Press Release Summary:
Version 2.1 ControlWave Designer software supports IEC 61131-3 programming languages extended with library of process control function blocks. It combines PLC, RTU and DCS architectures into hybrid system that is suitable for industrial control applications. Features include time stamped alarming, audit and historical archive storage, client/server function blocks for interfacing with other controllers, and I/O simulation for testing.
Original Press Release:
Bristol Babcock, Inc. Announces ControlWave Designer Version 2.1
Watertown, CT, November26, 2001. Bristol Babcock Inc. announces the release of ControlWave Designer version 2.1. The new features added bring the ControlWave Process Automation Control system to a new level of performance. ControlWave is based on worldwide industry standards for programming and communications and combines the best technologies provided by PLC, RTU and DCS architectures into a Hybrid system ideally suited to virtually all industrial process control applications.
The ControlWave Designer programming software supports all five IEC 61131-3 programming languages and is extended with a powerful library of process control function blocks. With this combination, ControlWave allows the use of a single controller for both logic and process control functions. These capabilities are further enhanced with time stamped alarming, audit and historical archive storage within the controller itself. The powerful software debugging tools in ControlWave Designer allow both step and trace functionality as well as I/O simulation for full testing in a safe, isolated environment.
The most significant enhancements provided in version 2.1 offer greater communication functionality with the popular Bristol Babcock BSAP protocol. The new BSAP Client/Server Function Blocks provide the combined functionality of the Master/Slave and Client/Server modules. This functionality makes it possible to interface with other ControlWave controllers as well as existing Bristol Babcock Network 3000 controllers, RTUs and flow products in vertical, Master/Slave, and horizontal IP Peer-to-Peer, Ethernet networks. BSAP communication greatly simplifies moving real-time data between controllers in both serial and Ethernet networks.
In addition, ControlWave Designer now includes all natural gas calculations to its broad library of more general-purpose ladder diagram and process automation function blocks.