OptoNews: Sneak peek - Great new features in PAC Project R9.5

Posted by Jean Femia on Jun 22, 2016 4:58:59 PM

Opto 22 PAC Project Automation Software SuiteComing soon: PAC Project R9.5000, with many new features you've requested plus support for new I/O modules. Here's a sneak preview of what's inside.

Just a few of the highlights...

PAC Control

  • Nested subroutines for developing modular control applications
  • Direct configuration for E1 and E2 brain boards and their I/O, opening up easier migration and integration for legacy Optomux systems 
  • Breakpoints inside OptoScript blocks for better control strategy debugging 
  • More options to move modules and points and update rack-mounted controllers and brains
  • Add tags in the Strategy Tree while the OptoScript editor is open

PAC Display

  • Enhanced operator interface security with user groups as well as operator-level security
  • Faster tag configuration
  • Support for a browser window within PAC Display screens that can show a web page with streaming video or web apps (PAC Display Pro only)
  • Color priorities for alarms and warnings


  • Improved data exchange between a database table or file and a strategy table
  • New OptoDataLink Monitor, a lightweight utility that shows you the status of OptoDataLink itself and your data links
  • Redundant controller switching

SNAP-AIRTD-8U multifunction RTD/resistance analog temperature input moduleNew SNAP I/O Modules

PAC Project R9.5000 also supports these new I/O modules:

The SNAP-OMR6T-C mechanical power relay output module offers four isolated channels of switching for up to 250 VAC or 30 VDC, 6 amp loads—more current than any other SNAP output module. Each point can be normally open or normally closed; integrated transient suppression is included.

The SNAP-AIRTD-8U multi-function RTD/resistance analog temperature input module provides 8 points, each individually software configurable for a variety of behaviors. Commonly used for 3-wire RTD temperature inputs, the module is also suited to high-resolution resistance measurements.

Watch for the release of PAC Project R9.5000, coming soon.

Meanwhile, get ready for the update by making sure you have current archives of your PAC Control strategy and PAC Display project.


Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, Migration, PAC Project, Optomux, OptoNews 2016-06-22

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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