PanelView Plus 7 Standard BannerThe PanelView Plus 7 was on public display at Automation Fair this year, and here's what I found out about it:


PanelView Plus 7 Standard 11) The PanelView Plus 7 Standard being released first

The plastic bezel, standard version of the PVPlus 7 is being released first, with the higher end, aluminum bezel, performance model coming at a future date.

 


PanelView Plus 7 Standard 22) The initial release will only include the 4″ to 10″ displays.

Only the 4″ to 10″ versions of the PVPlus 7 Standard will be in the first release, but it was not clear if this included all five models: 4″ Wide, 6″, 7″, 9″ wide, and 10″.

If I had to guess, I would say only the 4″ wide, 7″ and 10″ will be initially available.

3PanelView Plus 7 Standard 3) The PanelView Plus 7 Standard will have the same price point and limitations of the PanelView Plus 6 Compact

A very important fact to know is while the PanelView Plus 7 Standard will have higher resolutions than the PVPlus 6 Compact, it will still have the same limitations.

From what I heard, this means connectivity to one PLC, 25 graphic displays, and 200 alarms. But, I'll want to confirm these limits when the manuals are re-released.


PanelView Plus 7 Standard 44) The PanelView Plus 7 is natively supported in ViewStudio 8.0, sort of?

There seems to be some confusion on this point, as the initial documentation and some Automation Fair attendees were told the PVPlus 7 is supported in ViewStudio 7.

If you're a ViewStudio owner, it's pretty obvious when you create a new project in ViewStudio 7 there are no PVPlus 7 models to choose from.

That said, I believe what we'll find is that the PVPlus 7 was designed to support .MER files back to version 3.2. However, to be able to choose a PVPlus 7 when creating a new project you'll need ViewStudio 8.

But what's unclear is how ViewStudio 8 will be able to implement the new limitations of the PVPlus 7? When ViewStudio 8 was released the PVPlus 7 didn't have the limitations implemented in this rerelease.


PanelView Plus 7 Standard 55) Rockwell is now taking orders with shipments expected to begin in January 2015.

Finally, at the Fair we were told by Rockwell representatives that order entry for the PanelView Plus 7 was open, and that they expected shipments to begin in January 2015.


That's all I learned about the PanelView Plus 7 at Automation Fair, but we should know more very soon when the updated documentation is re-released on Rockwell's literature library.

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Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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  1. One item I forgot to mention is the Kiosk at Automation Fair showed the PanelView Plus 7 only having an Ethernet port. So it looks like this model will have no serial or add-on communication cards.

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