BI Software includes SPC and redundancy capabilities.

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Hyper Historian(TM) plant historian v10.5 is able to integrate with SQL Server 2008 and offers data logging rates of up to 100,000 data events/sec. Utilizing 64-bit swinging door algorithm for high-speed data compression, it includes audit trail for regulated industries, 3D Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)/XAML trend chart control, and web configuration allowing data export to Excel/CSV file. Program is certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista(TM).

Original Press Release:

New ICONICS Hyper Historian Includes New SPC and Redundancy Capabilities

Speed Increase One of Many Additional Benefits to Hyper Historian V10.5

FOXBOROUGH, MA - October 15, 2008 - Today, ICONICS, a 2008 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner of the Year and provider of Web-enabled, OPC-based, HMI/SCADA Visualization and Manufacturing Intelligence software for Microsoft Windows® operating systems, announced the latest version of it Hyper Historian(TM) plant historian, Version 10.5.

ICONICS Hyper Historian is a 64-bit, robust, reliable, high-speed plant historian. Designed from the ground up for mission-critical applications demanding the highest level of availability, Hyper Historian delivers unparalleled performance while consuming only a small amount of resources. Hyper Historian is also the first plant historian to be certified for both Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista(TM). In addition, BizViz(TM) Manufacturing Intelligence customers can leverage the Hyper Historian's SQL Query Interface to generate insightful reports and intelligent workflows based on their historical data.

A new Statistical Process Control (SPC) capability, enhanced redundancy and tight integration with SQL Server 2008 make this a "best-in-class" historian for the most demanding applications. With data logging rates now up to 100,000 data events per second, Hyper Historian V10.5 uses a robust, 64-bit, swinging door algorithm for high data compression, to go along with its extreme high-speed data collection for real-time, enterprise-wide information.

Additional benefits to ICONICS' plant historian software include:

o Statistical Process Control (SPC) Capability

o Enhanced Redundancy, Data Logging, Monitoring & Management

o Audit Trail Capability for Regulated Industries

o 3D Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)/XAML Trend Chart Control

o Web Configuration - allows for exporting data to an Excel/CSV file

o Integration with SQL Query Language

o Performance Calculations

o Improved Use of Multi-core CPUs by the Hyper Historian Logger

o Support for E-Signature (force signature and comment before accepting changes)

"Hyper Historian continues to set the bar for plant historian software," said Dave Oravetz, Vice President of Engineering at ICONICS. "The inclusion of Statistical Process Control capability and multiple performance enhancements helps meet our most demanding customers' needs."

"The plant historian is an important tool for operational excellence", said Craig Resnick, Research Director at ARC Advisory Group. "It is used to historize and trend current operations, correlate current performance to "Best Day" performance for benchmarking and, through correlation, identify leading indicators for maintenance, environmental and safety events. However, for a historian to achieve a claim of 100,000 data tags per second' would only be possible if the software can seamlessly integrate with today's 64-bit computing machinery, a capability that Hyper Historian V10.5 appears to be able to achieve. In the future, all plant historians will require this functionality to be able to perform deep historization with slices of contextual data in order to recreate situations."

ICONICS solutions are widely recognized in the industrial automation software marketplace. Used in a wide variety of applications worldwide, ICONICS' GENESIS64, GENESIS32 and BizViz products are recognized for their graphical capabilities and seamless integration with Microsoft operating systems and applications, bridging information from "the shop floor to the top floor."

ICONICS has provided award-winning industrial automation and Manufacturing Intelligence software for over 22 years, successfully deploying more than 225,000 solutions worldwide.

ICONICS Background Information

Founded in 1986, ICONICS is a leader in the development of Web-enabled industrial automation and manufacturing intelligence software for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. Offering the industry's only suite of fully-integrated OPC-based components and products, GENESIS32(TM) Enterprise Edition is available for Windows XP, XP Professional x64, Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 x64. Pocket GENESIS(TM) for Windows CE and Pocket PC was built from the ground up based on ICONICS' OPC-To-The-Core(TM) framework. BizViz(TM) is a suite of manufacturing and business intelligence products, which bridge the gap between manufacturing and corporate business information systems. BizViz is designed around Microsoft .NET technology and Microsoft SharePoint Services.. ICONICS also offers a complete set of Plug and Play automation components, including best-in-class OPC ActiveX® Controls, OPC Toolkit, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Microsoft SQL Server®-based data loggi ng, Multimedia Alarming, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) products. ICONICS is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner represented in over 60 countries, and has more than 225,000 product installations worldwide.

© 2008 ICONICS, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice. GENESIS64, GENESIS32, Pocket GENESIS, BizViz and their respective modules, OPC-To-The-Core, and Visualize Your Enterprise are trademarks of ICONICS Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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