LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb 17, 2009 -- Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced the release of Wonderware System Platform 3.1 and InTouch 10.1, featuring distributed SCADA, scalability and user productivity enhancements to the Wonderware core software platform and flagship visualization HMI offerings.
"Wonderware System Platform 3.1 and InTouch 10.1 together deliver the software functionality needed today by users in the geographically distributed SCADA application space," said Keith Jones, marketing program manager for Wonderware HMI/SCADA products.
Wonderware System Platform 3.1 now offers significant benefits for users needing highly distributed, networked software solutions. In addition to scalability from 250 to an excess of 1 million I/O points, highly distributed applications can be optimized for peak performance over networks ranging in various sizes and speeds. New configuration options also are available, making Wonderware System Platform software even easier for users to engineer pilot projects and roll out applications across multiple locations. In addition to the major product functionality updates, Wonderware System Platform 3.1 extends the flexibility and configurability of the Wonderware Historian, offering more options to optimize storage for analysis of information from historical data.
InTouch 10.1 builds on the award-winning InTouch 10.0 software and delivers on increased operations productivity, with new features that have been most requested by customers. New .NET controls provide highly flexible trending and alarm management capabilities. Enhancements in internationalization enable a single application to be created, and then reused by personnel in locales around the globe.
"In spite of a turbulent global economy, initiatives such as sustainability are continuing to drive investment in software-based performance and productivity improvement solutions across many infrastructure operations such as water and wastewater, facilities, transportation and power distribution," said Craig Resnick, research director at ARC Advisory Group. "These performance and productivity solutions, such as those built on the Wonderware System Platform 3.1 and InTouch 10.1, provide the return-on-investment and return-on-asset justification required by infrastructure operations, proven out by improvements to key performance indicators (KPIs) such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and energy consumption monitoring that is visualized on HMI software-based digital dashboards configured with InTouch software."
Users are taking advantage of Wonderware System Platform to update the functionality of their existing plants, integrating and extending the life of legacy systems without the need to expensively re-engineer subsystems which are proven and operational. The open, industry standards-based ArchestrA technology inside the Wonderware System Platform and InTouch HMI software deliver the flexibility and extensibility needed by customers to address their strategies for lean operational excellence.