Trend Link is a feature-packed solution to viewing, accessing, analyzing and manipulating unlimited amounts of real time and historical data throughout your plant. Trend Link is an ActiveX control that can be embedded into various HMI packages, Visual Basic applications, and other containers such as web browsers. It is very easy to use yet flexible to handle a wide variety of viewing preferences. Quick panning of live and historical data on the same chart allows users to negotiate through large amounts of data to view data of interest. Independent scale ranges allow the comparison and interaction of variables with diverse values. Trend Link contains a batch mode that permits analyzing of dynamic batches and time shifting of data. Users also have the option of attaching annotations to tags to explain actions to other users viewing the data. Additional key features include horizontal or vertical orientation of charts with control of line thickness, configurable legend window, print capabilities, export utilities and reports via Excel spreadsheets.