December 2, 2013 By Mary Del
New from AutomationDirect, Point of View is software for developing SCADA, HMI and OEE/Dashboard projects that can be deployed anywhere. Designed for most Windows-supported platforms, including Windows XP, 7, 8 and Server editions, Point of View projects can either run locally on a development workstation or be downloaded to a remote workstation to operate using Point of View runtime software. A Point of View project is created using the development tools. A project tag database manages all runtime data, including both internal variables and scanned I/O. Configurable drivers communicate in real time with PLCs, remote I/O devices, and other data acquisition equipment. Animated HMI screens and OEE dashboards give plant personnel a graphical view of the process. Integrated modules include alarms, events, trends, recipes, reports, scriptable logic, schedulers, a security system and a complete database interface.