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.

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


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.

Canvas Feedback

April 26, 2016 / 0 comments / in WESC  / by Walter Goodwater

At WESC 2016, we offered our first look at Canvas, the new CygNet HMI. To provide feedback on Canvas and to sign-up for the Canvas Beta Program, please complete our user survey.

Calling CygNet Studio Users!

October 29, 2015 / 0 comments / in General  / by Walter Goodwater

We know that Studio is a vital part of the CygNet user’s experience. Therefore we want to give you a voice to tell us your current and future needs as CygNet Studio users. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey linked below (and please forward it to anyone else in your company who would be interested). Your input will be pivotal in helping us take the next steps with this important product.

Announcing the CygNet Depot

September 25, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

CygNet Applied Engineering is pleased to announce the release of the CygNet Depot. This tool was created to simplify interacting with CygNet file storage services. With the Depot, you have easy access to any file stored in your APPS or BSS and also your Group services. You can download, upload, drag-and-drop, delete, rename, copy, and paste. In addition, you can preview files (Studio screens, PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets, image files) and make in-place edits to text-based files (.txt, .xml, .vbs, etc.) without having to bother with downloading, editing, saving, then uploading.

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