Press Release Summary:
Lookout v6.2 integrates with OPC servers, offering one software tool that can communicate with multiple PLCs. Monitoring window displays numbers of current and licensed connections, client computer name, IP address, logon user, connected time, and other information about each connected client. Engineers can monitor connections between server and clients without interruption while using Lookout software system to simplify building industrial automation applications.
Original Press Release:
NI Lookout 6.2 Adds Connectivity to Most PLCs
HMI and SCADA Software Provides Engineers an Inexpensive, Easy Way to Publish Data from Multiple PLCs
NEWS RELEASE - Nov. 10, 2008 - National Instruments today announced the release of NI Lookout 6.2, the latest version of the Web-enabled human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. Lookout delivers unparalleled power and ease of use for demanding manufacturing and process control applications. The new features in Lookout 6.2 include integration with NI OLE for Process Control (OPC) servers, offering one software tool that can communicate with multiple programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and a client connection monitoring window that can be used to view the connectivity between the local server and its clients.
Lookout 6.2 compatible with industry-standard OPC specifications, so users can easily connect to a wide variety of PLCs, other OPC Server software systems and NI hardware such as Compact FieldPoint. Rather than purchasing specific software to communicate with individual PLCs, engineers can use the new version of Lookout as inexpensive and easy way to publish data to legacy remote terminal units and the latest PLCs that span the most popular vendors.
The new version of Lookout also includes a client connection monitoring window that improves development and deployment efficiency. The monitoring window displays the numbers of current and licensed connections, client computer name, IP address, logon user, connected time and other information about each connected client. Engineers can monitor the connections between the Lookout server and the clients without interruption while using the Lookout software system to simplify the building of their industrial automation applications.
Additionally, Lookout 6.2 is equipped with an easy-find display window that helps find display objects on panels rapidly and highlights the display object on the control panel. The latest version of Lookout also introduces a new controlled expression feature that offers engineers the option to specify when a controlled expression should be evaluated.
Readers can learn more about Lookout 6.2 at http://www.ni.com/lookout.
About National Instruments
National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past nine years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
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