Touchscreen Process Control Station enables remote data access.

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Model HC900 Control System features 900 Control Station touchscreen OI that integrates process alarming, eliminating need for plants to install separate display alarming. Interface offers automated barcode data entry that allows operators to enter required batch identification data and reduces chances for human error. Operators can access data from interface via cellphone to remotely monitor system that also features thermal batch management and reporting.



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Honeywell Enhances HC900 Control System for Faster Installation and Reduced Operator Error



Latest Version of Standalone Process Control Solution Helps Plants Operate More Efficiently

PHOENIX - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced new features for its 900 Control Station touch screen operator interface, part of the HC900 Control System, used in industrial facilities to control standalone processes and SCADA applications. The 900 Control Station includes new features that allow engineers to more quickly configure the system and operators to monitor their processes more efficiently and reduce data entry error.

"Many plants today need smaller and contained control systems for standalone or SCADA applications where a distributed control system would be overkill for these applications," said Henri Tausch, Vice President and General Manager. "Additionally, more of our customers need to handle batch applications that don't require complex recipe or procedure management. The enhancements we've made to the HC900 Control System will make it easier for those plants to deploy the solution they need for these challenges in a more-efficient manner."

The HC900 Control System includes hybrid control solutions used in processes such as thermal control in boilers, furnaces, kilns and dryers. It is also ideal for small-unit processing in pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-fuel and pilot-plant applications. Its newly enhanced features include thermal batch management and reporting, expanded remote access, improved alarm monitoring and security for standalone and small process control applications.

Process alarming from the HC900 controller, for instance, is now integrated into the operator interface, which means plants save installation time by not having to set up separate display alarming. Additionally, the system features automated barcode data entry, which allows operators to quickly enter required batch identification data and reduces chances for human error. Operators can also access data from the interface via cell phone to remotely monitor the system.

The HC900 Control System is also available through Honeywell's network of distributors and system integrators. For more information regarding the 900 Control Station and other Honeywell field solutions that improve overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency, please visit http://www.honeywell.com/ps/hfs.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Honeywell Process Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/ps.

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