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Automated real-time event detection and notification with advanced messaging.

The Signal module monitors the content of the Capture alarm and event database for specific, user-configured scenarios. Signal can be triggered for single events or a series of events and can be installed on one or multiple servers. When the defined event occurs, Signal sends notifications to any device capable of receiving TAP or SMTP email messaging. The notification can be used to inform, provide instruction, or request action. In addition, triggered notifications can be sent to printers and other Window applications for processing.

✔ Broad Compatibility

Signal works with major DCS, HMI, and SCADA solutions

✔ Complex Event Trigger Processing

Event triggers can be single events, compound events, scheduled events or internal system events.

✔ Diverse Action Capability

Signal actions in response to an event can:

  • Notify or inform only
  • Provide instructions or request actions
  • Deliver ACE analysis reports
  • Launch .exe files or execute command line interface applications
  • Update the Alarm KB (master alarm database) attributes from your event data

✔ Backup Action Configuration

If an action fails, Signal can reprocess the event to a backup action.

✔ Improves Decision Making

Prompts faster, better-informed decisions when key events occur.

✔ Simplifies Troubleshooting

Reduces troubleshooting burden by providing automated, real-time identification of relevant events.

✔ Encourages Consistency

Improves operational consistency by standardizing responses to a given event.

✔ Promotes Issue Resolution

Provides automated escalation routing by backup personnel or chain of command bringing consistency to how issues are handled and resolved.

Signal is a real-time logical event detection and reaction engine. Signal monitors the content of alarm and event messages and takes immediate action when a specified situation occurs. Signal can also process an event from an external source, such as a state estimation engine, complex process model, or other event detection system. Event detection may use simple or complex logic, and can include time-based delays or wait periods. Actions are set to take place upon detection of the desired event or on a predetermined schedule.

Examples of actions that can be taken:

  • Email notification
  • Auto-Print to specified printer
  • Run an external application:
    1. Identification model
    2. Further event handling
    3. Information sent to the control system
    4. Keystroke replication
    5. Dynamic alarm handling routine

Remain alert and aware of upsets in your process, even when you’re not in the control room. Signal continuously monitors alarm and event activity for your entire site and notifies you immediately when something happens that you feel is important. Alerts can be sent to any device capable of receiving messages via TAP or SMTP – a mobile phone, a tablet, a remote computer – just about anything.

Send specific instructions to the control system or another automation controller. Signal can trigger automatic routines that suppress alarms or alter control settings during grade changes, startup, shutdown, or other changes in plant state. Automatically view or print change reports when configurations have been altered.

Signal is compatible with every major DCS and HMI, and allows for an unlimited number of logical event patterns and notification instructions.


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