchanged.

Gradient Fill
Gradient colour and direction
for objects, including ellipses,
rectangles and polygons, can
be defined with the gradient fill
feature.
The properties of
any object are just a OLE Automation
double-click away. The
Graphics can be automatically
properties tabs are
generated from a database
essentially the same
using the OLE Automation
for all objects.
interface for the Graphics Editor.
This allows an application to
be created to interact with the
configuration graphics objects.

To animate a symbol
simply enter the tag
name and select the
set of symbols.

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Graphics
Graphics

Page Templates
Page templates save you time Vijeo Citect provides templates for all common page types, so
and effort because you don’t
have to draw each page from graphics pages are easy to create. Templates are tried and tested
scratch. When you base a new page designs that you can adapt to your own environment.
page on a template, the page
design is already complete. All
you do is enter the information
that is unique to the new page.
Templates are also useful when
you need to make the same Vijeo Citect provides a comprehensive selection of templates. Specialty pages, such as Alarm,
modification to a group of Trend and SPC displays, come pre-built — all you have to do is add the relevant tag names etc.
pages. If all the pages are based More unique pages can be based on generic templates, such as the Normal template. No matter
on the same template, you which template you use, the basic elements, including borders, status bars and navigation tools,
can just change the template. are already configured.
The pages will be updated
automatically.
XP-style Template
If you take advantage of Vijeo
The XP-style template includes user
Citect’s page templates, you will
defined menu structures, toolbars
notice your project developing
and native support for multi-monitor
a consistent look and feel.
systems. The three most recent
Consistency reduces both
alarms are displayed on the bottom
operator learning times and
of each page.
operator error.

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Graphics
Graphics

Symbols
If you use a particular graphic regularly, you can store it in At a Glance
a library as a symbol. Rather than constantly redrawing the > Pre-defined and custom
graphic, you can then just paste the symbol from the library. libraries
> Ongoing library development
> Changes to library
automatically updated on all

For example, if you want to use the same pages


valve graphic on multiple pages as a static > Over 500 symbols included
background picture, draw the valve and copy
it to the symbol library — it is now a symbol.

Symbols have
First check the
many benefits
standard symbol You only need to draw an object
library shipped with once. You can then save it to a
Vijeo Citect. If the library (as a symbol) and use the
symbol exists then
symbol on any of your graphics
simply paste it onto
the page. If not, draw pages.
the required symbol
When you change a symbol,
directly into the
all occurrences of the symbol
symbol library.
are updated automatically on
all pages. A symbol remains
linked to its library unless you
deliberately break the link.

By storing common objects in a


Symbols can change dynamically based on the library, you reduce the amount
state of a device. For example, you could assign of disk space required to store
two pump symbols to a device using different your project, and reduce the
coloured symbols for running and stopped
amount of memory required by
indications.
the runtime system.

Vijeo Citect comes with several pre-defined symbol libraries, with more libraries available from
the Vijeo Citect toolbox and website. Also supplied standard with Vijeo Citect are a range of pre-
defined symbol sets which can be used as real animations. When the individual symbols in the
set are displayed in quick succession, a simple animation is formed. Animations can be used at
runtime to indicate moving equipment, active processes etc.

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Graphics
Graphics

Object-based Configuration

Typical examples SCADA systems comprise objects or devices


which range from simple pushbuttons through
Genies
of Genies include: pumps and valves to complex loop controllers, Vijeo Citect Genies act as a macro within
sequencers or motor control centres. When project development. The Genie is built to
> Pumps building your control system, you should use a combine any number of individual graphics
> Valves common standard for the operator interface. objects together. A pump may consist of
> Values (with input) Vijeo Citect enables you to quickly and the pump display plus an auto/manual
indication and an alarm indication. All of these
> Tanks easily develop your control system by
configurations are grouped together in a
providing object-based configuration tools for
> Conveyors development. In addition, the use of object- Genie.
> Faceplates (on graphics based configuration reduces maintenance and The configuration is made by combining fixed
screens) ensures a consistent operator interaction. Vijeo text with parameters. The parameters can
> Any repeated configuration Citect provides existing libraries that can be represent a whole field alone or be combined
extended and customised or enhanced to suit with other parameters or fixed text to represent
the requirements for your project, or you can the contents of a field.
simply build your own.
Optional parameters can be provided to
These tools are optimised by the use of a enable a reduction in the number of Genies,
Typical examples tagging standard within the device tags. A
good tag naming convention reduces the
resulting in reduced maintenance and testing
costs. The optional parameters enable pumps
of Super Genies amount of configuration entry and hence without auto/manual control to hide this
include: lowers the risk of errors. indication based on the fact that the auto/
Both internal and user-defined libraries are able manual tag has not been defined.
> Device Popups to be transferred easily between projects to Each parameter is exposed when the Genie
> Loop Control leverage development or maintain a consistent is added to the graphics page. The form used
> Sequence Control corporate standard. In all cases, modifications to display the parameters can be tailored to
made to enhance these libraries can be include additional help information for the user
> Duty/Standby seamlessly retrofitted within the previous Vijeo or to provide a drop down list from the devices
> PLC/RTW Status Citect systems. within the database.
> Identical Machine Control
> Any repeated popup or page

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Graphics
Graphics

Super Genies Genies and Super


Vijeo Citect Super Genies are most often used Genies have
for device control popups. The Super Genie many benefits
is built as a combination of any number of
You need only draw and
individual graphics objects grouped together
configure an object once. You
on a page or popup. A loop control popup
can then save it to a library and
may have trend sliders, buttons, values and
use it over and over again.
other configurations. These are defined as
a single Super Genie and can be reused When you change a Genie or
throughout the project. Super Genie from the library, it
will automatically be changed
To enable reuse, the
wherever you have used it
configuration is made in
throughout your project. (A
terms of assignments (or
Genie remains linked to its
parameters) passed to
library unless you deliberately
the Super Genie when it is
break the link).
displayed. Each parameter
represents a tag, value or As with Symbols, Genies
string. The configuration can and Super Genies save you
access both the values and disk space because you only
the attributes of the tags save one copy of the actual
passed to the Super Genies. configured object. They also
reduce the amount of memory
A Super Genie can be
required by the runtime system.
provided with a fixed set of
assignments from a Genie Vijeo Citect has a library of pre-
or use a tagging convention configured Genies and Super
to turn a single device name Genies that you can use in your
into a set of assignments. Vijeo Citect system.
Code can also enable these
parameters to be read from other sources
(databases, files..,).
To reduce the number of Super Genies
within a project, tags that do not exist can be
replaced by default values. The user can also
pass text strings into the Super Genie for use
as titles, display information or within logging.

