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TAC Vista Workstation

Operating Manual

TAC Vista Workstation


Operating Manual

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Contents

Contents
INTRODUCTION
1

About this Manual

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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.4.1
1.4.2

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Structure .....................................................................................................................
Typographic Conventions ..........................................................................................
Prerequisites ...............................................................................................................
Terminology ...............................................................................................................
Database Terminology ............................................................................................
Network Terms and Concepts.................................................................................

GETTING STARTED
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User Interface

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2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
2.2.9
2.2.10
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.7.3
2.7.4
2.7.5
2.8

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The User Interface......................................................................................................


Main Window.............................................................................................................
Title Bar ..................................................................................................................
Standard Microsoft Windows Menu and Buttons...................................................
Main Menu ..............................................................................................................
Customizing the Main Menu...................................................................................
Main Toolbar...........................................................................................................
Main Shortcut Menu ...............................................................................................
Panes Overview.......................................................................................................
Using Panes.............................................................................................................
Windows Overview.................................................................................................
Status Bar ................................................................................................................
Using the History Buttons ..........................................................................................
Drag and Drop in TAC Vista Workstation ................................................................
Keyboard Shortcuts ....................................................................................................
Alarm Icon on the System Tray .................................................................................
Customizing the User Interface..................................................................................
Customizing Overview ...........................................................................................
Choosing and Moving Columns in a List ...............................................................
Creating a New Menu and Adding Commands ......................................................
Creating a New Toolbar and Adding Commands ...................................................
Adding a New Command to the Tools Menu .........................................................
Program Settings for TAC Vista Workstation ...........................................................

Starting or Stopping TAC Vista Server/Workstation

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3.2
3.3

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TAC Vista Server/Workstation Overview .................................................................


Starting TAC Vista Server .........................................................................................
Stopping TAC Vista Server .......................................................................................

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3.5

Starting TAC Vista Workstation ................................................................................


Stopping TAC Vista Workstation ..............................................................................

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Logging in and Logging out

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4.1
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.4
4.5
4.6

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Logging in, Logging out and Standby Mode..............................................................


Logging in as a Vista User .........................................................................................
Logging in to a Local Vista Server (Vista User).....................................................
Logging in to a Remote Vista Server (Vista User) .................................................
Changing Your Password (Vista User) ...................................................................
Logging in as a Windows User ..................................................................................
Logging in to a Local Vista Server (Currently Logged-in Windows User) ............
Logging in to a Remote Vista Server (Currently Logged-in Windows User).........
Logging in to a Remote Vista Server (Windows User)...........................................
Logging Out................................................................................................................
Activating Standby Mode...........................................................................................
Change Mode..............................................................................................................

Alarms
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
5.1.4
5.1.5
5.1.6
5.1.7
5.1.8
5.1.9
5.1.10
5.1.11
5.1.12
5.1.13
5.1.14
5.1.15
5.1.16
5.1.17
5.1.18
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
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Alarms Overview........................................................................................................
Opening the Alarms Pane........................................................................................
Alarm States in the Alarms List ..............................................................................
Updating the Alarms List ........................................................................................
Resizing Columns in the Alarms List......................................................................
Acknowledging Alarms...........................................................................................
Opening Linked Objects..........................................................................................
Viewing Events for an Alarm..................................................................................
Viewing the Signal Tripping the Alarm ..................................................................
Filtering the Alarms List .........................................................................................
Disabling Alarms.....................................................................................................
Interlocking an Alarm .............................................................................................
Purging an Alarm ....................................................................................................
Printing the Alarms List ..........................................................................................
Creating an Online Chart.........................................................................................
Creating a Trend Log ..............................................................................................
Viewing a Trend Chart for an Alarm ......................................................................
Selecting Colors for the Alarms List .......................................................................
Selecting Columns in the Alarms List.....................................................................
Disabling Alarms........................................................................................................
Opening the Disabled Alarms Pane.........................................................................
Alarm States in the Disabled Alarms List ...............................................................
Resizing Columns in the Disabled Alarms List ......................................................
Enabling Disabled Alarms.......................................................................................
Removing Interlock for an Alarm ...........................................................................
Printing the Disabled Alarms List ...........................................................................
Viewing Events for a Disabled Alarm ....................................................................
Selecting Colors for the Disabled Alarms List........................................................
Selecting Columns in the Disabled Alarms List .....................................................

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Graphics Overview .....................................................................................................


Navigate Graphics ......................................................................................................

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6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
6.11
6.12

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Notes Overview..........................................................................................................
Opening a Notes Object .............................................................................................
Editing a Notes Object ...............................................................................................
Printing a Notes Object ..............................................................................................

Hyperlink
8.1
8.2

Searching for Graphics............................................................................................... 90


Opening a Graphic ..................................................................................................... 92
Changing a Value in a Graphic .................................................................................. 94
Viewing Events for a Value in a Graphic .................................................................. 95
Creating an Online Chart for a Value in a Graphic.................................................... 95
Viewing a Trend Chart for a Value in a Graphic ....................................................... 96
Zooming in and out of a Graphic ............................................................................... 97
Scrolling a Graphic .................................................................................................... 98
Opening an Attached Notes Object............................................................................ 99
Printing a Graphic ...................................................................................................... 100

Notes
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4

Contents

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Hyperlink Overview................................................................................................... 105


Opening a Hyperlink Object ...................................................................................... 105

Trend Charts
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.10
9.11

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Trend Charts Overview ..............................................................................................


Creating a Trend Chart...............................................................................................
Opening a Trend Chart...............................................................................................
Adding Trend logs to an Open Trend Chart...............................................................
Editing a Trend Chart.................................................................................................
Viewing a Trend Chart...............................................................................................
Deleting a Trend Chart...............................................................................................
Printing a Trend Chart................................................................................................
Viewing Events from Trend Chart .............................................................................
Viewing Estimated and Edited Values.......................................................................
Viewing an I/NET Trend Chart..................................................................................

10 Reports
10.1
10.1.1
10.1.2
10.2
10.3
10.4

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Reports Overview.......................................................................................................
Reports ....................................................................................................................
Report Copies..........................................................................................................
Opening a Report .......................................................................................................
Opening a Report Copy..............................................................................................
Printing a Report ........................................................................................................

11 Events
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7
11.8
11.9

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Events Overview ........................................................................................................
Opening the Events Pane ...........................................................................................
Refreshing the Events List .........................................................................................
Resizing Columns in the Events List .........................................................................
Viewing an Event in Detail ........................................................................................
Viewing Recorded Video for an Event ......................................................................
Filtering Events in the Events List .............................................................................
Viewing Events for an Object ....................................................................................
Viewing Events for an Alarm ....................................................................................

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Finding a Text in the Events List ............................................................................... 134


Printing the Events List .............................................................................................. 134
Selecting Columns in the Events List......................................................................... 136

12 Searching
12.1
12.2

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Search Overview ........................................................................................................ 137


Searching for Objects/Devices ................................................................................... 138

13 Status Watch
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
13.7

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Status Watch Overview ..............................................................................................


Adding Objects/Values to the Status Watch Pane......................................................
Deactivating/Activating Values in the Status Watch Pane.........................................
Creating an Online Chart............................................................................................
Using the Create Trend Log Wizard ..........................................................................
Viewing a Trend Chart ...............................................................................................
Removing Objects/Values from the Status Watch Pane ............................................

14 Viewing/Changing Values
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
14.6
14.7
14.8
14.8.1

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Viewing/Changing Values Overview.........................................................................


Viewing Values in the Object View ...........................................................................
Selecting Columns in the Object View ......................................................................
Changing a Value in the Object View........................................................................
Enter an Electronic Signature when Changing a Value .............................................
Viewing Values in the Status Watch Pane .................................................................
Changing a Value in the Status Watch Pane ..............................................................
Xenta Server Pages Overview ....................................................................................
Help for the Xenta Server Pages .............................................................................

15 Online Charts
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6
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Online Charts Overview .............................................................................................


Creating an Online Chart............................................................................................
Opening an Online Chart............................................................................................
Adding Values to an Open Online Chart....................................................................
Editing an Online Chart..............................................................................................
Deleting an Online Chart............................................................................................
Printing an Online Chart.............................................................................................

16 Trend Logging
16.1
16.1.1
16.1.2
16.2
16.3
16.4
16.4.1
16.5
16.6
16.7
16.8
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16.10
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Trend Logging Overview ...........................................................................................


Trend Logging .........................................................................................................
The Trend Log Wizards ..........................................................................................
Creating a Vista Server Trend Log Using the Create Trend Log Wizard ..................
Creating a Xenta Trend Log Using the Create Trend Log Wizard ............................
Trend Log Profiles......................................................................................................
Using the Trend Log Profiles ..................................................................................
Viewing a Trend Chart ...............................................................................................
Viewing Logged Values in a Trend Log as a Table ...................................................
Viewing Logged Values in a Trend Chart..................................................................
Viewing Logged Values on a Trend Page ..................................................................
Copying Trend Log Values to Microsoft Excel .........................................................
Printing Trend Log Values .........................................................................................
Editing Trend Log Values ..........................................................................................

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Checking Edited Trend Log Values ...........................................................................
16.13
I/NET Trend Samples ................................................................................................
16.13.1
Adding/opening an I/NET Trend Sample ...............................................................
16.13.2
Editing an I/NET Trend Sample .............................................................................
16.13.3
Deleting an I/NET Trend Sample ...........................................................................

17 Time Functions
17.1
17.2
17.2.1
17.2.2
17.2.3
17.2.4
17.2.5
17.3
17.3.1
17.3.2
17.3.3
17.3.4
17.3.5
17.4
17.4.1

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Time Charts Overview ...............................................................................................


Time Charts ................................................................................................................
Opening a Time Chart.............................................................................................
Overviewing a Time Chart......................................................................................
Adding an Event in a Time Chart ...........................................................................
Editing an Event in a Time Chart............................................................................
Deleting an Event in a Time Chart..........................................................................
TAC Xenta Time Charts ............................................................................................
Opening a TAC Xenta Time Chart .........................................................................
Adding an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart........................................................
Editing an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart ........................................................
Deleting an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart ......................................................
Replacing a TAC Xenta Time Chart with a Central Time Chart............................
I/NET Time Schedule ................................................................................................
I/NET Time Schedule .............................................................................................

18 Dial-up Communication
18.1
18.2

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I/NET Host Tool Overview.....................................................................................
I/NET Licenses .......................................................................................................
Launch the I/NET Host Tool ..................................................................................
I/NET Points...............................................................................................................
I/NET Points Overview...........................................................................................
I/NET Point Types ..................................................................................................
Viewing I/NET Points.............................................................................................
Selecting an I/NET Point ........................................................................................
Using Point-specific Features .................................................................................
Controlling an I/NET Point.....................................................................................
Setting a Points Message Routing Parameters.......................................................
I/NET Point Extensions..............................................................................................
Edit an I/NET Point Extension................................................................................
I/NET Alarms, Messages, and Transactions ..............................................................
Viewing I/NET Alarms and Transactions...............................................................
Acknowledging I/NET Alarms ...............................................................................
Purging I/NET Alarms ............................................................................................
Filtering Alarms ......................................................................................................

20 Video Functions
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20.2
20.2.1

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Dial-Up Communication Overview ........................................................................... 197


Monitoring a Dial-Up Connection in Progress .......................................................... 198

19 I/NET Features
19.1
19.1.1
19.1.2
19.1.3
19.2
19.2.1
19.2.2
19.2.3
19.2.4
19.2.5
19.2.6
19.2.7
19.3
19.3.1
19.4
19.4.1
19.4.2
19.4.3
19.4.4

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Overview .................................................................................................................... 221


Opening a Video View............................................................................................... 222
Color Indications in the Video View ...................................................................... 223

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20.2.3
20.2.4
20.3
20.3.1
20.3.2
20.3.3
20.3.4
20.3.5
20.3.6
20.3.7
20.4
20.4.1
20.4.2
20.4.3
20.4.4
20.4.5
20.4.6
20.4.7
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.7.1
20.7.2
20.7.3
20.7.4
20.8
20.8.1
20.8.2
20.8.3
20.8.4
20.8.5
20.9
20.10
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Opening a Video View for a Camera ......................................................................


Opening a Pre-configured Video View ...................................................................
Opening a Linked Video View................................................................................
Configuring a Video View .........................................................................................
Adding a Camera to a Video View .........................................................................
Adding a Camera to the Camera List ......................................................................
Removing a Camera from a Video View ................................................................
Configuring a Video View Layout ..........................................................................
Configuring Camera Positions in a Video View .....................................................
Closing a Camera in a Video View .........................................................................
Saving a Pre-configured Video View with a Changed Configuration ....................
Operating a PTZ Camera............................................................................................
Toggling the Display of the HUD ...........................................................................
Panning and Tilting a PTZ Camera .........................................................................
Zooming a PTZ Camera ..........................................................................................
Adjusting the Iris on a PTZ Camera........................................................................
Adjusting the Focus on a PTZ Camera ...................................................................
Viewing a Preset Position when using a PTZ Camera ............................................
Configuring a Camera Preset ..................................................................................
Making Image Adjustments .......................................................................................
Changing On-Screen Display Settings .......................................................................
Manual Video Recording ...........................................................................................
Starting Manual Recording for One Camera...........................................................
Starting Manual Recording for All Cameras...........................................................
Stopping Manual Recording for One Camera .........................................................
Stopping Manual Recording for All Cameras .........................................................
Viewing Recorded Video ...........................................................................................
Setting Video Display Mode to Playback ...............................................................
Video controls .........................................................................................................
Searching for Recorded Video for a Camera ..........................................................
Viewing Recorded Video for Multiple Cameras.....................................................
Setting Video Display Mode to Live.......................................................................
Viewing Recorded Video for an Event in the Event List...........................................
Pausing the Video in a Camera Window....................................................................
Pausing Live Video in a Camera Window ..............................................................
Returning a Paused Camera Window to Live Mode ...............................................
Saving a Snapshot.......................................................................................................

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REFERENCE
21 Trend Log Profiles
21.1
21.2
21.3
21.4
21.5
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Temperature per hour .................................................................................................


Average Temperature per day ....................................................................................
Heating per 24 hours (before midnight) .....................................................................
Heating per 24 hours (after midnight) ........................................................................
Electricity per hour .....................................................................................................
Electricity per 24 hours (before midnight) .................................................................
Electricity per 24 hours (after midnight) ....................................................................
Water per 24 hours (before midnight) ........................................................................
Water per 24 hours (after midnight) ...........................................................................

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every 10 minutes ................................................................... 252


Log a Generic Value every 10 Minutes ..................................................................... 253

Index

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INTRODUCTION
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About this Manual

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1 About this Manual

About this Manual


This manual describes a particular process. For information on certain
products, we refer you to the manual for the product in question.
For information on how to install software, we refer you to the instructions delivered with the software.
If you discover errors and/or unclear descriptions in this manual, please
contact your TAC representative.

Note

1.1

We are continuously improving and correcting our documentation. This manual may have been updated.

Structure
The manual is divided into the following parts:

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Introduction
The Introduction section contains information on how this manual
is structured and how it should be used to find information in the
most efficient way.

Getting Started
The Getting Started section contains a step-by-step description of
how to engineer or carry out the tasks described in this manual.

Reference
The Reference section contains more comprehensive information
about various parts of the Getting Started section. It also provides
you with information on alternative solutions not covered by the
Getting Started section.

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1.2

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Typographic Conventions
Throughout the manual the following specially marked texts may occur.
!

Warning

Alerts you that failure to take, or avoid, a specific action might


result in physical harm to you or to the hardware.

Caution

Alerts you to possible data loss, breaches of security, or other


more serious problems.

Important

Alerts you to supplementary information that is essential to the


completion of a task.

Note

Alerts you to supplementary information.

Tip

Alerts you to supplementary information that is not essential to


the completion of the task at hand.

Advanced

1.3

Alerts you that the following information applies to complex


tasks or tasks restricted by access.

Prerequisites
This document is intended for users with basic computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and
Microsoft Excel. It is also beneficial that the user is familiar with using
a web browser.

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1.4

Terminology

1.4.1

Database Terminology
Term

Description

Database

A database is a form of digital archive for storing information. A database can have many levels of information, usually in the form of a tree
with branches, sub branches and objects.

Root

A database always has a top level, also known


as the root or root level.

Branch

A branch is a sublevel of the database containing subbranches and leaves.


Examples of branches:

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A branch can be a folder that contains a


number of subfolders and objects, where
each subfolder contains a number of subfolders and or objects.

A branch can also be a Vista Server, with a


LonWorks network, containing a number
of Xenta Groups and Xenta Devices,
where each Xenta device contains applications and signals.

Folder

A folder in a Vista database is a type of branch


that can contain other folders (subfolders) and
objects. In a previous version of Vista, folders
were known as Logical Units, but this term is
no longer used.

Device

In a Vista database, the term Device refers to


communication ports, networks and control
devices (for example Xenta devices) and so on.
A network can contain other devices, for example group devices. A control device normally
contains applications, modules, signals, and
trend logs and so on. In a previous version of
Vista, Devices were known as Physical Units,
but this term is no longer used.

Object

In a Vista database, objects can for example be;


graphics, signals, shortcuts, reports, trend logs
and so on. Objects may be created beneath the
Vista Server object, devices and folders.

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Term
Shortcut

Description
A shortcut refers to another object in the Vista
database. A shortcut called. Temperature Setpoint can, for example, refer to an analog
input in a Xenta device.

Primary Shortcut. The first shortcut created for another object is known as the primary shortcut. It is a protected object that
cannot be deleted without changing the
authority settings for the object. This is to
prevent the removal of a primary shortcut
by mistake.

Global objects

Global objects are objects that have settings


affecting a whole Vista system.Global objects
are stored in the root of the Vista database and
are visible on all Vista Servers in a Vista network/system. Changes to global objects are
communicated by the Master Vista Server
throughout a Vista network/system.

Properties

The properties refers to the properties


(attributes) for the devices, folders and objects
in the Vista database.
Each object has a number of properties for
example the value of the object, the description
of the object and so on.
The properties are displayed in a dialog box or
a specially designed dialog box. To see the
properties of an object, right-click the object in
the object view and then click Properties.

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Description. This is a property that all


objects in the Vista database has. The
description property should be used for
entering information describing the object.

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Network Terms and Concepts


Term

Description

Site

The term Site refers to the buildings and equipment


controlled/managed by TAC equipment/devices and
systems, for example Xenta and Vista.

Network

A network is a number of nodes forming a common


connection.
Examples of networks:

A LonWorks network consisting of Xenta Groups,


Xenta Devices and LonWorks Devices.

A computer network formed by connecting a number of computers. There are two generic types of
computer networks:

Local Area Network (LAN). A LAN is a network


containing a number of nodes, for example Vista servers, that are connected within a limited area. A typical
example of a LAN is a network of computers in an
office building. The network may vary in size from just
a few computers to several hundred of them, depending on the kinds of transmission media used.
Wide Area Network (WAN). A WAN consists of
computers spread over a wide area where the connections are not necessarily permanent. In fact, these often
use dial-up connections. Several LANs may be connected to a WAN using a modem, router, or the like.
Any type of media can be used for communicating on
this type of network.
Node

This is a generic term for a connection in a network.


Examples:

Computer
or PC.

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A computer in a computer network

An Xenta device in a LonWorks network.

Every computer, or PC, is identified by a name. This


computer can be the PC in your room or a server, for
example a network server, a web server or a Vista
Server. A computer usually forms part of a domain.

