About Alarm Viewers


  1. System events, such as device failures, program terminations, system startups and system shutdowns.

    You create and modify system event alarms in the Alarm Definition dialog box .

    Note: CIMPLICITY comes with several configured Event alarms.

  2. Points that are in an alarm state, created in the Point Properties dialog box. You can modify them in the Point Properties dialog box or the Alarm Definition dialog box.

    CIMPLICITY includes the following Alarm Viewers:

    1. Alarm Viewer OCX Control (AMV Control).
    • AMV Control overview.
    • AMV Control configuration.
    1. Stand-alone Alarm Viewer (stand-alone AMV).
    • Stand-alone AMV overview.
    • Stand-alone AMV configuration

    Both alarm viewers provide the capabilities to:

    • Configure alarm views.
    • Display current alarms.
    • Modify the state of existing alarms.
    • Enter comments about an existing alarm.
    • Receive instructions to resolve alarm conditions.
    • Filter the alarm list to display only those alarms that have certain characteristics.
    • Display alarms in a static view.

    In Static view, a user opens a CIMPLICITY Alarm Viewer a current list of alarms displays. This list remains in the window until a user:

    • Acknowledges or resets alarms that are configured to be deleted on acknowledge or reset.
    • Clicks Refresh to display an updated list of alarms when the alarm count changes to the Unseen Alarm Count color.
    • Display alarms in a dynamic view.

    In Dynamic view, the alarm display is updated automatically whenever a new alarm that passes a filter (or unfiltered) list is generated or when the status of an existing alarm changes.