Connect your PLC and > SpeedLink-enabled changes to any device


type will automatically be reflected across all
SCADA system with ease instances of that device, reducing duplication
of effort and ensuring system consistency.
> Vijeo Citect’s unique SpeedLink feature
provides a quick and simple link between your > With the database synchronised to the PLC
PLC and SCADA system and ensures rapid configuration, the object linking continues
configuration as it detects what is available onto the operator graphics screens.
within the control system and prepares the base
for configuration.
> SpeedLink allows the PLC configuration to
be linked to the SCADA configuration for tags,
alarms, trends and accumulators.

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Operations

Operator Actions
Vijeo Citect provides users with a range of pre-defined system pages and templates to get you
up and running fast. System pages for trends, alarms, administration tools and Process Analyst,
which are included in a variety of templates. Both system pages and custom graphics utilise
At a Glance a variety of user-friendly commands and controls for operators to interact with the Vijeo Citect
runtime. You can assign privileges to the different commands and controls, as well as send a
> Tool tips message to the command log each time an operator issues a command.
> Sliders
> Keyboard commands
> Mouse touch commands
> Screen target regions
> Popup menus
> XP-style buttons

Touch Commands
Touch Commands can be assigned to any
graphics object, including button objects.
They are activated when the operator clicks
on the object.
Separate commands can be activated
when the mouse button is pressed (down),
released (up) and held (repeat).

Sliders
All graphics objects (rectangles, ellipses, etc.) can be defined as
sliders. Sliders allow operators to change the value of analogue
variables by changing the position of the slider object. For instance, a
setpoint value might increase as you move a slider up, and decrease
as you move it down. Sliders can move left to right, up and down, and
even rotate. If runtime conditions change the value of the variable, the
slider will automatically move to reflect the new value.

Keyboard Commands
Global (or system) keyboard commands can be issued from anywhere
in the runtime system. Page keyboard commands can be issued
only from the page for which they are configured. Object keyboard
commands can only be issued when the mouse pointer is positioned
over the object.

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Operations

Screen Targets
Screen targets are a hot-spot region on the background
screen which the operator can click on (like a button).
These invisible buttons allow for greater flexibility in
operator interface design.

Popup Menus
Popup menus simplify navigation and can also be used
to trigger Cicode or CitectVBA functions.
Popup menus can be disabled, checked or linked to
other menu items.

XP-style Buttons
There is an option to create buttons in XP-style with dynamic
property support, further saving time in training operators already
familiar with the XP environment.

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Operations

Get a unified view of your plant with On remote sites with no permanent staff or remote monitoring
functions, the integration of Pelco cameras with Vijeo Citect
Web Gate provides a cost effective security solution:

The Web Gate control object within Vijeo Citect allows you to > Access control for restricted areas of the facility
remotely view HMI displays, and read and write data from your > Intrusion detection
Magelis terminals and Schneider Electric PLCs and devices. View > Video surveillance
all the panels from across your plant at one centralised and truly > Interface with the site fire alarm system
unified operator interface.
Pelco Video Viewer
By using Vijeo Designer’s Web Gate feature, your device acts as
> The Pelco Camera streaming interface is designed to
a web server allowing you to view, closely monitor and control it
be an easy-to-use and bandwidth-sensitive streaming
from Vijeo Citect’s runtime HMI environment. Moreover, Web Gate
camera interface.
and XBTGT Web Client also allow the Vijeo Citect screens to be
> The Pelco device values are bound to the ActiveX
available within the HMI displays.
controls properties and the Pelco Stream Viewer
automatically makes a connection once it has detected
Integration of video surveillance that an IP address has been specified. No engineering
Pelco is a world leader in the design, development and cost and effort are required.
manufacture of video and security systems and equipment for
any industry. With a long and prestigious history of offering high- Pelco Camera Manager
quality products and exceptional customer service, Pelco has > Add / edit / remove cameras and DVRs in runtime
become the most sought-after product supplier in the security environment
industry. The integration of Pelco cameras allows live video to be > Camera configuration stored in DBF files
viewed within Vijeo Citect. Operators can control cameras from a
> Pre-built displays: 1 Up / 2 Up / 4 Up / 8 Up
Web Client, thereby integrating facilities management and remote
security monitoring.

Security is a growing concern for most industries. Water and


waste water, critical mining and oil and gas industries in particular
are longing for first level security monitoring functions.

On large applications, the integration of different security functions


from the process control system brings added value to the users.
For instance, an intrusion event can trigger an automatic response
such as video feed appearing on the operator workstation. If
predefined alarm conditions occur, the cameras can pan to the
re-programmed positions to display the areas of interest.

For smaller applications that do not have complete security


management or permanent 24/7 video monitoring security
personnel, Vijeo Citect can provide distinct advantages:

> Integration of video display on operators SCADA screen


from camera or DVR on demand.
> User friendly controls like Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ),
Brightness and Contrast brings operator efficiency.
> Additional features such as pop up display for motion/ Pelco camera manager: Effective remote monitoring functions via
intrusion detection and linking of events with video preprogrammed positions of the camera pans.
functions (playback and record functions) for effective
security monitoring.

