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Ocean Data Systems shares our thoughts and best practices with media around the world. Here is a highlight of just some of the areas we’ve contributed.

Writing Dream Report Data to Historians

Dream Report is one of the most powerful industrial analytics products on the market today.  The need for reports and dashboards for virtually any KPI imaginable requires Dream Report to deliver both real-time and historian-oriented analytics.  These analytics are unique when compared to those of other industrial products, primarily as [...]

Writing Dream Report Data to Historians 2018-07-27T12:27:58+00:00

Dream Report 4.83 is Released

The new maintenance release, version 4.83 is available to all Dream Report 4.8 customers.  The release notes, available in the Dream Report documentation directory, will detail all new features and benefits.  This release delivers one very valuable enhancement, done at the request of one customer, but valuable in all applications, [...]

Dream Report 4.83 is Released 2018-07-09T12:38:03+00:00

ANSI/ISA 18.2 Alarm Management and Dream Report

In 2009, a new standard was released by ANSI/ISA called ISA 18.2.  It covers the Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries.  Alarm Management is a very important topic, and we’ve all heard stories of operators becoming desensitized by chattering alarms, or alarm bursts that present too much information [...]

ANSI/ISA 18.2 Alarm Management and Dream Report 2018-06-28T18:54:40+00:00

Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available May 29, 2018 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader in reporting and corporate dashboards for the automation industry, announced that version 4.82 is posted and available for download. Dream Report version 4.82, technically a maintenance release, is available to [...]

Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available 2018-05-30T20:36:39+00:00

Energy Management for ALL Markets and All Applications

Choosing the Right Technology for Your Energy Management Solution   Energy Management is a very broad topic, spanning many markets.  However, in all cases, there are fundamentals that need to be considered.  From the chart above, you can see that inefficiencies in today's processes, overall, waste more energy then is [...]

Energy Management for ALL Markets and All Applications 2018-03-28T21:37:03+00:00

Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award by Control Engineering Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award February 8, 2018 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader in reporting and corporate dashboards for the automation industry, announced that Dream Report has WON the “Engineers’ Choice” award, by Control Engineering Magazine. More than 90 product nominations from 43 [...]

Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award by Control Engineering Magazine 2018-03-28T22:17:16+00:00

Dream Report Newsletter – November 2017

Yes, we are working hard to “Tame Your Ocean of Data,” here at Ocean Data Systems.  Too hard in fact and our newsletter has fallen behind.  So much to tell since the last!  There’s a new release of Dream Report.  As usual, Dream Report’s in the news.  We need your [...]

Dream Report Newsletter – November 2017 2018-03-28T22:18:36+00:00

Dream Report Nominated for 2018 Engineers’ Choice Award

  Will you please VOTE for us? We are very proud to announce that Dream Report has been nominated and accepted for the 2018 Control Engineering Magazine, Engineers’ Choice Award. The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by [...]

Dream Report Nominated for 2018 Engineers’ Choice Award 2018-03-04T11:03:17+00:00

Dream Report 4.81 is Released

    Version 4.81 is finished and ready for Download.  This release, technically a maintenance release, is available to all version 4.8 users.  In addition to addressing a long list of customer software change requests, this release also delivers on a new feature theme of "Productivity." The main new features of [...]

Dream Report 4.81 is Released 2018-02-11T15:14:04+00:00

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Reporting

One of the many capabilities of Dream Report is its ability to take raw process and equipment data, and present it in the specific context of a problem that needs to be solved.  In the case of Overall Equipment Performance (OEE) reporting, Dream Report can utilize raw machine state data [...]

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Reporting 2018-02-07T20:08:30+00:00