Manufacturing

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Dream Report Added to Rockwell Automation Encompass™ Program

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Dream Report Added to Rockwell Automation Encompass™ Program
December 7, 2017 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader for industrial automation reports and dashboards, announced that Dream Report is now a reference product in the Rockwell Automation Encompass™ Program.

Ocean Data Systems is now an Encompass Product Partner and Dream Report is a reference product in the program under the category of “Software Product – Report Generation”.  Dream Report currently supports Rockwell Automation software products through both proprietary and industry standard interfaces.  These interfaces include; a driver for the legacy RSView® History Data, OPC DA for real-time [...]

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 Control Engineering’s print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.

Software – Asset management, reporting

AMS Device View field device monitoring of diagnostics and calibration status, Emerson Electric Co., www.emerson.com
Uniformance Connected Historian scalable cloud and Big Data [...]

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 are designed to assist customers with scaling Dream Report applications over many company assets or sites.  Applications with repetitive requirements benefit greatly from search and replace tools and export and import functions.  These have been greatly enhanced in version 4.81 and users can use these new features to quickly [...]

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 (Running/Not Running, or simply, 0’s and 1’s) to calculate machine availability, and hence OEE, over any defined/planned production time period.
OEE % = Availability * Performance * Quality
When configuring an OEE report in Dream Report, the following approach is recommended:

Connect to a data source(s) that contain machine [...]

One of these three items will justify Dream Report – but you get all three.

Today’s automation professional is challenged with continuous improvement and doing more with less. Budgets are tight. Labor is expensive and over-burdened. It’s becoming harder and harder to sift through the broad range of tools available in today’s marketplace. Business Intelligence is the catch phrase in the front office but your needs are centered around Industrial applications. While Business Intelligence tools are great at dealing with counts and currencies, you need a solution that does that and so much more… In the Industrial world, you need an Industrial Business Intelligence solution.

While most BI solutions are designed for the “Business” world, [...]

New Dream Report Software Release Version 4.8

New Dream Report Software Release
Industrial Enterprise Ready with Multi-User Development
May 9, 2017 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader in automated reporting and corporate dashboards for industry, announced the release of Dream Report version 4.8.  Multi-user and concurrent development now makes Dream Report the ideal solution for the industrial enterprise.

Dream Report continues to expand its target market, adding large corporate installations to the mix.  These environments require one or more Dream Report servers with the ability to support remote and concurrent development.  By default, a Dream Report server will now support a local or remote developer.  [...]

The areas of the Magic in Dream Report

There are many attributes of Dream Report that make it special.  But when asked “What is the most powerful aspect of Dream Report?”, the answer is in how it processes data into informative results.

There are many steps to delivering information.  Dream Report excels in each category:

Data Interfaces – Dream Report delivers over 70 interfaces; proprietary drivers to products, automation industry standard and business standard interfaces. With its broad range of interfaces, Dream Report is sure to interface with your data sets.  When you generate a report or dashboard, Dream Report will query the source and process that data [...]

Dream Report for ALL Industrial Automation Vertical Markets

Ocean Data Systems is often asked where Dream Report is used the most.  The answer is a simple one, everywhere.  The reason is that every application and every organization benefits from the availability of information that Dream Report will deliver.  In addition, being a document generation solution, Dream Report creates a history of past results that form the basis for continuous improvement.  Finally, when oddities appear that need further investigation, the analysis tools delivered through the Dream Report Web Portal let you drill deeper and get to the root cause.

Fundamentally, there are two reasons for creating reports and dashboards.

The [...]

Dream Report Version 4.72 – What’s New

Dream Report version 4.72 is another great step in our product evolution.  It delivers a wide variety of features, something for everyone.
Main themes for this release:

Access to more information, instantly via the Web Portal
Dream Report Objects get more powerful and flexible
Universal Templates for Water and Wastewater
New Driver Support – Access to High Level Objects from third-party products
Lots of additional enhancements based on customer requests

Drill-downs & Raw Data Hyperlinks
Linking one set of results to additional information with a single click is one of the most important ways to achieve [...]

Loparex – World’s Leading Supplier of Release Liners and Dream Report

Release liners are the backings to many of the products that you use every day.  Loparex is a leading, global manufacturer of silicone release liners, used in a wide variety of pressure sensitive adhesive applications.

Loparex currently runs 7 manufacturing locations around the world.  These locations are responsible for the manufacturing of hundreds of products.

Their Iowa City, Iowa plant wanted to upgrade the reporting capabilities on one of their large converting lines. This production line manufactures large rolls of liner material that can be valued at several thousand dollars. The process it performs is coating the material with a thin [...]

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