Define WorkBench

Simple software to program your Zen series or edge processing device

Define WorkBench is a fully featured configuration and data viewing program, compatible with all Zen series control stations, including the Nimbus IoT, Zen Datalogger, Zen RTU/U, Zen RTU/R and Zen IoT Gateway as well as legacy ZEN-16’s.

Version 3.2.7 (Dec 23, 2020, 46MB)

Version 1.2.15 (Jul 14, 2017, 39MB)
Compatible with Legacy ZEN firmware 2.0.0 and later

Bridge Key Required!

In addition to this software a Bridge Key is required for the configuration of this product.

You must order one unless you already have one from a previous product purchase.

Simulation Mode

Simulation Mode allows you to simulate any Zen unit:

  • Demonstrate or experiment with configuration settings
  • Configure inputs, outputs, setpoints and more
  • View a demo data log
  • Save and export your simulated configuration

All without connecting to a physical unit!

This feature enables a support agent to mirror your application, troubleshoot your setup, then email you the correct configuration, for fast remote assistance with no need to courier the product back and forth.

WorkBench Simulation Mode
WorkBench Inputs

Simple to Use

Packaged in a user-friendly, uncluttered design, WorkBench offers a simple interface for setting up and scaling input and output channels, and configuring setpoints and totalizers.

Simple to Use

Packaged in a user-friendly, uncluttered design, WorkBench offers a simple interface for setting up and scaling input and output channels, and configuring setpoints and totalizers.

WorkBench Inputs

Dynamic Help Panel

The dynamic help panel tracks your setup progress, and unobtrusively presents wiring diagrams, explanations, and examples of use.

Not sure what a feature is for or how to configure it? Simply click on the control button, text box or label, and all of the information that you need will appear in the panel on the right.

WorkBench Help Panel

Data Log Visualization

Make the most of the Zen Datalogger’s powerful logging features with the WorkBench Data Viewer. This feature enables you to to easily view, graph and download your logged data for easy analysis:

  • View a line graph, a distribution graph, or tabulated data.
  • Customize which channels are displayed
  • Export data to CSV for further processing

Data Log Visualization

Make the most of the Zen Datalogger’s powerful logging features with the WorkBench Data Viewer. This feature enables you to to easily view, graph and download your logged data for easy analysis:

  • View a line graph, a distribution graph, or tabulated data.
  • Customize which channels are displayed
  • Export data to CSV for further processing

Expand Functionality with Plugins

WorkBench offers a range of flexible features to suit a wide variety of applications. Free plugin modules are also available, to further expand the functionality of your Zen:

  • The Modem Plugin enables wireless connectivity with your Zen, including remote access, SMS/email alerts, and scheduled data log emails.
  • The Remote I/O Plugin allows a Zen to mirror the analog and/or digital inputs and outputs of a second field Zen device at a remote location.

Versatile Setpoint Modes

WorkBench offers a wide range of setpoint modes with simple selectable data source, and configuration options for either Alarms or On/Off controls.

Versatile Setpoint Modes

WorkBench offers a wide range of setpoint modes with simple selectable data source, and configuration options for either Alarms or On/Off controls.

Get Define WorkBench

Version 3.2.7 (Dec 23, 2020, 46MB)

Version 1.2.15 (Jul 14, 2017, 39MB)
Compatible with Legacy ZEN firmware 2.0.0 and later

Specifications

General Specifications


Skill level Suitable for most users with an entry level understanding of control systems.


Current version V3.2.7 (Last updated 23-Dec-2020)


System Requirements


Operating system Windows 8/10


Platform Requires the .NET framework (pre-installed on most computers – the installer will prompt you if .NET 2.0 is not detected on your computer). Download .NET 2.0


Compatible Products


Zen Datalogger 16 Channel Datalogger [View]


ZEN-RTU Remote Terminal Units (Zen RTU/R & Zen RTU/U)


Zen IoT Edge Processing Interface [View]


Nimbus IoT Edge Processing Interface [View]


Legacy ZEN-16’s

Release Notes

Date of Release:
23_Dec_2020

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10.
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework.

Overview:

This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:

– Add error description to “Modem”
– Minor changes in the user interface

Fixes:

– Fix error in “Cloud Transfer” due to different windows language
– Fix bugs of setting service providers in “Modem”

Software Issue / Feature Request

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