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Operations

Improve operations
with Process Analyst
Process Analyst is the next generation in historical
visualisation tools.
“Process Analyst is a
vast improvement on
Process Analyst allows operators and process pen (analogue, digital, alarm) that may have
existing SCADA systems,
engineers to analyse the cause of process contributed to the process upset to the and enables processes
disturbances by bringing together trend and display. Each process change can then be to be optimised by making
alarm data, which are traditionally stored easily compared as alarms occur, enabling it easier for operators to
separately. With Process Analyst, users can sophisticated analysis of the process upset.
analyse disturbances.”
simply view them all on a single integrated
display. Compare different Paul Donald, Telemetry Officer,
Central Highlands Water
The user has total control over how the batches
pens are displayed. For example they can With Process Analyst, it is easy to compare
be overlaid or stacked, and any pen can be different batches in a single, integrated view.
moved to different panes to reduce clutter and Simply place all the variable tags, alarms and
make the display easier to read. state changes for a batch unit on one pane,
Process Analyst includes many unique features and the same set on a separate pane. Then
including true Daylight Savings Time support, the operator simply has to scroll one of the
accuracy to millisecond resolution, individual panes through time. Any differences in the
time axis per pen, customisable toolbars, rich batch execution will immediately be visible.
printing and saving of all display settings for
easy recall. Sequence of Events
With SCADA systems, the data is distributed

Root Cause Analysis around a wide area and typically the RTUs
collect the data at millisecond resolution and
When a process upset or disturbance send it to Vijeo Citect every time it is polled.
occurs, finding the root cause is always time Process Analyst displays historical alarms and
consuming. In the past, the process engineer trends to millisecond accuracy, making it easy
had to compare trend data from the screen to determine the sequence of events.
with alarm logs. With Process Analyst, all
the engineer has to do is simply add any

The Process Analyst window, displaying


trend and alarm data, can be viewed
simultaneously with your project screen
for enhanced monitoring.

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Operations

Improve Operations with


Process Analyst
Individual pens can be
unlocked, allowing their
values to be compared
in different time frames.

Easy to use
Save the current view
Process Analyst’s capacity to as either a template or
display such rich information process snapshot.
requires it to have an easy-to-
use yet powerful navigation
system. Every pen added to
Process Analyst has a number
of properties, including:

> Pen colour and name


Overlaid analogue and
> Tag properties such as stacked digital pens on
engineering units, scales etc. the same pane.
> Cursor values (multiple cursors
are available)
> Data average / minimum /
maximum
The information available is
customisable, allowing you Operators can easily
to add or remove any of the declutter the display.
standard column types (e.g.
engineering units), as well as
add custom columns.

Customisable
Users can select which buttons
to appear on each instance of
Process Analyst. The security
access required can also be
defined and users can add
custom buttons for additional
functionality.

The value of any pen


is displayed at the
current cursor location.

Trend Example Showing Different Quality Attributes.

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Operations

Multiple trend cursors


can be displayed with
or without tool tips.
At a Glance
> Analyses the cause of process
upsets quickly and simply

> Allows operators to recognise


patterns that may lead to
process disturbances
> Provides total flexibility on
how you view and analyse
your process
> High quality output to printers
> True daylight savings support

Alarm pens can


represent different
alarm states with
colours or fill patterns.

Alarms can be
overlaid or displayed
on a separate pane.
The pen displays
the ontime, offtime,
acknowledge time, and
operator comment.

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Customisable Trend Pages


Vijeo Citect trends are a Vijeo Citect’s distributed trending system handles large numbers
seamless combination of real-
time and historical data. When of variables without compromising performance or data integrity.
you display a Vijeo Citect trend Choose from a selection of pre-configured trend pages that
page, you can monitor the
current activity as it happens, provide clear data representation with customisable views.
and simply scroll back through
time to view the trend history.
Vijeo Citect’s trend task is client-
server based. The Primary Trend
Any plant floor variable can be logged and Vijeo Citect comes with a host of ready-made
Server collects and records the
trended. A trend builds a picture over time trend templates, allowing you to quickly create
trend data, sending updates
of how the variable (product output, level, trend graphs complete with navigation tools
to a Standby Trend Server
temperature, etc.) is changing or how a device and dynamic readouts from the plant floor.
(if one exists) as requested.
or process is performing. Vijeo Citect trends You can display trends in single, double or
When a trend is displayed on a
are created from a selection of sample values. popup windows. You also have the option
client computer, the client has
The sample values are plotted against time, of creating a display specific to your system
only to request the necessary
and the resultant graph gives you an indication which you can easily configure yourself,
trend data from the Primary
of process behaviour. Trend samples can be complete with your own functions and
Trend Server.
taken periodically, or when specific events trend pens.
You can choose to have occur in your system. Sampling rates can be
redundancy by allocating a as frequent as 10 milliseconds or as moderate
Standby Trend Server (using as 24 hours.
a wizard). If the Primary Trend
Copy trend data to the clipboard, ready
Server fails, the Standby will
for pasting into third party applications
instantly assume its role,
(in table format), such as Excel, Word etc.
obtaining data directly through
the I/O server and responding
to all client requests. Because Print the trend data in intuitive colour
the Standby Trend Server tracks or black and white plots. You can also
all trend data, even when the integrate trend plots into reports.
Primary is operating, no data
is lost should the Primary fail.
When restarted, the failed Change the resolution and span time of
computer receives updates from the graph while it is running.
the new Primary Server and
becomes the Standby Trend Select an area of the graph, and press the
Server. Zoom button to magnify it.

The X,Y plot feature is very flexible,


allowing you a high level of customisation.
You can display your plots on screen or as
As the values of variables a printout — using the full colour palette.
change over time (or as Example: a Vijeo Citect plot used in
events occur), the graph underground mining (Coward’s Triangle),
moves across the page shows whether the air is explosive,
— the latest values are potentially explosive or safe. A plot point
always displayed. inside the dynamically calculated triangle
indicates an explosive condition and the
mine is evacuated.
Vijeo Citect trends give you the flexibility to define your
trend pens while the project is running.

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Operations

Statistical Process Control


(SPC)
For an easy-to-understand graphical indication on product quality, At a Glance
you can use SPC charts. Prevent out-of-limit deviations before
> Mean, range and
they happen with Vijeo Citect’s easy-to-understand SPC charts. standard deviation (XRS)

> Pre-configured calculation


routines
Vijeo Citect provides the three types of charts most commonly used for statistical analysis:
> Template-based pages (easy
configuration)
Control (XRS) Charts > Capability charts
Control (XRS) Charts allow you to
> Pareto charts
analyse the variations in plant data.
You can configure charts to individually > SPC alarms integrated
display the mean, range or standard into the alarming system
deviation, or all of the above.

