The Event Manager goes beyond simple Alarm and Message functions, and allows C-more to take action based on random events like changing tag values, or periodic events like day-of-week, time-of-day, or even based on a particular screen change. The actions can include setting a tag value, copying tag data between tags, changing the screen, capturing a screen, playing a sound file, even sending e-mail (including embedded tag data, screen captures, or PLC log files).
Actions can be triggered by various events:
The Event Manager supports multiple actions:
C-more can display and handle Alarms and Messages in several convenient ways. Alarms appear across the bottom of the display (regardless of the currently displayed screen) when they occur. Messages are displayed via the "Look-up Text" object, which can be configured for display on any screens within your project.
The Alarm Message Object allows display of the most recent Alarms that have occurred; the size of this object dictates how many historical alarms will be displayed. The Alarm History Button Object, allows operators to view a special built-in Alarm history screen, and acknowledge, or clear the alarms. Password protection can be configured for the alarm screens. Alarms and Messages can include embedded PLC tag data as well as date and time information.
Messages, alarms and screen captures are logged to non-volatile memory, and can also be saved onto an attached flash memory device if desired.