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Term
Server

Description
The term Server can refer to server software. for example a network server, a Vista Server or a Xenta Server.
But often, it also refers to the computer running the
server software.

Vista Server. A computer running the Vista Server


software is referred to as a Vista Server and represented by a Vista Server object in the Vista database. A Vista Server object has the same name that
the computer has in Windows. The Vista Server
object contains the site network and devices that
are connected to that particular Vista Server.
For example:

VistaSRV_1 (Vista Server)


ACME_Inc (LonWorks Network)
1ST_Floor (TAC Xenta Group)
Conf_Room (TAC Xenta)

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Local Vista Server or Local Server.Vista Server


is referred to as a Local Vista Server or a Local
Server, if running on the same computer as the one
where you are running Vista Workstation.

Remote Vista Server or Remote Server. Vista


Server is referred to as a Remote Vista Server or a
Remote Server, if running on another computer
than the one where you are running Vista Workstation.

Master Vista Server or Master. In a Vista network/system containing several Vista Servers, one
of the Vista Servers is the Master Vista Server,
managing and communicating system-specific
information and global settings throughout the
Vista network/system

Slave Vista Server or Slave. The Slave Vista


Servers in a Vista system receive system-specific
information and global settings from the Master in
the Vista network/system.

Xenta Server. A Xenta 500/700/913 can act as a


Xenta Server in Vista for a LonWorks network, an
I/NET network, a MicroNet network, and/or third
party networks, such as Modbus. The Xenta
Server serves Vista with all the information available on those networks.

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Term
Client

Description
The term Client can refer to client software, for example a web browser, Vista Workstation, that communicates with server software, for example a web server,
or a Vista Server. But often, it also refers to the computer running the client software. Other examples of
clients are Vista Webstation and Vista ScreenMate.

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Vista Workstation. A computer running the Vista


Workstation software is referred to as a Vista
Workstation.

Domain

Networks are usually divided into smaller areas known


as domains. Domains contain a number of users,
groups and computers. They are defined by the system
managers of the network. When logging on to the network, you also specify the network domain you wish to
enter. Each domain has a domain controller, which
supervises users logging on to the domain by checking
that the correct password is used.

User
Group

Users are divided into groups by system managers.


These groups are created in order to group together
users who are to have the same level rights and authority in the network. A user can be a member of more
than one group.

User,
User
Account
or
Account

As a user of a network or system, you receive a user


account from the system managers of the network or
system. A user account has a user name and a password, which are used to identify you when logging in.

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GETTING STARTED
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User Interface
Starting or Stopping TAC Vista
Server/Workstation
Logging in and Logging out
Alarms
Graphics
Notes
Hyperlink
Trend Charts
Reports
Events
Searching
Status Watch
Viewing/Changing Values
Online Charts
Trend Logging
Time Functions
Dial-up Communication
I/NET Features
Video Functions

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2.1

The User Interface

2 User Interface

Tip

Use the mouse to point at the image to see tooltips containing the
names of different parts of the Vista Workstation User Interface.

Fig. 2.1: Overview of the Vista Workstation Interface

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The Taskbar in Microsoft Windows


1

Taskbar.
The taskbar is usually displayed at the bottom of the desktop in
Windows.
The taskbar displays:
Start button. The Start button
opens the start menu
which is used for starting programs and managing Windows.
Taskbar buttons. Each program running in Windows has a button
on the taskbar, unless the program is running as a service.

Status area. The status area is farthest to the right of the taskbar.
Some programs and functions in Windows display icons in the status area.

The TAC Vista Workstation Main Window


The main window for Vista Workstation contains:
2

Title Bar. At the top a of every window, you will find the title bar.
The title bar for Vista Workstation contains the following information:

Program icon. Clicking on the program icon opens the Window menu.

Name of the Vista Server.

Name of the user currently logged into the Vista Server.

The standard Windows buttons.

Menu bar. The main menu for Vista Workstation is located on the
menu bar, which is located immediately underneath the title bar.
Toolbar. Located immediately underneath the menu bar, the main
toolbar provides access to the main features and the panes in Vista
Workstation.
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Workspace. The main window, in which the panes and windows


in Vista Workstation are displayed, is viewed inside the workspace
(gray background).

Panes. Panes are special types of windows that can be attached to the
inner edge of the main window and hidden from view. These panes have
their own toolbars, shortcut menus, and/or buttons.
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The folders pane and the search pane is by default displayed as


panes attached to left inner side of the main window.

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The following panes, are by default attached to the lower inner


side of the main window:

Alarms

Disabled Alarms

Events

Search Result 1

Search Result 2

The status watch pane is by default attached to the right inner side
of the main window.

Windows. The windows of Vista Workstation are used to display the


contents and objects from the Vista database.
Some of the windows have their own toolbars and shortcut menus. They
also have the standard window buttons, for example Minimize, Maximize, Restore, and Close.
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The following types of windows can be displayed in the main window of Vista Workstation:

object view

graphics

online charts

trend charts

alarm view

event view

video view

Status bar. The status bar contains information about the state/
progress of the current action or request. For instance, if a dial-up
connection is attempting to be connected, the status bar will display the current connection status.

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Main Window

2.2.1

Title Bar
In the title bar, the name of the current program is displayed (that is
Vista Workstation). The title bar also displays the user name of the person currently logged into the system.
The name of the user and the computer will be displayed using the following format, <user name>@<computer>, for example
TAC Vista Workstation - Logged in: JOHNADAMS@PC105
In addition, the title bar also displays information about the path to the
location in the database that you have selected, while browsing the database using the folders pane or the object view.

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Standard Microsoft Windows Menu and Buttons


In Windows, windows can be moved and resized using the mouse. In
every window a menu and buttons are also available, to manage the size
of the window and to close the window/program.

The Window Menu


The Window menu is activated by clicking the program icon on the title
bar in the upper left corner (left side of the title bar).

The Window Buttons


The Window buttons are to be found on the title bar in the upper right
corner of a window.

Command

Comment

Restore

Restores a maximized window to its previous


size.

Move

Used to move the window.

Size

Used to set the size of the window.

Minimize

Minimizes the window, displaying only a taskbar button on the taskbar.


For windows within Vista Workstation, a minimized window is displayed on the background
of the main window.

Maximize

Maximizes the window, to the maximum size


allowed on the desktop.
For windows within Vista Workstation, the
window is maximized to the visible size of the
background of the main window.

Close (ALT+F4)

Closes the Vista Workstation.


For panes and windows within Vista Workstation, this command closes the window.

Next (CTRL+F6)

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This command will only be available if the program has more than one window open in the
main window. The command selects the next
open window.

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Main Menu
The menus on the main menu
The following menus are always available on the main menu:

File

View

Tools

Window This menu is only available when one or more windows are open in the main windows of Vista Workstation.

Help

Tips

Toggling commands in the View menu:

The commands for the panes (folders, search, alarms, events, disabled alarms and status watch) are toggling commands.

This means that the first time you click the command for a pane,
the pane will open. The next time you click the command, the
pane will close.

The icons for the open panes are displayed with a frame around
them, both in the View menu and on the main toolbar of Vista
Workstation.

The other menus in the main menu are only available when a specific
type of window is the active one in the main window of Vista Workstation. This applies to the following menus.

Menu

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Active Window

Alarm View

Alarm view

Event View

Event view

Objects

Object view

Graphics

Graphic

Online Chart

Online chart

Trend Chart

Trend chart

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Customizing the Main Menu


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To customize the main menu


Not all commands are displayed at the same time in the menus of Vista
Workstation.Some commands are hidden and the most recently used
commands are displayed first in the menus. This is in compliance with
a feature introduced by Microsoft which limits how much is displayed
in menus.
If you wish to see the full content of a menu, click the button, or point
to a menu and wait for all the remaining commands to appear.
If you want to see the full content of the menus at all times, you can
change a setting in Vista Workstation that will enable the menus to be
fully displayed.

To show the full contents of the menus without a delay

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Right-click the menu bar, and then click Customize.

In the Customize dialog box, click the Options tab.

Clear Menus show recently used commands first.

Click OK.

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Main Toolbar
The main toolbar contains some of the commands available in the main
menu of Vista Workstation. The main toolbar is also referred to as the
standard toolbar.
Log in
Log out
Operating / Engineering
Folders
Search
Alarms
Events
Disabled Alarms
Status Watch
Back
Forward
Cascade Windows
Tile Vertically
Tile Horizontally
Help

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Main Shortcut Menu


The main shortcut menu contains some of the commands available in
the main menu of Vista Workstation.
Folders
Search
Alarms
Events
Disabled Alarms
Status Watch
Search Result 1
Search Result 2
Standard Toolbar
Customize

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Panes Overview
In Vista Workstation, the following windows are referred to as panes:

Folders

Search

Search Result 1

Search Result 2

Alarms

Events

Disabled Alarms

Status Watch

The panes are attached to the inner edge of the main window. They can
be activated from the main menu, the main toolbar or the shortcut menu.
A pane can be moved from its position and attached to another edge of
the main window. Panes attached to the edge of the main window can
be stacked on each other, displaying a tab for each pane.
Panes can be hidden, displayed only as tabs along the edge of the main
window. Pointing or clicking on the tab of a hidden pane displays it.
Hiding panes provides more space for the other windows in Vista
Workstation, for example graphics, object view and so on.

Buttons available for the panes


/

Auto Hide. These are the buttons for hiding or unhiding


the pane.
Close. This is the button for closing the pane.

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Using Panes
To move a pane
1

Grab the title bar (upper edge) of pane you wish to move, using the
left mouse button.

Drag the pane to a new position at the inner edge of the main window.

To hide a pane
1

In the upper right corner of the pane, click Auto Hide

The pane becomes hidden, displayed only as a tab along the inner
edge of the main window. If the pane was stacked together with
other panes, all the panes are hidden, displaying a tab for each
pane.

To display a hidden pane


1

Point to or click the tab for the hidden pane, at the edge of the
main window.

The hidden pane will be displayed, and when you click somewhere else it becomes hidden again.

To unhide a pane
1

Point on the tab of the hidden pane, at the edge of the main window.

In the upper right corner of the window, click Auto Hide

The pane becomes attached to the edge of the main window. If


there is more than one tab, all the hidden panes will be displayed
with one tab for each one.

To close a pane

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Windows Overview
The following windows in Vista Workstation are referred to as windows:

Object View

Graphics

Online Charts

Trend Charts

Alarm View

Event View

By default, all windows are only displayed in one instance each. If you
choose to use the Open in New Window command, several instances of
each type of window can be displayed at the same time.

Buttons available for the windows


Each window has its own tab. The tabs are displayed below the menu
bar in Vista Workstation. The tabs have the following buttons:
For displaying tabs to the left of the current tab.
For displaying tabs to the right of the current tab.
For closing the current window.
When the windows are maximized, the following buttons appear in the
upper right corner of the menu bar, just below the same type of buttons
for the main window in Vista Workstation:
For minimizing the current window.
For restoring the windows to their previous size.
For closing the current window.

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Navigating and resizing windows


Tips
Alternate method of maximizing a window:

Double-click the title bar of the window to maximize it.

Using the window tabs to navigate between windows:

Use the arrow keys to browse the window tabs, and then click the
tab for the window you want to see.

Using keyboard shortcuts to navigate between windows:

2.2.10

To go to the next window, press CTRL+F6.

To go to the previous window, press SHIFT+CTRL+F6

Status Bar
The status bar is located at the bottom of the main window of Vista
Workstation. You can switch it on/off in the View menu, and it contains
the following information:

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In the left corner, texts explaining commands on the main menu or


the shortcut menus are displayed.

In the middle, the number of matches in the most recent search


result is displayed.

In the right corner, information about the progress of any dial-up


communication is displayed, using icons and text.

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Using the History Buttons


Vista Workstation remembers the order in which windows are opened/
selected and the main toolbar has icons for going back and forward
through the history of the program.

To go back

If Back
on the main toolbar is green, click Back to go one step
back to the previously selected window or graphic.

If Back is unavailable, then you have reached the beginning of the


history of the program.

To go forward

If Forward
on the main toolbar is green, click Forward to go
one step forward to the next selected window or graphic.

If Forward is unavailable, then you have reached the end of the


history for of program.

Tips
You can also use the keyboard to go back and forward in the program
history.

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To go back, press ALT+LEFT ARROW on your keyboard.

To go forward, press ALT+RIGHT ARROW on your keyboard.

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Drag and Drop in TAC Vista Workstation


Drag and Drop means to select one or more objects/points/folders by
holding down the left mouse button and dragging (moving) the mouse
pointer to a target and then dropping by releasing the left mouse button.
Drag and drop can be used to move or to copy and paste folders/objects/
points.

Caution

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Avoid renaming, moving or deleting objects/shortcuts in the


Vista Database that are used/referred to by other objects/shortcuts.

Before deciding to move, rename or delete an object/shortcut,


verify that the object/shortcut does not have any references to
other objects that might cause a problem if you move, rename or
delete the object/shortcut.

If you move or rename an object/shortcut included in a


graphic, the graphic will not be able to display the value/
information from that object/shortcut.

If you move, rename or delete an object/shortcut used in an


online chart, the chart will not able to display the value of
the object/shortcut.

If you move, rename or delete an object/shortcut used in an


trend log, the trend log will not able to log the value of the
object/shortcut. Any trend log calculation using the trend log
will fail. Any trend chart or Report using the trend log or a
trend log calculation based on the trend log, will also fail to
display/report data.

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Keyboard Shortcuts
Vista Workstation supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

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To

CTRL+A

Select all rows in a list

CTRL+C

Copy

CTRL+INSERT

Copy

CTRL+drag item

Copy

CTRL+X

Cut

SHIFT+DELETE

Cut

Drag item

Move (cut and paste)

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Paste as Shortcut

CTRL+SHIFT+drag item

Copy and Paste as Shortcut

DELETE

Delete

CTRL+E

Edit

CTRL+F

Search

CTRL+N

New

CTRL+O

Open

CTRL+SHIFT+O

Open in new window

CTRL+P

Print

CTRL+R

References

CTRL+S

Save my program settings

F1

Opens the Help

F2

Rename

F3

Search

CTRL+F4

Quit window

ALT+F4

Quit Vista Workstation

F5

Refresh

CTRL+F6

Next window

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

Previous window

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2.6

To

F9

Acknowledge alarm

F11

Full screen mode

SHIFT+F10

Activate shortcut menu

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Forward

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Back

Alarm Icon on the System Tray


The status area is to be found on the right-hand side of the taskbar in
Windows. The taskbar is usually displayed at the bottom of the desktop
in Windows.
The status area normally displays the clock and icons for programs running in Windows. Vista Workstation displays an alarm icon
in the
status area.
Placing the mouse pointer on the alarm icon displays a tool tip containing the name of the computer and the number of unacknowledged
alarms in the alarms list.

To activate the alarms list from the alarm icon

In the status area, double-click the alarm icon.

If Vista Workstation is minimized, the program will open. If the alarms


pane is not already displayed, Vista Workstation will display it.

Tip
Alternate method:

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In the status area, right-click the alarm icon, and then click
Alarms.

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Customizing the User Interface

2.7.1

Customizing Overview
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

The user interface of Vista Workstation can be customized to add new


menus and toolbars, define shortcut keys, remove/re-arrange the tools
menu and so on. To customize the user interface, use the Customize
dialog box.
Activate the Customize dialog box, by right-clicking the menu bar and
clicking Customize.
The Customize dialog box contains the following tabs:

Commands. This tab is used for viewing and adding commands to


the main menu. You can also add and remove new menus, and
select commands from the Commands tab.

Toolbars. This tab is used for changing and adding toolbars.

Tools. This tab is used for defining the tools available in the tools
menu.

Keyboard. This tab is used for defining shortcut keys for commands in Vista Workstation.

Menu. This tab is used for the main menu and shortcut menu settings.

Options. This tab is used for displaying/hiding tooltips and/or


shortcut key information about the toolbars, and for showing/hiding commands on the main menu.

The Reset my usage data button in the Options tab, is used for resetting a counter for the most commonly used commands in the menus.

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Choosing and Moving Columns in a List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

This instruction applies to lists in the following panes and windows:

The alarms pane and the alarm view windows

The disabled alarms pane

The events pane and the event view windows

The status watch pane

The search result 1 and search result 2 panes

The object view window, when displayed as a detailed list.

To choose and move columns in a list

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Right-click any column header and a dialog box is displayed.

In the Select Columns tab choose the columns to display by


selecting a the columns and clicking Show or Hide. You can also
choose columns by selecting or clearing the check mark before
each column.

To rearrange the order of the columns in the list, select a column in


the list and click Move Up or Move Down.

When you have finished choosing and/or rearranging columns,


click OK.

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Tips
You can also show/hide and move columns directly in the list using the
mouse.

To hide columns using the mouse


1

Put the mouse pointer on the right edge of the column header.
The mouse pointer should look like a single vertical line with
two arrows.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag the column edge to
edge of the column to the left of it.

Release the left mouse button and the column has been removed.

To show columns using the mouse


1

Put the mouse pointer just to the right of the right edge of a column header. If the mouse pointer looks like a double vertical line
with two arrows, then there is a hidden column to display.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag to the right to display
the hidden column.

Release the left mouse button and the column will be shown.

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Put the mouse pointer on a column header.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag the column to its new
position in the list.

Release the mouse button to drop it on the new position in the


list.

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Creating a New Menu and Adding Commands


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create a new menu and add commands

2.7.4

Right-click the menu bar, and then click Customize.

In the Customize dialog box, click the Commands tab.

In the Categories list, click New Menu.

Drag the new menu from the Commands list onto the menu bar in
the main window.

Add commands new menu by selecting a category in the


Categories list and then dragging a command in the Commands
list onto the menu you added.

Creating a New Toolbar and Adding Commands


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create a new toolbar and add commands

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Right-click the menu bar, and then click Customize.

In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab.

Click New, type a name for the toolbar and then click OK.

Drag the new toolbar onto the menu bar in the main window.

Click the Commands tab and add commands to the toolbar by


selecting a category in the Categories list and then dragging a
command in the Commands list onto the toolbar you added.

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Adding a New Command to the Tools Menu


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To add a new command to the Tools menu

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Right-click the menu bar, and then click Customize.

In the Customize dialog box, click the Tools tab.

Click New (Ins) to insert a new command in the Menu contents


list.

Type a name for the new command and press ENTER.

In the Command box, click the browse button to browse to the


program you want to start with the new command.

In the Arguments box, type any arguments for the programs such
as a file name to open with the selected program and/or parameters
for the selected program.

In the Initial Directory, type the path to any directory that should
be the initial (default) directory (folder) for the program you have
selected.

Click Close.

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Program Settings for TAC Vista Workstation


Commands for Program Settings
Load My Program Settings. Loads and restores the windows, panes,
menus, toolbars and so on in Vista Workstation, in accordance with the
users most recently saved program settings.
Save My Program Settings. Saves the program settings for the currently logged in Vista User or Windows User, that is the settings for
windows, panes, menus, toolbars and so on in Vista Workstation.

Notes

The saved program settings only apply to the logged-in user on


that particular computer.

The next time the same user logs in on the same computer, the
saved settings will be applied.

The save settings are also applied when selecting to load program settings.

Reset Program Settings. Resets the program settings to the default settings for Vista Workstation. The default settings only display the folders
and the alarms pane. Changes made to the main menu or toolbars are
reset to their original setting.

