CITECT has launched CitectSCADA V5.5, a scalable, reliable and flexible system that improves efficiency and productivity.
New features in CitectSCADA V5.5 minimise the operator's learning curve and maximise ease of use. MS Windows XP-style displays provide familiar graphics templates, easy navigation, and trend and alarm groups, whilst built-in support for multi-monitors means multiple areas of the plant can be monitored and controlled simultaneously.
In addition, the latest version is faster and simpler to install and configure than earlier versions, reducing integration and maintenance costs.
Also included in V5.5 is CI Recipe, an ActiveX control which breaks down complex operations and increases efficiency by making it easier to maintain and download recipes to the controllers. The OPC driver includes many user-requested features, such as an OPC Tag import that allows users to seamlessly access Tags from any OPC server.
Two new options, CitectSCADA Batch and CitectSCADA Pocket, have also been released. These are available as options to users of CitectSCADA V5.42 and above.
CitectSCADA Batch is a configurable, fully redundant batch management solution production assets to be operated at maximum capacity by automating batch scheduling and operation. The all-in-one CitectSCADA Batch solution is quick to configure, easy-to-use and inexpensive to maintain.
The batch option makes it easier for regulated manufacturers from the food and beverage, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries to comply with stringent regulations such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and S88.
CitectSCADA Pocket is a pocket PC-based operator interface that allows remote plant monitoring and control.
Using wireless network technology such as GSM, GPRS, WLAN or Bluetooth, and with no SCADA configuration changes required, CitectSCADA Pocket connects quickly and seamlessly to CitectSCADA, allowing authorised users full access to their plant. The system uses industry-standard network security to minimise the risk of cyber attack.
Running on the Microsoft Windows mobile operating system and using Microsoft .NET compact framework and .NET web services, CitectSCADA Pocket requires minimal configuration.
The system has preconfigured pages for alarms, trends and variable tags, making it intuitive and easy to use.