Home » Siemens certifies XLReporter for use with PCS 7
Siemens certifies XLReporter for use with PCS 7
Franklin, Mass. April 15 - Report generation and data analysis software vendor, SyTech, announced that its product, XLReporter has been approved by Siemens Energy & Automation as a reporting option for use with the Simatic PCS 7 process control system from Siemens. XLReporter provides the key layer of technology that enables reporting in Microsoft Office Excel to be performed automatically and in the background.
SyTech has successfully completed testing of XLReporter for use with PCS 7. Reports can be produced by reading real-time process data via the PCS 7 OPC servers and from process archives via the PCS 7 OPC Historical Data Access (OPC HDA) servers. The OPC HDA interface provides raw and interpolated samples, as well as every available calculation in the OPC HDA specification. In addition, when alarm and event reports are required, XLReporter interfaces with the PCS 7’s OLE DB provider to access data contained in the alarm archives.
“Siemens approved the XLReporter as a reporting option because of the benefits it will bring to our customers,” said Teddy Tom, senior product manager at Siemens. “It is easy to use, integrates seamlessly with PCS 7, does not require any programming and is based on the familiar environment of Excel.”
With XLReporter’s point-and-click configuration, users can create informative drill-down, summary and utilization reports. Completed reports are then distributed via Web pages, networked printers, PDF files and/or email.
XLReporter is fully compatible with Microsoft Vista and all other Windows operating systems. Support for the Office Excel family has been extended to Excel 2007 using the new Office Fluent user interface.
ProComSol Distributes PowerXpress HART Power Solution
ProComSol Announces It Now Distributes PowerXpress HART Calibration Power Solution
West Texas Investigation Hampered by Inter-Agency Cat Fight
ATF and CSB in dispute about access to plant, witnesses, evidence.
News You Might Have Missed This Week from ControlGlobal and Elsewhere
Our Recap of Stories, Events and Ideas Floating Around the Internet Now
Fieldbus Foundation Launches Project Gemstone
New initiative is designed to make the fieldbus experience easier, more application-centered.
Pressure Sensors Monitor Remote Field Safety Trailers
AST Pressure sensors are used to monitor Nomadic safety trailers in the field in remote oil field locations.
Great Moments in Process Automation History
Take a broken soda fountain machine, a car a.c. unit, flavor mixes, water and CO2, add inventiveness; you get America’s favorite frozen drink.
Smart Grid: Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device Shows Positive Results
Forbes magazine's tech contributor Mark Gibbs writes that independent testing of Andrea Rossi's E-CAT Cold Fusion Reactor has positive results.The implications of the possible commercialization of cold fusion power sources are incredible.
Compressor Controls: Saudi Aramco Buys First GE Compressor Control Systems
Saudi Aramco has purchased advanced compressor control technology from GE for the Haradh GOSP-1 facility in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
SANS Control Security Training Coming to Houston
SANS Institute will hold ICS Security Training event on June 10-15 in Houston
ISA Training Through June in Houston
Technician training, engineering survival and SIS boot camps for condensed, intense, comprehensive educational experience.
- All news »
Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe today.
- Featured White Papers