To save my program settings

On the File menu, click Save My Program Settings.

To load my program settings

On the File menu, click Load My Program Settings.

To reset program settings

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3 Starting or Stopping TAC Vista Server/Workstation

Starting or Stopping TAC Vista


Server/Workstation

3.1

TAC Vista Server/Workstation Overview


TAC Vista Server
Vista Server is the program that manages the Vista database and communication with the devices and other computers in a Vista system.
From version 4.20 of Vista, it is no longer a requirement to run a copy
of Vista Server on all the computers in a Vista system. Only computers
connected to the devices in the system are required to run Vista Server.
Local Server If you are running Vista Server and Vista Workstation
on the same computer, then Vista Server is referred to as a Local Server.
Remote Server If Vista Server is running on another computer than
the one running Vista Workstation, it is referred to as a Remote Server.
Vista Server can run as a service in Windows.

TAC Vista Workstation


Vista Workstation is used for the day-to-day operation, engineering and
administration of the Vista system.
From Vista version 4.20, it is no longer a requirement to run Vista
Server and Vista Workstation on the same computer.
When logging in using Vista Workstation, you can choose to log in to a
local server or a remote one.
It is also possible to run several copies of Vista Workstation, each copy
logged in to a local server or a remote one.

TAC Xenta Server


Xenta Servers pages, such as graphics, trend logs, trend charts and so
on, normally viewed with a web browser addressing a Xenta Server can
also be viewed in Vista Workstation.
The pages are accessed in the same way as Vista Server objects.

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Starting TAC Vista Server


To start Vista Server

On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to TAC, point to


TAC Vista Server, and then click Server.

Vista Server starts, showing a splash screen. Then Vista Server will be
displayed as a minimized program on the taskbar in Windows.

3.3

Stopping TAC Vista Server


To stop TAC Vista Server

3.4

On the File menu, click Exit.

In the dialog box that will be displayed, click Yes to confirm that
you want to quit the program.

Starting TAC Vista Workstation


To start TAC Vista Workstation

On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to TAC, and then


click TAC Vista Workstation.

Vista Workstation starts, showing a splash screen. Then the login dialog
box for Vista Workstation is displayed.

3.5

Stopping TAC Vista Workstation


To stop TAC Vista Workstation

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On the File menu, click Exit.

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Logging in and Logging out

4.1

Logging in, Logging out and Standby Mode


Logging in
When you start Vista Workstation, you are required to log in using a
user name and a password in order to confirm your identity as a valid
user. When you log in, you actually log in to Vista Server in order to be
granted access to the data provided by a Vista Server. The user you are
using in Vista Workstation grants you access to some or all of the functionality of the programs, depending on the authority level of your user.

Logging out
When you log out, you confirm that you do not wish to have access to
Vista Workstation or data from a Vista Server.

Local or remote Vista Server


Vista Server is referred to as a Local Vista Server when running on the
same computer that you are running Vista Workstation on. If Vista
Server is running on another computer, then Vista Server is referred to
as a Remote Vista Server.

Vista User
This refers to using Vista User created in Vista. By default, there are
four accounts available; User, Field, Manager and System. The administrators of the Vista system can create Vista accounts for the users of
Vista.

Windows User
This refers to the user account that you use when logging into Windows.
That user account can be part of one or more user groups in Windows.
A Windows User in Vista is an object in the Vista database referring to
a user account or a user group in Windows. This enables logging into
Vista using a user from Windows.
The currently logged in Windows User refers to the user account you
used when logging in to Windows on your computer.

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Standby Mode
In Standby mode, Vista Workstation data is dynamically displayed in
graphics, online charts and so on, but the program is locked as regards
input. There are only two buttons available to the user, Log in and Log
Out. The user/operator is required to log in again to be able to have any
effect on the program.
Standby Mode can be activated manually, by the user, or automatically
by Vista Workstation when the user has been inactive for a few minutes.
Automatic standby must be activated by the administrator, individually
for each user.

4.2

Logging in as a Vista User

4.2.1

Logging in to a Local Vista Server (Vista User)


To log in to a local Vista Server

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In the Log in to Vista Server dialog box, click Options to display


other options than user name and password.

In the Vista Server to log in to list, click [Local Server].

In the User type list, click Vista User.

In the User name text box, type your user name.

In the Password text box, type your password.

Click OK.

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To log in to a remote Vista Server

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In the Log in to Vista Server dialog box, click Options to display


other options than User name and Password.

In the Vista Server to log in to list, enter the name of the remote
server.

In the User type list, click Vista User.

In the User name text box, type your user name.

In the Password text box, type your password.

Click OK.

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Changing Your Password (Vista User)


To change your password (Vista User)
1

In Vista Workstation, on the File menu, click Change Password.

In the Old Password box, type the password currently in use.

In the New Password box, type the new password.

In the Confirm Password box, re-type the new password.

Click OK.

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The minimum number of characters in a password is 4, and the


maximum is 255.

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Logging in as a Windows User

4.3.1

Logging in to a Local Vista Server (Currently Logged-in


Windows User)
To log in to a local Vista Server (currently logged-in
Windows user)

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In the Log in to TAC Vista Server dialog box, click Options to


display other options than User name and Password.

In the Vista Server to log in to box, click [Local Server].

In the User type box, click Currently logged-in Windows user.

Click OK.

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Windows User)
To log in to a remote Vista Server (currently logged-in
Windows user)

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In the Log in to Vista Server dialog box, click Options to display


other options than User name and Password.

In the Vista Server to log in to box, enter the name of the remote
server.

In the User type box, click Currently logged-in Windows user.

Click OK.

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Logging in to a Remote Vista Server (Windows User)


To log in to a local Vista Server

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In the Login to TAC Vista Server dialog box, click Options to


display other options than User name and Password.

In the Vista Server to log in to box, enter the name of the remote
server.

In the User type box, click Windows User.

In the User name text box, type your user name.

In the Password text box, type your password.

Click OK.

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Logging Out
To log out from TAC Vista Workstation

4.5

On the File menu, click Log out.

Activating Standby Mode


To activate the standby mode

4.6

On the File menu, click Standby Mode.

Change Mode
The change mode list changes the mode of Vista between Engineering
mode (offline) and Operating mode (online).

The mode is indicated on the program icon in the Windows taskbar.

Engineering Mode

Operating Mode

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In a Vista network with several Workstations and one or several


Servers, the selection Engineering/Operating mode is now (Vista
4.3.1 and later versions) done per Vista Workstation and not, as
previously, globally for the network. This means that setting one
Workstation in Engineering mode will not force the others to
leave the Operating mode.

If you exit Vista Workstation in Engineering mode and if you


start Vista Workstation again, you will be prompted with The
client is set to Engineering mode. Change to Operating mode?.

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5.1

Alarms Overview

5 Alarms

What is an Alarm?
In Vista, alarms are handled by alarm event objects that monitor other
objects, for example fans or temperatures. When certain criteria relating
to the monitored object are met, the alarm will be tripped and the alarm
event object will change state from Normal to Alarm.

How to Notice if an Alarm has been Tripped


When an alarm is tripped, it will be displayed as an unacknowledged
alarm in the alarms list. If the alarm buzzer has been activated, a sound
will also be heard.
If the alarm pane is not being displayed when an alarm is tripped, it will
automatically open to display the new alarm in the alarms list.

What to do when an Alarm has been Tripped


If your task is merely supervising the system and you are not allowed to
acknowledge alarms, follow your employers instructions as regards
how to act when an alarm is tripped.
If your task is acknowledging alarms, always investigate their cause and
take the necessary action to deal with them before acknowledging, disabling or resetting them.
In Vista Workstation, the following actions are possible:

Acknowledge alarms.

Disable alarms.

Interlock alarms.

Filter the alarms list

View events for an alarm.

Open linked objects.

Print the alarms list.

View the properties of an Alarm

In some cases, it is also possible to start an online chart and to create a


trend log.

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Purge Alarms
You can purge an alarm in the alarms list, that is remove the alarm from
the Vista alarm database. The alarm event in the Vista event database
will remain.

5.1.1

Opening the Alarms Pane


To open the alarms pane

On the View menu, click Alarms.

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On the main tool bar, click Alarms.

On the Windows taskbar, in the status area, double-click the


alarm icon.

On the Windows taskbar, in the status area, right-click the alarm


icon and then click Alarms.

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Alarm States in the Alarms List


The color settings for the alarm states affect all computers in a Vista system. These are the default color settings for the different alarm states in
Vista:
Unacknowledged alarms

Text color: Black.


Background color: Red

Acknowledged alarms

Text color: Black.


Background color: Green

Reset alarm require acknowledgement

Text color: Black.


Background color: Yellow

Manually disabled alarms

Text color: Black.


Background color: White

Interlocked alarms

Text color: Black.


Background color: Gray

The following alarm states are available in the alarms list:

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Unacknowledged alarms. When an alarm is tripped, it will


appear as an unacknowledged tripped alarm in the alarms list. If
the alarm is reset before it has been acknowledged, this will be
indicated by a
(dash) at the beginning of the row in the alarms
list. The row will however keep its color setting.

Acknowledged alarms. If the alarm is acknowledged, it will


change state to an acknowledged tripped alarm in the alarms list.
A
(check mark) at the beginning of the row also indicates that
the row has been acknowledged. If an acknowledged alarm is
reset, it will disappear from the alarms list.

Reset alarm require acknowledgement. This alarm state indicates that, even though the alarm has been reset, you are required
to acknowledge the alarm in the alarms list. This alarm state will
only be available if the administrator has activated it in the
$System object.

Manually disabled alarms. This alarm state indicates that the


alarm has been manually disabled, and disabled alarms are displayed in the disabled alarms list.

Interlocked alarms. This alarm state indicates that the alarm has
been interlocked, and interlocked alarms are displayed in the disabled alarms list.

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Updating the Alarms List


To update the alarms list
1

Click the title bar of the alarms pane to make it the active pane in
Vista Workstation.

Press F5 to update the alarms list.

Tip

Alternate method:

5.1.4

Right-click the alarms list and then click Refresh.

Resizing Columns in the Alarms List


To resize columns in the alarms list

In the alarms pane, right-click the alarms list and then click Resize
Columns.

The columns will be resized to the maximum length of the content of


each columns.

5.1.5

Acknowledging Alarms
Note

Before acknowledging an alarm, always investigate its cause and


take the appropriate action.

To acknowledge alarms

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In the alarms list, select one or more unacknowledged alarms.

Right-click the alarm(s) and then click Acknowledge.

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The alarms will be acknowledged one by one, and the alarms list
updated.

Tips
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To acknowledge an alarm in the alarms list, double-click the


unacknowledged alarm.

In the alarms list, select one or more unacknowledged alarms.


Press F9 to acknowledge the selected alarms.

In the alarms list, select one or more unacknowledged alarms. On


the alarms list toolbar, click Acknowledge.

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To acknowledge alarms using enforced acknowledge


response
Note

If enforced acknowledge response has been activated, the operator will be forced to select a cause, an action and type a comment, for each alarm he/she acknowledges.

In the alarms list, select one or more unacknowledged alarms.

Right-click the alarm(s) and then click Acknowledge.


For each alarm, the Enforced Acknowledge Response dialog box
is displayed.

In the Cause list, click a pre-defined cause.

In the Action list, click a pre-defined action.

In the Comment box, type an optional comment, and then click


OK.

The alarms will be acknowledged one by one, and the alarms list
updated.

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Opening Linked Objects


To open a linked object

In the alarms list, right-click the desired alarm, point to Linked


Objects and then click the linked object you want to open.

Tips
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In the alarms list, click an alarm displaying the text [Click to


Open] in the Linked Objects column. Click the linked object
you wish to open.

In the alarms list, select an alarm displaying the text [Click to


Open] in the Linked Objects column. On the alarms list toolbar,
click one of the icons to open a linked object.

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Viewing Events for an Alarm


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view events for an alarm

In the alarms list, select an alarm, right-click and then click View
Events.

A window will open with a filter activated which only displays alarm
events related to the alarm you selected.

To save a temporary event view as an event view object


1

Right-click the events list, and then click Save as Event View.

Select where to save the event view in the Vista database.

In the Object name box, type a name for the event view object,
and then click Save.

The event view will be saved as an event view object in the database.

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Viewing the Signal Tripping the Alarm


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view the signal tripping the alarm

In the alarms list, select an alarm, right-click and then click Signal
Properties.

Important

5.1.9

Does not apply to Xenta alarms.

Filtering the Alarms List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Normally, the alarms list displays all alarms, but it can be filtered to display a subset of the alarms.
The alarms list can be filtered using one or more of the following
options:

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Description

Object ID

Alarm text

User

Alarm priorities

Alarm count

Date and Time

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To customize a filter for the alarms list


1

Right-click a row in the alarms list, and then click Filter.

In the Filter dialog box, select one or more of the possible filter
options.

Click OK

Tips
Alternate method:

On the alarms list toolbar, click Filter.

For more information on the filter options, click Help in the


$AlarmView dialog box.

The filter will be activated and the alarms list updated.

To delete an active filter and display all the alarms

Right-click a row in the alarms list, click All Alarms.

The alarms list will be updated, displaying all alarms.

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Disabling Alarms
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Note

Before disabling an alarm, always investigate its cause and take


the appropriate action.

To disable alarms
1

In the alarms list, select one or more unacknowledged alarms.

Right-click the alarms list and then click Disable.

The alarm will change state to manually disabled and also appear in the
disabled alarm list, in the disabled alarms pane.

Tips
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In the alarms list, select one or more alarms.

On the alarms list toolbar, click Disable.

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Interlocking an Alarm
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Vista supports both logical and time-based interlocking of an alarm.


Logical interlocking is controlled by a binary point, and, as long as the
binary point is ON, the interlock will remain active.
Time-based interlocking is controlled by a manually set timer and is
used to set a minimum time between two consecutive alarms. This is a
way of preventing repeat alarms being generated when a fault occurs
and is reset several times during a short period.

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Interlocking must NOT be used for dial-up devices. It is not possible to check interlocking in a dial-up device during an alarm as
the line is being used by the device sending the alarm.

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To activate logical interlocking

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In the alarms list, select an alarm.

Right-click in the alarms list, and then click Alarm Properties.

In the General tab, click Interlock.

In the Logical text box, browse to the binary point you intend to
use to control the interlock.

Click Select.

Click OK.

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In the alarms list, right-click an alarm in the alarms list, and then
click Alarm Properties.

In the General tab, click Interlock.

In the Disabled for box, set the number of hours and/or minutes
you want the alarm to be interlocked.

Click OK.

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Purging an Alarm
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Notes

Before purging an alarm, always investigate its cause and take


the appropriate action.

The possibility to purge alarms is restricted by access rights.

To purge an alarm
1

In the alarms list, select one or more alarms.

Right-click the alarms list and then click Purge.

Click Yes or Yes to All to confirm purge.

The alarm(s) will be purged.

Tip
Alternate method:

5.1.13

In the alarms list, select one or more alarms.

On the alarm list toolbar, click Purge.

Click Yes or Yes to All to confirm purge.

Printing the Alarms List


To print the alarms list
1

In the alarms list, right-click and then click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box will be displayed. Select a printer


and then click OK.

The number and width of the columns will be printed as they are displayed on the screen.To customize the number and width of the columns, see Chapter 5.1.18, Selecting Columns in the Alarms List, on
page 77.
If you have activated a filter which reduces the types of alarms displayed or which only shows alarms for a specific object, then only the
alarms matching the criteria for the filter you have activated will appear
in the printed list.
The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.
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Creating an Online Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Note

This functionality is only available to alarms referring to an


object/value displayable in an online chart.

To create an online chart


1

In the alarms list, right-click an alarm and click Start Online


Chart.

In the online chart, right-click and then click Save.

In the dialog box, type a file name in the File name text box and
then click Save.

For more information see Chapter 5, Alarms, on page 59.

5.1.15

Creating a Trend Log


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Note

This functionality is only available to alarms referring to an


object/value that can be logged in a trend log.

To create a trend log


1

In the alarms list, right-click an alarm, point to Create Trend Log


and then click either Vista Server Trend Log or Xenta Trend
Log.

In the Trend Log Wizard, select a suitable trend log profile and
then click Finish.

For more information see Chapter 16, Trend Logging, on page 161.

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Viewing a Trend Chart for an Alarm


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Note

This functionality is only available to alarms referring to an


object/value that has been logged in a trend log, and the trend log
is, directly or indirectly, included in one or several trend charts.
Trend charts includes logged values from trend logs or trend log
calculations.

To view a Trend Chart from the Alarms pane

In the alarms list, right-click an alarm, point to View Trend and


then click the trend chart you wish to view.

A window opens displaying the trend chart you selected.

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Selecting Colors for the Alarms List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

The colors used for the alarms (rows) in the alarms list reflect the alarm
states. The alarms are grouped according to the alarm states, with each
alarm state having its own color setting, for both text color and background color.
It is also possible to select which font to use or to disable the color setting. The color setting is a global setting for the Vista system, that is all
computers in a Vista system will be affected by it.

To select colors for alarms


1

In the alarms pane, right-click the alarms list and then click
Customize.

In the Alarm Customization dialog box, click the Text tab.

Select the colors for the alarm states (font color and background
color), and then click OK.

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Right-click the header of a column in the alarms list to activate


the Alarm Customization dialog box.

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Selecting Columns in the Alarms List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To select columns in the alarms list


1

In the alarms pane, right-click the alarms list and then click
Customize.

Click the Select Column(s) the tab.

Select the columns to be displayed and then click OK.

Tip
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Right-click the header of a column in the alarms list to activate


the Alarm Customization dialog box.

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5.2

Disabling Alarms

5.2.1

Opening the Disabled Alarms Pane


To open the disabled alarms pane

On the View menu, click Disabled Alarms.

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On the main toolbar, click Disabled Alarms.

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Alarm States in the Disabled Alarms List


The color settings of the alarm states affect all computers in a Vista system. These are the default color settings for the different alarm states in
Vista:
Manually disabled alarm events

Text color: Black.


Background color: White

Interlocked alarm events

Text color:
Black. Background color: Gray

The following alarm states are available in the disabled alarms list:

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Manually disabled events. This alarm state indicates that the


alarm has been manually disabled, and disabled alarms are displayed in the disabled alarms list.

Interlocked events. This alarm state indicates that the alarm has
been interlocked, and interlocked alarms are displayed in the disabled alarms list.

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Resizing Columns in the Disabled Alarms List


To resize columns in the disabled alarms list

In the disabled alarms pane, right-click the disabled alarms list and
then click Resize Columns.

The columns will be resized to the maximum length of the contents of


each columns.

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Enabling Disabled Alarms


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To enable alarms
1

In the disabled alarms list, select one or more disabled alarms.

Right-click the disabled alarms list and then click Enable.

The disabled alarm is removed from the disabled alarms pane, and the
alarm changes color in the alarms pane.

Tip
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In the disabled alarms list, select one or more alarms.

On the disabled alarms list toolbar, click Enable.

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Removing Interlock for an Alarm


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To remove interlock

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In the alarms list, select an alarm.

Right-click in the alarms list, and then click Alarm Properties.

In the General tab, select the Not disabled option.

Click OK.

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Printing the Disabled Alarms List


To print the disabled alarms list
1

In the disabled alarms list, right-click and then click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box will be displayed. Select a printer


and then click OK.

