CI Technologies has released Citect Version 5.31, the latest upgrade of its award winning Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software.
Citect 5.31 delivers a new trending subsystem with advanced display and archiving functionality, as well a range of new drivers that extend the base of supported I/O devices.
The new trend system enhances Citect's capabilities as a data acquisition and analysis tool by delivering advanced archiving and display functionality.
Archiving has been improved as the trends system now provides a platform for the development of "trend drivers". These facilitate the use of different methods and formats for storing Citect trend data.
Two storage formats (scaled integer and floating point) will be supported in Version 5.31 through this initiative, with many more to follow as the new trends architecture is fully exploited. The potential even exists for customers to develop their own trend drivers.
The new trend system also offers added flexibility when dealing with the typical limitations of a displaying trend data on a computer screen.
For example, when the number of samples displayed is less than the number of available pixels (ie. the trend data is displayed in stretch mode), you can now implement a step change between one sample and the next, or a line directly between two samples.
When a trend display has more samples than pixels (condensed mode), the trend value at each pixel can be configured to display an average of two (or more) sample values, the minimum sample value, or the maximum sample value.
With the addition of a number of new drivers, Citect now interfaces to hundreds of different I/O devices including PLCs, RTUs, and DCSs from over 100 manufacturers.
Some of the new devices that are supported includes equipment from Schlage Access Controllers, RTP Hybrid Control System, Yokogowa, plus many more. All of these new drivers are included with Citect at no extra cost.