Status Vision Designer is a powerful data visualization software package that serves as a
sophisticated HMI (Human Machine Interface) designer for manufacturing and other process control
industries, energy, water/water treatment, and health care. Status can also be used for creating
digital dashboards and digital signage applications to display your real time data.
Status has built-in connectivity to real time OPC (Open Process Control) data and can very easily
be extended to bind to other types of data.
Portability - Status Client
Projects published from Status can be viewed in Windows XP or Windows Vista using the Status
Client Projects can also be published directly to Silverlight Web Applications producing real time
visualization from a variety of web browsers or platforms. The scheduling feature in Status Client
is an easy to use configuration tool that allows a user to schedule screens contained in
their project to display at predefined intervals. Use this feature to monitor multiple levels of a
factory, cycle through corporate information for employees, or in digital signage applications for
retail or trade show environments.
Status uses Microsoft Visual Studio C# and Visual Basic projects as its project format. Projects
developed in Status can be extended in Visual Studio 2008 using the full power of .NET and
maintain their compatibility with Status. The Status Designer has an extensive object model
allowing the design environment to be customized and extended by writing simple .NET plug-ins.
Status uses the XML based XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) markup language by
Microsoft for screen definitions. This means the screens are human readable, portable, can be
easily generated, and conform to an industry standard.
Graphics and Resources
Status’ resources include hundreds of pieces of XAML-based clip-art with many targeted for various
industries including manufacturing. Status uses all of the primary .NET controls used in Windows
development and includes over 70 custom .NET 3.5 and Silverlight controls including Buttons,
Gauges, Indicators, LED Displays, Linear Gauges, Motors and Fans, Pipes, Rotary, Sliders, and
Tanks. All controls can be bound to real time-data.
The Trend control in Status captures and displays live, dynamically updated real-time data, as
well as the indexed historical data, in a Line Chart format. Trend controls’ functionality
includes the ability to zoom in/out to arbitrary ranges within the data, support for live and
real-time data point manipulation, and scrubbing through the available data history. Designers can
choose a shape (from a predefined list) and fill to be used to mark plotted points of data. The
Trend control is available for both Windows and Silverlight based projects generated from Status.
The language switching feature in Status allows a designer to configure different languages to be
displayed for any given control. The end user will then be able to select a language on a
published screen at and have the controls on that screen update with the selected language.
Language switching can be used in Silverlight and WPF.
OPC DA Redundancy
The OPC DA data source includes an optional feature for fail-over redundancy. When the primary
data source becomes unresponsive the current data source will switch to, and begin receiving data
from, the backup data source. The application will continue to poll the failed primary data
the primary recovers, the current data source can switch back to the primary and close the
connection to the backup.
By integrating Alarming into Status Vision Designer users can monitor alarms and events occurring
in real-time on the factory floor then acknowledge them for process audit purposes. Each user can
customize the configuration settings in the Alarm Control to meet their specific needs, making it
relevant to their job role or environment. Alarming Control is implemented as a plug-in with a
runtime component and can be used in WPF. Applies to OPC-DA AE only.
Status Proxy Server
The Status Proxy Server is a web service that hosts the connection to data sources used by
Silverlight web applications or Windows applications created using the Status designer. The proxy
server will move the updated data to and from the remote data source at the client and the
corresponding data source hosted by the Data Source Proxy Server. A single copy of the Status
Proxy Server is installed with each copy of the Status Vision Designer.