The columns displayed and their width will be in accordance with the
settings of the disabled alarms list.
If you have activated a filter which reduces the types of alarms displayed or which only shows alarms for a specific object, then only the
alarms matching the criteria for the filter you have activated will be displayed in the printed list.
The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

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Viewing Events for a Disabled Alarm


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view events for a disabled alarm

In the alarms list, select a disabled alarm, right-click and then click
View Events.

A window opens, with a filter activated which only displays alarm


events related to the disabled alarm you selected.

To save the event view


1

Right-click the events list, and then click Save as Event View.

Select where to save the event view in the Vista database.

In the File name text box, type a name for the event view, and
then click Save.

The event view will be saved as an event view object in the database.

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Selecting Colors for the Disabled Alarms List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

The colors used for the alarms (rows) in the disabled alarms list reflect
the alarm states. The alarms are grouped according to the alarm states,
with each alarm states having its own color setting, for both text color
and background color.
It is also possible to select which font to use or to disable the color setting. The color setting is a global setting for the Vista system, that is all
computers in a Vista system will be affected by the setting.

To select colors for alarms

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In the disabled alarms pane, right-click the disabled alarms list and
then click Customize.

Click the Text tab.

Select the colors for the alarm states (font color and background
color), and then click OK.

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Selecting Columns in the Disabled Alarms List


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To select columns in the disabled alarms list


1

In the disabled alarms pane, right-click the disabled alarms list and
then click Customize.

Click the Select Column(s) tab.

Select the columns to be display and then click OK.

Tip

Alternate method:

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Right-click the header of a column in the disabled alarms list


to activate the Customization of Disabled Alarms dialog
box.

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6.1

Graphics Overview

6 Graphics

Graphics are used to navigate a site and display information about the
buildings, floors, systems and subsystems of the site. Graphics displaying systems or subsystems usually describe the process of the system
using special symbols for fans, valves, temperature sensors and so on.
Graphics usually also contain texts and values from the site.
When working in Operating mode in TAC Workstation, the symbols,
texts or values in the graphics are dynamically updated with data from
the site. Symbols may change shape or color, or start to flash to indicate
that something is wrong, or that an alarm has been tripped.
Graphics can be linked together making it possible to navigate between
graphics, from overview graphics, to graphics displaying information
about a building, floor, room or system. When you click a link, you will
move to another graphic.

6.2

Navigate Graphics
Navigation between graphics is achieved using link areas in the graphic
which point to other graphics.

Tips

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If the mouse pointer passes over a link, the pointer will change
to a pointing hand
and a ToolTip will display the Vista path to
the linked graphic.

When navigating graphics, you can also use the


and
icons
on the main toolbar to go back and forward in the program history, displaying the previous or next graphic or window.

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To open a linked graphic


1

In an open graphic, click the arrow icon

on the toolbar.

Point to a link area in the graphic and then click the left mouse
button.

The linked graphic will be displayed in the current window.

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To open a linked graphic in a new window


1

In an open graphic, click the arrow icon

on the toolbar.

Point to a link area in the graphic, hold down the SHIFT key and
then click the left mouse button.

The linked graphic will be displayed in a new window.

Tips
Alternate methods:

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To open a linked graphic, place the mouse pointer over the link,
right-click and then click Open in the shortcut menu.

To open a linked graphic in a new window, SHIFT-click the link.

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Searching for Graphics


To search for graphics
1

In the search window, click the browse button for the Type of
devices or objects box.

Open the Files branch and select Graphic TGML and then click
OK.

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In the Look in box, click the browse button, select a folder to


search and then click OK. If you wish to search subunits, select
the Include subunits option. If you want to limit the search to the
first 1,000 items, select the Interrupt search if more than 1000
results option.

Click Search Now and view the result in Search Result 1.

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Opening a Graphic
Normally graphics are displayed in the same window. You can choose
to open graphics (and other objects) in new windows, making it possible
to see several graphics at the same time.

Tip

To manually update the information in an open graphic, press the


F5 key on your keyboard.

To open a graphic
1

In the folders pane, browse to the graphic you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the graphic to open it.

Tip
Alternate method:

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To open a linked graphic, place the mouse pointer over the link,
right-click and then click Open in the shortcut menu.

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To open a graphic in a new window


1

In the folders pane, browse to the graphic you want to open

In the object view, right-click the graphic and click Open in New
Window.

Tip
Alternate method:

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In the folders pane or in the object view, drag the graphic to the
workspace (background) of Vista Workstation.

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Changing a Value in a Graphic


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

If you have the required level of authority, you will be allowed to


change a value in a graphic.

Tip

If the mouse pointer passes over a value, the pointer will


change to a pointing hand
and a light yellow ToolTip will display the name and path of object.

To change a value in a graphic

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In an open graphic, click the arrow icon

on the toolbar.

Point to the value you want to change in the graphic, and then
click the value.

In the dialog box that appears, type a new value and click OK.

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Viewing Events for a Value in a Graphic


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view events for a value in a graphic

In an open graphic, right-click to the value and then click View


Events.

A window will open with a filter activated which only displays events
related to the object you selected.

To save a temporary event view as an event view object


1

Right-click the events list, and then click Save as Event View.

Select where to save the event view in the Vista database.

In the Object name text box, type a name for the event view
object, and then click Save.

The event view will be saved as an event view object in the database.

6.7

Creating an Online Chart for a Value in a Graphic


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create an online chart for a value in a graphic


1

In an open graphic, right-click on a value, point to Start Online


Chart and then click the value to plot.

In the online chart, right-click and then click Save as online


chart.

In the Object name box type a object name.

Click Save.

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Viewing a Trend Chart for a Value in a Graphic


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Note

This functionality is only available to an object/value that has


been logged in a trend log, and the trend log is, directly or indirectly, included in one or several trend charts. Trend charts
includes logged values from trend logs or trend log calculations.

To view a trend chart for a value in a graphic

In an open graphic, right-click a value and point to View Trend


and then click the trend chart you wish to view.

A window opens displaying the trend chart you selected.

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6 Graphics

Zooming in and out of a Graphic


To zoom in
1

Ensure that the default cursor is selected.

Right-click an open graphic and then click Zoom In, on the shortcut menu.

Place the mouse pointer


over the graphic. Hold down the left
mouse button and draw an area to zoom in on.

To zoom out
1

Ensure that the default cursor is selected.

Right-click an open graphic and then click Zoom Out, on the


shortcut menu.

Place the mouse pointer


button to zoom out.

over the graphic. Click the left mouse

Tip
Alternate method:

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Hold down the CTRL key and roll the mouse wheel. Roll up to
zoom in and roll down to zoom out.

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You will only be able to scroll a graphic, if you have zoomed in to look
at a graphic in detail, or if the graphic is not being displayed in Zoom to
fit mode. Scrolling means moving around in a graphic in order to see
another part of it.

To scroll a graphic
1

Ensure that the default cursor is selected.

Right-click an open graphic and then click Scroll on the shortcut


menu. The mouse pointer changes to a
.

Place the mouse pointer over the graphic. Press down the left
mouse button to grab the graphic and move the mouse to scroll the
graphic.

Tips
Alternate methods:

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You can use the arrow keys and the Page Up/Page Down keys on
your keyboard.

You can place the mouse pointer anywhere in the graphic, which
is not a link or an object, and hold down the left mouse button, to
scroll the graphic.

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6 Graphics

Opening an Attached Notes Object


Notes are objects that normally are simple text files, but can also be
other types of files. Notes is opened by the program associated to that
type of file in Windows.

Important

This function is only available for graphics of the OGC format.

In graphics of the TGML format, notes is opened using links/buttons in the graphic.

To open an attached notes


1

In a graphic, right-click and the click View Notes.

View the notes and add additional information if necessary.

Tip
Alternate method:

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On the graphics toolbar, click View Notes.

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Printing a Graphic
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To print a graphic
1

Ensure that the default cursor is selected.

Right-click an open graphic and then click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box of will be displayed. Select a


printer and then click OK.

The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

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7.1

Notes Overview

7 Notes

A Notes object in Vista is normally a text file. Notes objects can, however, be manually defined in Vista as another type of file, for example
an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file, or a Word file (.doc).
When creating or opening notes object, a copy of the file is opened by
the tool/program in Windows that is associated with that type of file.
Normally, Microsoft Notepad is the associated program for text files
(.txt).
It is possible to change the setting in Windows to associate *.txt files
with another program, if required. See the Help or other documentation
for Windows for information about this.
If any changes are made, you must first save them in the program used
to display/change notes. Vista will then also ask you if you wish to save
the changed file in the Vista database.

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Opening a Notes Object


To open a notes object
1

In the folders pane, browse to the folder containing the notes


object you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the notes object to open it.

The notes object are opened by the tool/program in Windows that is


associated with that type of file.

Normally Microsoft Notepad is the associated program for text files


(.txt).

Note

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Notes can be opened from a graphic if a graphical object in the


graphic and corresponding link for the notes object has been
defined in the graphics editor. Notes can also be linked to an
alarm and opened from the alarms list.

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Editing a Notes Object


To edit a notes object
1

Open the notes object.

Edit the file in the program used to edit the file.

Save the file and quit the program.


After the program used to modify the file is closed, a dialog box in
Vista Workstation will ask you to save the notes object.

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Click Yes to save the notes in Vista Workstation.

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Printing a Notes Object


Note

This information concerns how to print a text file using Notepad


in Windows. For further details, see the Windows Help or
Microsoft Notepad.

To print a notes object in Microsoft Notepad

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On the File menu, click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box will be displayed. Select a printer


and then click OK to print the notes.

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Hyperlink

8.1

Hyperlink Overview

8 Hyperlink

Web sites can be opened in Vista Workstation and Vista Webstation by


the use of hyperlink objects.

8.2

Opening a Hyperlink Object


To open a hyperlink object

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In the folders pane, click the folder containing the hyperlink object
you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the hyperlink object to open it.

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9.1

Trend Charts Overview

9 Trend Charts

Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Trend charts graphically display the logged values from one or more
trend logs. Trend charts can support the display of values using both a
primary and a secondary y-axis.
To update the value for a trend chart, you must manually update the
chart, right-click the chart and then click Refresh, or press the F5 key
on the keyboard. This will force the chart to read the trend log values
again.

Note

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If you update a trend chart for a Vista system that uses dial-up
communication, this may force the system to dial-up in order to
retrieve the logged values.

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Creating a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create a trend chart


1

In the object view, make sure that no object is selected.

Right-click in the object view and point to New, then point to


Object and then click Chart Trend.

Type a name for the new trend chart and press ENTER.

Note

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It is now necessary to add trend logs to the trend chart and make
any necessary configurations.

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Opening a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To open a trend chart


1

In the folders pane, browse to the folder containing the trend chart
object you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the trend chart to open it.

Note

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If you open a trend chart that does not contain any trend logs the
warning message No trend log series in chart appears. This is
normal if you just created the trend chart and have not yet added
any trend logs to the chart.

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Adding Trend logs to an Open Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To add trend logs to an open trend chart

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On the Windows menu, click Cascade.

In the object view, select one or more trend logs and drag it/them
to the trend chart.

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Note

If you drop the value into the left side of the chart, the value will
be displayed using the primary y-axis. If you drop the value on
the right side of the chart the value will be displayed using the
secondary y-axis.

Tips
Alternate methods:

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In a open trend chart, right-click and then click Edit Trend


Chart. In the dialog box displayed, click the Trend Log tab.
Click Add to add a trend log.

In an open trend chart, right-click and then click Insert Trend


Log. In the Select dialog box, find and select a trend log and then
click Select.

In the object view, right-click the trend chart and then click
Properties. In the dialog box displayed, click the Trend Log tab.
Click Add to add a value.

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Editing a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To edit a trend chart


1

In the folders pane, browse to the folder containing the trend chart
object you want to edit.

In the object view, right-click the trend chart and then click
Properties.

Tip
Alternate method:

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When a trend chart is open, click Edit Trend Chart on the


Trend Chart menu.

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Viewing a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

A trend chart can be displayed by double-clicking on the trend chart in


the object view.
Trend charts can also be displayed from the alarms list, the status watch
pane, a search result pane or a graphic. Simply right-click the object/
value, point to View Trend and click the trend chart you wish to view.
You can right-click a point/object or a trend log and find out if the
selected object is included in any trend chart, and then select to display
the trend chart.

To view a trend chart from the object view


1

In the folders pane, browse to the folder containing the object you
are interested in.

In the object view, right-click the object, point to View Trend and
then click the trend chart you wish to view.

To view a trend chart from the alarms pane or an alarms


view

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In the alarms pane or alarms view, right-click the alarm, point to


View Trend and then click the trend chart you wish to view.
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To view a trend chart from a search result pane

In the search result pane, right-click the object, point to View


Trend and then click the trend chart you wish to view.

To view a trend chart from the status watch pane

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In the status watch pane, right-click the object, point to View


Trend and then click the trend chart you wish to view.

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To view a trend chart from a graphic

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In an open graphic, right-click a value and point to View Trend


and then click the trend chart you wish to view.

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Deleting a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To delete a trend chart

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In the object view, right-click the trend chart you want to delete
and then click Delete.

In the dialog box displayed, click Yes to confirm.

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Printing a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To print a trend chart


1

Right-click an open trend chart, and click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box is displayed. Select a printer and


click OK.

The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

9.9

Viewing Events from Trend Chart


To view events from a Trend Chart

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Open the trend chart you want to view.

Right-click the trend chart area and click View Log Events.

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Viewing Estimated and Edited Values


If the communication between the logging point and the Vista Server is
interrupted so that no values can be transferred, the values are estimated.
The estimated values are marked estimated in the view log dialog box
and they are always the same as the last logged value.
Estimated values can be modified if they differs considerably from the
actual values. (See Section 16.11, Editing Trend Log Values, on
page 177.)

To view estimated and modified values in a trend chart

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Open the trend chart.

Right-click and click Indicate Edited Values or Indicate Estimated Values.

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The estimated and modified values are shown in the trend chart.

The icons in the chart indicate:


Estimated values.
Edited values.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Click the Indicate Edited Values or Indicate Estimated Values


symbols in the trend chart tool bar.

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Viewing an I/NET Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

You can view I/NET trend charts that are part of the project loaded in
the Xenta 527, or you can browse to an I/NET point that has a trend
sampling extension and view its trend chart.
An I/NET point must already have a trend sampling extension in order
for it to provide a trend chart. If you need to add a trend sampling
extension to an I/NET point, refer to Section 16.13.1, Adding/opening
an I/NET Trend Sample, on page 180 for instructions.

To view an I/NET trend chart


1

In the folder pane, expand the Xenta 527 server and locate the
I/NET object.
This object is a container for I/NET points, point extensions, and
configuration objects.

Expand the I/NET object and its underlying branches until the
point type portion of the desired I/NET point is visible.
The following example shows I/NET point 55220004 DO selected
in the folder pane.

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Expand the point type portion of the I/NET point to view its available HTML pages.

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Click on the Trend Configuration page to view the points trend


setup.

If necessary, you can adjust the trend setup. Refer to your I/NET
Seven documentation for a detailed description of each parameter.
5

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Click Graph to view the points trend chart.

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10 Reports

Reports
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

10.1

Reports Overview

10.1.1

Reports
Reports are created using the report generator for Vista, which is an program that uses Microsoft Excel. Reports are normally saved in the Vista
database as report objects.
Reports can be saved outside of the Vista database.
Reports can be run automatically using a Periodical Report object and a
Time Event object to determine how often to run them.

10.1.2

Report Copies
Report copies are located in the Archive subfolder at the same location
in the Vista database as the report. The Archive subfolder will have a
subfolder named identical to the report were the report copies are
placed.
The report copies are named according to the date and time they were
saved, using the syntax <YYMMDD_hhmmss>, for example
050303_120005.
Example:
A report DatRep was opened on the 5th of May 2005 at 10:13:13 and
saved as a copy. The a report copy is saved as 050505_101313 in the
subfolder DatRep in the subfolder Archive.

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Opening a Report
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To open a report
1

In the folders pane, browse to the report you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the report to open it.

Tip
Alternate methods:

In the object view, right-click the report and click Open.

Note

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Reports can be opened from a graphic if it has been linked using


a command point in the graphic. Reports can also be linked to an
alarm and opened from the alarms list.
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Opening a Report Copy


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To open a report copy

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In the object view, find the subfolder (logical unit) containing the
report copy.

Double-click the report copy.

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Printing a Report
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To print a report
1

Open the report. For more information on how to open a report,


see Section 10.2, Opening a Report, on page 124.

On the File menu, click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box of will be displayed. Select a


printer and then click OK.

The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

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11 Events

Events
Advanced

11.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Events Overview
Vista Workstation automatically logs all events occurring in the Vista
system. By events, we mean any action taken by the users or by the system itself.
There are four types of events:

Alarm. This denotes events/actions in the alarms pane or disabled


alarms pane. Any alarms that have been tripped or any actions
taken by the user due to alarms, for example acknowledging or
disabling alarms and so on, are logged as events.

Object Change. Any changes made to objects/devices in the database, for example changing or renaming objects/devices, are
logged as events.

Command. Any commands executed by the system or a user are


logged as events, for example logging in, logging out, creating or
deleting objects/devices in the database, and so on.

Trend value changes. Modified values in a trend log.

Using the events pane, it is easy to obtain an overview of what has


occurred in the system, and to track, for instance, whether a user has
made changes to system settings which might be the cause of an alarm.
The database file is to be found in the EVLOG folder in the folder where
Vista Workstation was installed, for example
C:\Program Files\TAC\TAC Vista Workstation\EVLOG\TacEvlogFile.bak.

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Opening the Events Pane


To open the events pane

On the View menu, click Events.

Tip
Alternate methods:

11.3

On the main tool bar, click Events.

Refreshing the Events List


To refresh the events list
1

Click the title bar of the events pane to make it the active pane.

Press F5 to refresh the events list.

Tip
Alternate method:

11.4

Right-click the events list and then click Refresh.

Resizing Columns in the Events List


To resize columns in the events list

In the events pane, right-click the events list and then click Resize
Columns.

The columns will be resized to the maximum length of the contents of


each columns.

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Viewing an Event in Detail


To view an event in detail

Right-click the row (event) in the list and click Details.

The event will be displayed in the Event Details dialog box.

Use the buttons to browse to the previous or the next event in the list.

11.6

Viewing Recorded Video for an Event


If video has been recorded for an alarm, you can start playback of the
video from the event list. You use the filter functions in the event list,
for example, the name of a camera to filter out the events that have a
video recording. For more information, see Section 20.8.4, Viewing
Recorded Video for Multiple Cameras, on page 236

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Filtering Events in the Events List


Normally, the events list displays all events, but the list can be filtered
to display a subset of the events.

To filter the events list by event type

Right-click a row in the events list, select or clear the commands


View Alarms, View Object Changes, View Commands and/or
View Trendlogs to show or hide events of the selected event
types.

The events list will be updated, displaying the events according to the
selected event types.

To customize a filter for the events list

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Right-click a row in the events list, and then click Filter.

In the Event Filter dialog box, use the options on the tabs. Select
one or more of the possible filter options and click OK.

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The filter will be activated and the events list updated.

Tip
Alternate method:

On the events list toolbar, click Filter.

To delete an active filter and display all events

Right-click a row in the events list, and click All Events.

The events list is updated, displaying all events.

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Viewing Events for an Object


To view events for an object

In the object view, right-click an object and then click View


Events.

A window will open with a filter activated which only displays events
related to the object you selected.

To save a temporary event view as an event view object


1

Right-click the events list, and then click Save as Event View.

Select where to save the event view in the Vista database.

