'A surprising new feature is the Symbolic Summaries'

In April 2008, we upgraded our climate computer running X-Vision to the MultiMa and Synopta software.

''I was interested to find out what was new in the current program when someone from HortiMaX came to install it. He showed me how to export tables in a csv file from Synopta with the Scheduler, so I can access the file through our network. Consequently, I now have weekly crop registration and water tables (including scale measurements) which are ready for use every Monday morning. It takes me about 1 hour to print 9 units of crop information, which I can then plot onto graphs for analysis.
Another surprising feature is the Symbolic Summaries. This feature allows me to set up pictures as a screen to access any custom page or control page with a click of the mouse. I have four symbolic summaries that can be brought up from the toolbar at the top of the page.

  • The first summary has a background picture of the units with access to graphs, tables and controls for each unit.
  • The second summary has everything I need to access Water control, including separate Drainage pages for each crop we grow. I have used only some of the many pictures which are available for the summaries.
  • The third summary has everything I need to access Heat control. The mini boiler with CO2 and buffer pictures are great.
  • For the last summary, I used a picture of my glasshouse operation to show the current climate, water and heating situation of the entire site.'' 

I have found all of these new features in Synopta to be very easy to use and would recommend the new software to anyone.

Mark Clifton, Manager Grower Underglass Bombay

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