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Features & Benefits of Reliance 3

Reliance 3 consists of these software modules:


Arrow Development Environment - Reliance Design

Arrow Runtime Software - Reliance Runtime, Reliance Server, Reliance Runtime Server

Arrow Web Client - Reliance J

Arrow Communication Drivers



Development Environment

Features & Benefits

Reliance Design Desktop
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Reliance Design Enterprise
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visual development of applications (visualization projects)

Supported Supported

adding ready-to-use components (i.e. visual objects) selected from the Component palette into visualization windows

Supported Supported

managing components placed into visualization windows, visual configuration of components' properties, modifying properties of any number of components at a time (even for components of different types), duplicating components, intelligent component alignment and layout, grouping components, moving components onto another layer

Supported Supported

defining and using (selecting, locking, showing, hiding) layers in visualization windows

Supported Supported

duplicating visualization windows with optional substitution of components' links to variables

Supported Supported

managing visualization windows

Supported Supported

managing pictures imported into a visualization project

Supported Supported

managing the Picture library

Supported Supported

managing (defining, modifying, duplicating, deleting, etc.) objects of different types (devices, databases, etc.) via visual tools with uniform appearance and control, so-called Managers; arranging objects into folders (optional), modifying properties of any number of objects at a time, duplicating objects, substitution of objects' links to other objects when duplicating, exporting/importing objects to/from a CSV file

Supported Supported

managing a visualization project's structure (control areas, computers, users, devices, databases, etc.), configuring computer-specific properties, configuring the behavior and functionality of the runtime environment for individual computers

Supported Supported

managing devices, variables, communication zones and alarms

Supported Supported

managing databases and database fields

Supported Supported

managing historical trends to display historical data

Supported Supported

managing real-time trends to display most recent data

Supported Supported

managing historical reports to display historical data

Supported Supported

managing print reports based on templates in TXT or HTML format

Supported Supported

managing recipes for recipe-based control

Supported Supported

managing scripts written in VB Script

Supported Supported

defining access rights

Supported Supported

securing access to specific operations by access rights

Supported Supported

assigning users a specific set of access rights and restrictions

Supported Supported

support for room control modules IRC manufactured by Teco

Supported Supported

support for embedding ActiveX controls in visualization windows, linking an ActiveX control's property to a variable defined in the visualization project, linking an ActiveX control's event to a script defined in the visualization project

Supported Supported

exporting a visualization project to the Web format for Web clients

Supported

development of network applications with TCP/IP communications between computers, including support for redundancy; defining network connections (primary and standby) and a list of devices whose data and alarms should be transferred through the connections

Supported



Runtime Software

Features & Benefits

Reliance Runtime View
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Reliance Runtime Control
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Reliance Server

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Reliance Runtime Server
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loading and running a visualization project

Supported Supported Supported Supported

acquisition of data from the communication drivers of the connected devices (i.e. automation/control devices)

Supported Supported Supported Supported

OPC Client

Supported Supported Supported Supported

DDE Client

Supported Supported Supported Supported

DDE Server

Supported Supported Supported Supported

generating and processing alarms

Supported Supported Supported Supported

logging data and alarms to databases

Supported Supported Supported Supported

network (TCP/IP) communications to other instances of the runtime software through network connections, including support for redundancy

Supported Supported Supported Supported

acquisition of data and alarms (real-time and historical) from other instances of the runtime software through network connections

Supported Supported Supported Supported

providing other instances of the runtime software with data and alarms (real-time and historical) through network connections

Supported Supported Supported Supported

executing scripts

Supported Supported Supported Supported

processing recipes

Supported Supported Supported Supported

sending e-mail messages

Supported Supported Supported Supported

sending and receiving SMS messages (SMS driver required)

Supported Supported Supported Supported

multi-language support

Supported Supported Supported Supported

logging postmort records (recording changes in real-time data and logging them into special data files)

Supported Supported Supported Supported

passing commands for devices to communication drivers

Supported Supported Supported

passing commands for devices to other instances of the runtime software through network connections

