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Just say “Enhance!” to bring your alarms into crystal-clear focus

June 29, 2020 / 0 comments / in General  / by Richard Stember

Okay, maybe that only works for Jack Bauer. But, just like Jack, the new Enhanced Alarm Configuration (EAC) feature can help you avert catastrophe.

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Visualizing a Single Point in Canvas

June 15, 2020 / 0 comments / in Canvas  / by Walter Goodwater

I was recently asked to give a presentation on Canvas to showcase its power as an HMI authoring platform to potential customers. I’ve given lots of presentations on Canvas over the years, usually highlighting new and exciting features with each release. Just talking about new 9.4 features took me over an hour at WESC, and three separate blog posts here; for this presentation, I had about 15 minutes. So instead of trying to talk too fast or cram too much in, I decided to take my audience on a journey.

It starts with a single point value, and a text tool.

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What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 3

April 02, 2020 / 0 comments / in Canvas  / by Walter Goodwater

We’ve been reviewing some of the new Canvas features in the 9.4 release. We’ve covered navigation and high performance HMI. Today I want to talk about alarms, how to know when they’ve happened, and how to take action.

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What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 2

March 31, 2020 / 0 comments / in Canvas  / by Walter Goodwater

As I mentioned in my previous article, there are just so many new features in Canvas for 9.4 that we couldn’t fit it all in one post. Last time we talked about some of the new navigation features; today I want to talk about high performance HMI.

“High Performance” has been a bit of a buzzword for HMI design for a while now, and can mean different things to different people. In general, the goal of a high performance HMI is to prioritize actionable information over raw data. We want to remove visual distractions, limit points of confusion, and empower end users to take informed action. These principles have been part of Canvas’ design from the beginning, and we’ve added even more features in 9.4.

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What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 1

March 26, 2020 / 0 comments / in Canvas Product_Release  / by Walter Goodwater

We’re all very happy to have CygNet 9.4 out in the world. The CygNet development and product management team worked hard to ensure this release would provide significant value for our customers. Hopefully you can see the results of that work in the massive 9.4 release notes.

As the lead developer for Canvas, I want to spend some time highlighting some of the many new HMI features in 9.4. This release represents the biggest investment we’ve done in our new HMI since it came out a few years ago. Frankly there are just too many new features to meaningfully cover in a single post, so I am going to break it up and do a series on some of the awesome new things in Canvas.

Today I want to talk about navigation. Navigation is a big theme for Canvas 9.4. As people start building out new systems in Canvas, we wanted to expand options for end users to move around quickly and efficiently.

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Announcing CygNet 9.4

February 28, 2020 / 0 comments / in Canvas General Measurement Support Product_Release  / by Jacob Allred

I am pleased to announce the release of CygNet 9.4! CygNet 9.4 has been in development since July 2019 and has a lot of new features that I am excited to bring to your CygNet deployments. Also, as a part of this release, we have transitioned to a new documentation delivery platform and have video content ready for you as well. Keep reading below for more details!

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2019 WESC Slide Deck review

January 28, 2020 / 1 comments / in / by Jacob Allred

With both our international WESC conferences completed and the holiday season behind us, we are now making the CygNet slide decks available for you to download.

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What's New in CygNet Bridge API

January 20, 2020 / 0 comments / in / by Eric Nakaki

In case you missed it…

In what some may have called the most under appreciated breakout session of WESC, What's New in CygNet Bridge API, we discussed some of the new features of the Bridge APIs. 

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Relative Facilities, Canvas, and You

January 07, 2020 / 0 comments / in / by Blake Miller

Relative facilities have been around in CygNet in some shape or form for many years.  And along the way, there were enhancements made to Studio to assist in creating multi-facility templated screens based on a relative linking model.  However, with Canvas, that relative linking functionality and resolution was baked into the product at the very beginning.   In this post, I’m going to discuss some design considerations and implementation ideas that I hope will help as you create Canvas screens.

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WESC Canada registration is open!

October 30, 2019 / 0 comments / in / by Jacob Allred

Calling all Canadian CygNet, ForeSite, and Edge users! I am pleased to announce that the Weatherford Enterprise Software Conference will be in Calgary this November!

 

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