Capability Charts
You can use capability charts to
determine whether your process is
meeting your specifications. Vijeo
Citect is pre-configured to arrange
the data and make all necessary
calculations.

Pareto Charts
If you would like to analyse the
frequency of faults and problems,
use a Pareto chart. After you specify
which values to watch, Vijeo Citect will
arrange the data and draw the graphs
in runtime.

35
Operations

Fast and Reliable Alarms


There are often many alarms An efficient alarm system allows you to quickly isolate and
that trigger simultaneously.
identify faults, reducing the amount of downtime. The Vijeo
You can specify the action
to be taken when the alarms Citect alarm system is fast and reliable, providing you with
are triggered (e.g. activate detailed alarm information in formats that are clear and legible.
an audible alarm such as a
.WAV file).
To assist operators in dealing
with alarms, you can create
graphic help pages that contain All alarms are processed and managed The alarm summary page, shows the
information about the alarms, by a Vijeo Citect Alarm Server. Any Vijeo details for each alarm occurrence on a
such as the action an operator Citect Control Client can display alarms single line so that users do not need to
must perform to correct the and acknowledge alarms. This eliminates scroll through history to determine the on
situation. You can display duplicated processing, ensures that alarms are time, off time and duration.
these pages automatically acknowledged systemwide and provides for
when the alarm occurs or only server-based security checking.
when an operator specifically
Configurable alarms report fault conditions
requests help.
in your plant. Variables, groups of variables,
expressions, calculation results etc. can all be
monitored by the Vijeo Citect alarm system.
Working in conjunction with the I/O device,
Vijeo Citect’s alarms are time-stamped, with
precision to one millisecond. This can be
essential when differentiating between alarms
that occur in rapid succession. Millisecond
accuracy helps you to determine cause-effect
relationships between alarms.
Quick recognition and identification of alarms is
vital. Vijeo Citect displays alarms on dedicated
alarm pages, but the most recent alarms are
always visible on every page. Alarms can be
organised by colour, font and order, according
to priority, category or time of occurrence. For
an account of all alarms that have occurred
on your system, the alarm summary page
provides a complete history.
Vijeo Citect also continually runs diagnostic
routines to check both its own operation and
all peripheral equipment, such as I/O devices.
This facility is fully integrated within Vijeo Citect
and no configuration is necessary.

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Operations

At a Glance
> Analogue, digital, SPC
and custom alarms

> Integrated hardware/


diagnostic alarms
Flexible alarm formatting
> Millisecond resolution
permits display of any related
variable when the alarm Alarm Properties > Configurable display formats
is triggered. > Summary/history logging
Alarm properties can be used to change the
appearance of your graphics objects — when > Filter is customisable using
a specific alarm occurs, you might change alarm properties
the colour of a symbol from green to red, or > Acknowledgement from
display a ‘danger’ icon.
multiple network computers
> Alarm Tag, Alarm Name, Alarm Description > ODBC, DBF, CSV and ASCII
> Alarm Category, Help Page, Area, Privilege data formats
> Disabled, Acknowledged, Unacknowledged
> Support for RTU-based
> On Time, Off Time, On Date, Off Date,
alarms
Alarm Duration, Acknowledged Time/Date
> Operator Definable Comment
> Alarm State for High High, High, Low, Low
Low, Rate, Deviation
> Value of the variable and the alarm deadband
(hysteresis)
> Custom filters

Alarm Filters
A good alarm system should not overwhelm
operators with excessive alarm information.
Vijeo Citect allows the operator to filter alarms
based on any alarm property. Filters can be
saved and automatically loaded based on the
current user.

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Operations

Accessing Database Systems:


DatabaseExchange

DatabaseExchange is an ActiveX control that enhances the


ability of Vijeo Citect to utilise database information.
At a Glance
> Menus can be positioned at
the top or bottom of the control DatabaseExchange will display data from any configured database (via ODBC) within an
> The control supports operator’s screen. The data displayed can be controlled by a query that can be configured within
the project. DatabaseExchange is able to react to settings within the control system as operators
parameterised queries of a
can edit data within the control. The data can also be altered via code at runtime. These changes
Microsoft Access database will automatically persist to the database.
As well as displaying information from the database, the control enables the user to define tags
for each column within the data returned. The user is then able to select to upload or download
information between these tags and the database. In this way, machine setup parameters or set
points can be loaded from a database or persisted to the database after an optimal performance.
The uploading of data will replace the existing data if a row is selected, or add an additional row
to the database.
DatabaseExchange is integrated into the Graphics Builder toolbar.

The returned data ready to


display or exchange

Use the power of SQL


directly from Vijeo Citect

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Operations

Integrated Reports

Vijeo Citect’s reports system is a fully integrated aspect of the


product. When you invest in Vijeo Citect, you automatically receive
the tools you need to create and run attractive, informative reports. Accumulators
Accumulators are an easy way
to keep track of incremental
A Vijeo Citect report is a statement or account runtime data such as motor run
of plant floor conditions that you can run hours, power consumption and
periodically on request or only when an event downtime.