Supported Supported Supported

executing commands for devices received from other instances of the runtime software through network connections

Supported Supported Supported

controlling the industrial process through the visualization

Supported Supported

displaying visualization windows with real-time data

Supported Supported Supported

displaying and acknowledging current alarms, filtering alarms by a device (optional), user-definable sorting

Supported Supported Supported

displaying, printing and exporting historical alarms, user-definable filtering and sorting

Supported Supported Supported

displaying most recent data as real-time trends

Supported Supported Supported

displaying and printing historical data as historical trends

Supported Supported Supported

displaying, printing and exporting historical data as historical reports

Supported Supported Supported

displaying, printing and exporting data (real-time and/or historical) as print reportsv

Supported Supported Supported

replaying and stepping postmort records (replaying the visualization of the industrial process and stepping data changes)

Supported Supported Supported

managing users

Supported Supported Supported Supported

managing (defining, modifying, duplicating, deleting, etc.) objects of different types (historical trends and reports) via visual tools with uniform appearance and control, so-called Managers; arranging objects into folders (optional), modifying properties of any number of objects at a time, duplicating objects, substitution of objects' links to other objects when duplicating, exporting/importing objects to/from a CSV file

Supported Supported Supported

managing historical trends to display historical data

Supported Supported Supported

managing historical reports to display historical data

Supported Supported Supported

logging users on and off the program

Supported Supported Supported Supported

verifying access rights when performing access right-protected operations

Supported Supported Supported

saving user-defined settings to user profiles

Supported Supported Supported

data server for Web clients

Supported Supported

providing Web clients with data and alarms (real-time and historical)

Supported Supported

executing commands for devices received from Web clients

Supported Supported

verifying users logging on to Web clients

Supported Supported



Web Client – Reliance J

Features & Benefits

Reliance J
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loading and running a visualization project in the Web format

Supported

network (TCP/IP) communication to a data server (Reliance Server or Reliance Runtime Server)

Supported

acquisition of data and alarms (real-time and historical) from a data server

Supported

controlling the industrial process through the visualization and passing commands for devices to a data server (optional feature configured when exporting the visualization project to the Web format)

Supported

displaying visualization windows with real-time data (supported components)

Supported

displaying and acknowledging current alarms

Supported

displaying historical alarms, filtering alarms by a device (optional)

Supported

displaying most recent data as real-time trends

Supported

displaying historical data as historical trends of any single variable including a simple tabular representation of the data

Supported

logging users on and off the program

Supported

verifying access rights when performing access right-protected operations

Supported

saving user-defined settings to user profiles

Supported

multi-language support (including switching at runtime)

Supported



Communication Drivers

Driver

Devices/Models

Teco

Tecomat, Tecoreg, Tecoreg IRC, Tecomax

Modbus

devices supporting the Modicon - Modbus communication protocol (serial link, Ethernet)

Sauter EY2400

EY2400

Rittmeyer wsr3000

wsr3000

Johnson Controls

Johnson Control communication drivers

AMiT

control systems manufactured by AMiT

Elgas

ELCOR-94, DATCOM

QMD

telemetric devices supporting the QMD communication protocol

MPC

telemetric devices supporting the MPC communication protocol

DMB

telemetric devices supporting the DMB communication protocol

TMC

telemetric devices supporting the TMC communication protocol

DIO3000

telemetric devices DIO3000 manufactured by Starmans

SMS

GSM modems Siemens M20, TC35, MC35, Wavecom WMOD2B

External Communicator

devices supporting communication via a serial link; the actual communication must be programmed in scripts (communication protocol knowledge required)



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SCADA/HMI = Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition/Human Machine Interface
Visualization project = an application developed in Reliance
Components = visual objects (e.g. texts, pictures, shapes, buttons, etc.)
Non-visual objects = objects such as computers, users, devices, databases, trends, etc.
Computer = a non-visual object representing the actual computer on which a visualization project will run at the end-user site
Device = a non-visual object representing a hardware device (PLC or another similar industrial automation/control device) or a fictional device (so-called virtual device)
Script = a piece of program code written in the Visual Basic script language

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