Wonderware Moves to Platform Plus Services Architecture

Wonderware (www.wonderware.com), a Lake Forest, Calif., business unit of Invensys, has unveiled a unified industrial software platform called the Wonderware System Platform. The System Platform is designed to support simplified and consistent operations across a wide range of industrial operations and manufacturing facilities by delivering a common set of applications software services.

Common platform

Built on Wonderware’s industry standards-based ArchestrA software architecture, the Wonderware System Platform allows customers to have one common strategic platform for all of their networked supervisory human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), production management (manufacturing execution system) and performance management (manufacturing intelligence) solutions.

The Wonderware Systems Platform includes a comprehensive set of capabilities that previously would have required multiple product offerings:

l            Industrial domain services for industrial computing functions that are not provided by commercial operating systems or products

l            Software and device connectivity services for easy communication to virtually any plant or business information source

l            Information and data management services for management of real-time and historical information

l            Information delivery and visualization services for functions that provide information to the right user at the right time, and in the form in which they expect it

l            Application development services that provide intuitive development of modular industrial software solutions that can be easily changed to meet future needs

l           System management and extensibility services that provide easy management, expansion and modification of the application or the computing architecture.

In addition, new Wonderware software modules are designed to leverage the Wonderware System Platform by adding functional capabilities to meet specific operational needs.

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