Tech Notes

Tech Note 103: Using the Wonderware InTouch Print Feature to Create HTML Documentation of an InTouch HMI Application

Using the Wonderware InTouch 10.1 WindowMaker print feature makes it possible to easily self document an application. New with InTouch version 10.1 is a print option which allows developers to include images and graphics, saving the files in HTML format which can be viewed on almost any computer using a web browser. This Tech Note introduces the InTouch printout feature.

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Tech Note 99: How to Get Started with the Wonderware Remote Response Objects

The Wonderware Remote Response Object is an email and text message notification solution for Wonderware Application Server 3.0 or higher. The Remote Response Object is a set of fully functional ArchestrA Objects that integrate with a System Platform Environment, and can be customized by the user to deliver alarm notification via e-mail or text message to cell phones via SMS (Simple Messaging System). Remote users can view alarm information, acknowledge alarms, and enter comments all from a remote device.

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Tech Note 98: How to Set Up a Wonderware Historian Cluster

This tech note walks through the setup of Wonderware Historian 9.0 running on a Microsoft Windows 2003 cluster for high availability and failover purposes. By implementing a two or more node cluster, it allows avoiding extended downtime due to hardware failure by allowing the software to failover to a secondary node or other node in the case of failure of the active node.

Please note that this allows for high availability of the server and software but by itself does not provide true data redundancy.

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Tech Note 97: How to create a connection between Wonderware Data Access Server (DA Server) and Matrikon OPC Explorer

The Wonderware Data Access Servers (in short: DA Servers) all have the ability to serve clients using three built in protocols: DDE, SuiteLink, and OPC. The Matrikon OPC Explorer is a free product from Matrikon (provider of many IO OPC Servers) and can be useful in verifying connectivity and displaying values when troubleshooting communications to a Wonderware DA

Server using OPC protocol. The way to connect to the different Wonderware DA Servers is the same, only the name of the server and the tags you are looking for may change. This document lists the steps necessary to connect to the...

Tech Note 93: Brief Overview of New ArchestrA Graphic Features in Wonderware InTouch 10.1

Many users of InTouch managed or published applications have been utilizing the new ArchestrA graphics introduced with the release of Wonderware Application Server 3.0 and Wonderware InTouch 10.0. Recently Wonderware released new versions of each product as Wonderware Application Server 3.1 and Wonderware InTouch 10.1. As well as resolving a number of known issues (for more information please refer to the IAS 3.1 and InTouch 10.1 ReadMe documents) they also introduced some new features in regards to working with ArchestrA graphics.

This document is to help users understand and take advantage of the new features in order to get the...

Tech Note 89: How to Implement Time Considerations with Wonderware Historian and IDAS Systems

When working with Wonderware Historian and IDAS, it is important to take time into serious consideration. With IDAS historical data storage there is a term called the "Real-Time Window", which is a period of time behind and ahead of the Wonderware Historian system time, where values coming into the system are considered "valid" and will be stored properly. With Wonderware Historian the real-time window can be any value coming into the system between -30 seconds and +999 milliseconds. Time offset and discarded data can be a result of improper time synchronization. The purpose of this document is to help identify...