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OPUS AGWS6 Graphic Workstation


Graphic Workstation User Interface

OPUS SOFTWARE presents AGWS6, the sixth generation of Advanced Graphic Workstation software. AGWS6 provides a sophisticated graphical interface to PC6-SQL for the display and analysis of real-time text and graphical information.


Workstation with Multiple Window DisplayBoth integrated and external workstations are supported. The integrated workstation resides on the PC6-SQL computer system and communicates via an internal link. External workstations communicate with the PC6-SQL system via various forms of asynchronous link, including local and wide area networks, wired or wireless links.

The workstation software is supplied free issue, the number of users on a system being controlled solely by the PC6-SQL licensing.

PC6-SQL supports multiple users, accessing the system either directly or through one or more workstation servers. Multiple workstation servers can be installed to support a practically unlimited number of users without any appreciable degradation of system performance.

User Defined Setup

Connections with multiple named sites can be established using pre-configured 'User Defined Setup' files. These files define all operational parameters for the connecting link, any required privilege levels and directory paths (unique paths for the site's mimic, map, graph and template specification files etc.).

Mimic Pages

Mimic Display. Click to enlarge.Mimics are typically used to customise the operator interface or depict plant information in a graphic, or schematic form. AGWS6 mimics can also be treated as templates allowing the same page to be reused for different sites or plant areas.

Mimic pages consist of a background superimposed with static, marker, control and live data items. The background can be rendered using either a solid colour, one of the various graduated fills (18 off), or using a specified image (e.g. an associated map, plan or photograph of the plant). Mimic Display. Click to enlarge.

Various static items can be inserted onto a page including text, frames (2D or 3D shapes), titled boxes, pipes, tanks, cutout overlays, bitmap images and icons. Pipes, text frames and bitmaps can be animated.

Markers can be inserted onto a page and provide operator interaction using simple mouse clicks. These markers, or mouse hot spots can be inserted using either hidden points, hidden boxes, or visible mouse buttons. The mouse cursor automatically changes to a pointing hand symbol whenever the cursor rolls over a marker.

Mimic Object LibrarySeparate commands can be associated with a marker's active and latched states. These commands can be used to provide links to Microsoft compatible packages (MS Access, MS Excel, Media Player etc.), to activate utility or user programs (e.g. Visual Basic control applications), to display other mimic or map pages, to display other directory or summary information, to display graph data, in fact to perform any desired display or control action.

User prompts can be associated with mimic markers, appearing as text messages at the bottom of the display and if desired, announced verbally by the workstation. An extensive variety of mouse buttons are provided in the workstation's object library.
Live data items are used to represent the system's telemetry data, current mode of operation (e.g. a data acquisition channel's modem or polling state) and alarm status (presence of unacknowledged alarms). Live data can be presented in a wide variety of forms including descriptive text phrases, analogue and totalised values, bit-mapped colour coded symbols (of any complexity or size), regular and irregular fills, gauges, sliders, pipes and graph plots. Animations can be used to depict plant operation or motion, illustrate conditional flow along pipes etc., thereby bringing your mimic pages to life.

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