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What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 3

Walter Goodwater


What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 2

Walter Goodwater


What's New in Canvas 9.4, Part 1

Walter Goodwater


Announcing CygNet 9.4

Jacob Allred



Why Token-Based Polling is Better than Sliced Bread

May 12, 2015 / 0 comments / in Measurement  / by Jacob Allred

There’s a new request in town, and it goes by the name “Request New Device Data” (and boy, does it mean business!).

In ye olde tyme Gas Measurement Repository (GMR), there was only one way to get data from the field, and that was by using date-based requests. When using a date-based request, you essentially are asking the devices: “What data do you have from 3 days ago until today?” This approach works for some cases, but isn’t very robust in other scenarios, many which are unforeseeable. Administrators typically need to build safety nets to handle any communication down times so that there is no data left uncollected


Dem DEIDs, Dem DEIDs

May 07, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering General  / by Blake Miller

The DEID is connected to the UDC,
The UDC is connected to the Facility…

Remember that childhood song? Perhaps I took some liberties with the words but I think they also work in a truly geeky CygNet way.


I improved this screen’s performance by 1000% and so can you! (part 1)

May 05, 2015 / 0 comments / in General Support WESC  / by CygNet Blog Admin

Recently, I was asked to assist with a customer support call regarding a poorly performing CygNet Studio screen.  Having just participated in Dan Snyder’s CygNet Database Service Diagnostics and Performance Tuning breakout session at this year’s WESC, I felt more than ready to take on this challenge.  Surprisingly, the actual diagnostic and remediation process required was much more involved than I expected.  My hope is that by describing, over the next several posts, the detailed process I went through to decrease the screen load time from 30 seconds to 3 seconds, you may come to understand the nuanced considerations required to craft and verify the most efficient solution for your particular needs.


Report Module 2015

May 01, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

The latest version of the Report Module is now available. This new release includes:


Boost CygNet Performance with SSDs

April 24, 2015 / 0 comments / in General  / by CygNet Blog Admin

Newer solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significant performance improvements over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and should be considered as an option for your CygNet services.

This post (also posted as a Technical Note on the CygNet Support portal) describes both types of data storage devices, the most useful performance benchmark for comparing HDDs and SSDs, and recommendations for configuring SSDs in a CygNet system.


Announcing the CygNet Designer

April 21, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

CygNet Applied Engineering is pleased to announce the release of the CygNet Designer. We built this tool to help you define and enforce system standards in a way that improves consistency and efficiency. We hope that it meets those goals and more, and eagerly await your valuable feedback.


Using Excel’s conditional formatting to build better reports

April 12, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

The Report Module is designed to be a simple, user-friendly tool for creating reports in Excel or PDF. However, the needs of some users require some advanced configuration. This article is going to cover the details of using the report template file to leverage Excel’s powerful conditional formatting feature.


Keeping up with the CygNet Blog

April 03, 2015 / 0 comments / in General  / by CygNet Blog Admin

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CygNet for Production Data Model

March 19, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

CygNet for Production provides a sample data model for your CygNet data, but whether your system is based on CygNet for Production or not, we think it is valuable to design (and then stick to!) a clear data model. If you are building templated screens, or want to be able to validate that all your facilities and points are configured the way you think they are, you’ll be grateful for your data model. This video tutorial will cover the CygNet for Production data model, how we configure and store it in CygNet, and considerations you should keep in mind when designing your own. Enjoy!


WESC 2015 Breakout: CygNet Database Service Diagnostics and Performance Tuning

March 12, 2015 / 0 comments / in WESC  / by CygNet Blog Admin

In this session we will explore the CygNet Database Services (DBS) and the many variables that affect performance. Come learn more about server-side principles such as caching and custom indexes as well as client-side considerations that can make your screens more snappy.

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