Re: [foxboro] Foxboro/Invensys pulls another good one.

  • From: Corey R Clingo <clingoc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 16:35:32 -0500


I think I'm inclined to agree.  It appears that the major new feature in
FV8 is the aliasing ability for library objects.  I'd like to have this; I
got used to it working with Honeywell TDC3000 graphics circa 1990 :)
Whether it's worth paying $600/DM for, well, I think it would be difficult
to sell to management (we have 15 DM licenses).

The other reason this disappoints me is that we've coughed up around $100K
for new WPs in the last 2 years for a Foxview migration, and we have yet to
do it because of GUI lockup issues.  Maybe we'll get a free FV8 upgrade if
we and TAC can' t get 99.2.1 to work, if some other info I saw float by on
the list is correct (yes, they *are* trying, gotta give them credit).  Add
that to the apparent fact that said new WPs will probably not "run" (read,
be certified on) Solaris 8/IA 7.0+, and Foxboro hasn't exactly made my Top
10 List of Reasons to Come to Work in the last month or so.

Corey Clingo
BASF Corp.




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I am very unhappy with having to pay for FoxView version 8, which sounds
like
it might finally be a product worth using.  I have been thinking seriously
about switching from DM to FoxView, as Foxboro has been urging us to do,
but
this will in all probability nix that idea.  Why would what is supposed to
be
the basic graphics package for the I/A be separated from the rest of the
basics
of the system????  Are they not really trying to improve their image?  It's
a
shame (and bad publicity) that the Foxboro I/A graphics in our mill have to
continue to look ancient compared to the Honeywell graphics in our mill....

Rich Bakke
Longview Fibre Co.



Neil Martin wrote:

> Many of you may know this already, but I just found out something
> ridiculous about Foxview/FoxDraw for Unix and V6.4 software.
> FoxView/FoxDraw V8 is the only version of FoxView/FoxDraw that has been
> tested with V6.4 I/A software.  But, starting with Version 8,
> FoxView/FoxDraw for the I/A system is no longer free - you will need a
> license for each DM and Remote DM you are going to be able to run.  List
> cost is something like $6000 for 10 licenses and $11,700 for 20 licenses.
>
> If you are unhappy with this, be sure to express it.  Foxboro could have
at
> least said that FoxView/FoxDraw V99.2.1 is fully supported for use with
> V6.4 I/A software.  I for one am not going to pay for FV/FD V8, either
> V99.2.1 will work "good enough" or we will have to stay at V6.3 software
> (or use Display Manger).
>
> Neil Martin
> Huntsman Corporation
> 7114 North Lamar Blvd
> Austin, TX.  78752
> ph) 512-483-0119
>
>
>
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