On Tuesday, April 25th, PROCENTEC officially launched Atlas at the Hannover Messe. Atlas is the vision on the future of Industrial Ethernet diagnostics. The tool is perfect for preventing unexpected and expensive downtime in industrial networks. It provides a unique insight and knowledge of networks and an overview of the network’s health.
A huge crowd looked forward to meeting this new solution and visited the PROCENTEC booth at 14:00 CET for the big launch. After a short flashback on twenty years of PROCENTEC and a recalling of the development process, Managing Director Pieter Barendrecht uncorked the champagne to get the party started. The visitors welcomed Atlas with lots of excitement and praised the device for its innovativeness.
Atlas contains several interesting features that make it an effective tool for everyone in industrial automation who is involved with reducing downtime. It has a dynamic interactive Topology, which shows all devices in the network and how they’re connected. This also includes information on all separate devices, using status icons according to NAMUR standard. This way, users get informed about all (possible) problems inside your network. The Topology can be visualized in two different ways: the galaxy view, which is a comprehensive overview of your complete network and a more traditional hierarchical tree view.
Another interesting feature is the Q-Factor. This is a weighted algorithm used to give a score about the quality of the network. It is built up from all connected devices in the network, but there is also a Q-Factor included for individual devices. The Q-Factor can be visualized with a number from 0 to 5000 according to the Automotive standard, or from 0 to 100% as a relative display of the quality of the network. Also included is a traffic light display, which is less detailed but allows a simple overview of network status in three colors.
All product features:
• Customizable dashboard
• Galaxy and tree structured networks
• Device list
• Traffic light
• Alarm notifications
• USB 2.0-support
• SD Card slot
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