WIN-911 2021 Beta Program
You asked. We listened. And on December 7th, the next evolution of WIN-911 arrives.
On December 7th 2020, we'll launch a Beta version of the new WIN-911 called '2021'. We've simplified installation and configuration, and made big improvements to the technology stack, navigation, contacts, formatting, notification policies, and subscriptions.
This beta release will only support FactoryTalk Alarms and Events, WIN-911 Mobile, and Email. We’ll add support for other data sources next year.
We’re looking for feedback from both power users and casual users — you can sign up here. When we get closer to the launch date, we’ll get in touch with you and host a webinar with more details.
Improvements include the following:
Technology Stack Update
We are making a few technology stack changes. First, we are moving away from Silverlight to a Windows desktop app for WIN-911 Workspace. This change requires a total UI overhaul, which you can read more about below. Second, we will no longer utilize Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS), as all our modules are self-hosted. This change can reduce resource usage by as much as half.
Combined Notification Policies
We have combined Tactics and Strategies into a single object we call a Notification Policy. You are now able to build out a contact list and your escalation rules in one place. Rather than configuring complicated escalation policies, you only need to select the alarm states you’d like to notify on.