Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Features in ZOOMS 2.2.3 (which has shipped, btw)

Yep, ZOOMS 2.2.3 is shipped. There are multiple upgrades, including several under the hood, but the user-features are as follows:

Autocomplete Detects Text Within Words

We are fast learning from customers that despite S88, people naturally like having the equipment hierarchy in the unit name. It's natural and logical. As such, we've modified our autocomplete to search after delimiters such as the period (.) and the underscore (_). You can see below that the user typed "10" and yet items that have "10" after a legal delimiter show up.

ZOOMS autocomplete delimiters

TimeExpressions

Inputting time is a pain in the buttocks. ZOOMS already recognizes the PI time expressions (*, t, y) as well as (60s, 1m, 1h, 2d, 3w, 4y...) time intervals. But our users like not having to type the forward slashes (/) and colons (:) that come with inputting time like "11/23 23:00."

ZOOMS now recognizes several more oddball time formats that don't come standard. You can see below that "1123 2300 to 1130" resolved to: 11/23/2014 23:00:00 to 11/30/2014 0:00:00.






Downloading Raw and Evenly Spaced Data

The ability to download raw data has existed since 2.2.2. Raw data is the actual data captured in the data archive. Unfortunately, the captured data may not happen at the same timestamp and if you need to correlate values with other parameters. So for version 2.2.3, we have the ability to download evenly-spaced data in user-specified increments. Click that "timed CSV" button and you're going to get interpolated data values every 15 minutes:

ZOOMS trend controls 2.2.3
Trend data visualization and data downloads remain a core offering.  Stay tuned for more release announcements.


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