Controller Software
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OnLine Chef Assistant - BlueNet HMI Software

Online Chef Assistant is a HMI software designed to operate, monitor and setup one or more controllers.
Online Chef Assistant is extremely easy to use software offering:
• controller operation through a realistic front-panel interface;
• trend plot graphing
• setup screens
• data-logging,
• parameter and recipe manager,
• system activity log,
• alarm notification.


Controller Network Monitor
Online Chef Assistant auto detects the controllers connected to the computer through an Ethernet or serial connection and starts their network monitoring. The software works as network manager, providing critical information about the detected controllers. These critical data-logging controller parameters are displayed in a log spreadsheet. The logs can be saved automatically to provide a complete backup of the controlled network functioning interval.

The recipes files can be used to speed up repetitive controller recipe setups.

Graphic Monitor

During controller cycles Online Chef Assistant continuously monitor the device events (sets of temperature values from the controller ' s probes) and to represent

them in a graphic. Setup cycle parameters (target temperatures) are also represented in the graphic. This allows the user to visualize all the temperatures inside the controlled device. The user is able to monitor all the temperature values during the cycle,


Over Internet
Controller Operating,
Controller Monitoring,
Controller Setup
Graphing Capabilities

The recipes files can be used to speed up repetitive controller recipe setups.
The user can select the desired device in the network. The "Selected Device" frame of the module will display the NAFEM Data Protocol Compatible Device Parameters (according to NAFEM Asset Management MIB).

Realistic Controller Operation

Online Chef Assistant offers a menu to operate the controller from the PC as if you are in front of the machine. Almost all operation and setup functions are available from this "remote" front-panel. All the buttons on the front panel are available for operation, together with a real-time controller display interface.

Parameter and Recipe Manager

Online Chef Assistant includes the ability to create files of controller settings: device parameters can be created, edited, stored and downloaded to the controllers in the network. These files are used to store commonly used controllers settings and to speed up repetitive controller setups. Online Chef Assistant includes also the ability to create files of controller recipes. According to controller type, the recipe can store the names of the processed food or a correspondence between the food and the programmed processing temperatures.

to choose the desired represented temperatures, to choose the upgrade interval. According to this last parameter, up to 48 cycle hours can be graphically represented. The graphic represents all the
cycle events, also the events prior to the graphic start moment, due to a special download history function. The graphic is fully scalable on horizontal and vertical.

Alarm Manager

Online Chef Assistant receives alarms from controllers, maintain a log of online alarms and allow users to acknowledge them.

Clock Manager

Online Chef Assistant can synchronize the clocks for all the controllers in the network.


Computer minimal requirements
1. Pentium® 366MHz;
2. RAM: 64MB for Windows® 95, 98 or ME, and 128MB for Windows® NT Windows® 2000 or XP; 64MB for Linux®;
3. 800x600 screen resolution;
4. Serial Communication (COM) or Ethernet port;
5. 100MB hard disk space
6. CD-ROM (for software installation only);
7. Windows® 95, 98, ME, , Windows® NT4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP; Linux®.

Controllers supported
Online Chef Assistant supports the following controllers when equipped with the listed firmware revisions or later:
1. HCR201-90 (Rev. 02.00)
2. HCM51.20 (Rev. 02.00)
3. HCM141.50 (Rev. 02.00)
4. HCM202 (Rev. 02.00)
5. HCM122 (Rev. 02.00)
6. ServoNet Gateway (Rev. 01.21)

Pentium® is a registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.