Enhancing OperatorEffectiveness with SymbolFactoryJohn Weber, presidentSoftware Toolbox
Agenda• Why do symbols matter?• What is Symbol Factory?• Demonstrations• Choosing the Right Tool• Licensing, Pricing, and ...
Why Symbols?• What do your operators require to be  effective?                                  Data Only with            ...
Why Symbols?• What do your operators require to be  effective?                                  Engaging process          ...
Why Symbols?• Is standardization  important for your  training, operations, and  safety requirements?• Are you an integrat...
What is Symbol Factory?• The common name for  a family of 3 products• Library of over 4,000  professionally created  symbo...
Symbol Factory Classic• Library Application• Select, preview,  recolor, resize  symbols• Copy/Paste• Export• Import• Symbo...
Symbol Factory ActiveX                     & Symbol Factory .NET• Uses same  vector images  as Symbol  Factory Classic• Li...
Symbol Factory ActiveX                   & Symbol Factory .NET• Change  appearance  through  property  pages• Or set  prop...
Symbol Factory ActiveX                    & Symbol Factory .NET• Change  appearance @  runtime based  on process  values• ...
Symbol Factory Demonstration
Choosing the Right ToolFeatures                                Symbol Factory   Symbol Factory        Symbol Factory      ...
Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft CEView, Embedded View, and/orIndusoft Web Studio?                       • Cop...
Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft Thin Clients on Windows CE only?                                             ...
Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft Thin Clients running regular Windows?                           • Link Induso...
Choosing the Right Tool• Deploying to EmbeddedView and Indusoft Web  Studio?               • Link Indusoft Tag data to Sym...
Choosing the Right Tool• Deploying to Indusoft Web Studio only?                 • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to    ...
Licensing & Pricing• Licenses needed for each developer workstation• Licenses are not restricted to be used only with Indu...
Purchasing Symbol Factory•   Go to www.indusoft.com•   Click Products•   Click 3rd Party Store•   Email info@indusoft.com ...
Symbol Factory FREE TRIALS
Other Offerings                                 TOP Server• TOP Server OPC  Server   – 100’s of drivers   – Single interfa...
Other Offerings                                                                                 OmniServer                ...
FactoryKPIs•   KPIServer collects real time data from any OPC data source including Indusoft Web Studio•   Mobile devices ...
Q&A• Q&A Time• For questions afterwards please  email  – John Weber –    john.weber@softwaretoolbox.com• For product suppo...
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  • Using CE based target panelsSymbol Factory ClassicUsing Web Browser based HMISymbol Factory ClassicUsing Desktop/Server based Windows HMISymbol Factory.NETFor latest technology, security, and flexibility for animation band countSymbol Factory ActiveXIf you are using other ActiveX components and are just more comfortable with ActiveX and don’t need the animation band counts
  • Using CE based target panelsSymbol Factory ClassicUsing Web Browser based HMISymbol Factory ClassicUsing Desktop/Server based Windows HMISymbol Factory.NETFor latest technology, security, and flexibility for animation band countSymbol Factory ActiveXIf you are using other ActiveX components and are just more comfortable with ActiveX and don’t need the animation band counts
  • Using CE based target panelsSymbol Factory ClassicUsing Web Browser based HMISymbol Factory ClassicUsing Desktop/Server based Windows HMISymbol Factory.NETFor latest technology, security, and flexibility for animation band countSymbol Factory ActiveXIf you are using other ActiveX components and are just more comfortable with ActiveX and don’t need the animation band counts
  • Enhancing operator effectiveness with Symbol Factory

    1. 1. Enhancing OperatorEffectiveness with SymbolFactoryJohn Weber, presidentSoftware Toolbox
    2. 2. Agenda• Why do symbols matter?• What is Symbol Factory?• Demonstrations• Choosing the Right Tool• Licensing, Pricing, and Purchasing Symbol Factory• Other products from Software Toolbox• Q&A
    3. 3. Why Symbols?• What do your operators require to be effective? Data Only with maybe simple line diagrams?
    4. 4. Why Symbols?• What do your operators require to be effective? Engaging process equipment oriented displays with data?
    5. 5. Why Symbols?• Is standardization important for your training, operations, and safety requirements?• Are you an integrator making displays for many clients?• Is re-use important for engineering efficiency?
