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August 24, 2016

The Top 6 Things Seen at the Honeywell User’s group 2016

The Top 6 Things Seen at the Honeywell User’s group 2016 By Jason Baum   Uniformance Insight – an HTML 5 web trending and graphics for PHD Honeywell’s new Web graphics and trending tool, Uniformance Insight R101 is officially released as of the Honeywell User’s Group.  I tested this tool out, and it is a great step in the right direction.   Like Uniformance Process Studio, it requires a non-web, Uniformance-Insight-version HMIWeb Display Builder installation on a specific-version Windows PC in order to build the graphics.  However, the trends are built right in the web display and, are fully-featured with the ability to add and remove tags, change scales and time ranges, see hairlines, and change colors and thicknesses of the lines.  Uniformance Insight also has the ability to stack or arrange trends and graphics on a single screen called “Workspaces” or dashboards.   A feature I love is the […]
August 24, 2016

Manipulating a hosts file

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two… Sir Norman Wisdom   Dear Process Wise Friend, Manipulating a hosts file By Taylor Dunn   The hosts file is an alternative to using DNS and is the default location that the Windows OS uses in name resolution. It must be setup in each individual server and is particularly useful in connecting to servers outside of the domain or where no domain is setup. In general a hosts file is setup with the IP address, server name, and a description.   123.123.123.123     <Server Name>          #<Description>   Windows doesn’t care whether <Server Name> is the actual server name or whether it is a made-up name. In projects where a redundant OPC server is kept and is only used at scheduled times such as patching and maintenance you may consider this approach […]
August 24, 2016

Solution Focused

Solution Focused   There is a book called 10-Minute Toughness written by Jason Selk that drives home an important concept.   Most people, including me, find it very easy to focus on problems.  If you have an itch on your head, for example, your mind will be completely ignorant of your foot.  If you find yourself face-to-face with a skunk, you rarely will think about having saved up to 15% or more on your car insurance.  Focusing on problems is natural.   However, Jason Selk instructs us that we should drive our minds to relentlessly think of solutions.  He says to ask yourself this question, “What is one thing I could do that could help this situation?”  You don’t have to have 100 things, but you should always have at least one solution on the board.  In response to your question, you should never say, “I don’t know.”  You may not […]
July 18, 2016

Department of Homeland Security ICS Certification

Dear Process Wise Friend,   The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers very good security training for individuals directly responsible for, or consulting in, industrial control systems.  Unlike the usual vendor-offered “training”, which usually turns out to be a sales presentation on a software product, the DHS training is very informative and very in-depth.  The instructors are knowledgeable and also look nerdy to boot – bonus!   There are web-based training classes (16 hours), local instructor-led classes (1-3 days), and a week-long cybersecurity boot camp in Idaho Falls, Idaho.   How much does it cost?  Nothing!  The Department of Homeland Security covers the bill.  There are a couple of stipulations however, if I understand it correctly.  First, you have to sign-up way ahead of time (months).  This gives adequate time for a background check (Kim Jong-un need not apply).  Also, after you have taken a course, I believe you […]
July 18, 2016

Office 2016 and the Honeywell Uniformance PHD Excel Add-in

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. Samuel Palmer     Office 2016 and the Honeywell Uniformance PHD Excel Add-in   I was recently thrilled with the release of Uniformance Process Studio and Excel Companion version 320, because I could finally use it with Office 2013.  Since then, I upgraded to UPS/Excel Companion 320.2.  When I had the opportunity to upgrade Excel to version 2016, I took the opportunity, and found, to my glee, that my Excel Companion for PHD continued to work with no problems.  However, I got lucky!  It turns out that if you have Office 2016 installed already, then think, “I think I will install the Excel Companion.”  It won’t work!  The installer says it does not find office, 2007, 2010, or 2013.  We have tried various back-door techniques (as has Honeywell) and have come up empty.  The only way it seems to work is if […]
July 18, 2016

Engineering Unit Conversion in Uniformance Process Studio

The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What’s the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you’d get a pulse Dennis Miller   Dear Process Wise Friend, Engineering Unit Conversion in Uniformance Process Studio By Taylor Dunn   Honeywell Uniformance PHD allows you to convert engineering units as it is being collected. PHD also allows you to keep the data in the original unit and convert it later when it is being viewed in Uniformance Process Studio.   In order to make a conversion in Uniformance Process Studio go to the PHD Configuration Tool and find the desired tag. In the tag definition add the Engineering Unit, save the tag, and send the tag to PHD. If the Engineering unit does not exist, custom engineering units may be created.   Now in Uniformance Process Studio the tag can be trended. […]