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Princeton, NJ, United States, 2010/04/01 - The European automation experts Copa-Data have added Chameleon Technology to the new zenon 6.50®. Chameleon Technology provides skins that are easy to implement using centrally configurable and switchable color palettes.
Already a common feature of MP3 players and mobile phones, skins are now gaining ground in automation technology. Panels in automation equipment are subject to different conditions. Light, reflections, weak contrast and individual perception of colors play an often underestimated role, making information difficult to read and user elements unclear, which can lengthen reaction times and increase the likelihood of operation errors.
By having color schemes that can be switched at the press of a button, panels become easier and safer to operate. With the use of the zenon® Chameleon Technology, users now have this ability. zenon® Chameleon Technology facilitates centrally switchable color palettes. Every color for all objects can be adapted with one simple click. It can even be done automatically at log-in, during Runtime, or when configuring in the Editor.
Product Manager Reinhard Mayr commented, "Easily switchable color schemes make it easy to adapt displays to counter disturbing influences, such as direct sunlight, or different color perception, such as with red-green color blindness. At the same time, the zenon® Chameleon Technology is the ideal tool for labeling different roles and modes. The user is immediately able to see what rights they are logged in with and can recognize at a glance if the project is running live or as a simulation.”
COPA-DATA has prepared five initial skins for the for most common usage scenarios: "Administrator Mode" and "Simulation Mode" ensure clarity of role and mode, "Design" is trimmed down to usability, "Eagle Eye" ensures high contrast, and "Color Corrected" has been optimized for users with red-green color blindness. These skins can easily be integrated into zenon® 6.50 as XML files and are all now available for download.
For more information on Copa-Data’s zenon® Chameleon Technology and the five finished preconfigured skins, visit copadata.us/skins.
About Copa-Data USA Corp.
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Copa-Data USA Corp. (copadata.us) is a subsidiary of Copa-Data GmbH, a leading innovator for HMI/SCADA software based in Salzburg, Austria. COPA-DATA has been developing HMI/SCADA technologies since the mid 1980s and introduced zenon®, the first graphic visualization system to run on Microsoft Windows.
In addition to the United States, Copa-Data has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France and the Middle East with distribution and integrator partners throughout the world. The company currently employs more than 140 staff worldwide and has an impressive list of clients including such companies as Coca-Cola, BMW and DuPont.