    6. 6. What is Symbol Factory?• The common name for a family of 3 products• Library of over 4,000 professionally created symbols• Optimized for rapid on- screen rendering and conservative memory usage• Flexible usage options
    7. 7. Symbol Factory Classic• Library Application• Select, preview, recolor, resize symbols• Copy/Paste• Export• Import• Symbols work on any platform
    8. 8. Symbol Factory ActiveX & Symbol Factory .NET• Uses same vector images as Symbol Factory Classic• Live component for richer animation choices• One component, place and pick symbol through property pages
    9. 9. Symbol Factory ActiveX & Symbol Factory .NET• Change appearance through property pages• Or set properties at runtime
    10. 10. Symbol Factory ActiveX & Symbol Factory .NET• Change appearance @ runtime based on process values• Animation Support – Fill color – Blink speed – Blink color• Animate based on analog or digital values
    11. 11. Symbol Factory Demonstration
    12. 12. Choosing the Right ToolFeatures Symbol Factory Symbol Factory Symbol Factory Classic ActiveX .NET4000+ Symbols   Resize, flip, recolor of symbols   Export to WMF, VML, SVG formats Export to BMP, PNG raster formats Import user created symbols  Via SF Classic w/Vendor supportWindows Desktop & Server OS   SupportedWindows Embedded Support   Windows CE Supported Color change, visibility & blink Using Indusoft Using AnalogValue, Using AnalogValue,animations based on live process data Symbol Objects DiscreteValue Props DiscreteValue Props# of bands of animation color change Using Indusoft 5 50 Symbol ObjectsUse with Visual Studio.NET/VB   WinForms ApplicationsUse with Visual Studio WebForms 
    13. 13. Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft CEView, Embedded View, and/orIndusoft Web Studio? • Copy/Paste • Symbols Into WebStudio Designer • Animate as Indusoft Symbols
    14. 14. Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft Thin Clients on Windows CE only? • Copy/Paste or import Symbols Into Web Studio Designer • Animate as Indusoft Symbols
    15. 15. Choosing the Right ToolDeploying to Indusoft Thin Clients running regular Windows? • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to change appearance automatically based on process state • Up to 5 bands of state change! • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to change appearance automatically based on process state • Up to 50 bands of state change!
    16. 16. Choosing the Right Tool• Deploying to EmbeddedView and Indusoft Web Studio? • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to change appearance automatically based change appearance automatically based on process state on process state • Up to 50 bands of state change! • Up to 5 bands of state change! • Latest .NET technology
    17. 17. Choosing the Right Tool• Deploying to Indusoft Web Studio only? • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to change appearance automatically based on process state • Up to 5 bands of state change! • Link Indusoft Tag data to Symbols to change appearance automatically based on process state • Up to 50 bands of state change!
    18. 18. Licensing & Pricing• Licenses needed for each developer workstation• Licenses are not restricted to be used only with Indusoft applications• No licenses needed for runtime deployments – aka “runtime free” – As an SI, no licenses needed for deploying multiple client projects – Just need a license for each developer workstation – If your end user has a development workstation on site • Using SF Classic: he’ll need a license if he wants to add more symbols only • Using SF ActiveX or SF.NET: he’ll need a license if he wants to access our property pages at design time and made changes.• Developer workstation licenses – Symbol Factory Classic - $500 – Symbol Factory ActiveX - $795 – Symbol Factory .NET - $795• Bundles & volume developer options possible
    19. 19. Purchasing Symbol Factory• Go to www.indusoft.com• Click Products• Click 3rd Party Store• Email info@indusoft.com for any special requirements
    20. 20. Symbol Factory FREE TRIALS
    21. 21. Other Offerings TOP Server• TOP Server OPC Server – 100’s of drivers – Single interface – OPC Certified• Learn more on February 13, 2013 at an Indusoft Webinar• Or Visit www.toolboxopc.com for details & free trial
    22. 22. Other Offerings OmniServer OmniServer Brings It All Together Bar CodeLinear Scales Scanners Messagei.e. Mitutoyo, Measuring Barcode Printers Gas analyzers i.e. Intermec, Displays & Digimatic Systems Symbol, Z-Tron Scoreboards Weigh Scales Mass Combustion Gas Laser Marking Spectrometers Analyzers Chromatographs Systems
    23. 23. FactoryKPIs• KPIServer collects real time data from any OPC data source including Indusoft Web Studio• Mobile devices get data from the KPIServer• VPN/Firewall/Cloud friendly• Click through to any web page for details behind the metrics including Indusoft Web Studio pages• Email metric values from the mobile device with one tap• Receive push notifications when metrics exceed your configured limits• Free trial available now on the iTunes AppStore – search “FactoryKPIs”
    24. 24. Q&A• Q&A Time• For questions afterwards please email – John Weber – john.weber@softwaretoolbox.com• For product support – support@softwaretoolbox.com – 1-888-665-3678 (US/Canada Toll Free) – +1 704 849 2773 (Global)

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