Technology Integration Provides Unified MES, EMI, HMI & SCADA Operations for Customers
LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 20, 2008 -- Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced new software solutions that are designed to enable customers to better address critical issues in manufacturing operations. These enhanced software solutions include Wonderware Operations Software 3.4 and Wonderware Performance Software 3.4 and are evolutions of the Factelligence offerings from the acquisition of Cimnet, an MES software company integrated into Wonderware in 2007.
The new software applications offer enhanced integration with Wonderware's System Platform and InTouch HMI software, which provide a common and strategic industrial application services platform on top of virtually any existing system. The applications are built on the industry-standards based ArchestrA real-time service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology. This integration provides a comprehensive MES (manufacturing execution system), EMI (enterprise manufacturing intelligence), HMI (human-machine interface) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) solution using a single, unified software platform.
Customer investments in today's plant software solutions can be leveraged as future operations management needs evolve, such as from a single machine HMI implementation to a supervisory plant solution or to a larger multi-plant MES and EMI roll out.
"These new unified software solutions are designed to help manufacturers reduce inventory costs and improve production order lead time for rapid responses to changes in demand, as well as increase the capacity of existing assets through improvements in asset utilization," said Claus Abildgren, marketing program manager for Wonderware. "A key aspect of this integration is to empower production workers to become leaders in continuous improvement efforts by having real-time production information at their fingertips."
Wonderware Operations Software 3.4 is offered in two editions including Standard and Premium, with each edition providing incremental levels of MES functionality. The editions support customers requiring a scalable MES approach that allows them to start with fundamental ROI, and easily evolve the solution as they progress on a path toward operational excellence.
Wonderware Performance Software 3.4 is a component of Wonderware's EMI offerings that include new features for tracking an unlimited number of reasons for equipment downtime, as well as unlimited calculations of overall equipment effectiveness. Both software offerings provide an evolutionary path for existing Wonderware users, and can work in conjunction with a customer's other software applications.
The integration of these new operations and performance offerings with the Wonderware System Platform and InTouch software provides logical data models for plant equipment and production activities, the ability to define reusable templates for key operational functions and intuitive user interfaces via a wide range of powerful Microsoft .NET controls that work inside of InTouch and other
Kari Garcia -- for Wonderware
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