In the Object name text box, type a name for the event view
object, and then click Save.

The event view will be saved as an event view object in the database.

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Viewing Events for an Alarm


To view events for an alarm

In the alarms list, select an alarm, right-click and then click View
Events.

A window will open with a filter activated which only displays alarm
events related to the alarm you selected.

To save a temporary event view as an event view object


1

Right-click the events list, and then click Save as Event View.

Select where to save the event view in the Vista database.

In the Object name text box, type a name for the event view
object, and then click Save.

The event view will be saved as an event view object in the database.

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11.10 Finding a Text in the Events List


The Find command in the event list enables you to type a text and find
any event containing that text. This function searches all columns,
except the Type column.

To find a text in the events list


1

In the events list, right-click a row and then click Find.

In the Find dialog box, type a text in the Find what box, and click
Find Next.

Any row in the events list that contains a text matching the one you
typed will be selected in the list. Click Find Next to keep searching
through the list.

11.11 Printing the Events List


To view a print preview

In the events list, right-click a row and then click Print Preview.

In the preview, you will be able to see the layout of the printed list.

The columns displayed and their width will be in accordance with the
settings of the event list.
If you have activated a filter which reduces the types of events displayed
or which only shows events for a specific object, then only the events

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matching the criteria for the filter you have activated will be displayed
in the printed list.

To print the events

In the events list, right-click a row and then click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box of will be displayed. Select a printer and
then click OK.
The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

Tip
Alternate method:

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11.12 Selecting Columns in the Events List


To select columns in the events list
1

In the events pane, right-click the events list and then click
Customize.

Click the Select Columns tab.

Select the columns to be displayed and then click OK.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Right-click the header of a column in the events list to activate


the Events Customization dialog box.

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12 Searching

Searching
Advanced

12.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Search Overview
Vista Workstation includes a search pane which enables you to search
the database.
You can search the whole database from the top (root level) and all the
branches, or you can limit your search to just one branch of the database.
When selecting criteria for searching the database, you can search
among all the objects in the database or limit your search to specific
types of objects or devices, for example points/signals, files and so on.
You can also search for points/signals and set criteria for one of the
attributes of the point/signal, for example the value attribute.
The result of the search is displayed in the search result panes. By
default, search results are displayed in the search result 1 pane, but you
can also choose to display them in the search result 2 pane.

Tip

Wildcard characters * and ? are allowed when typing criteria in


the Search for devices or objects named text box, in the Look
in text box and when searching using a string in the Description
property or the Key property (or any other property) for devices/
objects.
* represents one or more characters
? represents one character

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Searching for Objects/Devices


To search for an object or a device
1

On the View menu, click Search.

In the Search for devices or objects named text box, type the
name of the object/device you wish to search for. You can use
wildcard characters (* or ?) when typing criteria in this text box.

In the Look in text box, keep the initial setting, TAC Vista, to
search from the top of the database. To search in a specific branch
of the database, browse to that branch.
Select the Include subunits option to search in all subfolders/
devices below the branch you have selected, in the Look in text
box.

In the Type of devices or objects text box, keep the initial setting,
Units, Logical Objects, to choose to search all types of objects.
To search for a one or more object types, browse to and select the
object type(s).

Click Search Now to start the search.

The result of a search will be displayed in a search result pane.

Vista Workstation displays a maximum of two search result panes. To


display the search result in the second result pane, select the Display in
Search Result 2 option.

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If you want to limit the search to the first 1,000 items, select the Interrupt search if more than 1000 results option.

To search using the property values for objects/devices


Which properties are available depend on what object types you have
selected in the Type of devices or objects text box. If you have selected
Points, for instance, then all properties available for analog points,
binary points and so on, for example, will be available.

Example: Searching for a value between 1,0 and 50


This example deals with searching for points with a value between 10
and 50.

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Leave the Search for devices or objects named text box blank.

In the Look in text box, keep the initial setting, TAC Vista, to
search from the top of the database.

In the Type of devices or objects text box, browse to and select


Points.

In the Property value list, click Value. Select the Between option
and type the values 10 and 50.

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Click Search Now to start the search.

Note

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Only select the Read property value from device option, if you
are connected to the devices and Vista is in Operation mode.

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Example: Searching for text in the description


This example deals with searching for text (a string) in a description, in
this particular case all the objects/devices containing the text temperature.

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Leave the Search for devices or objects named text box blank.

In the Look in text box, keep the initial setting, TAC Vista, to
search from the top of the database.

In the Type of devices or objects text box, select Units, Logical


Objects.

In the Property value box, select Description. Type the text


*temperature* (without the double quotes).

Click Search Now to start the search.

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13 Status Watch

Status Watch
Advanced

13.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Status Watch Overview


Status watch pane is used for temporarily supervising objects/values in
the Vista system.
Objects/Values can easily been dragged to status watch pane from the
object view, a graphic, search result 1 or search result 2.

13.2

Adding Objects/Values to the Status Watch Pane


To add an object/value from a graphic

In an open graphic, point and drag a value from the graphic and
drop it into the status watch list in the status watch pane.

To add objects/values from the object view

In the object view, select one or more objects/values, drag them


from the object view and drop them into the status watch list in the
status watch pane.

Tip
Alternate method:

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In the status watch list, right-click and then click Insert. Browse
through the database. Select one or more objects/values and then
click Open.

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To add objects/values from Search Result 1 or Search Result


2

In search result 1 or search result 2, select one or more objects/values, drag them from the search result and drop them into the status
watch list in the status watch pane.

The objects/values will be added to the status watch list and automatically activated to display their value.

13.3

Deactivating/Activating Values in the Status


Watch Pane
In front of each object/value displayed in status watch, there is an option
(check box). If the option is selected, the value will be updated. If the
option is not selected, the value will not be updated.

To deactivate objects/values in the status watch pane

For each object/value in the status watch pane you do not want to
see an updated value, clear the option in front of each object.

To activate objects/values in the status watch pane

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For each object/value in status watch pane that you want to see an
updated value for, select the option in front of the object.

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Creating an Online Chart


To create an online chart

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In the status watch pane, right-click an object (row) and then click
Start Online Chart.

In the online chart, right-click and then click Save as online


chart.

In the Select dialog box, type a file name in the Object name text
box and click Save.

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Using the Create Trend Log Wizard


For more information see Section 16.2, Creating a Vista Server Trend
Log Using the Create Trend Log Wizard, on page 163.

13.6

Viewing a Trend Chart


Note

This functionality is only available to an object/value that has


been logged in a trend log, and the trend log is, directly or indirectly, included in one or several trend charts. Trend charts
includes logged values from trend logs or trend log calculations.

To view a trend chart from the status watch pane


1

In the status watch pane, right-click an object (row), point to View


Trend Chart and then click the trend chart you wish to view.

A window opens displaying the trend chart you selected.

13.7

Removing Objects/Values from the Status Watch


Pane
Note

Removing objects/values from the status watch pane will not


remove them from the database, it will only remove them from
the status watch pane.

To remove objects/values from the status watch pane

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Select one or more objects (rows) in the status watch pane.

Right-click and then click Remove.

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Viewing/Changing Values
Advanced

14.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Viewing/Changing Values Overview


To view values in TAC Vista Workstation
Values are displayed in:

Graphics

The object view in detailed view, displaying the value column.

The status watch.

The properties dialog box of each object.

The value displayed will depend on which mode Vista Workstation is


operating in:

Engineering Mode. This mode is used when working offline. Values displayed in Vista Workstation will be read from the Vista
database.
Exception: For values that are updated by Vista when the corresponding device is online (dynamic values in pictures, in the Object
window, and in the Status Watch and Search Results panes), the
online values will still be displayed.

Operating Mode. This mode is used when working online. Values


displayed in Vista Workstation will be read from the devices containing the values.

Note

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In a Vista network with several Workstations and one or several


Servers, the selection Engineering/Operating mode is now
(Vista 4.3.1 and later versions) done per Vista Workstation and
not, as previously, globally for the network. This means that setting one Workstation in Engineering mode will not force the others to leave the Operating mode.

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To change values in TAC Vista Workstation


Changing the value of an object can be performed in:

Graphics

The object view in detailed view, displaying the value column.

The status watch.

The properties dialog box of each object.

All commands performed on objects, that is creating objects, changing


the value of an object, deleting objects and so on, are logged as events
in the events list.

Electronic Signature when Changing a Value


If the electronic signature has been activated and applied to the object
in question, you will have to type a user name, a password, selecting a
cause for changing the value of the object. An optional comment can
also be typed.
Changing a value in a dial-up system will cause a dial-up connection to
activated to change the value of the device.

14.2

Viewing Values in the Object View


Notes

Choosing to display the values column in the object view will


cause Vista Workstation (in Operating mode) to try to retrieve the
current values.

When using a dial-up system, this will cause Vista Workstation


to dial the devices in order to retrieve the values.

To view values in the object view


1

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In the folders pane, browse to the point/value/shortcut you wish to


change.

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In the object view, right-click (but not on an object), point to View


and then click Details to make sure that object are displayed in
detailed view.

Right-click the column header of the detailed view. Select the


Value column and then click OK.

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Selecting Columns in the Object View


To select columns in the object view

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In the object view, right-click the header for the columns.

In the Select Columns tab, select the columns to be displayed and


then click OK.

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Changing a Value in the Object View


To change a value in the object view
Note

To be able to change a value in the object view, you must use the
detailed view and choose to display the Value column.

In the object view, click the value of the object you wish to
change.

Type a new value and press ENTER.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Right-click an object and then click Properties. In the


Properties dialog box, type a new value and then click OK.

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Enter an Electronic Signature when Changing a


Value
To enter an electronic signature when changing a value
Notes

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If the Electronic Signature has been activated and applied to the


object in question, you will have to type a user name, a password, selecting a cause for changing the value of the object. An
optional comment can also be typed.

Changing a value in a dial-up system will cause a dial-up connection to activated to change the value of the device.

When the electronic signature is activated, changing a value will


cause the Enter Electronic Signature dialog box is displayed.

In the Username text box, type the domain and user name for your
user account, according to the syntax <domain>\<user name>, for
example Vistadomain\john.

In the Password text box, type the password for your user
account.

In the Cause text box. choose a pre-defined cause.

In the Comment text box, type an optional comment, and then


click OK.

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Viewing Values in the Status Watch Pane


Notes

Selecting to display the values by dragging objects to the status


watch pane, will cause Vista Workstation (in operating mode) to
try to retrieve the current values.

When using dial-up system, this will cause Vista Workstation to


dial the devices in order to retrieve the values.

To view a value in the status watch pane

In the object view, or in a search result pane, select one or more


objects and drag them to the status watch pane.

Tip

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By default, the Value column is displayed in the status watch


pane. If the Value column is not being displayed, right-click the
column header, choose to display the Value column, and click
OK.

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Changing a Value in the Status Watch Pane


To change a value in the status watch pane
1

In the status watch pane, look in the Value column and click the
value of the object you wish to change.

Type a new value and press ENTER.

Tip
Alternate method:

14.8

Right-click an object and then click Properties. In the


Properties dialog box, type a new value and then click OK.

Xenta Server Pages Overview


A Xenta Server can provide the following pages which can be access by
clicking the following objects in Vista Workstation:

14.8.1

Xenta Server Url Graphic

Xenta Server Url Values

Xenta Server Url Events

Xenta Server Url Alarms

Xenta Server Url Trend log

Xenta Server Url HTML

Xenta Server Url Time Object

Help for the Xenta Server Pages


When a Xenta Server page is displayed the graphical user interface from
the Xenta Server web site is used. Thus, the Help accessible from the
toolbar on the Xenta Server page is that of the Xenta Server web site,
not the Vista Workstation Help.
When the Help button is clicked you will be informed how to download
and view the help pages. Follow the instructions.

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15 Online Charts

Online Charts
Advanced

15.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Online Charts Overview


Online charts graphically display the current value of one or more
objects/values in the Vista database. Online charts can support the display of values using both a primary and a secondary y-axis.
By default, an online chart displays up to 86,400 values and updates the
chart every 2 seconds. This is a setting that can be done for each chart,
by right-clicking the chart and then clicking Edit Online Chart.
After displaying the number of values that the online chart is set to do,
it will stop displaying values. To get the online chart to start displaying
a new set of values, right-click and then click Clear, or press F5 on the
keyboard.

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Creating an Online Chart


To create an online chart

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In the object view, select one or more points or shortcuts, rightclick and then click Start Online Chart.

In the online chart, right-click and then click Save as online


chart.

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In the Select dialog box, type a file name in the Object name text
box and then click Save.

Opening an Online Chart


To open an online chart

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In the folders pane, browse to find the online chart you wish to
open. The object view displays the content of the folders pane.

In the object view, double-click the online chart to open it.

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Adding Values to an Open Online Chart


To add values to an open online chart
1

On the Windows menu, click Cascade.

In the object view, select one or more points or shortcuts and drag
them to the online chart.

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If you drop the value into the left side of the chart, the value will
be displayed using the primary y-axis. If you drop the value into
the right side of the chart, the value will be displayed using the
secondary y-axis.

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Tips
Alternate methods:

15.5

In an open online chart, right-click and then click Edit Online


Chart. In the dialog box displayed, click the Online Charts tab.
Click Add to add a value.

In an open online chart, right-click and then click Insert a new


series. In the Select dialog box, find and select a value and then
click Select.

In the object view, right-click the online chart and then click
Properties. In the dialog box displayed, click the Online Charts
tab. Click Add to add a value.

Editing an Online Chart


To edit an online chart

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In the folders pane, browse to find the online chart you wish to
modify. The object view displays the content of the folders pane.

In the object view, right-click the online chart and then click
Properties.

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Deleting an Online Chart


To delete an Online Chart

15.7

In the object view, right-click the online chart you wish to delete
and then click Delete.

In the dialog box, click Yes to confirm.

Printing an Online Chart


To print an online chart
1

Right-click an open online chart, and then click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box of will be displayed. Select a


printer and then click OK.

The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

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Trend Logging

16.1

Trend Logging Overview

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Advanced

16.1.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Trend Logging
Trend logging is used to store measured values from a site, for example
a carbon dioxide meter in an office, an outdoor thermometer, the energy
usage from an energy meter and so on.
Trend logging can be used for a limited time only to help adjusting a
system or a process, or, on a permanent basis, to store logged data for
reporting for example energy usage.
The Create trend log wizards in Vista is used to set up trend logs and
displaying them in trend charts.

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The Trend Log Wizards


00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Trend
Chart

Fig. 16.1: Schematic view of a trend log wizard in Vista

The trend log wizards are used to simplify logging and displaying data
in Vista Workstation.
The trend log wizards use pre-defined trend log profiles to assist in creating various types of trend logs.
Each trend log profile:

Creates one trend log object.

Can create four different types of trend log calculation; one per
day, one per week, one per month and/or one per year. The trend
log calculation objects can either be a sum or an average of the
values from the trend log object.

Can create a trend chart. It is also possible to reuse an existing


trend chart. The trend chart can display values from the trend log
objects or from the trend log calculation objects.

You can use the settings made by the trend log profile you have selected
as they are, or you can make changes before finishing the wizard.

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Creating a Vista Server Trend Log Using the


Create Trend Log Wizard
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create a Vista Server trend log using the Create Trend


Log wizard
1

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In the object view, alarms, status watch or a graphic, right-click


the object/value/shortcut you want to log, point to Create Trend
Log, then click Vista Server Trend Log

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On the Welcome to the Create Trend Log Wizard page.

If you do not wish to see the welcome page again, select the Do not
show this information page again option.
3

Click Next.

On the Trend Log Profile page, select one of the predefined trend
log profiles suitable for the type of object/value you have selected
to log.

If you are familiar with the selected profile, click Finish. The wizard will create a trend log, a trend log calculation object and/or
trend chart, that corresponds to the settings of the selected trend log
profile.

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If you are not familiar with the trend log profile you have selected,
click Next to view the settings suggested for that profile.
On the Trend Log Parameters page, you can view/change the log
point, the path for saving the trend log object in the Vista database,
and the name of the trend log object.

Click Next to continue.


On the Trend Log Profile page, you can view/change the settings
for the trend log.

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Click Next to continue.


On the Trend Log Calculation page, you can view/change a trend
log calculation object and decide if you want to use it.

Click Next to continue.


On the Trend Chart page, you can view/change the settings of the
trend chart.

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Click Next to continue.

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10 On the Completing the Create Trend Log Wizard page, click


Finish to create the objects in accordance with the selections you
made in the wizard, or click Cancel to quit the wizard without creating any objects.

Notes

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By default, trend logs, trend log calculation objects and/or trend


charts are named after the selected log point and stored in the
same location as the log point in the database.

After you have clicked Finish in the wizard, Vista Workstation


will verify if the program is in Operating mode. If that is not the
case, a message asks you if you want to activate Operating mode.
Click Yes to go to Operating mode and finish the wizard.

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Creating a Xenta Trend Log Using the Create


Trend Log Wizard
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To create a Xenta trend log using the Create Trend Log


wizard

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In the object view, alarms, status watch or a graphic, right-click


the object/value/shortcut you want to log, point to Create Trend
Log, then click Xenta Trend Log

On the Welcome to the Create Xenta Trend Log Wizard page.

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If you do not wish to see the welcome page again, select the Do not
show this information page again option.
3

Click Next.

On the Xenta Trend Log Profile page, select one of the predefined trend log profile that is suitable for the type of object/
value you have decided to log.

If you are familiar with the selected profile, click Finish. The wizard will create a trend log, a trend log calculation object and/or
trend chart, according to the settings of the selected trend log profile.
5

If you are not familiar with the trend log profile you have selected,
click Next to view the settings suggested for that profile.
On the Xenta Trend Log Parameters page, you can view/change
the log point, the path for saving the trend log object in the Vista
database, and the name of the trend log object.

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On the Xenta Trend Log Profile page, you can view/change the
settings for the trend log.

Click Next to continue.


On the Trend Log Calculation page, you can view/change a trend
log calculation object and decide if you want to use it.

Click Next to continue.


On the Trend Chart page, you can view/change the settings of the
trend chart.

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10 On the Completing the Create Trend Log Wizard page, click


Finish to create the objects in accordance with the selections you
made in the wizard, or click Cancel to quit the wizard without creating any objects.

Notes

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By default, trend logs, trend log calculation objects and/or trend


charts are named after the selected log point and stored in the
same location as the log point in the database.

After you have clicked Finish in the wizard, Vista Workstation


will verify if the program is in Operating mode. If that is not the
case, a message asks you if you want to activate Operating mode.
Click Yes to go to Operating mode and finish the wizard.

To be able to use the wizard, you must have the authority to create trend logs in Vista and you must be working in Operating
mode.

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Trend Log Profiles


Advanced

16.4.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Using the Trend Log Profiles


The trend log wizard uses a number of predefined log profiles; they are
suitable for logging different types of objects/values and can display
them in an online chart. All the trend log profiles use the same measurement unit as the point/object you have select to log in a trend log.
The following default profiles are available:

Temperature per hour

Average Temperature per day

Heating per 24 hours (before midnight)

Heating per 24 hours (after midnight)

Electricity per hour

Electricity per 24 hours (before midnight)

Electricity per 24 hours (after midnight)

Water per 24 hours (before midnight)

Water per 24 hours (after midnight)

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every 10 minutes

Log a generic value every 10 minutes

For detailed information on each trend log profile, see Chapter 21,
Trend Log Profiles, on page 243.

