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iFIX Productivity Tools

Lower the cost of ownership, improve usability, and make operations easier, faster, and more robust.

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Extend and accelerate the capabilities of iFIX

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Our HMI/SCADA solutions anticipate your operators’ needs, delivering precise information quickly and intuitively to support the best possible decision-making. With iFIX Productivity Tools, you can take advantage of a range of options that extend those outcomes even farther. iFIX Productivity Tools are a suite of enhancements for iFIX that help lower the cost of ownership, improve usability, and make operations easier, faster, and more robust.

Benefits of iFIX Productivity Tools

Lower total cost of ownership

Improve ease of use

Facilitate safer operations

Enhance operational intelligence

Extend the life of your iFIX system

Features of iFIX Productivity Tools

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Intuitive navigation

The navigation system for iFIX follows the familiar look and feel of a Web browser. The menu includes recognizable functions like “Back", “Forward", “Home", and “Favorites” as the standard though it is completely user configurable. Users can navigate to any picture or iFIX configuration tool—database manager, workspace, or mission control—as long as they have access. This feature makes iFIX more user-friendly and easier to learn and operate for simpler, faster, and more efficient day-to-day operations.

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Pan-and-zoom picture interaction

Picture interaction enhancement enables operators to quickly transition between macro and micro overviews of all operations and connected sites. Operators can quickly and easily drill down into a specific site or area of the system to interact with individual devices or monitor smaller areas in detail. Productivity Tools screen interactions provide a more intuitive operator interface. These enhancements make operators more effective by avoiding information overload and enabling them to manage the information on screen, while quickly and easily having the ability to access detailed information.

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Flexible picture sizing and arrangement

Drag to resize pictures to smaller than full screen. Open multiple pictures, then automatically size and position them to fill a single monitor using standard stacking options: tile, cascade, vertical stack, or horizontal stack. At workstations with multiple screens, operators can send pictures from one to screen to another. Options are available to send left, right, up, or down, depending on how you want to arrange screens.

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Consistent control interface

Operator dialogs provide a powerful and consistent interface for managing all types of devices and equipment. It is designed so that operators who have been shown how to manage one type of device will know how to manage all devices. Simply click on a device to open its pop-up operator dialog. All HMI/SCADA operations, such as issuing a control, placing a control tag, attaching an equipment note, or disabling an alarm, are achieved using operator dialogs. Each type of field device has an operator dialog specific to its operational needs. Operator dialogs require no programming and are easily configured to meet all operational requirements

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Notes

The notes system provides a secure-by-design space for operators to record and share information about specific devices, sites, pictures, or events. The intuitive and versatile interface enables users to record, edit, and update notes. Saving a note automatically documents and logs the revision in the note’s history with time, date, and user stamped. The note editor is secure-by-design and does not expose the SCADA computer’s file system to tampering. A summary list provides a record of all notes in the system with quick access to any note.

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Flexible alarm management

A central role for any operator is the ability to quickly identify and address exception conditions within the system. A multitude of alarm notification and management functionality help increase operator awareness, reduce alarm flooding, decrease response time, and improve system reliability.

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Control and information tagging

Safe equipment control is a core requirement of any SCADA system. Productivity Tools provide advanced features for safe equipment operations and management. Control and information tags record who, when, and why they were put in place, so that this information can be stored in the events system.

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Advanced list management

All iFIX Productivity Tools lists use a single common control, providing consistent information delivery, for minimal configuration effort.

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dbArchitect

dbArchitect provides structure to an iFIX database, enabling users to visualize, manipulate, create, and maintain their iFIX database inside a single environment. dbArchitect also provides the ability to quickly replicate all of the iFIX data blocks needed for a single real-world device, such as a motor, pump, or valve. This process of creating a replicable template takes only seconds and can be applied from small devices up to larger plants such as pump stations, wellheads, tanks, or process lines. dbArchitect enables your organization to grow and accurately maintain an iFIX system across years and even personnel changes.

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Event list

The events list is a comprehensive and permanent record of HMI/SCADA activity. It includes a chronological and searchable record of operator actions and system activity such as alarms, operator actions, event messages, control and information tags, off scan changes, and more. Operators can also add their observations to specific events or even their own text messages. With advanced filtering capabilities and quick filtering on location and device, it is easy to access historical events from any period. The events list helps with auditing operator actions for security and accountability.

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