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Posted by: In: 2014, Conference, HUG, HUG, News & Events 18 Jun 2014 0 comments

Lin and Associates was once again happy to attend the Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium, commonly referred to as HUG, hosted this year at the JW Marriott Resort in San Antonio’s beautiful Hill Country.  Of note, this is the very first HUG, in its 38 years of existence, to not be held in Phoenix, AZ, but we still welcomed the change of scenery.

One highlight from this year’s HUG, is that, as Honeywell channel partners, we attended the Industrial Solution Provider (ISP) conference.  Here, Honeywell unveiled their latest member of the Experion Distributed Control Systems family, Experion LX, a platform designed to meet the specific demands of mid-scale operations.  We are thrilled about the many opportunities this new package presents, especially Experion LX’s cost-effective approach while still maintaining the safety, efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology of Honeywell’s large-scale platform  Experion PKS.

Finally, we would like to thank Honeywell for hosting yet another successful and highly informative conference.  The speakers and trainers, as always, discussed pertinent industry topics sparking valuable discourse in this globally changing energy landscape.  Well done everyone and thank you!  If this year’s triumphs are any indicators to next year’s HUG attendance, it will be bigger still and we are looking forward to it!

Posted by: In: 2014, Products 24 Mar 2014 0 comments

Lin and Associates, Inc., announces the release of our fully bundled ALTIUS “Hi-Performance HMI Solution” v5.2, compatible with Honeywell Experion ® PKS R4xx. This product update features some real gems, including our ever-expanding Advanced Graphic Library, increased Three-Tier Navigation Menu functionality, and as always our continued attention to client’s needs.

Our Advanced Graphic Library just got a little more, well, advanced with the addition of Fieldbus graphics and more customizable operator options. Responding to our clients’ needs, a full Fieldbus Shape Library is now available with the typical controllers, indicators, control valves, and level bars. As with our other shape libraries, the Fieldbus shapes are Drag-N-Drop, Right-Click, and Faceplate enabled for closer monitoring and access to more advanced tools. The new Fieldbus shapes also sport our signature alarm color usage and information presentation consistency, as well as all our other customizable features our clients have grown to rely on. Furthermore, we also broadened our Advanced Graphic Library by adding increased operator control and personalization with the ability to set default Operating Limits, established at the managerial level, for specific process displays or the entire console. Additionally, operators can now visually alter their control environment by hiding ancillary objects and lines on the process displays. Based on an operator’s personal preference, excess screen-noise, such as instrument lines, vessel names, static equipment, and even indicators, can be reduced with just an icon click.

In the ALTIUS v5.2 release, the Three-Tier Navigation Menu also receives some increased functionality by way of the added Tabbed Menu. Embedded in the actual graphic, the Tabbed Menu automatically pools all associated graphics and arranges them in convenient, fully customizable tabs at the top of the process display. Accessible in the Application Center, the Tabbed Menu allows for more personalized options with left, center, or right alignment, adjustable pixel space between tabs, and fully changeable tab fonts and colors.

In adhering to our overall established aesthetic qualities and standards, ALTIUS v5.2 procures a little polish increasing usability and an overall streamlined experience. With the introduction of Object-based Yoking, the widget database is now dynamically updated with just a simple click. And finally, we have established product licensing with ALTIUS v5.2 making patches and upgrade notifications more automatic and specifically tailored.

We at Lin and Associates, Inc., strive to make all our products and services as efficient and effective as possible with advancing technologies and best practices so our clients reap the benefits when seconds count. We achieve this with your input and suggestions, so please tell us what you think and what you would like to see.

 

ALTIUS v5.2 Release Notes

 

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