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CXBS2101           XBS Text/Graphic User Interface Operation


Class Type            Basic Operation


System                   XBS Central


Duration                4.5 days


Class Audience    Operators of  XBS systems and/or Maintenance personnel for the XBS 

                                Controllers in XBS Central or XBS-i Central HVAC Systems


Offered At             Customer site or St Paul


# of Students        Minimum 5,  Maximum 8 


Cost                        $1990 per person at site, $1290 per person St Paul


Pre-requisites      None


Brief                      The class starts with various popular configuration block diagrams.  Students are encouraged to identify their own systems in the class discussions.  The course then goes into a brief Windows basics session.


Typical procedures are discussed and extensively exemplified.  Such procedures include XBS start-up, sign-on, sign-off, system status, point information display, responding to alarms, scheduling and system reports. 


In the next step the course proceeds with the items in the XBS menu bar.  The EDIT menu item allows site selection, programming of passwords, date/time, time schedules, text descriptors, parameters, operators, and color schemes.  This menu item also allows graphic editing, graphic programming and XBS configuration.  Each of these functions are exemplified on screen in full view of students.  The students then get to learn each function with the help of very carefully created detailed lab exercises.


Next the students learn the DATA item in the XBS menu bar.  This items allows user system data access via various access schemes.  These include Data Access via quick access group, by point name, and by point attributes.  This item also allows trend programming and access of subsystem data such as data form Micro/Macrocels.


Next the reports menu item is discussed.  This menu item allows basic reports for the user about his/her system.  These reports include the alarm history, operator activity, controller alarm history and controller current alarm reports.


The GRAPHICS menu item allows graphic data access in various ways.  These include graphic data access via the top-level graphic, graphic name, and by point name.  This item also allows some convenience functions such as redisplay graphic function.


The APPLICATIONS menu item allows start stop function for the controller application programs and also running of other PC applications.


The UTILITIES menu item provides various convenience programs and useful functions.  Most of these are functions available in Windows such as Calendar and Cardfile etc.  The course concentrates on the file transfer item as other items are covered in other courses.


XBS has an extensive HELP utility built into it.  The course discusses  XBS HELP  extensively and allows students to test the many features via an elaborate exercise on the Help menu bar item.


Objectives             Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:


·         Identify functionally critical components of the XBS Central System.

·         Understand the purpose and function of functionally critical components of the XBS Central System.

·         Perform all daily and routine functions on the XBS Central System.

·         Perform all System Data Modification functions provided in the XBS Central System.

·         Perform all standard report generation functions.

·         Appreciate the need for well-documenting the XBS Central System



·         XBS Central System Block Diagram

·         Basics of the Windows Operating System

·         XBS Central Screen Conventions

·         System Data Access

·         Operating Procedures                                                

       Data Modification Procedures

       Report Generation                        

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