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Walter-Goodwater

Walter has been a developer on CygNet since 2006 and has led work on Applied Engineering and Canvas. Currently he manages the entire CygNet development team.


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.

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.

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.

Better Comm. Diagnostics Through Visualization

February 19, 2019 / 0 comments / in Canvas General  / by Walter Goodwater

It is not always easy to know when something is wrong with your comms. There are many different points of failure and it can be hard to know where to start looking when an issue is suspected. Even when you have all the data in front of you, it can be a hassle to find the signal in the noise.

Canvas: A Re-introduction

February 23, 2018 / 0 comments / in Canvas General  / by Walter Goodwater

I demoed Canvas for the first time at the CygNet users’ conference back in 2016. Our user community had been asking us for an updated HMI for a long time, so the initial reception was encouraging, though with a few exceptions (“ugh, is that really the icon you guys are using?” and “it’s so bright, are you trying to blind me?” come to mind). We were excited to get this new HMI into your hands as soon as possible. Well, after two years, a few crises, a disaster or two, plus a handful of adjustments to schedule, requirements, and priority, not to mention my family’s first baby – my awesome son Malcolm – we are finally ready for Canvas’ first release.

Your Trend Wish List

July 17, 2017 / 0 comments / in Canvas General  / by Walter Goodwater

Calling all CygNet Trend aficionados! We’re starting work on our next generation of the trend tool for CygNet HMI and want your input.

8.5.1 Preview: CygNet Broadcast

June 06, 2017 / 0 comments / in API General  / by Walter Goodwater

Have you ever needed to send a message out to all your CygNet Studio users? Maybe you need to let everyone know about some planned (or unplanned…) server downtime. Or maybe you want to inform everyone about a change to a screen, field asset, or company policy. Or maybe you noticed free cake in the break room and you’re feeling generous. Sure, you could write an email, but does everyone in the control room have Outlook open? If only there was a way to send a message to all open Studio and Vision clients in your site…

Canvas Beta Reminder

January 17, 2017 / 0 comments / in Canvas General  / by Walter Goodwater

UPDATE:

The testing period for our initial beta has concluded. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Canvas Beta

October 31, 2016 / 0 comments / in Canvas  / by Walter Goodwater

Earlier this year, we provided our first look at our new HMI client: Canvas. Now we are very excited to get a pre-release version of Canvas into your hands through the Canvas Beta Program.

Canvas Introduction

May 03, 2016 / 0 comments / in Canvas General  / by Walter Goodwater

For any who weren’t able to see our introduction to Canvas at WESC 2016, we put together a video describing some of the new features. Take a look and be sure to fill out the feedback survey or use the comments below to give us your thoughts.

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