AlarmCapture V5.0 just
released! New interface, new capabilities, and support
for more DCS systems (more...).
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patents for controller performance and alarm management
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A DCS may keep a record of past alarms
and operator moves, but there is often a
tight limitation on the number of saved
events, and the text-based format of the
records isn't suitable for analysis. The
Control Arts AlarmCapture program replaces
the alarm printer on the DCS printer port
- neatly storing (in real time!) all the
alarms, operator moves, and system
messages generated at any console.
The AlarmCapture interface simply shows
all alarm occurrences, making it a handy
addition to standard DCS annunciators. One
AlarmCapture can replace up to 8 alarm
printers, and it's even possible to pass
through alarms and DCS reports to a modern
(i.e., not dot-matrix) printer.
More than just capturing and storing the
alarms, the AlarmCapture program extends
the alarm system to a host of other
- Scheduled reports of all alarm
occurrences and/or alarm changes.
- Forwarding of specified alarms to SMS
(phone text messages). Let high priority
alarms be sent directly to the people
who need them immediately.
- Instant messaging of alarms to any
computer on the network.
- Simple query display for retrieving
alarm and operator moves occurrences
from the database.
Supported DCS Types:
- Honeywell TDC (US and GUS)
- Honeywell PKS
- Foxboro I/A
- Yokogawa (CS-3000, Centum-XL)
- Bailey Infi90
- Emerson DeltaV
- ABB Freelance 2000
- Fischer Provox
- Cerbus Fire Control
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft SQL Server