LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 23, 2007 - Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced that Control Engineering magazine has selected the Wonderware Equipment Operations Module for a 2006 "Engineers' Choice Award." The Equipment Operations Module was selected by engineers polled by the magazine on products considered the most exceptional based on technological advancement or innovation, service to the industry and market impact.
"The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award is significant because it is judged by working engineers," said Renee Robbins, Control Engineering's editorial director. "Our readers are active in the selection and development of instrumentation, controls and automation systems for their companies. The Wonderware Equipment Operations Module clearly made an impact on them."
Engineers' Choice Award winners were selected from the magazine's subscriber list of more than 88,000 readers, which include industry engineers. Votes were tallied from 109 products in 19 categories, with only 40 products earning the distinction of an Engineers' Choice Award. Voters selected the Wonderware Equipment Operations Module as one of only 40 best new products introduced in 2006. Selection was made from among 109 products in 19 categories. For more on the awards, visit http://www.controleng.com/awards.
The Wonderware Equipment Operations Module was highlighted in the magazine's April 2007 issue, which announced the Engineers' Choice Award winners. The winning products were showcased in the issue's "New Products Compendium for 2006" section.
"Being selected by readers of Control Engineering is a significant achievement for Wonderware and reinforces our commitment to developing technologically advanced, yet easy-to-use solutions for the industrial and manufacturing market," said Claus Abildgren, marketing program manager for production and performance management at Wonderware. "The ability to incrementally evolve functional capabilities according to the growing needs of our customers has resulted in a rapid adoption of the Equipment Operations Module. Wonderware believes that manufacturers now have a powerful tool to assist in the goal of significantly increasing operational performance and manufacturing responsiveness as well as sustaining product and brand integrity."
The Wonderware Equipment Operations Module is designed to help manufacturers and industrial sites improve the consistency and effectiveness of plant operations by enabling customers to execute production activities consistently, as well as provide accurate visibility into the status of operations. It offers powerful, easy-to-use functionality for enhancement of a customer's ability to meet demands for end-to-end traceability of materials, equipment and other resources across production processes. Offering compatibility with the ISA-95 industry standard, the Wonderware Equipment Operations Modules includes genealogy functions for correlating events and information captured across multiple areas and process segments, leading to fast implementations and more comprehensive solutions.
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