16.5

Viewing a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

For detailed information on how to view a trend chart, see Chapter 9.6,
Viewing a Trend Chart, on page 113.

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Viewing Logged Values in a Trend Log as a Table


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Notes

If Vista Workstation is in Operating mode and the trend log being


used stores logged values in a device, then Vista will connect to
the device in order to retrieve the most recent logged values.

If Vista Workstation is in Engineering mode, the logged values


will be retrieved from the Vista database.

If you view a Xenta Server trend log in Vista Workstation that is


Man-Off, Vista will not connect to the Xenta Server in order to
retrieve the most recent logged values, but only read values
archived in Vista.

To view logged values in a trend log as a table


1

In the object view, right-click a trend log and click View Log.

When you have finished viewing the values in the log values dialog box, click the Close button.

Tips

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The View Log dialog box will normally only show the 1,000
most recently logged values in a trend log. The value of how
many logged values to display is set individually for each trend
log object.

You can override this setting and display all the values in a trend
log by holding down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while clicking on View Log.

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Viewing Logged Values in a Trend Chart


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view logged values in a trend chart


1

Right-click the log for which you want to view the trend chart.

Point to View Trend, and then click one of the available trend(s).
A trailing (chart) indicates that the trend chart is a Vista Workstation trend chart.

Notes

16.8

If Vista Workstation is in Operating mode and the trend log being


used stores logged values in a device, then Vista will connect to
the device in order to retrieve the most recent logged values.

If Vista Workstation is in Engineering mode, the logged values


will be retrieved from the Vista database.

If you view a Xenta Server trend log in Vista Workstation that is


Man-Off, Vista will not connect to the Xenta Server in order to
retrieve the most recent logged values, but only read values
archived in Vista.

Viewing Logged Values on a Trend Page


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To view logged values on a trend page

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Right-click the log for which you want to view the trend page.

Point to View Trend, and then click one of the available trend(s).
A trailing (page) indicates that the trend is a Xenta Server trend
page.

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Copying Trend Log Values to Microsoft Excel


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To copy trend log values to Microsoft Excel


1

In the object view, right-click a trend log and click View Log.

In the log values dialog box, right-click and then click Copy.

Start Microsoft Excel. Select the A1 cell in an empty spreadsheet,


right-click and then click Paste.

The values will be pasted into three columns, Date, Value and Origin.

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Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To print trend log values


1

In the object view, right-click a trend log and click View Log.

In the log values dialog box, click Print.

The Windows Print dialog box will be displayed. Select a printer


and then click OK.

The paper size and orientation (portrait or landscape) are defined in the
properties of the Windows Print dialog box.

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16.11 Editing Trend Log Values


To edit trend log values
1

Right-click the trend log object you want to modify.

Select View Log.

Select the values you want to change.

Right-click and click Edit.

Change the value.

In the Edit dialog box, choose Just change the edited item if you
just want to change one value. Choose Change all selected items
if you want to change all selected items.

Click OK.

The modified values are now marked Edited.

All changed values are recorded in the event log and are easily checked.

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To check edited trend log values

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Right-click the trend log object and select View Events.

In the events list, click Filter.

Ensure that only Trend value changes is selected.

Click OK.

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In the events list, right-click the event you want to check and click
Details.

The Event Details dialog shows the time of the editing, the old
value and the new value.

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16.13 I/NET Trend Samples


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Assign a Trend Sampling extension to an I/NET point if you want to


collect data to be used in a graph or printed in a report. This extension
is available with all I/NET point types.

16.13.1

Adding/opening an I/NET Trend Sample


To add/open an I/NET trend sample
1

In the folder pane, expand the Xenta 527 server and locate the
I/NET object.
This object is a container for I/NET points, point extensions, and
configuration objects.

Expand the I/NET object and its underlying branches until the
point type portion of the desired I/NET point is visible.
The following example shows I/NET point 55220004 DO selected
in the folder pane.

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Expand the point type portion of the I/NET point to view its available HTML pages.

Click on the Trend Configuration page to view the points trend


setup.

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If the selected I/NET point already has a trend sample extension,


the trend configuration page opens.

If the selected I/NET point does not already have a trend sample
extension, you will be presented with a message asking if you
would like to add the extension now.

Confirm that you wish to add the trend by clicking Yes. The trend
configuration page opens.

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Editing an I/NET Trend Sample


To edit an I/NET trend sample

16.13.3

From the open trend setup editor, use the available parameters to
configure the I/NET trend. If necessary, refer to your I/NET Seven
documentation for a detailed description of each parameter.

Click Save to save your settings.

At any time while working in the trend setup editor, you can click
Graph to view the points trend chart.

Deleting an I/NET Trend Sample


To delete an I/NET trend sample

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From the open trend setup editor, click Delete.

Confirm that you wish to delete the trend by clicking OK.

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17 Time Functions

Time Functions
Advanced

17.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Time Charts Overview


Three types of time charts are available in Vista:

Global Time Charts. This type of object (Time Chart Global)


can only be created in the top (root) level of the Vista database.
Time charts of this type are visible and can be used on all computers in a Vista system.

Local Time Charts. This type of object (Time Chart Local) can
be created in folders below the top (root) level of the Vista database. Time charts of this type are only visible on the computer
they have been created on.

TAC Xenta Time Charts. This object type (Time Chart TAC
Xenta) is created in Menta, while programming an application for
the Xenta device. This type of time chart can be modified in Vista
Workstation.

Notes

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A Xenta time chart can be replaced by a central time chart.

A central time chart is a time chart created in Vista Workstation,


that is a global time chart or a local time chart.

We recommend that you use a global time chart when replacing a


Xenta time chart.

It is possible to specify time intervals over the midnight hour.

All alternative events will appear with a bold date in the calendar.

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Time Charts

17.2.1

Opening a Time Chart


To open a time chart

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In the folders pane, navigate to the time chart you wish to open.
The object View will display the content of the folders pane.

In the object view, double-click the time chart to open it.

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Overviewing a Time Chart

To get an overview of all time events, click All Events.

Notes

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Alternative Charts are shown with From and To dates (yearly


alternative events appear with the year shown as ****).

Weekly events lack the From and To dates.

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Adding an Event in a Time Chart


To add an event to a time chart
1

In the time chart window, point to the time when you want the new
event to start. Hold down the left mouse button and draw an area
representing the time period for the new event.

Click New.

If necessary, modify the settings for the event and click OK.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Hold down the left mouse button and draw an area representing
the time period for the new time event. Right-click, and click
New. If necessary, modify the settings for the event and click
OK.

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Editing an Event in a Time Chart


To edit an event in a time chart
1

Double-click the event you wish to modify.

Modify the settings for the event and then click OK.

Tips
Alternate methods:

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Click the event you wish to modify and click Edit. Modify the
settings for the time event and click OK.

Click the event you wish to modify. Right-click the event and
click Edit. Modify the settings for the time event and click OK.

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Deleting an Event in a Time Chart


To delete an event in a time chart
1

In the time chart window, click the event you wish to delete.

Click Delete.

Click Yes to delete the event.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Click the time event you wish to delete. Right-click the event and
click Delete. Click Yes to delete the time event.

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TAC Xenta Time Charts

17.3.1

Opening a TAC Xenta Time Chart

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Notes

Xenta time charts are located in the application modules of the


Xenta devices.

The Xenta devices are located in the networks below the Operator Unit.

To open a TAC Xenta time chart

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In the folders pane, browse to the Xenta time chart you wish to
open.

In the object view, double-click the Xenta time chart to open it.

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Adding an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart


To add an event to a TAC Xenta time chart
1

In the time chart window, point to the time when you want the new
time event to start. Hold down the left mouse button and draw an
area representing the time period for the new event.

Click New.

If necessary, modify the settings for the event and click OK.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Hold down the left mouse button and draw an area representing
the time period for the new event. Right-click, and click New. If
necessary, modify the settings for the event and click OK.

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Editing an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart


To edit an event in a TAC Xenta time chart
1

Double-click the event you wish to modify.

Modify the settings for the event and then click OK.

Tips
Alternate methods:

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Click the event you wish to modify and click Edit. Modify the
settings for the event and click OK.

Click the event you wish to modify. Right-click the event and
click Edit. Modify the settings for the event and click OK.

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Deleting an Event in a TAC Xenta Time Chart


To delete an event in a TAC Xenta time chart
1

In the time chart window, click the event you wish to delete.

Click Delete.

Click Yes to delete the event.

Tip
Alternate method:

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Click the event you wish to delete. Right-click the event and
click Delete. Click Yes to delete the event.

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Replacing a TAC Xenta Time Chart with a Central Time Chart


You can replace a weekly chart, and/or an alternative Xenta chart for a
Xenta device, with time charts created in Vista Workstation.

Note

If an event in an alternative Xenta chart is defined for a specific


date, then all normal week chart events for that date will be void.

To replace a TAC Xenta Time Chart with a Central Time


Chart

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Open the Xenta time chart.

Click the Central Time Charts tab.

To replace the weekly time chart, browse to a time chart in Vista in


the Week Chart text box.

To replace the alternative time chart, browse to a time chart in


Vista in the Alternative Chart text box.

Click OK.

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I/NET Time Schedule

17.4.1

I/NET Time Schedule


I/NET Time Schedule Types
Three types of I/NET Time Schedules are available in Vista:

Master Can be used as a base schedule for several points.

Slave Follows a specific master schedule, but allows you to


define an offset period for each action or to even ignore the action
entirely.

Independent Used only for a particular point. Its control decisions are not based on the schedule of any other point.

If an I/NET Time Schedule is opened by double-clicking it in the object


view or opened from a color graphic, Vista will display the I/NET time
schedule editor.
Using the I/NET time schedule editor, it is possible to define a schedule
for a specific DC or DO point currently residing in a controller, for any
day of the week.

I/NET Time Schedule


Each time schedule allows 17 entries (actions/times) to be added for
each DC or DO point. Schedule actions can be entered in random order,
with no attention paid to the chronological order of events. When you
exit from the schedule, the controller rearranges the actions into chronological order for independent schedules. Master and slave schedule
actions will remain in the order in which they were entered.
Each of the schedule types (Master, Slave, and Independent) also allows
you to enter actions and times for alternate schedules (Temporary and
Special Day schedules).

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Example:
Modifying an independent time schedule.
1

From the I/NET Time Schedule Editor, click a blank entry line
and then click the Add button. The Time Schedule Action Editor
appears.

Select the appropriate action (for example Start).

Enter the appropriate time (24-hour format only).

Define the time schedule:

If the entry is to be applied as a normal time schedule, select


the days when the action is to be applied.

If the entry is to be applied as an alternate schedule and you


want it to recur each year (that is a standard holiday schedule), then select the Special Day schedule that is to be applied
for that action.

If the entry is to be applied as an alternate schedule during the


current week, then select the Temporary schedule that is to be
applied for that action

Note

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Special Day schedules for specific dates should be pre-defined


using the Special Day Editor in I/NET.

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Click OK.
Your new entry should appear in the time schedule editor as seen
below.

To tag a Day as Temporary


The spin dials in the I/NET time schedule editor allow you to tag any of
the coming seven days as Temporary. When you tag a day as T1, I/
NET issues only the commands that are applicable to Temporary Schedule 1. Days tagged as T2 will be issued only to those commands applicable to Temporary Schedule 2. If you tag a day as Both, then both T1
and T2 commands will be issued to the point.

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If you choose to use a temporary time schedule, for example T1,


but you also want the normal time schedule for that specific day
to be applied, then you will have to check the Temporary 1
checkbox in the Action Editor. A Y will be displayed in the T1
column for that normal day entry.

The same applies to Special Day schedules. If you choose to use


a Special Day schedule, for example S1, but you also want the
normal time schedule for that specific day to be applied, then you
will have to check the Special 1 checkbox in the Action Editor. A
Y will be displayed in the S1 column for that normal day entry.

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18 Dial-up Communication

Dial-up Communication
Advanced

18.1

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Dial-Up Communication Overview


Dial-Up communication means establishing communication between a
Vista Server and the network and devices of a site. Modems are used to
dial-up and initiate a path of communication in order to send data and
alarms from the site to the Vista Server.
Dial-up communication from the site is automatically initiated, when
you open a dialog box, window or pane in Vista Workstation to view
values or alarms.
The dial-up connection is automatically disconnected (after a time out)
when all dialog boxes, windows or panes displaying values or alarms
has been closed.

Tips

Activate the auto-logout feature for all users in Vista systems that
uses dial-up connections. The auto-logout will automatically log
out any inactive users, closing any open dialog boxes, windows
and panes in Vista Workstation.

This will prevent an inactive user from keeping a dial-up connection up and running.

A dial-up connection can also be initiated by a device to send alarms or


data to a Vista Server. After the device has finished sending alarms or
data the dial-up connection is closed (after a time out).

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Monitoring a Dial-Up Connection in Progress


When a dial-up connection is in progress, this will be displayed in the
lower right corner of the status bar of Vista Workstation.
A telephone icon is displayed along with texts explaining the status of
the connection in progress:

Initialization. Information about the Vista Server and modem,


along with the initialization string for the modem, is displayed, for
example VistaSRV_1-Modem1: Initializing (ATS12=1).

Dialing. While dialing, the number of seconds remaining is displayed, for example:
VistaSRV_1-Modem1:Dialing (Time left: 12 s).

Error messages. If an error occurs, an error message will be displayed in the ToolTip, for example Error 417 (No dial tone).

When the connection has been established, information about the


modem/dial-up connection will be removed from the status bar.

To monitor a dial-up connection in progress

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Look at the lower right corner of the status bar in Vista Workstation.

The status bar is automatically updated with information. If you


have more than one modem, point to the telephone icon and a
ToolTip will display information about all the available modems/
dial-up connections.

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I/NET Features

19.1

The I/NET Host Tool

19.1.1

I/NET Host Tool Overview

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Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Vista Workstation uses I/NET Seven as a tool for configuring I/NET


objects.
If I/NETs I/O server is not already running on your workstation,
launching the I/NET host tool causes the I/O server to load automatically. In this case, an I/O server icon will appear in the system tray area
of the Windows taskbar.

Note

19.1.2

The actual I/O server icon that appears in the system tray will
depend on how your I/NET system is currently configured. Refer
to your
I/NET Seven documentation for a complete description of all I/O
server icons.

I/NET Licenses
The I/NET host tool provides a subset of the features that are found in a
standard I/NET Seven system. The actual features provided by the
I/NET host tool will depend on how I/NET is licensed in your Vista system.
The following two types of I/NET licenses are available:

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Integrated Provides basic I/NET system functions as well as


functions associated with HVAC.

Security Provides basic I/NET system functions as well as


functions associated with access control.

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Licensed I/NET features


The following table lists the features that are available in TAC Vista
Workstation for each type of I/NET license. The table also includes features that are common to both licenses. It is possible to have one, both,
or neither license.
Table 19.1: Licensed I/NET Features

I/NET
License
Either
license

Feature Provided
The following features are common to both types of I/NET licenses.
System features:

Change password
Connect/disconnect
Logon/logoff

Quit
Work offline

Host features:

Host configuration editor


Host password editor
Host phone numbers editor
Host software restore editor

Netcon function editor


Network configuration editor
System view

Tap features:

Host, link, and site tap configuration


Site tap remote configuration

Site tap save/restore

Controller features:

7720 configuration editor


Action messages summary
Alarm extension editor
Calculation editor
Control description editor
Conversion coefficient editor
DCU configuration editor
DCU save editor
DCU restore editor
DCU password editor
DPU configuration editor
Engineering units editor
Event extension editor
Event sequences summary

I1/I2 stat parameters editor


Lighting circuits editor
Lighting zones editor
LCD page definition editor
Lookup table editor
MCU configuration editor
MR configuration editor
Resident point editor
Special days editor
State descriptions editor
Time schedule extension editor
Trend extension editor
Trend plot view dialog box

Summaries:

Configuration summary
Controller summary

Disabled points summary


Off-normal points summary

Reporting features:

SevenReports (operates in view-only mode if no I/NET CD key is installed)

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Table 19.1: Licensed I/NET Features (Contd.)

I/NET
License
Integrated

Feature Provided
The following features are only available with the Integrated I/NET license.
Controller features:

Consumption extension editor


DDC modules summary
Demand control extension editor
MR DDC Summary
Override billing equipment mapping editor
Override billing extension editor
Security

Override billing parameter editor


Runtime extension editor
Temperature control extension editor
Unitary control configuration editor
Unitary control extension editor

The following features are only available with the Security I/NET license.
Controller access features:

Elevator extension editor


DCU AIC editor
Door extension editor

Personnel schedules
SCU parameters editor

Host access features:

Access control options editor


Access control wizard
AIC editor
Door extension editor
Groups editor
Individuals editor
Key translation editor

Personnel schedules
Pin generation dialog box
Recycle bin
SCU editor
Tenant editor
User search

Summaries

Door tenant summary

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Launch the I/NET Host Tool


There are two methods for launching the I/NET host tool:

Application method - When you manually launch the I/NET host


tool from Vista Workstations main menu, it launches as an application with all of the functions applicable to the installed license.

Point-sensitive method - When you edit an I/NET object in Vista


Workstation, the I/NET host tool automatically launches as a
background task (that is, the main window is hidden) in order to
display the appropriate I/NET editor.

To launch the I/NET host tool as an application


1

On the Tools menu, click TAC I/NET Host Tool.

If I/NET Seven is configured to automatically log you in using


your Windows user account, the I/NET host application opens
ready to use. Otherwise, you are presented with a login dialog box.

Login by typing a valid Operator Name and Host Password, and


selecting OK.

To launch a point-sensitive I/NET editor

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In the folder pane, locate the desired I/NET system point. Expand
each branch of the I/NET point until the point type portion of the
point is visible. See Section 19.2, I/NET Points, on page 203 for
an example.

Right-click the I/NET point, select Edit, and then select an available function. The I/NET host tool launches the appropriate I/NET
editor.

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19.2

I/NET Points

19.2.1

I/NET Points Overview

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I/NET points reside in the controllers that connect to the I/NET network. They are either external points such as a temperature sensor,
internal points such as a calculation, or indirect points such as a common outside air temperature among controllers.

19.2.2

I/NET Point Types

Analog input (AI) points AI points sense a variable and convert


the input from current or voltage (analog value) to counts and then
to a displayed value. It differs from a DI point in that it senses a
value (such as 72 degrees) rather than a binary condition of one of
two possible states.

Analog output (AO) points AO points also encompass pulse


width modulated (PWM) outputs. AO and PWM outputs both use
analog point processing. In I/NET, if you have a 7700, 7716, 7718,
7756, MR123-032MB, MR632, or 7728 I/SITE I/O controller, you
have the option of using true AO points or PWM points. All other
controllers provide only PWM points.
A true AO point uses a digital-to-analog converter to convert
counts to analog signals. Typically the output, either 420 mA or
010 VDC, is used to reposition a device such as a valve actuator
or damper operator.
A PWM point does not use a digital-to-analog converter. In terms
of the hardware, a PWM output point is really a DO point operating
with AO point processing. As the value of the PWM point varies,
so does the pulse duration of the hardware output.

Digital input (GI) points This is a specialized DI point that


requires the use of eight consecutive bit offset addresses. Only the
first address (typically bit offset = 00) is defined in the database.
The location of these addresses varies depending on the type of
controller.
Digital input points create an equipment value based on the state of
eight contacts using one point address and all eight of its associated
bit offsets (values 0007). Depending on the bit or bits energized,
an equipment unit value, called counts, is produced.
Digital Input Conversion The equipment unit value ranges from
0 to 255 (see table below). Equipment values are additive. For
example, all contacts open results in an equipment unit value of
zero (0); all contacts closed results in an equipment unit value of
255; contacts 00, 01, and 07 energized results in an equipment
value of 131 (1 + 2 + 128 = 131).

