Resource Data Management (RDM) has released two major product updates for DMTouch, the intelligent control system front-end, and Intuitive TDB programmable logic controller. The updates are designed to enhance the already impressive capabilities of each, and extend capabilities for use in applications including heating and ventilation, energy management, process control, lighting and refrigeration and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS).
Software v3.0 for the Intuitive TDB, a programmable logic controller (PLC), with built in PLC software, and free desktop editing PLC software, features a completely new web graphical user interface, upgraded display features, new unit measurement controls, live maps integration and more.
The new release supports integration with Live Maps, released last year, Live Maps is a web based service, designed to give users a visual, high-level comparable view across multiple sites. Accessible via multiple platforms it presents users with a simplified, comparable view of how sites throughout their estate are performing.
Targeted toward the OEM market, and those conversant in Modbus® protocols, an enhancement to the Type Editor feature, made available in Intuitive software v2.11, gives users the ability to create templates with read and write capabilities.
The new web Graphical User Interface (GUI) is user friendly and, as a result, a joy to navigate; it now adopts a similar format to that used on the DMTouch web interface. By making the web user interfaces for both flagship TDB products consistent, they are easy to grasp, manage, and set-up.
Users can select from five customisable home screen dashboards, and include control temperature gauges, thermometers, tables, graphs, alarms and more. The dashboards enable users onsite, and remotely, to navigate, and view, important information; lending itself to quick, easy and informed, decision making.
Seven new built in units of measurement have been added: metres cubed per second, metres cubed per minute, metres cubed per hour, kilograms per metres cubed, litres per second, and litres per minute, litres per hour. Users also have the ability to add their own ‘superscripted’ units e.g. cm^3/sec which the software will translate into cm3/sec.
Designed to maximise existing HVACR assets through the use of open protocols, DMTouch boasts a host of other benefits including HD Touch Display, free desktop PLC software, free site layout software and an unmatched 5 year warranty.
Installation, maintenance, and end user personnel will all benefit from the advantages that the market-leading control system front-end provides to their respective day-to-day roles. Software v2.3 introduces a number of new functions and time saving features, and is compatible with Data Managers 6.0 and above.
Energy monitoring functionality supports energy due diligence at a local level, which is of great benefit to those who do not have the requirement, or budget, for an external energy monitoring software solution. Users can view, and digest, complex and large amounts of data at a glance; reading from energy consumables across their site, including gas, electricity and any other set parameters. Highlighting savings and/or overspend, while presenting a detailed analysis on usage across specified time periods.
An exciting and practical feature, 3D graphs can be set-up to present general trends from a thirty day period, significantly reducing the time taken to interrogate and analyse data, and for trends and anomalies to be easily identified.
Improved site layout functionality allows for multiple site layouts to be managed at any one time. The direct CANbus interface feature delivers a direct connection between a DMTouch (hardware issue 10 and above) and an Intuitive Expansion Board. The option of adding up to ten expansion boards gives users the ability to increase physical I/O up to 480 points.
The Split Edit / Split TDB, and TDB back-up features are designed to complement the Intuitive range of TDB controllers, both will help save users time when creating, and installing, TDB programmes for either the DMTouch of Intuitive TDB controller. The split features all users to ‘split’ devices without losing earlier changes and/or re-splitting.
Other features include improved Document Upload, Data Export and System Log Search, enhanced Temperature Performance Indicator and Individual Night Blind functionality and the ability to bulk type parameter settings update. SSL web browser connections to a DMTouch or Data Manager (certification required) are also available.
Available since the end of April, feedback relating to the Intuitive v3.0 has been extremely positive. Jules Freeman, MD at Ourgate Productions was ‘‘very impressed’’ and will be using the software to support the install of a Boeing 737 cabin, for training purposes, at the new City of Glasgow College complex.
Intuitive software v3.0, is available free of charge to existing Intuitive TDB customers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase the new Data Manager/DMTouch update please contact email@example.com. Alternatively call 0141 810 2828, selecting opt 1 for sales, and opt 2 for support.