GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms , a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, have announced the release of their vertical solution pack for the Water Industry. The Water Solution Pack 2008 delivers new tools and functionality that drives a sustainable advantage for Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX customers with the addition of an extensive industry-specific dynamo library, NERC-recommended security features and integration with OPS Systems’ Water/Wastewater reporting software.
Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX is a next-generation visualisation, control and real-time information management solution, enabling users to drive better analytics and leverage more reliability, flexibility and scalability across the enterprise.
With GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms ’ recent release of iFIX 5.0, customers in the Water / Wastewater industries are already benefiting from new features such as enhanced failover, integrated historian and new trend charts. When iFIX 5.0 is coupled with the Water Solutions Pack 2008 customers can drive their applications to the next level of functionality, while decreasing deployment and ownership costs. The release of both products this year solidifies GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ commitment to consistently adding real value to their HMI/SCADA software products.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms understanding of the water industry has been incorporated into this product. It is designed to provide a rich set of tools addressing the broad needs of this industry with benefits to users that address key needs like Security and Regulatory Reporting.
Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX visualisation software with the addition of the Water Solution Pack 2008 enables users to reduce the development time and promote standardisation with various features including:
- 150+ new water industry dynamos
- Advanced pump and valve objects
- OPS SQL reporting software integration
- NERC-recommended Electronic Signatures and Biometric toolkit for increased security
The Water Solution Pack 2008 offers advanced features such as iFIX’s PLC Discover and Auto Configure tool in addition to special database blocks and dynamos for popular PLCs, as well as advanced pre-scripted dynamos that greatly reduce development time. Tighter integration with OPS Systems’ reporting software not only provides existing and new customers with an ease to configure regulatory reporting option, but for advanced users, it also provides superior analytical tools for greater optimisation of their operations.
To enable companies to address security concerns, the Water Solutions Pack extends NERC recommended electronic signatures and includes a Biometric toolkit for increased security with SCADA systems. These tools come built in with Audit Trails that enable customers to maintain critical security reports on their systems.
Municipal water distribution and water treatment companies will find that this solution pack will reduce the need for custom manual monthly reporting and will increase the security of their HMI/SCADA platform.