HyperWare-II™ Software

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HyperWare-II Software

Graphical Programming, Real-Time Trending and Communications software for the IntelliLogger instrument family

HyperWare-II Key Features
Supporting software for the IntelliLogger Instrument family
Easy to learn, Intuitive icon-based drag and drop programming
Simple setup of data acquisition, reporting and alarming routines
Supports real-time trending of Intellilogger sampled and calculated readings
Data downloads from IntelliLogger memory to standard CSV file formats
Supports USB, LAN, Cell Modem and dial-up modem communications

Product Information

Overview

HyperWare-II™ (HW-II) is a powerful multi-purpose software package for use with the Logic Beach Network Enabled IntelliLogger and the IL-Mini data logger data logging instrument families. HyperWare-II™ is the next generation icon-based data logging software built upon the original industry-preferred HyperWare program and contains all the functions required for configuration and use of the IntelliLogger.

With HW-II you can graphically build data logging programs that execute in the IntelliLogger, view real-time data from IntelliLoggers while they are executing, build custom web pages, download data and much more. With its intuitive interface and quick to learn graphic programming, you will be amazed at the power and ease of use of HyperWare-II™.

Functions available within HyperWare-II include:
  • Easy drag and drop icon-based programming of IntelliLogger instruments
  • Viewing real-time data from a connected IntelliLogger
  • Configure and use various types of communication links to a local or remote IntelliLogger
  • Download logged data from the IntelliLogger memory
  • Plot downloaded data with integral plotter and/or save to Excel compatible CSV file

HyperWare-II is provided FREE with the network enabled IntelliLogger instruments and for a nominal charge for the IL-Mini™ family.

Programmability

The IntelliLogger™ instrument is fully programmable for intelligent data logging strategies, automatic reporting, alarming, conditional logging, inter-channel calculations, log to memory on change, statistical calculations and much more. In the early 1990s Logic Beach developed a revolutionary and unique graphical programming method for our instruments called HyperNet™. This programming method has been refined and improved to produce one of the easiest and most powerful programming environments for data logging, reporting and alarming instrumentation.

Unlike most stand-alone data acquisition instruments, the IntelliLogger™ is an extremely versatile instrument in that it can be user configured to perform simple to complex data acquisition and reporting strategies. To program an IntelliLogger™, icons are added to the workspace, configured and inter-connected with a mouse to indicate program flow. This program is then uploaded to the IntelliLogger™ memory where it executes stand-alone.

1. Establish a connection between the PC and the IntelliLogger™

NOTE: USB, Ethernet, Cellular Modem, dial-up modem are all supported.

2. Switch to the Programming Window and Query the IntelliLogger for its current hardware configuration

The programming window will populate with icons representing the inputs and outputs available in the connected IntelliLogger™

3. Drag additional icons onto the workspace from the Icon Palette. The palette contains icons representing various functions from Sampling Rate Clocks to Math to Summations to Alarm Comparators to Logic to Logger Memory and more.

Click on the icons to define their operation with equations, ranges, units, etc. The mouse is then used to interconnect the icons to indicate the data flow.

Click on the icons to define their operation with equations, ranges, units, etc. The mouse is then used to interconnect the icons to indicate the data flow.

4. Upload the completed HyperNet™ program to the IntelliLogger™ memory

NOTE: Automatic error checking is done during the upload process.

5. Enable the InteliLogger™ via it’s front panel buttons or from within HyperWare-II™

The IntelliLogger™ will start executing the program peforming intelligent sampling of inputs, math, logic, integration, alarm outputs and other functions based on the user built HyperNet™ program.

Real-Time Trending

Monitoring of current input values and output states is readily performed by using any of the Real-Time Trending features integral to HyperWare-II. Establish a connection to an IntelliLogger™ and current values can simply be viewed using the Quick Probes view from the HyperWare-II Communication window. Simply drag the Quick Probes icon from the IntelliLogger™ graphic to the PC graphic and a dialog opens with current values.

For a “dashboard” view of desired real-time values, a custom annunciator panel display can be quickly built. A few quick steps will result in a custom display that can be saved for reuse.

1. Open the Real-Time Trending window within HWW
2. Drag the desired objects off of the palette. Display objects ranging from simple thermometers to gauges to line plots and tabular charts are available on the palette.
3. Click on each object, set display colors, ranges and other parameters as desired and associate the IntelliLogger™ channels to be displayed in that object
4. Click “Run” and the objects will be updated as the IntelliLogger™ sends current values to HypwerWare-II during its normal execution

Real-time values on a network connected logger can be viewed using any browser by navigating to the Current Values and Control tab served by the ILL integral Web Server.

