MARKET analysts Arc Research reports that Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions has introduced a new PlantScape system. The latest PlantScape Hybrid Control System release offers integration with Foundation Fieldbus devices, Honeywell HMIWeb technology, and @sset.MAX Alert Manager.
It supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and SQL Server 7. PlantScape Release 400 also includes the PlantScape Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM). PlantScape Release 400’s integration with Foundation Fieldbus has a unified database where all devices and functions are configured using a single integrated Control Builder tool. The Fieldbus Library Manager, which enables interoperability, allows the user to create fieldbus device templates in the Control Builder library based on manufacturer-supplied Device Description and Capability files.
ARC director of research Larry O’Brien said that this was a significant commitment by Honeywell to Foundation Fieldbus technology and hybrid industries.
“Hybrid) industries, such as pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, remain a high growth segment, and Honeywell remains one of the leading competitors for the hybrid business going forward.”