Shift Report occurs (such as a change of state in a bit


address, when Vijeo Citect starts up, or at a
You set a trigger (e.g. motor on)
to increment three counters:
 24 March 2008
specified time of day).
Total milk in: 336150 L
> The number of times the
Reports can be generated in any format you accumulator is triggered
Total starter in: 3080 L
Total Milk and Starter in: 339230 L choose. They can include formatted text, current (e.g. start times for the motor)


Production Time Forward:
Production Time in Divert:
656
10
mins
mins
and historical data and even the results of > The run time in steps of one
calculations. They can also contain operating second
Total Production Time: 666 mins
Number of Diverts: 8 diverts instructions — to change operations or variables > The totalised value, by a value
Number of Vats: 22 vats within your plant, download instructions, perform
Total Cheese Weight: 23441.92 Kg you define (e.g. the current)
diagnostics or change recipes...
Total Number of Blocks: 1272 blocks
Yield: 0.069 Kg/L Reports can be displayed on a page at runtime,
printed when the report runs or saved on disk
for printing or display at a later date. You can
use a text editor or word processor to view,
Grower Status edit or print these reports. Your reports can be
 24 March 2008 saved in HTML format so they can be viewed
over the Internet using a standard web browser.
Run Batch Processed AV For more sophisticated reports, or reports
No. No. Merchant Modules Turnout
that integrate data from multiple SCADA
66 13 ADF 8 36.52% systems, Vijeo Historian should be used. It
66 13 ADF 2 39.77% is a powerful reporting and analysis tool that
67 14 ADF 6 37.28% seamlessly collects, historicises and reports
67 14 ADF 2 38.41%
data from multiple SCADA systems. Users
can utilise the integrated database containing
68 15 BBF 10 39.60%
trend, alarm and event data to get a complete
68 15 BBF 4 36.88% understanding of plant operations.

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Configuration

Vijeo Citect Project


Development
Vijeo Citect is conceptually Disorganised projects lead to maintenance problems.
divided into two distinct parts:
The Runtime Environment and
The Vijeo Citect Explorer is the hub of the configuration
the Configuration Environment. process. It simplifies project management, allowing you
The Configuration Environment
to access and modify any part of any project.
consists of a set of tools
(applications) that are used to
build the runtime system. It is
centred around the Vijeo Citect The File menu contains commands for creating,
Explorer, which is used to create Vijeo Citect provides tools to enable rapid removing, organising and running your projects.
and manage projects. development of small and large projects. Each The global properties of a project are accessed
project can be divided into a large number through this menu.
Vijeo Citect Explorer can be
of included projects. Each of these projects
customised to suit special use
can be worked on by different developers at a
and OEM applications. Menus,
variety of locations. In these cases, it is difficult
toolbar buttons and features
to maintain control of project standards and
can be altered or removed.
merge changes from different teams together.
Vijeo Citect’s included projects enable this
to occur without placing additional effort on
development teams.
Vijeo Citect manages standards within a
project by placing all the standard symbols,
objects and user interfaces within a single
base project. Each development team can
include this base project within their own
subprojects and have access to all the project
standards. When standards are changed or
updated, the new base project can be sent
to development teams to update their sub-
projects and see the changes within their
project.
Vijeo Citect facilitates the remote development
of projects by enabling any combination
of Vijeo Citect projects to be combined
together. A remote developer can include
the project standards as well as their own
section of development. This can be used
during development of the existing project or
during maintenance – a single project can be
updated by an Integrator at the same time as
small changes are being made by the local
maintenance team.

The Vijeo Citect development environment can open any


number of projects. This enables CIPs to edit projects from
different customers at the same time. The projects are
displayed in the tree. Their file structure is displayed as you
navigate with the (+) and (–) symbols.

40
Configuration

Use the tool bar to switch to the Vijeo Citect can work
other applications in the Vijeo Citect on projects located on
At a Glance
environment (Project Editor, Graphics fileservers. Simply use link
Builder, Vijeo Citect Batch, Cicode and unlink to bring projects > Quick, easy access
Editor, Online Help). from the file server into the > Familiar interface
development environment.
> Simple, convenient
management of projects
> Single step backup and
restore of entire project

Vijeo Citect provides one-


step backup and restore
of all parts of a project.
A project can be backed Find and Replace
up to floppy disk (with
automatic multiple disk
Feature
span), your local drive, or a The Find and Replace feature
network drive. enables you to find and
replace text strings within a
single graphics page,
template, Graphics Builder
and across multiple projects
when accessed in the Project
Editor. There is also a new
option that warns you about
unused tags on full compile,
which identifies unused tags.
All these contribute to a
Configuration is made easy significant reduction in the
with the Find and Replace time spent in configuration.
feature.

Vijeo Citect forms and


dialogues have a Help
button which invokes
context sensitive help.

41
Configuration

Extending Vijeo Citect


with Cicode
Cicode is easy to use and offers Many applications have special requirements. To provide
the flexibility, reliability and
performance required by plant
you with maximum flexibility and power, Vijeo Citect
monitoring systems. Cicode is a comes with two programming languages: Cicode and
programming language written
CiVBA. Both languages can be used to extend the data
for the control environment, it
is also compiled and offers full available to most fields in your system configuration.
multi-tasking. These important
features provide Vijeo Citect
users with unmatched flexibility
for extending the functionality
of their SCADA/HMI systems
without compromising system Almost all of the fields
performance. available within the
graphics and database
configuration are able to
CiVBA utilise an “expression”
CiVBA is a Visual Basic rather than just a tag value.
compatible scripting language Adding an expression
perfect for integrating Vijeo allows you to smooth an
Citect with ActiveX objects and analogue value for trending,
third party applications. CiVBA transform numeric values
utilises the Cicode engine to into strings or simply
ensure the running code is combine multiple tags in a
multi-threaded. simple expression.
There is an extensive
Events library of functions for both
Cicode and CiVBA which
Events can be set up so that can be directly accessed
they trigger actions when they within an expression field.
occur. For instance, when Additionally, individual
a process is complete, an functions can be created by the customer
operator can be notified and with a combination of library and individual
a series of instructions can be functions producing the required result.
executed.
Code can also be triggered by events or
You can run an event: buttons within the user interface. This code
runs as a separate thread within Vijeo Citect
> Automatically at a specified
and gives access to enhanced functionalities
time and period
within the system. For example, it can retrieve
> Automatically when a trigger The Vijeo Citect debugger provides a step-
information from remote servers, call databases
condition becomes TRUE by-step debugging system for code with
and external libraries or spawn additional
> Automatically when a trigger access to the state of all internal and external
threads to wait for events in the future. 
condition is TRUE at a variables. Additional debug traces can be
specified time and period To aid with diagnostics on the code, Vijeo activated before compilation or at runtime in
Citect provides comprehensive logging and order to track the operation of real-time or
tracing of its code. time sensitive code within the SCADA system.
Combining the debugger and detailed tracing
makes it possible to rapidly diagnose any
problem within your Vijeo Citect system.

