Have you ever wanted to see exactly what your operator was seeing when your operations were disrupted? Or….when the line shut down? Or….when there was an unplanned shutdown?
The Longwatch Product Suite from IV&C provides a simple method for recording exactly what happens in and around your plant (including what is happening on your HMI consoles) and allows you to link that video to plant Historian Data and Manufacturing Events from your HMI/SCADA System. Additionally, Longwatch Software Utilizes your existing low bandwidth communications networks– including PLC networks to collect and distribute video information. Event-based video can then be distributed to your phone/e-mail – delivering video snippets when important alarms and events occur. This capability allows you to make faster and better decisions ensuring safety and security for your personnel and plant assets.
Additionally, IV&C’s broad range of camera offerings include cameras that are suited to operate in most climates. Whether the prevailing temperatures are hot or cold, IV&C can provide a camera solution that not only provides high quality video but can do so using minimal power. They also specialize in providing cameras that will be used in potentially hazardous or “dirty” environments.
The Longwatch Recorder:
The Longwatch Operator’s Console Recorder is a software module that enables automatic recording of your HMI or SCADA operator’s console display. With this tool, Longwatch archives exactly what the operator was seeing, because it records the video that’s being sent to the display itself. Playing back what the operator was seeing can be a very valuable method for troubleshooting, training and process improvement. It can also be an important tool to help analyze what went wrong, or what can be done to avoid future problems. The Console Recorder software requires no special hardware. It automatically records your HMI/SCADA console displays to the Longwatch Video Engine. When combined with the Video Historian’s message linking capability, you can see exactly what the operator was seeing when selected events and alarms occurred. Learn more here: http://www.ivcco.com/wonderware-north/
The Longwatch Video Historian:
Data Historians are the backbone of applications that drive productivity improvements in today’s competitive and challenging manufacturing environment. The Longwatch Video Historian automatically links real plant video to your historical, operator, alarm and production databases. By integrating with the Wonderware Historian Client trend chart object, Longwatch Video Historian software simultaneously shows trend graphs of user-selected variables (displayed as color “pen” lines) with archived video. The video panel and trend chart can be “linked” (synchronized) with the click of a button on the Viewer display. When the user clicks and drags the chart object’s time cursor (normally used only for displaying the process variable’s engineering unit value and status at a selected point in time), the Video Historian also moves the video forward or backward accordingly. Learn more here: http://www.ivcco.com/wonderware-north/
Industrial Video & Control Hardware:
IVC manufactures sophisticated camera management software and rugged IP cameras for industrial, marine, and security applications. For 10 years IVC has delivered IP video monitoring and surveillance systems to the most demanding environments and applications. IVC is your source for:
- Class I Division 1 and 2 or ATEX cameras certified for use in hazardous areas
- Integration of access control, perimeter security, and process control into your video system
- Transitioning legacy analog CCTV systems to IP
- And much more…
If you’d like to learn more about IV&C (Longwatch) products, please contact Wonderware North Sales at 877.900.4996 or by e-mail at email@example.com
How to reach us:
Share this article: