Historical Software provides database access via intranet.

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AIM*Inform software application enables authorized users to configure and access data via industrial intranets from real-time, historical, and message data stored in company's AIM*Historian. Flexible data views allow users to set filters, sort schemes, and scan rates that will provide specific information. Configuration Wizards guide user through setup routine to create or modify data views.

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New Web-Enabled Software From Invensys Provides Easy Access To Plant Operational Data, Any Time, Any Place, In Any Format

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - February 5, 2002 - Invensys today introduced AIM*Inform ("AIMstar Inform") the latest addition to the AIM*AT plant information management system. This new software application makes it quick and easy for authorized users to configure and access data views from a wide variety of real-time, historical, reduction, and message data sources stored in the AIM*Historian. These data views are readily available to appropriate personnel via industrial intranets.

"With its flexible information access from plant-networked Windows PCs, Web browsers, PDAs, or process control system workstations, AIM*Inform can help personnel across an enterprise to quickly identify and correct potential plant quality, cost, equipment, and performance problems," said Tim Sowell, vice president of software product management for Invensys Process Systems.

Specific AIM*Inform features include:

* Flexible Data Views allow users to set the filters, sorting schemes, and scan rates that will provide them with the specific information they require, plus select the most attractive, easy-to-read display backgrounds, fonts, and table styles for each data view
* Flexible output targets for data views include a client PC, operator workstation, printer, or Web browser
* Configuration Wizards step the user through the setup routine to rapidly create or modify Data Views. These include the History Wizard, Real-Time Wizard, and Messages Wizard
* The Data Center provides a common administration environment window that is used to quickly access, modify, categorize, and otherwise manage Data Views

As proven at numerous industrial sites around the world, Invensys's AIM*AT plant information management system provides a robust - yet easy to use - data storage, retrieval, and analysis solution for Foxboro I/A Series systems. AIM*AT is also well-suited for plantwide, multivendor real-time information management applications where a common decision-support solution across multiple automation platforms (DCS, PLC, PC, etc.) can help to improve operations, increase productivity, reduce costs, and simplify regulatory compliance. A number of global customers have standardized on AIM*AT for all their plants, providing a common, enterprise-wide real-time decision-support infrastructure, regardless of control platforms.

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