Additionally, custom Web Pages can also be built within HWW, uploaded to the ILL memory and then viewed using the Logic Beach GreenWater browser. These custom pages are built simlarly as done in the Real-Time Trending feature above.. resulting in a custom dashboard display.

Communications

USB, Ethernet, RS-232, cellular data modem and dial-up modem connections between a PC running HWW and the target ILL are all supported with the Communications Window of HWW. Simply double-clck on the connector graphic between the ILL and the PC, select a connection type from the Comm Dialog and connect. Once a connection is established, the graphic will complete the connection between the PC and the ILL.
Communication operations are graphically displayed and performed with a mouse. To perform a data download, simply drag the Logged Data Memory icon overlaying the ILL to the PC and the data download will commence. Status queries, Quick Probe real-time data display, Program Net upload to the ILL and more are all intuitively performed by dragging icons between the the PC and ILL graphics.

Data Download

The core function of using the ILL data acquistion instrument is to collect data from connected sensors and signals over time. Once the data is in the ILL memory, the data is simply downloaded to the PC by dragging the Memory icon from the ILL graphic to the PC graphic. A Save As dialog opens where the path, filename and file type are user specified. Files can be saved as CSV (commonly used for opening in Excel and other 3rd party applications), text and compressed raw binary file formats. Downloaded data can be viewed in the integral HWW plotter or opened with Excel for review and/or further manipulation.

Data Plotter

A powerful multi-channel Data Plotter is included with HyperWare for quickly plotting of downloaded data.

Frequently Asked Questions

Include a System Requirements note on this ordering page to include these two items:

USB 2.0 Port

Windows XP through Windows 10 supported

Ordering

HyperWare™ User Interface Windows…

Graphic Communications Window

Supports USB, Ethernet, Cellular, modem and RS-232 for data download, configuration, trending and connected IntelliLogger status.

Real-Time Dashboard

Custom dashboard views (user configurable) of  real-time operational  readings from a connected IntelliLogger

Programming Window

Drag and drop, then interconnect function icons to implement basic to powerful data acquisition, reporting and alarming programs

Logged Data Download to Spreadsheet

Simple download of logged data to CSV file. File can be opened by most data analysis applications such as Excel.

Quick Current Value Access

A single button click will display current input values, output states and calculated values from a connected IntelliLogger.

Logged Data Plotter

Full-featured, integral data plotter for quick presentation of downloaded data

Example HyperNet Application Programs

Powerful Features of HyperNet Programming

With the power of HyperNet™ programming, intelligent data acquisition methods can be simply implemented in the IntelliLogger™. By intelligently sampling and processing of readings as they are taken, the collected data file can be reduced to meaningful data only… resulting in reduced time spent in post-acquisition data reduction and processing.

Intelligent data acquisition methods easily implemented with HyperWare-II include:

Outputs and Automated Reporting

In addition to the intelligent data acquisition flexibiltiy of HyperNets, IntelliLogger hardware outputs can be controlled. Digital, relay and analog outputs are all under control of HyperNet programming.

Modify IntelliLogger program execution remotely...

HyperNet programming also supports the use of Remote Control Switches and Constants allowing for user changes in Program Net execution while the program is executing. Via the Remote Constant, comparator (alarm) thresholds can be modified, equation constants can be updated and more. With the Remote Control Switch icon, outputs can be turned ON/OFF remotely, Program Net branches (for example alarm acknowledge, email alerts, etc) can be disabled/enabled.

Data volume reduction schemes

Logging sampled inputs only upon change using the Delta icon. Monitor a signal quickly but only log to memory if it changes by some user defined amount since last logged. This feature is extremely valuable for data volume reduction when monitoring signals that are mostly stable with occasional transient action.

Powerful automated math calculations

Peform powerful math on incoming signals for units conversion as well as inter-channel calculations. Algebra to Integration and Derivatives.

Conditional Logging

Monitor inputs but only log to memory when certain conditions are met on that channel or other channels. For example, only when the engine is ON or the oil pressure is above 40PSI or the Inlet to Outlet heat exchanger differential exceeds 20C, etc.

Statistical data reduction on the fly

Min, Max and Averaging as well as filtering via Digital Signal Processing.

Powerful suite of Icons for building simple to complex data acquisition, alarming and reporting programs

Palette of Function Icons
Query Instrument Inputs
Query Instrument Outputs
Query Instrument Digital Inputs
Log Only on Change with Delta Icon
Automatic FTP’s of Data
Powerful Calculations with the Math Icon
Integral and Derivative Calculations
Acquire Values from Modbus Slave Devices
Send Emails with Embedded Values
Perform Set-Point Comparisons for Alarming and Triggers
Perform Min-Max-Averaging
Schedule Events on Date and Time
Calculate Run-Time and % On/Off Loading
Totalize with Summing Icon
Accumulate Input Count Totals
Perform Conditional Logic