Although the Eagle Eye Project produced a good app, we wanted to increase the amount of flexibility our front end provided. We decided to start fresh with a new project: Squid
Squid lets users compose digital representations of the plant using information stored in an industrial data collection system like GE plant applications, GE historian, OSISoft PI Data Archive and Asset Framework. It is a very key component of a successful project as it is extensively used by a lot of people to view information. For this reason, it needs to be easy to use, it must provide the features the users need so they do not have to jump from app to app to perform their duty
We made it web to be able to run on different platforms
We built a composer to let the user build and save his own views out of configurable widgets
We built in possibilities to write back to source
The construction of a new book is achieve through the usage of widgets that are dragged and dropped on a canvas. No code is required.