To serve customers in regulated industries and life sciences, Tulip offers an LTS or long-term support release that is updated every 6 months. LTS 6 is the latest LTS offering from Tulip, and it will be available to customers on September 29, 2021.

Tulip is the only multisite, cloud-based, no-code frontline operations platform. LTS 6 brings new features, improving performance and quality in the GxP-ready platform.

Scale Tulip with LTS 6

Introducing Workspaces, a powerful new set of local and global controls to make it easier to scale with Tulip across multiple locations and teams.

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In this initial launch, Workspaces comes with global and local settings menus to enable you to centralize branding and user access. Resources like Connectors can be standardized and deployed globally to different sites, while apps and data can be managed locally at each facility.

SettingsResources
Account (Global)Tulip Player, Date and Time Formatting, Color Palette, Developer mode Toggle, Network AccessConnectors, Connector Functions, Machine Types, Machine Data Sources, Edge Devices, IP Cameras, Camera Detectors
Workspaces (Local)Timezones, Schedules and Shifts, Device Uptime, Approval Types, BotsStations, Apps, Analytics, Tables, Machines, Camera Configurations

Users can be assigned to multiple workspaces, and their roles can be easily changed as needed. In addition, several new User roles have been added to Tulip, including Station Operator, App Approver, and App Builder.

Improve Operations with LTS 6

Vision Capabilities

Tulip Vision Capabilities

Previously introduced in LTS 5, Tulip’s Vision capabilities enable engineers to augment and improve their operations with easy-to-configure computer vision detectors.

LTS 6 brings new and improved vision capabilities to Tulip, making it even easier to guide, measure, and improve your operations.

OCR Reading

Optical character recognition (OCR) features allow off-the-shelf cameras to read and identify characters such as serial numbers.

Barcode Reading

Utilize your existing vision cameras for scanning barcodes, QR codes, and other data matrices without any additional hardware.

Orientation Detection

With 3D jig marker detection, alerts can be created to ensure the correct usage and orientation of tools and parts.

Color Detection

The new color detection feature enables engineers to identify color and changes in regions. Color detection can be used with triggers to automate an action when a bin or material has entered a region under the camera.

Machine Learning Models

Data from Tulip can be collected into a model and used to train Machine Learning Models in external cloud computer vision APIs such as Google AutoML.

Some of these features are in beta, and not widely available.

Contact support@tulip.co for questions.

Machine Monitoring

Updates to machine monitoring in LTS improve the quality of the user experience when adding and managing machines or data. Machine activity fields, data sources, and machine types all have had improvements to stability and functionality. Dive into the full release notes or GxP documentation for more information on exact changes.

Record History Widget

Capturing GxP data and ensuring data integrity with the Record History Widget continues to be an important part of LTS releases. The Record History Widget has been updated to show deletions of all types and will have improved formatting when displaying long text.

Changes to Complete App Then Logout Current User transition

Previously, the Complete App Then Logout Current User trigger would restart an app and log the current user out. LTS 6 changes that behavior to function as expected, completing an app and logging out the current user. This change may impact some apps. For questions please contact support@tulip.co.

Build apps with LTS 6

LTS 6 supports app builders with new quality of life updates, and out-of-the-box Library apps to configure to meet your operational needs.

Tulip Tables

For expansive datasets, Tulip Tables can now support up to 200 columns per table.

Record History Widget

The Tulip API has been updated with new filter options like isIn, updatedAt, createdAt. The Tables API can now increment and decrement table record columns as well with a new endpoint.

Image Input Widget

The Image Input widget has been added to regular steps. Previously only available in Form Steps, this input enables image source options from a camera, upload, or both. This replaces the existing Camera Input in the Input menu. The Camera Input previously allowed only a camera as an image source option.

Tulip’s Node-RED nodes

Tulip’s Node-RED nodes were officially released in the Node-RED library.

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Tulip’s Node-RED nodes were officially released in the Node-RED library. Previously, Tulip nodes were only available through Node-RED onboard Edge MC. Edge MC will continue to come with the Tulip Node-RED nodes onboard. The launch of the nodes in the Node-RED library makes it easy for users who already have Node-RED running in their operations to integrate IoT and networked machines into Tulip. Learn more about the Node-RED and Tulip here.

Tulip Library content

The Tulip Library is a set of apps, app suites, or connectors, that can be added to your account and used out of the box. Each app comes with an installation guide and a video describing how the app works and what it can be used for. New and updated apps and app suites include CAPA Management, Advanced Logbook Template, Digital Systems Access Management, and Quality Event.

Visit the Tulip Community for a full list of what is new in LTS 6.

Get started with Tulip

If you are interested in LTS releases or seeing how Tulip can be implemented in your industry, you can get in touch with us today.

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