New communication interface software uses web-based access

May 29, 2002
A new release of a communication interface software product includes a new level of web-based access and enhanced historical data.

Watertown, Conn., May 29, 2002 -- A new release of a communication interface software product includes a new level of web-based access and enhanced historical data.

Bristol Babcock Inc.'s OpenBSI communication interface software provided a powerful historical data collection facility through two separate utilities: Data Collector and Scheduler.

Both provided the ability to collect, on a scheduled basis, historical array, archive and audit data in addition to signal lists. The new release, OpenBSI 4.1, combines the best of both utilities into a simple utility with all of the flexibility inherent in the Scheduler.

The new utility is called Harvester and replaces the Collector and Scheduler. A translation utility is included to convert to the new format allowing existing customers to easily migrate to the new Harvester utility. Harvester also includes a utility to automatically convert the collected data to .CSV & ODBC file formats for compatibility with standard applications including relational databases.

In OpenBSI 4.1, Bristol Babcock also introduces WebBSI. The new WebBSI extends the capability for local network and web based access. WebBSI offers the a set of ActiveX Controls for reading and writing real-time data, real-time and historical trending, recipe editing and transmitter calibration.

Through these controls, customers can use a standard web browser to access Network 3000 and ControlWave products through a set of supplied .html web pages. Customers can also create custom web pages specific to their application.

Bristol Babcock is a worldwide provider in the supply and commissioning of products, services, and engineered systems to the oil, gas, process control, power, water and wastewater industries. Bristol Babcock Inc. is a member of the Engineering Group of FKI plc.

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