Enhancements to network functions make it possible for the vendor’s Centum DCS to connect to Stardom through a general-purpose, high-speed Ethernet. An operator at a Centum operation and monitoring station can now view the operating status information of a Stardom controlled plant. By combining these two platforms, users can efficiently build systems for plant-wide operation and monitoring. Stardom also now supports DNP3 communication, to ensure fault-free data exchange even when general-purpose telephone circuits and other types of low-stability communication lines are used. The newly released pulse width output modules make it possible to control the gating of electrically operated valves in just 2 ms, ten times faster than conventional modules.