The recently released PI Coresight 2012 extends the ease of use and ad-hoc analysis features that were introduced with the first release of PI Coresight. Now, transitioning a display between related assets is intuitive and seamless. In addition, data on a display can be exported to a spreadsheet-friendly format, trend configurations have been enhanced, and displays can be shared in a "Kiosk" mode.
New features in PI Coresight 2012
- Asset Centric Displays - Allows a single display to be reused to show different assets
- Export Data - This popular user request allows display data to be saved in an XML format and opened in an Excel spreadsheet
- Enhanced Trend Configurations - Trends can be quickly shown/hidden and summary calculations can be easily added to the display
- Kiosk Mode - Opens a PI Coresight display in a protected mode for better integration with a web portal page
Asset Centric Displays
Displays that are created for one asset can easily be reused to show data for a similar asset. For example, when data items for a particular pump are placed on a display, PI Coresight 2012 automatically generates a list of similar pumps (based on the PI AF template used for the asset). In this way, you can easily switch the display from one pump to another. You can also drag-and-drop from the list of related assets to quickly create a comparison between similar assets. The figure below shows an example of what a related asset list looks like:
Data being viewed can now be exported to an XML file, which can later be opened in a spreadsheet for further analysis. Exporting is made simple with a button in a drop-down menu next to the display name; an example of this menu is shown below:
Enhanced Trend Configurations
New configurations have been added to the trend symbol that amplify the ad-hoc capabilities of PI Coresight. With the new release, you can show or hide traces of the trend from its drop-down list. This list also features a way to easily add summary calculations (Average, Minimum and Maximum) to the trend with a selection box. The figure below illustrates this feature:
Also, the scale of the trend can now be set by the data items in the trend. More specifically, the user can configure the display to consider all data items when determining the trend's scale, or the scale could be based on one data item. This is easily accomplished in the trend's configuration tool by selecting "All" or one of the data items from a list. See the figure below for an example of this:
Users are now able to put a PI Coresight display in Kiosk mode. This means that the display is read only and the search pane is disabled and hidden from view. This can be particularly useful when viewing a PI Coresight display on a portal site (like SharePoint, for instance). To put a display into Kiosk mode, it's as simple as adding
"?mode=kiosk" to the end of the displays URL.
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