42
Configuration

At a Glance
Included in Vijeo Citect’s
collection of debug controls are > Easy to use
tools for starting and stopping
debug mode, inserting and
> Industry standard
removing breakpoints and > Pre-emptive
stepping controls. > Multi-tasking
> Compiled for optimal
performance — not
interpreted or scripted
> Extends the functionality of
Vijeo Citect
> Integrates seamlessly as
part of Vijeo Citect
> Proven, robust language
> Over 650 SCADA functions
included

Breakpoints
To debug a function, you must
first stop the code at a desirable
point. The DebugBreak function,
a manually inserted breakpoint
or a hardware error will halt a
Cicode thread.

Stepping through
CiCode
The position of a halted thread is
marked with an arrow. You can
The Files window displays The Global Variable Window The Stack Window displays step through the function, line by
all Cicode and CiVBA files displays the current value of the functions called, their line, and watch what happens
for each project linked to the each global variable. parameters and the value of in the debug windows as the
development environment. local variables within each code executes.
function.
The following tools are provided
in the Cicode Editor to control
stepping through functions:

> Step Into


> Step Over
> Step Out
> Continue

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Configuration

Online Help
Vijeo Citect’s Online Help is a comprehensive package, logically
structured, easy to find and easy to understand. It is accessible in a
number of different ways, from any part of the Vijeo Citect system.

Vijeo Citect dialogues have a Help button that require, the Vijeo Citect Online Help provides
invokes context-sensitive help. you with the tools to find it.
At a Glance
For more general information, you can use the Vijeo Citect’s Online Help Index operates using
> Comprehensive coverage Help menu. It gives you direct access to the standard Windows functionality. To find the
Help Contents and the Help Guide, as well as information you need, just type part of a key
(over 4000 pages)
application-specific information, such as the word — the keyword list scrolls automatically
> Context sensitive click-and-learn facilities. to the closest match. You can also do a full
> Effective search facility Of course, you can always just press the Help
text search using the Find facility.
Topics button to the right of the toolbar and Vijeo Citect’s Online Help provides easy access
display the Contents. to the information you need. It includes a
logical grouping of Help items on the Vijeo
Once the Help is opened, you can perform
Citect Help Overview page, easy access to
index or keyword searches or browse the ‘Help
driver Help and the use of “breadcrumbs” to
Direct’ topics. No matter what information you
facilitate navigation.

44
Configuration

Example Project
Two Example Projects are supplied with Vijeo Citect
The Example Project is
based on different templates. These are fully configured automatically installed when
projects that are ready to run and can be used to give you install Vijeo Citect.

you ideas on how to configure your own project. You can use the Example
Project if you want to
experiment with something
before including it in your own
To display any graphics page project. The test page is already
in the example project, click set up to display directly from
on the menu or toolbar icon. the menu page.
Hold the cursor over buttons The Example Project is
and other objects to display provided complete with
tool tips. the ability to switch online
between the following
languages:

> Afrikaans
> Chinese
> Dutch
> English
> French
> German
> Hungarian
Every element of the Example P) > Japanese
roject functions exactly as it would > Korean
in a ‘real’ project.
> Norwegian
> Polish
> Russian
> Spanish
> Swedish

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Vijeo Citect Mobility Solutions


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the capabilities of Vijeo Citect software
Increase Network
by providing easy access to the SCADA Flexibility
application from several different software > Have a computer network adapted to your
platforms and devices. This increases visibility enterprise At a Glance
into the plant’s real-time processes and leads
to more intelligent decisions.
> Enable remote access > Remote application control
> Access your SCADA system from almost
With Vijeo Citect’s Mobility Solution, remote anywhere you want
> Wireless access
control and application shadowing have > Only requirements for clients are screen, > Multiple platforms and devices
become possible. Designated users can dial keyboard and sufficient circuitry > Easy update to existing
in via a remote access server and request
applications
simultaneous control of the session. Our Improve Data Security > Increased reliability
Mobility Solution also supports wireless clients
throughout the plant operation for easy mobile > Less vulnerable to hacking > Decreased costs to deploy
access to Vijeo Citect applications. > Focus your security measures on the server automation projects
while ignoring the clients because all data is
Virtually any wireless remote device can be
processed on the server
> Reduced implementation time
used over any TCP/IP connection. This brings
your Vijeo Citect system to you, anywhere you go. > No data loss if client is damaged
> When operating over the Internet, Virtual
Private Networks (VPNs) are recommended
for data encryption

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Mobile Visualisation and Control –


Go Anywhere
Vijeo Citect for Terminal Services software gives users the
mobility and flexibility to view Vijeo Citect applications through:

> Hardware systems


Minimise Downtime
> Thin-client terminals
> Save time: upgrade your entire network with > PDAs
a single operation
> Internet browsers
> Install only on the server side
> Any future software upgrades are limited to the server Hand-held PDAs can display Vijeo Citect for Terminal Services
> Vijeo Citect project files exist only on the Vijeo Citect applications, with the added benefits of mobility and constant
server and are available to the entire network application supervision:

> Empower users


> Increase productivity
> Go anywhere and stay in control

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Software Licensing

Software Licensing
Every Vijeo Citect package you buy has most of the features and
protocols/device drivers included. Vijeo Citect’s no-nonsense
licensing scheme allows you to choose an appropriate package to
match your system, providing you with maximum value for money.

Vijeo Citect’s licensing is based on the


Single vs Multi-User
At a Glance number of computers that will be running
Vijeo Citect at once, not the number of Vijeo Citect licenses can be supplied as
computers with Vijeo Citect installed. So, if
> Concurrent licensing single-user or multi-user. Multi-user licenses
Vijeo Citect is installed on 100 computers, allow anyone on the LAN or WAN to run a
> View-only clients but no more than 15 run it at any one time, session of Vijeo Citect. This means you can
> Hardware or software you only need to purchase 15 licenses. use any PC to run Vijeo Citect without having
protection keys The price of each license is determined by a to install a software or hardware protection
key on every PC. It also means you can
> Internal variable tags – free number of factors:
access any information from any computer.