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Table 19.2: Digital Input Equipment Unit Values

Point Address (bit offset)

Equipment Unit Value

00

01

02

03

04

16

05

32

06

64

07

128

Digital output (GO) points A GO point is a specialized DO


point that, like the GI point type, requires eight consecutive point
addresses.
As with the GI point, only the first address is defined. The next
seven hardware inputs and addresses are not defined; however,
they cannot be used for any other purpose. The point addresses for
GO points vary by controller. On some controllers, these addresses
will have the same point portion (PP), with bit offsets (BB) 0007.
On other controllers, the point portion (PP) will be different, and all
bit offsets (BB) will be 00. Refer to your I/NET Seven documentation for GO point addressing for specific controllers.
Digital output points energize up to eight consecutive discrete output points, based on an equipment unit value (X). Engineering unit
value (Y) is converted to equipment unit value (X) using conversion coefficients.
Digital Output Conversion The equipment unit value, called
counts (X), ranges from 0 to 255. Calculation of the slope (m)
and Y-intercept (b) is identical to that for an analog output point
driving a D/A converter, except the equipment unit value (X) determines which of the 8 discrete outputs will be energized (see the
table below). Equipment values are additive. For example, if the
equipment unit value (X) is 75, discrete outputs 1, 2, 4, and 7 are
energized (1 + 2 + 8 + 64 = 75).

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Table 19.3: Digital Output Equipment Unit Values

Equipment Unit Value

Discrete Output Energized

16

32

64

128

Discrete alarm (DA) points This is a specialized DI point. Use


it when you want to be aware of an alarm condition sensed by a
contact opening/closing. Multiple contacts may be monitored for
up to eight states for the point. For a binary (two-state) point, the
two states of a DA point are NORMAL and ALARM. You determine which state (0 or 1) is normal. This point may be supervised (monitored for shorts or breaks in the line).

Discrete input (DI) points DI points sense the state of a contact


that can be measured with single or multiple closures. The point is
considered binary if it exists in one of two possible states: ON or
OFF, OPEN or CLOSED, etc. The maximum number of states for
a point is eight, which requires three contacts (bits).
Typical DI points are flow verification (yes/no) on a fan or pump,
high level float switch closure, or door switch (open or closed).
This point type may be supervised (monitored for breaks or shorts
in the line), but it will not produce an alarm indication.

Discrete monitor (DM) and discrete control (DC) points


These points are always used in a pair. They control devices that
would otherwise be controlled by an ordinary DO point but are
considered critical enough to warrant a DM/DC combination. The
DC point does the actual controlling (opening and closing of the
hardware contact) and the DM point provides positive feedback
from an external discrete device (for example, an air flow switch).
The DM point is typically wired to a proof-of-flow switch that transitions when the controlled device is started or stopped. It may also
be used to monitor an auxiliary contact on a motor starter if a
proof-of-flow switch is not installed. However, used in this way,
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have closed or opened, but not whether the device is actually running.
The DC point senses deviation between the commanded state and
the monitored state, and provides an alarm if the controller commands the DC point ON or OFF and the DM point does not transition. The DC point also generates an alarm if an external force
alters the state of the DM input point and the output point was not
changed; for example, an operator using a Hand-Off-Auto
switch.

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Discrete output (DO) points DO points control the state of


binary outputs. These points are typically used for turning devices
such as fans, pumps, and lights on and off. DO points are also used
for door-related points (door strike) if you are using access control. I/NET door points always use bit offset addresses of 08 or 09.

Pulsed input (PI) points PI or accumulator points accumulate


pulses from the data environment and convert them into engineering unit values. External PI points are capable of accepting pulses
from such devices as electric demand pulse meters, flow meters,
or other devices that convert a flow to a pulsed output. Internal
accumulators can accumulate not only pulses but analog values as
well, and in the case of an integrating accumulator, can convert an
instantaneous rate input into a total value.

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Viewing I/NET Points


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

I/NET points associated with a Xenta 527 Server are accessible from the
folder pane in TAC Vista Workstation. When you select an I/NET point
in the folder pane, point-specific functions become available. Your ability to access and use these functions will depend on whether or not the
I/NET host tool is installed and how it is licensed. For more information
on licenses, see Section 19.1.1, I/NET Host Tool Overview, on
page 199.

To view I/NET Points

Using the following graphic as an example, locate and expand


branches in the folder pane to expose I/NET points and their subordinate objects.

This example shows the point type portion of I/NET point


55220003 DC highlighted in the folder pane. For more information
on point type, see Section 19.2.1, I/NET Points Overview, on
page 203.

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Selecting an I/NET Point


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Many of the I/NET-related tasks that you can perform in Vista Workstation require that you first locate and select an I/NET point.

To select an I/NET point


1

In the folder pane, expand the Xenta 527 server and locate the
I/NET object.
This object is a container for I/NET points, point extensions, and
configuration objects.

Expand the I/NET object and its underlying branches until the
point type portion of the desired I/NET point is visible.

Click on the point type portion of the I/NET point.


The following example shows I/NET point 55220003 DC selected
in the folder pane.

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Using Point-specific Features


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To open point-specific HTML pages


1

Expand the point type portion of an I/NET point to view its available HTML pages.

Select an HTML page to open it in Vista.

To open point-specific I/NET editors


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I/NET editors are only available from within Vista Workstation


when its configuration includes the I/NET host tool.

Right-click on the point type portion of an I/NET point and select


Edit.

Select a function to launch its associated I/NET editor.

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Controlling an I/NET Point


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

In order to control an I/NET point from Vista, you must first open its
point control editor. Vista provides an HTML-based editor for this purpose.
If your configuration of Vista Workstation includes the I/NET host tool,
you also have the option of using I/NET's point control editor.

To control an I/NET point


1

In the folder pane, locate the desired I/NET system point. Expand
each branch of the I/NET point until the point type portion of the
point is visible. See Section 19.2, I/NET Points, on page 203 for
an example.

Open the points Point Control HTML page or launch I/NETs


point control editor. If necessary, refer to Using Point-specific
Features, above, for instructions.

With the Point Control editor open, control an I/NET point using
the following functions:

Control State This drop-down list allows you to select a


control state for manual control of both input and output
points. The list contains the state descriptions defined in
I/NETs State Descriptions Editor. The control commands
that are actually sent to the point are defined in I/NET's Control Descriptions Editor.

Download Use this function to download the selected control state to the point.

Test On/Test Off Allows you to toggle the point between


the two options (test mode ON or test mode OFF). Use
the Test mode to isolate one or more points from external
hardware. This allows you to verify controller operation for
selected points without affecting or using the external hardware. This also allows you to manually enter states/values for
points.

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While using the Test mode, the controller continues to update the
database for the selected point. Your states/values for the point
can be overridden by the controller. To prevent the controller
from overriding you states/values, also place the point in Manual
mode.

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Manual/Automatic Allows you to toggle the point between


the two options (manual mode or automatic mode). Manual
mode disables all automatic functions from controlling the
external hardware (that is, ATS, DDC, Demand, and so on).

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While a point is in the Manual mode, the state/value you enter is


also sent to the connected hardware.

Alarm Ack Allows you to acknowledge an alarm if the


selected point is in alarm.

Release (Door Outputs only) Allows you to momentarily


release the output strike for a door.

APB Reset (Door Outputs only) Removes the anti-passback


flags from the select door and any other doors within the same
zone as the selected door. Use of this command causes I/NET
to generate an audit trial message. Refer to Resetting the
Anti-Passback Flag for more information.

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Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

To configure a points routing parameters for


alarms/messages
1

In the folder pane, locate the desired I/NET system point. Expand
each branch of the I/NET point until the point type portion of the
point is visible. See Section 19.2, I/NET Points, on page 203 for
an example.

Open the points Alarm Configuration HTML page or launch


I/NETs alarm configuration editor. If necessary, refer to
Section 19.2.5, Using Point-specific Features, on page 209, for
general instructions.
HTML-based editor

I/NET editor

Choose a Distribution Group.


This will determine which set of 8 masks will be used for comparison at I/NETs Tap or host level.

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Define the Distribution Mask. Activate or deactivate any of eight


mask positions.
When a message is generated from the I/NET point, each of the
points mask positions gets compared to corresponding mask positions in the host or Tap. If any corresponding mask positions are
activated at both the point level and Tap/host level, the
point-related message data will be transmitted.

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Choose a Message Priority setting. This setting controls when


messages will be sent to the host computer.

Choose an Alarm Priority setting. This setting controls when


alarms will be sent to the host computer.

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I/NET Point Extensions


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

I/NET point extensions allow you to add pre-defined special functions


to I/NET points. Not all point extensions are available for every I/NET
point type. The following table shows the general function of each
extension, and the point types which may use that extension.
Table 19.4: I/NET Point Extensions

Point
Extension

Description

I/NET Point
Types

Alarm Inhibit

Prevents nuisance alarms that may occur when a piece of


equipment is off.

AI, DA, DM, GI

Calculation

Defines calculations on points to expand the capability of the


controller or provide information that cannot be obtained from
a sensor.

All point types

Consumption

Directs the accumulated value of a PI point to a particular consumption cell for storage. Also zeroes the value stored in the
DCU for the PI point at midnight.

PI

Demand
Control

Monitors PI points for electrical power consumption, predicts


demand, and maintains daily and monthly power consumption
totals. Includes load shedding capability (ability to control
points off). Not available on 7750, 7770, 7780, or 7791 controllers

PI

Elevator

Sets access parameters for elevators. May only be used for


door points (bit offset BB 08 or 09) defined as elevators. Each
elevator will have associated DO (floor relay) and DI (floor
selection button) points. This extension is only available in the
7791 DPI, 7793 MCI and 7798 I/SITE LAN

DO

Event
Definition

Specifies a certain condition (event) and the response that condition initiates (event action or event sequence). Events are
limited to specific point types.

All point types

Lighting
Control

Controls lighting points by zone. Lighting control may be a


cycle or a time schedule. This extension is only available in the
7780 DLCU.

DO

Override
Billing

Allows you to use the 7750 Building Manager, with dial-in


access, to control points residing in other controllers. This
extension is only available in the 7750 DCU.

DO

Runtime

Defines runtime parameters for a discrete point (input or output) so that runtime information can be collected for Docutrend SevenTrends reports.

DC, DI, DO

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Table 19.4: I/NET Point Extensions (Contd.)

Point
Extension

Description

I/NET Point
Types

Temperature Control

Controls output points managing HVAC units. Also provides


optimized start/stop, night setback/setup control, and demand
temperature override control.

DC, DO

Trend
Sampling

Sets parameters for recording data from this point for graphs or
Docutrend SevenTrends plots.

All point types

Time
Scheduling

Controls output points according to the schedule entered.

DC, DO

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Edit an I/NET Point Extension


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

TAC Vista Workstation provides an HTML-based point extension editor for adding and editing two kinds of I/NET point extensions: time
schedules (for DO and DC points only) and trend samples.
If your configuration of Vista Workstation includes the I/NET host tool,
you also have the option ofadding and editing any type of I/NET point
extension using I/NETs point extension editors.

To edit an I/NET point extension


1

In the folder pane, locate the desired I/NET system point. Expand
each branch of the I/NET point until the point type portion of the
point is visible. See Section 19.2, I/NET Points, on page 203 for
an example.

If you are editing a time schedule or trend sample extension, you


can use the points Time Schedule or Trend Configuration
HTML page, respectively. Alternatively, you can launch I/NETs
point extension editor for all types of point extensions.
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If the point extension that you are attempting to edit has not
already been added to the selected point, you will receive a message asking if you would like to add the extension now. Click Yes
to add the extension to the point.

In the point extension editor, use the available fields and options to
edit the extension.

When you have finished editing the point extension, click OK.

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I/NET Alarms, Messages, and Transactions


I/NET alarms, messages, and transaction can be viewed from within
Vista Workstation. You can view these items from any alarm or event
pages that may have been added to the Xenta 527s project, or from
dynamic alarm and transaction views that are built into Vista. The information in this section describes Vistas dynamic views.

Note

19.4.1

The time it takes for Vistas dynamic alarm and transaction views
to open is dependant on the number of messages active in the
system.

Viewing I/NET Alarms and Transactions


To view I/NET alarms and transactions

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Near the top of the folder pane, locate three alarm objects (for critical, priority, and routine I/NET alarms) and one transactions
object.

Click the Critical Alarms object. Critical I/NET alarms are displayed in Vista.

Click any of the other objects to view other types of alarms or


transactions.

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Acknowledging I/NET Alarms


To acknowledge I/NET alarms
1

In the dynamic alarm view, highlight one or more I/NET alarms.

Acknowlege the alarm(s) using any of the following methods:

19.4.3

Click the Acknowledge icon (

) in the toolbar.

Press F9.

Right-click on any highlighted alarm and select Acknowledge.

Verify that the selected alarm(s) change to an acknowledged state


in the alarm view.

Purging I/NET Alarms


To purge I/NET alarms

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In the dynamic alarm view, highlight one or more I/NET alarms.

Purge the alarm(s) using either of the following methods:

Click the Purge icon (

) in the toolbar.

Right-click on any highlighted alarm and select Purge.

Confirm that you wish to purge the selected alarm(s). Select Yes to
confirm one alarm at a time, or select Yes to All to confirm all
selected alarms.

Verify that the selected alarm(s) are purged from the alarm view.

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Filtering Alarms
To filter alarms

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On the toolbar, click Filter (

).

In the Alarm Filter dialog box, click appropriate tab and specify
your filter options.

Click OK.

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20

Video Functions

20.1

Overview
In TAC Vista you can view live video and recorded video. For video
recording you require a Pelco DigitalSENTRY digital video recorder
(DVR) and one or more video cameras. The recording is triggered by
alarms generated in TAC Vista.

VistaSRV1
TCP/IP

Lobby_Camera_1
DVR_0
Lobby_Camera_2
Fig. 20.1: Overview of the TAC Vista video system

In Vista Workstation, the representation of the video system is displayed in the folders pane.

Fig. 20.2: The video system in TAC Vista Workstation

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Opening a Video View


A video view can display live video or play back video, or both. You
open a video view from an alarm, a graphic or by opening a pre-configured video view. You can also open a video view from any camera
object.
The video cameras are always located beneath the Vista Server object
in the folders pane, these may be restricted by access in TAC Vista.

Fig. 20.3: A videoview TAC Vista Workstation

The Video View Window

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The camera list displays the cameras configured for the video
view.

The camera windows display cameras in live mode or in playback


mode. The number of camera windows and the layout can easily
be be changed.

Preset, image adjustments, and On-screen Display for every camera are independently controlled.

The video controls are used to search for recorded video in a


specific time interval on one or more cameras.

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Color Indications in the Video View


When you open a video view and display either live or recorded video,
a colored frame may appear around the image in a camera window. The
colors and their meaning are explained in the following table.
Table 20.1: Frame Colors in Camera Windows

Frame color

Description

Green

Continuous recording

Red

Recording started by an alarm

Blue

Motion detected by the camera

Yellow

Recording started manually

Note

20.2.2

The appearance or non-appearance of colored frames depends on


the type of DVR you are using.

Opening a Video View for a Camera


You can open a video view from any camera. The view displays the
camera in live mode. You can change this to playback mode, change the
layout and add cameras to the view. Please note, this view is a temporary view and any changes you make are lost the moment you close the
view. That is to say, the next time you open the video view for that camera, you will see the camera in live mode again.
A video view for a camera can be opened from a Video Camera device
in the folders pane or it may be bound to a graphic. By clicking a camera
component in the graphic, you open the same video view as you would
have in the folders pane.

To open a video view from a camera


1

In the folders pane, browse to the camera you want to open.

Right-click the camera and click View Live.

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A camera can be bound to a graphic. To open a camera from a


graphic you click the object with the binding to the camera.

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Pre-configured video views have a default layout and connected cameras configured.

To open a pre-configured video view

20.2.4

In the folders pane, browse to the folder containing the video view
you want to open.

In the object view, double-click the video view to open it.

Opening a Linked Video View


A video view can be linked to a graphic.

To open a linked video view


1

In the folders pane, browse to the graphic containing a link to the


video view you want to open.

In the graphic, click the link.

A video view can also be linked to an alarm. For more information


about opening a video view linked to an alarm, see Section 5.1.6,
Opening Linked Objects, on page 65.

20.3

Configuring a Video View


You configure a video view with the cameras you want to view.

Fig. 20.4: An example of a video view

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Adding a Camera to a Video View


To add a camera to a video view
1

Open the video view you want to add a camera to.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the folders pane, expand the structure so you can see the camera you want to add.

Drag the required camera to the camera list or to any of the camera
windows.

Note

20.3.2

If you drag a camera to a camera window, it automatically


appears in the camera list.

Adding a Camera to the Camera List


To add a camera to the camera list

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Open the video view you want to add a camera to.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

On the toolbar, click Add Camera.

In the Select dialog box, browse to the camera you want to add
and click Select.

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Removing a Camera from a Video View


To remove a camera from a video view
1

Open the video view you want to remove a camera from.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the camera list, click the camera you want to remove.

On the toolbar, click Remove Camera.

If the camera was displayed in a camera view, it will close when you
remove it from the camera list.

20.3.4

Configuring a Video View Layout


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Open the video view you want to configure.

On the toolbar, click Layout and drag the mouse to the required
layout.

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Configuring Camera Positions in a Video View


To configure camera positions in a video view
1

Open the video view you want to configure.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

From the camera list, drag a camera to the required camera window.

Notes

20.3.6

You cannot drag a camera window that has the HUD activated to
another position. For more information about the HUD, see
Section 20.4, Operating a PTZ Camera, on page 228.

If you drag a camera from the camera list to a camera window


that already displays another camera, the new camera replaces
the one displayed in the camera window.

You can drag a camera window from one position to another


position. If the destination window already displays a camera,
the cameras change places.

Closing a Camera in a Video View


To close a camera in a video view

In the video view, in the camera window you want to close, click
Close ( ).

The camera will remain in the camera list after you have closed the camera window. You can configure a new position for the camera in the
video view at any time.

20.3.7

Saving a Pre-configured Video View with a Changed


Configuration
Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

If you have changed a pre-configured video view, for example, changed


the layout, added or deleted cameras, or changed display mode
(live/playback), you can choose to save the view with the new configuration.

To save a pre-configured video view with a changed


configuration

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On the toolbar, click Save (

).

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Operating a PTZ Camera


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Some video cameras have PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) control, that is, the
camera can be pointed in different directions.

HUD
PTZ is controlled from the video view using a heads-up display (HUD).
The HUD is a set of frames that overlay the camera window in the video
view.

Fig. 20.5: The HUD in a camera window

The large frame enables you to control the pan and tilt functions by
clicking in the direction you want the camera to point. The smaller
frame in the middle controls the zoom function; zoom in by clicking in
the upper half of the frame, zoom out by clicking in the lower half. On
some cameras you can use the HUD to control iris (upper right-hand
frame) and focus (lower right-hand frame).

20.4.1

Toggling the Display of the HUD


You can enable or disable the HUD as required, however by default it
is hidden.

To toggle the display of the HUD

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In the video view, right-click the camera window in which you


want to toggle the display.

