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Written by: Dan Weise
It’s surprising to me how many Honeywell Trendview recorders are used primarily for alarming. People tell us that they like the alarm screens on the old-style annunciation panels. On a digital recorder, they look like this:
Users say “It’s easy to tell at a glance, which points are in alarm because the red really stands out. And the process values show up right there under the tag. Everything we need is in one place”
The two most common questions I get about paperless recorders are:
- How far back in time can I scroll back or playback the chart?
- How many days/weeks/months of data does the recorder save?
What people don’t realize is that the answers to these questions vary according to how the recorder’s memory is allocated.
To help you understand how the recorder’s memory works, let me explain how data is viewed and saved on a paperless recorder.
One of the strengths of Honeywell’s X-series paperless recorders is password security. You can configure it to keep operators from making configuration changes, and it’s a necessary part of being able to view a recorder’s data using a web browser.
One of the weaknesses of Honeywell’s X-series paperless recorders is password security. And by that, I don’t mean it’s bad. I just mean it can cause problems if a user fails to enter their username and password right, and ends up locked out of the recorder.
So I’m guessing if you searched for the backdoor password, you’re in that situation. You’re locked out of your recorder and can’t figure out how to get back in.
First, I apologize for luring you into reading this. There is NO backdoor password for an X-series recorder. But don’t give up hope: There is an answer.
(What’s a back door? Watch and learn.)
Hopefully, there’s a user at your location with administrator level access, who can reset a locked-out user. But if that’s not the case, what do you do when everyone is locked out of an X-series recorder?
Earlier this week, I was working with one of our Honeywell Trendview X-series paperless recorders. The X-Series is capable of accepting data input from a USB barcode scanner — typically used for batch identification or for user name logins — but mine wasn’t working right.
When I tried to scan a barcode, I got an error message, and it stumped me. Luckily, I figured it out in a few minutes.
I’ve used Honeywell’s paperless recorder software for a decade now and didn’t expect a hiccup when I got a new laptop. Honeywell tells me the Trendview software suite is compatible with Windows 7.
The Trendserver Pro software installation looked normal, but when I tried to import data from a recorder, the import locked up and never recovered. Data would not transfer. Read the rest of this entry »