Point Count and Limit


Evaluation Pack A point is an individual digital or integer
variable read from an I/O device. Vijeo Citect
If you would like to try Vijeo only counts points from the I/O device once
Citect for yourself, please regardless of how many times they are used
contact your local Schneider in your project. Memory, disk and Cicode
Electric representative or variables are free of charge.
distributor to obtain a fully
The point limit is the maximum number of
functional evaluation pack for a
I/O device addresses that can be read. Vijeo
small fee (to cover printing and
Citect caters for any point limit — 75, 150,
shipping costs).
500, 1500, 5000 …unlimited.
The evaluation pack is exactly When running more than one cluster using
the same as a licensed pack, a single license, the point count is the
(including the software and aggregate of the point count of all clusters.
manuals), but projects will only
run for a limited time in a stand
alone network.
Computer Role
The configuration environment, In networked applications, not all Vijeo Citect
on the other hand, can be tasks are used on each computer. Since
utilised for as long as you like. you should not have to pay for what you do
Feel free to use the evaluation not use, you have the option to purchase
pack to build a trial project Control or View-only Client licenses instead
— to test the runtime and of a full license. A computer with a Control
communication capabilities of Client license is able to perform all operator
Vijeo Citect as introduced in interface functions and exchange data with
this document. servers but cannot be a Vijeo Citect server.
A computer with a View-only Client license
provides read-only displays — perfect for just
monitoring a process.

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SCADA Partner Program

Become a SCADA Partner

Increase your business Why become a SCADA


opportunities partner?
In 2009, Schneider Electric’s Global Partner > Increase your business opportunities:
Network consists of some 2000+ Integration By becoming an approved Schneider
Partners. Our comprehensive solutions ensure Electric partner, we will direct our customers
Schneider Electric partners deliver market- to you.
driven solutions to enhance the value of the
partners’ expertise. This in turn allows the > Drive sales: Partners receive access to
partners’ customers to reap the benefits. sales tools, providing you with the complete
message for the customer.
The Global Partner Programmes have
been developed to provide a collaborative > Reduce risk: Partners gain access to
framework in which our valued partners can world class support, reducing the risk when
grow their businesses. Our Global Partners are developing HMI/SCADA projects.
the cornerstone of our success. Leveraging
their local market knowledge, experience and > Reduce costs: Partners receive licenses for
capabilities, our global reach now extends to system development and testing at no extra
operations in more than 80 countries. cost.
The programmes benefit partners with access > Show your skills: Partners with
to leading industrial automation solutions, exceptional skills receive awards that
world-class technical support, sales and recognise their achievements worldwide.
marketing resources and a comprehensive
education system.

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Features

Features

Architecture I/O Communications Graphics Operations


Scalable Connectivity Development Controls
 Configuration-free system growth  Support for open standards  True colour screens  Touch commands
 Large project size  Multiple protocols per I/O server  Easy pick colour selector with names  Mouse over detection
 255 simultaneous connected clients  Drivers work on RS232, 422, 485, colours  Keyboard commands of system,
TCP/IP  Transparent colour support page or animation level
 LAN / WAN support
 Driver setup in 60s  Advanced animations without coding  Sliders in one or two dimensions
 Web ready without configuration
 4096 I/O devices per cluster  Animation of symbols sets based on  DatabaseExchange
 Support for low bandwidth operation
 Support for multiple active cluster  Dial-In/Out support for remote tag data Process Analyst
systems devices  32,000 animations per page  Combine alarm and trend data
 Driver Development Kit for custom  Full flashing colours support
Flexible protocols
 32+ pens
 Support for multiple languages  4+ panes
 True Exception reporting  OPC Server DA2.0 support  3D pipe tool  2+ cursors
 Client/Server architecture
 Alarm, trend and report servers Access  3D effects (raise, lower, emboss)  Stacked or overlaid pens
 Drivers at no additional cost  Import graphics  Display of data quality
scalable across any machine
configurations  Driver Web contains latest version 88 Windows Bitmap (BMP, RLE,  Analogue and digital pens
DIB)  Alarm acknowledge displayed
 Project files centralised for  Driver update to maintain up-to-date
maintenance, distributed for remote drivers 88 AutoCad (DXF)  Alarm description ( analogue and
sites or a mix of both 88 Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) multi-digital )
Performance 88 Fax Image (FAX)
 Changes in a single location  Alarm comment display
 Dynamic optimisation of all drivers 88 Ventura (IMG)
Reliable  True Daylight Savings support
 Data read on-demand 88 JPEG (JPG, JIF, JFF, JFE)  Save views at runtime
 Built-in Primary/Standby level  Can support 100,000 integers per 88 Photo CD (PCD)  Views stored in redundant locations
88 File server redundancy second update from an I/O device 88 PaintBrush (PCX)  Display different time periods on the
88 LAN redundancy 88 Portable Network Graphics same display
88 Alarms server redundancy Tags (PNG)  Customisable and extendable
88 Trend server redundancy  Large number of tags 88 Targa (TGA) controls
88 Report server redundancy  80 character tag name 88 Tagged Image Format (TIFF)
 Multi-level I/O server redundancy
Alarms
 Support for quality and time- 88 Windows Meta File (WMF)  Large number of alarms
 Support for full reliability at local stamped on relevant drivers 88 Word Perfect (WPG)
control panels  Centralised processing of alarms.
FastLinx  Large number of undo support Alarms can be defined as:
 Automatic server swap  Windows XP-style buttons with
 Single database solution for PLC 88 Digital
 Automatic trend history dynamic movement properties
and SCADA 88 Analogue
synchronisation
 Automatic alarm table
 Bi-direction synchronisation with Runtime 88 Time-stamped
PLC development environment  4096 x 4096 resolution 88 High level expression
synchronisation
 Static synchronisation for offline  Resizable screens (Isotropic and 88 Multi-Digital
 Automatic time synchronisation
development Anisotropic) 88 Time-stamped digital
 Secure
 Automatic restart upon system Import  Multi-monitor support 88 Time-stamped analogue
failure  Automatic importation and  Page selectable update times (min  On-line change of language for all
synchronisation 10ms) alarms
Performance  Communication loss display  Network acknowledge without
 Import from multiple PLC types
 Maintain performance regardless  Runtime language swapping configuration
 Add user defined importation
of size  Network disable without
schema  Support for single and double byte
 Multi-CPU support character sets configuration
Security Security  Category, area and priority of alarms
 Based on individual users as well as  Alarm delay
Security level can control:
groups of users  1ms precision of time stamped
 250 simultaneous logged-in users  Visibility of objects alarms
 Large number of user names  Access to graphic displays  Variable data in alarm messages
definable  Acknowledge of alarms  Acknowledge individually or in group
 Definable area and privilege profile  Running of reports  Acknowledge based on category
per user name  System utilities or priority
 Acknowledge graphically, in alarm list
or through Cicode
 Alarm sorting
 Alarm filtering
 Custom alarm fields