Click PTZ HUD.

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Panning and Tilting a PTZ Camera


A PTZ camera allows you to pan and tilt a camera displayed in the video
viewer.

To pan and tilt a PTZ camera


1

In the video view, click the camera window for the camera you
want to operate.

Move the pointer to the inside edge of the large frame shown in
Fig. 20.5.
As you move it round the frame it will change to one of the following shapes.

20.4.3

Click to nudge the camera in the required direction, or hold down


the left mouse button for continuously panning.

Zooming a PTZ Camera


A PTZ camera allows you to zoom in and out of a camera displayed in
the video viewer.

To zoom in on a PTZ camera


1

In the video view, click the camera window for the camera you
want to operate.

Move the pointer to the inside edge of the middle frame shown in
Fig. 20.5.

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Move the pointer to the lower edge to zoom out (

).
).

Click to nudge the zoom in or out, or hold the left mouse button
for continuously zooming.

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Adjusting the Iris on a PTZ Camera


A PTZ camera allows you to adjust the iris on a camera displayed in the
video viewer.

To adjust the iris on a PTZ camera


1

In the video view, click the camera window for the camera you
want to operate.

Move the pointer to the inside edge of the upper-right frame


shown in Fig. 20.5.

20.4.5

Move the pointer to the upper edge to open the iris (

).

Move the pointer to the lower edge to close the iris (

).

Click to nudge the iris in the required direction, or hold the left
mouse button for continuously changing the iris.

Adjusting the Focus on a PTZ Camera


A PTZ camera allows you to adjust the focus on a camera displayed in
the video viewer.

To adjust the focus on a PTZ camera


1

In the video view, click the camera window for the camera you
want to operate.

Move the pointer to the inside edge of the lower-right frame


shown in Fig. 20.5.

20.4.6

Move the pointer to the upper edge to focus close-up (

).

Move the pointer to the lower edge for infinite focus (

).

Click to nudge the focus in the required direction, or hold the left
mouse button to continuously change the focus.

Viewing a Preset Position when using a PTZ Camera


A PTZ camera can be preset to monitor specific areas according to
which alarm triggered recording. From the video view you can instruct
the camera to point at any of the preset positions.

To view a preset position when using a PTZ camera


1

In the video view, click the required camera window.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the Preset box, type a number.

Click Call.

The camera will pan to the preset view.

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Configuring a Camera Preset


To configure a camera preset

20.5

In the video view, right-click the required camera and click


PTZ HUD.

In the camera window, point the camera in the required direction


using the HUD controls.

In the Preset box, type a number.

Click Set.

Click OK.

Making Image Adjustments


The cameras you view in the video view can be adjusted for brightness
or contrast in live or playback mode.

Fig. 20.6: Image adjustment elements

To adjust brightness
1

In the video view, click the required camera window.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the Image Adjustments area, adjust the Brightness by moving


the slider to the left or right.

To adjust contrast
1

In the video view, click the required camera window.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the Image Adjustments area, adjust the Contrast by moving


the slider to the left or right.

To invert the camera display

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On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the Image Adjustments area, click the Inverse check box.

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Changing On-Screen Display Settings


In the video view in TAC Vista you can choose to display On-Screen
Display (OSD) or not. When you view live or recorded video the OSD
may obscure a section of the screen you wish to monitor. OSD in TAC
Vista comprises camera name, date and time. Date and time can be displayed in local time (the time zone where the video viewer is opened),
server time (the time zone where the DVR is located), or UTC time.

Fig. 20.7: The OSD settings

To change on-screen display settings


1

In the video view, click the required camera window.

On the toolbar, click View Camera List, if required.

In the On-Screen Display Settings area, click the required check


boxes for name, date and time.

The name, date, and time position in the camera window is configured
using DigitalSENTRY and cannot be changed in TAC Vista. To establish which date or time in the camera window is which you must toggle
the check boxes.

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Manual Video Recording


Advanced

The following information applies to complex tasks or tasks


restricted by access.

Any of the cameras that you display in live mode can be set to record
manually. On the title bar of every camera window there is a record button. On the toolbar in the video view you can click a button to start
recording on all the cameras that are displayed in live mode in the video
view.

20.7.1

Starting Manual Recording for One Camera


To start manual recording for one camera

20.7.2

In the video view, in the camera window for the camera you want
to start recording, click Start Recording ( ).

Starting Manual Recording for All Cameras


To start manul recording for all cameras

20.7.3

In the video view, on the toolbar, click Start Recording All (

).

Stopping Manual Recording for One Camera


To stop manual recording for one camera

20.7.4

In the video view, in the camera window for the camera you want
to stop recording, click Stop Recording (
).

Stopping Manual Recording for All Cameras


To stop manual recording for all cameras

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In the video view, on the toolbar, click Stop Recording All (

In the message box, click Yes.

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Viewing Recorded Video


When at least one camera in the video view is in playback mode, the
video controls are visible in the view. You use the video controls to
search for recorded video in a specific time interval on one or more cameras. The video control buttons allow you to control video playback and
the slider indicates the progress of the video recording playback..

Fig. 20.8: An example of a video view

20.8.1

Setting Video Display Mode to Playback


A camera that you drag to a camera window is always diplayed in live
mode. To view recorded video you must change the display mode for
the camera to playback mode.

To set video display mode to playback

In the video view, right-click the camera window that you want to
change to playback mode and click Playback.

To set video display mode to playback for all cameras

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In the video view, on the toolbar, click Set All Playback (

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Video controls
The video controls are visible when a camera window is in playback
mode. To view the function of each video control button you simply rest
the pointer on the button and the function appears.

Fig. 20.9: The video controls (only available in playback mode)

The ScreenTip of the slider shows the progress of the playback.

Fig. 20.10: The progress of the playback is displayed as a ScreenTip on


the slider

20.8.3

Searching for Recorded Video for a Camera


You can search for recorded video for a camera. Once a camera window
is in playback mode you can enter the required start and stop times for
the interval. If there is any recorded video within the specified interval
for the camera, it is played back once the search has been completed.
Once you have started playing back recorded video for one or more
cameras, and you change another camera window into playback mode
you have to make a new search for the last camera to play any recorded
video. All camera windows in playback mode will then synchronized
start playing the video found during the last search.
This also applies to all situations where you interrupt the playback, such
as changing a camera window from playback to live and back to playback, or changing the layout of the video view so that a camera window
in playback mode disappears and then is made to appear again.

To search for recorded video for a camera


1

In the video view, ensure that the required camera window is in


playback mode.

In the Start box, enter the start date and time for the interval.

In the Stop box, enter the stop date and time for the interval.

Click Search.

The title bar of the camera window indicates that a search is on-going.
Fig. 20.11: A camera window during searching

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Viewing Recorded Video for Multiple Cameras


All camera windows that are in playback mode display the same time
sequence. If you have more than one camera window in playback mode,
the date and time you enter for the search applies to all cameras.
Once the search sequence is completed, the first recorded video found
for any of the cameras in the search interval is displayed in its camera
window. All other camera windows display what is recorded for the
respective cameras at the same time. If there is no video recorded for a
camera, the camera window displays a message similar to the following
figure.

Fig. 20.12: A camera window with no current frame to display

As playback progresses, recorded video for a camera will be displayed


when the time that is displayed reaches the starting point of the recording made on that camera. You can drag the slider to find the beginning
of the recording for a camera that currently does not display any
recorded video.

20.8.5

Setting Video Display Mode to Live


Any camera that you display in playback mode can at any time be
changed to display live mode.

To set video display mode to live

In the video view, right-click the camera window that you want to
change to live mode and click Live.

To set video display mode to live for all cameras

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In the video view, on the toolbar, click Set All Live (

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Viewing Recorded Video for an Event in the Event


List
All alarms that occur in the Vista system are stored as events in the
event log. If video has been recorded for an alarm, you can start playback of the video from the event list. You use the filter functions in the
event list, for example, the name of a camera to filter out the events that
have a video recording. For more information about filtering the event
list, see Section 11.7, Filtering Events in the Events List, on page 130.

Note

Because storage space on the PC is substantial, events in the


TAC Vista event log are stored for a quite a long time; however,
as the disc space on a DVR is limited, old recordings for events
in the event log are deleted in chronological sequence.

To view recorded video for an event in the event list


1

In the event list, right-click the required event.

Click View Camera Recordings.

If the selected event has a linked video viewer, it will open with the last
saved configuration displayed. If there is no video view associated, a
video view with the selected camera displayed in playback mode is
opened.

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20.10 Pausing the Video in a Camera Window


Any of the camera windows in a video view can be paused when displaying live or recorded video. Pausing the video will freeze the image.
Recorded video is paused using the video controls available when a
camera window is in playback mode. For more information , see
Section 20.8.2, Video controls, on page 235.

20.10.1

Pausing Live Video in a Camera Window


To pause the video in a camera window
1

In the video view, right-click the camera window for the camera
you want to pause.

Click Pause Live.

Important

20.10.2

When live video is paused you cannot use the Image Adjustments features.

Returning a Paused Camera Window to Live Mode


Pausing live video in a camera window is a toggling function.

To return a paused camera window to live mode

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In the video view, right-click the paused camera window.

Click Pause Live.

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20.11 Saving a Snapshot


You can save snapshots of any live or playback camera window. The
snapshots are stored on the hard disk on your computer and can be of
the following file formats.

.jpg

.bmp

.gif

A snapshot can be taken on the fly or you can pause the video and then
take the snapshot. Pausing can be useful if you want to make a snapshot
from a recorded video. If you need to nudge the view until you get the
right image, you can use the video controls available in playback mode.
For more information about the video controls, see Section 20.8.2,
Video controls, on page 235.

To save a snapshot

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In the video view, right-click the camera window for the camera
you want to take a snapshot from.

Click Save Snapshot.

In the Save camera image to file dialog box, browse to the


required location.

In the File name box, type the name of the snapshot.

In the Save as type list, click the required file format.

Click Save.

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Trend Log Profiles

21.1

Temperature per hour

21 Trend Log Profiles

Thermometer

Trend
Log

Trend
Chart

Fig. 21.1: Log Profile: Temperature per hour

This profile is used for logging indoor or outdoor temperatures once an


hour.
Logging will start immediately after you have finished the trend log
wizard, and will continue to log the temperature once an hour at the
same time. The log is a circular one that logs the values for 106 weeks,
before starting over.
A trend chart is created which displays the logged temperature.

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Average Temperature per day


Thermometer

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Trend
Chart

Fig. 21.2: Log Profile: Average Temperature per day

This profile is used for creating an average temperature for each day
(24 hours).
Logging will start immediately after you have finished the trend log
wizard, and will continue to log the temperature once an hour at the
same time. The log is a circular one that logs the values for 106 weeks,
before starting over.
A trend log calculations is created to save the average day temperature.
A trend chart is created which displays the average daily temperature.

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Heating per 24 hours (before midnight)


Heating
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.3: Log Profile: Heating per 24 hour (before midnight)

This profile is used for logging heating (energy usage) once a day
(24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the current day, and logging takes place 5 minutes to midnight. The log is a circular one that
logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over. The daily values are
stored in the trend log.
A trend log calculation is created to save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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Heating per 24 hours (after midnight)


Heating
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.4: Log Profile: Heating per 24 hours (after midnight)

This profile is used for logging heating (energy usage) once a day
(24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the previous day, and
logging takes place 5 minutes past midnight. The log is a circular one
that logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over.
To ensure the logged value is stored on the correct day, a trend log calculation object is also used. A second trend log calculation is used to
save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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Electricity per hour


Electricity
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend
Chart

Fig. 21.5: Log Profile: Electricity per hour

This profile is used for logging the hourly consumption of electricity.


Logging will start immediately after you have finished the trend log
wizard, and will continue to log the usage of electricity once an hour at
the same time. The log is a circular one that logs the values for 106
weeks, before starting over.
A trend chart is created which displays the logged usage.

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Electricity per 24 hours (before midnight)


Electricity
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.6: Log Profile: Electricity per 24 hours (before midnight)

This profile is used for logging electricity consumption (energy usage)


once a day (24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the current day, and logging takes place 5 minutes to midnight. The log is a circular one that
logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over.
The daily values are stored in the trend log. A trend log calculation is
created to save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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Electricity per 24 hours (after midnight)


Electricity
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.7: Log Profile: Electricity per 24 hours (after midnight)

This profile is used for logging electricity consumption (energy usage)


once a day (24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the previous day, and
logging takes place 5 minutes past midnight. The log is a circular one
that logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over.
To ensure the logged value is stored on the correct day, a trend log calculation object is also used. A second trend log calculation is used to
save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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Water per 24 hours (before midnight)


Water
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.8: Log Profile: Water per 24 hours (before midnight)

This profile is used for logging water consumption (usage) once a day
(24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the current day, and logging takes place 5 minutes to midnight. The log is a circular one that
logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over.
The daily values are stored in the trend log. A trend log calculation is
created to save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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Water per 24 hours (after midnight)


Water
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend Log
Calculation

Fig. 21.9: Log Profile: Water per 24 hours (after midnight)

This profile is used for logging water consumption (usage) once a day
(24 h).
The profile is intended for logging the usage of the previous day, and
logging takes place 5 minutes past midnight. The log is a circular one
that logs the values for 106 weeks, before starting over.
To ensure the logged value is stored on the correct day, a trend log calculation object is also used. A second trend log calculation is used to
save the usage per month.
No trend chart is automatically created.

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21.10 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every 10 minutes


CO2
Meter
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend
Chart

Fig. 21.10: Log Profile: Carbon Dioxide every 10 minutes

This profile is used for the level of carbon dioxide (CO2). Logging will
start immediately after you have finished the trend log wizard, and will
continue to log the level of carbon dioxide every 10 minutes.
A trend chart is created which displays the logged carbon dioxide level.

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21.11 Log a Generic Value every 10 Minutes


Log Point
00015893

Trend
Log

Trend
Chart

Fig. 21.11: Log Profile: Log a Generic Value every 10 minutes

This profile is for logging a generic value (that is any value) every 10
minutes.
The log is a circular one that logs the values for 8 weeks, before starting
over. A trend chart is created which displays the logged values from the
trend log.

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Index
A
alarm
disable 69
icon 41
interlock 70
interlock, remove 82
print 73
purge 73
view events 66
view signal tripping the alarm 67
alarm states
in alarms list 61
in disabled alarms list 79
Alarm View (menu) 30
alarms 59
acknowledge 62
alarms list
activate from the alarm icon 41
alarm states 61
filter 67
resize column 62
select colors 76
select columns 77
update 62
alarms pane
open 60

C
change value 147
enter electronic signature 152
column
choose in list 43
hide 44
move in list 4344
resize in events list 128
resize in the alarms list 62
resize in the disabled alarms list 80
select in events list 136
select in object view 150
select in the disabled alarms list 86
show 44
customize
main menu 31

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D
dial-up communication 197
monitor a dial-up connection in progress 198
disabled alarm
enable disabled 81
open the disabled alarms pane 78
view events 84
disabled alarms list
alarm states 79
print 83
resize column 80
select colors 85
select column 86
drag and drop 39

E
electronic signature
enter when changing a value 152
event
view details 129
Event View (menu) 30
events 127
view for an alarm 133
view for an object 132
weekly 185
yearly (****) 185
events list
filter 130
find a text in 134
print 134
refresh 128
resize column 128
select column 136
view events for an alarm 133
view events for an object 132
events pane
open 128

F
File (menu) 30
folders pane 26

G
graphics 87
change a value in 94
create an online chart for a value 95

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navigate 87
open 92
open attached notes 99
print 100
scroll 98
search 90
view events for a value 95
view trend chart for a value 96
zoom in 97
zoom out 97
Graphics (menu) 30

H
Help (menu) 30
history
back 38
forward 38
hyperlink 105
open 105

I
I/NET alarm 217
acknowledge 218
filter 219
purge 218
view 217
I/NET host tool 199
I/NET licenses 199
I/NET message 217
I/NET point 203
controll 210
extension, edit 216
extensions 214
select 208
set points message routing parameter 212
view 207
I/NET points
types 203
I/NET time schedule 194
independent 194
master 194
schedule types 194
slave 194
tagging a day as temporary 196
I/NET transaction 217
view 217
I/NET trend chart
view 120
I/NET trend sample 180
add 180
delete 182
edit 182
open 180

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interlock for an alarm


remove 82

K
keyboard shortcuts 40

L
linked objects
open in alarms list 65
local server 49
log in
local Vista Server (currently logged-in Windows
user) 55
local Vista Server (Vista user) 52
remote Vista Server (currently logged-in Windows
user) 56
remote Vista Server (Vista user) 53
remote Vista Server (Windows user) 57
log out 58
logged values
view in a trend chart 174
view on a trend page 174
view trend log as a table 173

M
main menu 30
main menu, customize 31
main shortcut menu 33
main toolbar 32
menu
add command 45
Alarm View 30
create 45
Event View 30
File 30
Graphics 30
Help 30
Objects 30
Online Chart 30
show full contents without a delay 31
Tools 30
Trend Chart 30
View 30
Window 30
menu bar 26
mode
change 58

N
notes 101
edit 103
open 102

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print 104

activate value in 144


add object to 143
add value to 143
change a value 154
deactivate value in 144
online chart, create 145
remove object from 146
remove value from 146
view trend chart 146
view value 153

O
object view
select column 150
value, change 151
view value 148
Objects (menu) 30
online chart 155
add value to 158
create 156
create from alarms list 74
create from status watch pane 145
delete 160
edit 159
open 157
print 160
Online Chart (menu) 30

P
panes 26, 34
buttons 34
close 35
display a hidden pane 35
hide 35
move 35
unhide 35
password, change (Vista user) 54
program settings
load my program settings 47
reset program settings 47
save my program settings 47

R
remote server 49
report 123
open 124
print 126
report copy
open 125

S
search 137
device 138
object 138
search pane 26
shortcut menu, main 33
shortcuts, keyboard 40
standby mode 52
activate 58
status bar 27, 37
status watch pane 143

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T
TAC Vista Server
start 50
stop 50
TAC Vista Workstation
start 50
stop 50
TAC Xenta Server 49
TAC Xenta time chart
add an event 190
delete an event 192
edit an event 191
open 189
replace with a central time chart 193
taskbar 26
time chart 183
add an event 186
central time chart 183
delete an event 188
edit an event 187
global time charts 183
local time charts 183
open 184
overview 185
TAC Xenta time charts 183
time schedules
over midnight 183
title bar 26, 28
toolbar 26
add command 45
create 45
toolbar, main 32
Tools (menu) 30
tools menu
add command 46
trend chart 107
add trend log to 110
create 108
delete 116
edit 112
open 109
print 117

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view 113, 172


view edited value 118
view estimated value 118
view event 117
view for an alarm 75
view from status watch pane 146
view logged values 174
Trend Chart (menu) 30
trend log
create from alarms list 74
view logged values as a table 173
trend log profiles 172, 243
trend log values
check edited 178
copy to Microsoft Excel 175
edit 177
print 176
trend log wizard
create Vista Server trend log 163
create Xenta trend log 168
trend logging 161
trend log wizard 162
trend page
view logged values 174

U
user interface 25
customize 42

V
video 221
HUD 228
View (menu) 30
view value 147
object view 148
Vista Server trend log
create, using the wizard 163

W
Window (menu) 30
window buttons 29
window menu 29
windows 27, 36
buttons 36
navigating 37
resize 37
workspace 26

X
Xenta Server page 154
Xenta trend log
create, using the wizard 168

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