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Software Toolbox Releases Updated Application for Integrated Industrial Automation Reporting

October 1, 2012 - CHARLOTTE, NC

Software Toolbox, a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today released Dream Report Version 4.5, the latest upgrade to its real-time reporting solution for industrial automation featuring a variety of new features and enhancements.

Dream Report Version 4.5 introduces a new internal project parameters function that allows users to configure internal tags that act as global variables and can be referenced in multiple reports. Changing the value of the variable in one report updates the variable in all other reports in the project where it is referenced. The variable can be updated from the web controls in the Web Portal, or through the Manual Values Editor utility for flexible configuration changes that only have to be made once.

New aggregated data filters enable generation of actionable information from raw data stored in the database. These filters allow Dream Report to perform intelligent retrieval of data from the database, such as calculating the sum or the average of logged values once an hour, once a day or any configurable time period. These aggregated values are superior to raw data because they can be used for more informed management decision-making.

Additional features further enhance Dream Report's ease-of-use and maintainability. New advanced database archiving tools enable users to automatically archive old data, removing it from the active database and compressing it into a specific storage location. This maximizes storage capacity without manual maintenance or loss of valued archival data.

Dream Report Version 4.5 also offers expanded report storage options which include CSV file report generation. Reports can now be automatically transferred to a specified FTP server for expanded access options.

Dream Report, developed by Ocean Data Systems, is easy to use yet powerful enough to work effectively with professional databases -- such as SQL Server 2005/2008 and Oracle -- with no programming or database development skills. The solution combines five key functions to make it a convenient reporting solution for industrial automation: data collection; data logging; data extraction and analysis; report design; and report generation and distribution. The comprehensive functionality of Dream Report is the result of the configurable end-user interface, which relies on user-friendly check-box configuration tools.

Dream Report Version 4.5 release notes and a trial download are available at:

NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution 300dpi graphic for Dream Report are available for download at the following links:

Ocean Data Systems Ltd., established in 2004, is a software development company that designs, develops and markets professional software for industrial automation. The company's flagship product, Dream Report®, is a professional software tool that can collect and archive real-time data from various equipment and automation systems, access multiple open and proprietary databases and archives, make data analysis, automatically generate and e-distribute reports and enable their management over the web (Internet and intranet). With thousands of installations worldwide, Dream Report is distributed and sold by 69 partners and distributors in more than 48 countries, and has been adopted and used by many market leaders in multiple industries. For more information, please visit us at

Since 1996, Software Toolbox has been an industry source for industrial automation software, from project conception to completion. The company has served more than 10,000 clients in 110 countries helping them find, evaluate, purchase and support automation software solutions. These solutions include OPC servers, clients, development toolkits, HMI/SCADA add-ins/enhancements, and ActiveX and .NET development tools for Visual Studio C#/VB/C++. Software Toolbox works with its clients in all phases of projects to help them find and determine the right tools to use and to support overall project objectives and maximize their industrial software results.

The Software Toolbox name is a registered trademark of Software Toolbox, Inc. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
The Ocean Data Systems name and Dream Report name are registered trademarks of Ocean Data Systems Ltd. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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Media/Analyst Contact:

John Weber
Software Toolbox, Inc.
704-849-2773, ext. 1122
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