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Features

Trending Templates Bristol Babcock* Steeplechase


Busware* Telefrang
 Large number of trends  Over 70 templates in multiple styles Campbell Scientific Inc Telemecanique
 Supports any historical trend in less and at multiple resolutions are Cegelec Thermo Westronics*
than one second provided Cimetrics Tibco*
 Control of trend file sizes  Templates are extensible in the Clipsal Toshiba
 View archived trends transparently in graphics builder Colby Demag Transmitton
the running trend system  Templates can contain animations Contemporary Control Systems Triconex Corporation
 Resolution user selectable from 1ms  Changes in templates are replicated Contrec Systems Unidata
 Compare trends to linked pages Control Microsystems Inc. Universal Instruments Corporation
 Instant trends on any tag  Templates are transportable between Cutler Hammer* Valmet*
 Event or periodic storage projects Danfoss Vikingegaarden
Data Electronics VIPA
SPC Symbols Detroit Diesel Corporation Wago*
 Cp and CpK charts  Over 800 symbols provided Eberle Weidmuller
 X, R and S charts  User-defined symbols can be Echelon* West Instruments*
 Pareto charts developed in the graphics builder Elpro Technologies Westinghouse
 Symbols can be animated Elsag Bailey Willowglen
 Adjustable subgroup size and limits
 Changes in symbols are updated to Emerson Woojin
 Alarms on the following: Above Engage Networks Yaskawa*
UCL, Below LCL, Outside CL, Down all instances
Enron Yokogawa
Trend, Up Trend, Erratic, Gradual  Symbols are transportable between
Eurotherm International ZWorld
Down, Gradual Up, Mixture, Outside projects
Facon
WL, Freak, Stratification and High Object-based Fischer & Porter
Level expression
Configuration Fisher
Industry Standard
Reports  Large number of objects defined as Fisher and Paykel Protocols
 Native report editor, WYSIWYN Genies and Super Genies Fisher Rosemount Systems* Ascii
reports, Rich Text reports  User-defined Genies enable user Fluke BacNet*
defined plant equipment to be Foxboro* DNP 3.0
 Alarm Management Reports
placed on the screen Fuji Electric EIB
(EEMUA): alarm correlation, alarm
Gantner IEC870-5
count, alarm frequency, alarm major  User-defined Super Genies enable
GE Modbus
event, alarm longest standing a single user interface for multiple
GE Fanuc OPC
 Standard Reports: disabled alarms, devices
GEC Profibus
alarm statistics, alarm states, alarm  Genies and Super Genies can
GEC Alsthom SNMP
states matrix, run hours, numeric accommodate variations in the
Generic devices
statistics, tag calculation, tag value, device tags without needing further
Harris Controls
string statistics, tag states, digital development
Hewlett Packard
statistics Hima Gmbh
Runtime Security Hitachi
Triggered by: Time Schedule, External Honeywell
 Project level Microsoft Windows
Event, High Level Expression, Operator Idec Izumi
integrated security
Input Intech (NZ)
Output to: Printer, file, email, screen, Data Exchange Intuitive Technologies (@aGlance)*
HTML Johnson Controls
 OPC Server and Client Kaye Instruments Inc
 ODBC Keyence
Configuration  OLE-DB LG Industrial Systems
 CTAPI Matsushita
Project Development Mauell
 DLL
 Flexible project size Mettler Toledo*
 MAPI (MAIL)
 Divisible into include projects Moeller
 TCP/IP
 Easy standards definition Moore Industries
 SERIAL Moore Products
 Easy project maintenance
 Computer Setup Editor to configure Motorola
each PC in network
Object Integration MOX Products
 SpeedLink allows PLC MTL Instruments
Code configuration to be linked to National Instruments
 True pre-emptive and multitasking the SCADA configuration Nematron
 Up to 512 concurrent threads  OFS integration, real-time NJ International
 More than 600 SCADA functions access to the PLC data Omnitronics
provided (Modicon Quantum, Premium, Omron
TSX Micro, Twido and Momentum Optimation Optilogic*
 Libraries for user-written functions
PLCs), as well as to all Modbus Opto 22
 Supports more than 4,500 user
devices. Philips*
functions per project
Phoenix Contact
 Local, module and global variables PLC Direct (Koyo)
 No additional software required to
write own functions
Supported Preferred Instrumens
Reliance Electric
 Direct access to trend data, report Manufacturers Rockwell Automation
values and alarm details ABB Rosemount
 Syntax colouring ABB Instrumentation RTP
 Online Help functionality Action Controls SAAB
Advantech SAIA
 Quick help as ‘tool tip’
Air Liquide* Samsung
 Editor with: Allen Bradley Satt Control
88 Runtime breakpoints Ampcontrol Schlage Electronics
88 Variable watch Anybus* Schlaps & Partner
88 Thread monitoring April Schneider Electric Note: *Supported by using OPC.
88 Colour coding Aromat Corporation Serck The list is valid at the time of printing.
88 Breakpoints window Aspen Technology* Siemens
88 Single stepping B&R Industrial Sisco
Baker Hughes SIXNET
88 Current line indication
Barber Coleman* Softing AG
88 Remote debugging (NT only) Beckhoff Sprecher & Schuh
88 Automatic debug on error Bosch Square D

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