PowerDB provides a first-class presentation on screen and on paper.
- Test data can be reviewed on-screen. Like the data entry, this data is presented in layout identical to the printed forms.
- Equipment and test results are organized in a "tree" format familiar to Microsoft® Windows users. Equipment is organized in the tree in a real-world hierarchy (user, plant, substation, position). Historical test results are listed below each piece of equipment.
- All test forms for a job can be sorted and printed in one step. Sorting automatically organizes forms by substation or device type, and position or test date. The print order of forms can then be individually adjusted, if desired.
- Comment and Deficiency Summary Reports provide quick access to information collected across all equipment tested as part of a job.
PowerDB provides a powerful editor to create or customize test forms.
- Drag-and-drop controls such as tables, text boxes, images, charts, and more into a form.
- No database knowledge is required.
- VBScript® can be used to define calculations, use lookup tables, and even interface with other applications.
- Tab order for a form can easily be defined or modified.
- Sections common to multiple forms, such as logos, headers and footers, can be defined once and included in many forms. One change updates all forms where it is used.
- Procedural and context-sensitive help screens can be defined to assist testers.
If you need assistance in learning the basics of form design, contact PowerDB Support for answers to your questions or to hear about our training options.
PowerDB provides data entry screens identical in layout to the printed forms.
- Form layout and data entry order were determined by field personnel, following a logical order, streamlining testing and minimizing data entry time.
- Nameplate and settings are pre-populated from previous testing or similar devices.
- Address and common job information is automatically populated for each form added to the job.
- Extensive equation processing, data lookup and charting are done automatically.
PowerDB provides data management and organization for all of your maintenance and testing results.
- Customer and contract information is organized in a Job List. This list can be quickly sorted and searched.
- Opening a specific record in the Job List shows detailed information about the job, such as type of service, order date, sales contact, and invoice information.
- Job information and related test results can be transferred between field-use databases and a master database.
- Inactive jobs can be archived and hidden from normal view.
- Job and Device Productivity Reports track the time spent testing, which aids in bidding future jobs as well as personnel evaluation.
One of the primary features of PowerDB is its ability to interface with electronic test instruments. Many Megger test sets are already supported, as well as a number of instruments from other manufacturers.
Generally these interfaces are used for applications where there is a lot of data to record and the time associated with data entry, in addition to the possibility of increased entry errors, makes it desirable to automate the process of capturing the results automatically.
PowerDB can create custom instrument interfaces for practically any electronic test set, providing it has some type of interface (for communication or for storing data files).
Contact PowerDB for more detailed information and pricing.