News and Updates

SMS Notification with Networked Cellular Modems

TopView provides support for both serial/USB and networked cellular modems for SMS. If you do not currently have a cellular modem we recommend implementing a networked cellular modem. Connecting to a cellular network requires a plan with a cellular carrier that supports the chosen cellular modem (GSM/CDMA/HSPA). This plan will provide you with a SIM Read More

TopView® version 6.29.0 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.29.0 Release
Version highlights:
– TopView for SQL Events Released
– SMS Notification: support for networked modems (GSM/CDMA)
– TAPI supported ended: Voice Notification and Remote Dial-in
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New TopView data source release: TopView for SQL Events

TopView for SQL Events release Almost every running system generates some type of event log to record information, warning, error, alarm, and failure messages. Many of these systems record their events in a relational or SQL-based database. When an error or disruption occurs you can usually find event records in the database with details of Read More

TopView® version 6.28.2 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.28.2 Release
Version highlights:
– Configurator Simplified View
– Tag Group notification enhancements
– Disable/enable contacts
– Set alarm priority from tag value
– Set color by alarm priority
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Send TopView messages to WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp is a popular messaging platform owned by Facebook. We’ve received a number of requests to allow TopView to send messages via WhatsApp. WhatsApp does not provide an API for sending messages, so it is not possible to have TopView send messages to groups from WhatsApp, but it is possible to send a message from Read More

Exele and Benchmark Software announce partnership for SCADA Alarm Notification

Exele and Benchmark Software announce partnership for SCADA Alarm Notification
Exele Information Systems enters strategic partnership with Benchmark Software to offer SCADA/HMI Connectivity and Import Packages for TopView® Alarm Management and Notification Software.
TopView® SCADA Connectivity and Conversion Tools.
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TopView® SCADA Connectivity and Conversion

TopView® SCADA Connectivity and Conversion Tools
Simplify integration of TopView with popular SCADA/HMI packages with Connectivity Packages and Application Import plus Conversion from Win911/SCADAlarm
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TopView® version 6.27.3 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.27.3 Release
Version highlights:
– Multiple Notify settings per alarm limit and Tag Group
– Alarm disable: Snooze/Shelve start time
– Email-SMS Notification: Alarm Notification Delay
– Show notification groups for contact
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Use VOIP with analog phones lines (and replace TAPI)

Install an inexpensive IP-PBX and make TopView Voice Notification calls using VOIP and analog phone lines.
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TopView® version 6.26.3 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.26.3 Release
Version highlights:
– Input and output acknowledge tags
– HIHI and LOLO to suppress notification for improving conditions
– Persist disable updates
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TopView® version 6.26.1 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.26.1 Release
Version highlights:
– PIAF support
– Alarm Time Zones
-Notification Settings API
-Change History
-Performance Improvements
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OPCcalc® and EDICTvb.Net (v.4.4.7)

Exele Calculation Engines for OPC (DA/HDA) and OSIsoft PI
Version 4.4.7 highlights:
– Equation Editor improvements
– Automatic equation library backup
– Recalculation logging level
– Equation Scheduler using Equation Server API
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Overview: TopView PI with AF Support

Overview: TopView PI with AF support : alarms and notification for PI tags and AF element attributes
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Improved Phone Call-out Alarm Notification with VOIP

Cypress Ridge WWTP converted their hardwired TAPI-based telephone alarm notification system to use Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) resulting in less hardware and significant gains in reliability .
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TopView® version 6.25.3 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.25.3 Release
Version highlights:
– TopView Events for OPC A&E Released
– 32/64 bit mode operation
– Alarm priority enhancements
– .Net Framework to 4.6.1
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TopView® Events for OPC A&E

Announcing TopView Events for OPC A&E
TopView for OPCA&E allows users to monitor, track, historize, and notify events from any OPC A&E Server including Emerson DeltaV, Iconics, Kepware, GE Proficy iFIX, Honeywell Experion, Yokogawa Exaopc, and others.
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Free OPC Test Tool update for OPC A&E

OPC Test Tool. The Exele OPC Test Tool can be used to test local and remote OPC-DA, OPC-HDA, and now OPC Alarms and Events (OPC A&E) Servers. Lean more

TopView® version 6.24.0 Release

TopView Alarm and Notification Software v6.24.0 Release
Version highlights:
– Persist run-time user disable actions to configuration file
– Persist alarm, acknowledge, and disable state during internal restart
– Comment/annotation user and time
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New Exele PI-DAS RECLAIM System for LA Refinery

We have recently installed a new PI-DAS RECLAIM environmental monitoring and reporting system in the Los Angeles area. This new installation is at one of the largest refineries in California with over 50 reportable sources. The existing system was approaching end of life and needed to be replaced.
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Keeping TopView Healthy

Ensuring that TopView is running without interruption is essential for our customers. Although we work hard to make sure TopView is as bulletproof as possible, there are some circumstances that can affect TopView Engine processes. Whether those circumstances are inside or outside of TopView’s control, there are ways to detect and mitigate problems.
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