Friday, 19 July 2019

New Console Feature - System Health Checks

Dispenser downtime due to hardware or computer failures can be costly to your production, so we have introduced new features which will proactively warn the operator if it detects issues that may in future cause a problem.

The result of health checks are surfaced on the main menu when you first log in:

 The "heartbeat" icon in the top left will show green if no issues have been detected, orange if there are issues which could cause downtime further down the line, red if there are issues that could cause problems in the near future.

Pressing on the icon will take you to the Health page which shows the below information:

Last Boot: How long the system has been up since last boot
Version: Version of the software that is currently running.
Printer: Where CPC is configured to send Print Files.

Network: Shows all network adapters, their MAC addresses and current IP addresses. Connected adapters show in green, disconnected ones in red.


Disk Space: Shows the health of disk partitions, green if Ok, orange if running low on space, red if critically low.
File Maintenance: Offers early detection of build-up of Log or Print Files which indicate the normal automatic maintenance routines require attention.
Backup: Shows number of automated backups that are detected. Red if there are none, Orange if less than 3, green if more than 3.

Friday, 5 July 2019

X-Rite IFS - Corrections with a job number

Can I send a correction via X-Rite to the ColorPoint console and link it to a job?

Yes it is possible by sending the job number with the formula code.
The formula code sent over in the Correction file needs to be of the following form

This breaks down as:
[job number]~[job item order]~[formula code]

The tilde ~ is the separator character.

The job item order part is the number where that formula appears in the list of items for the job.
In the example above the formula code 00490 is the formula being sent as a correction.  If the job is viewed in ColorPoint Manager then formula 00490 is item 2 in the job items list.


If formula 00440 was being sent instead then the formula code to be sent would look like

The job number remains the same but the formula code and its position have changed.