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article image RSTestStand -- a wide range of scenarios.

ROCKWELL's RSTestStand is a software package that streamlines automation application development and deployment by allowing engineers to interactively develop and test control systems directly from the desktop.

RSTestStand enables control system developers to create a wide range of virtual control system scenarios within which to test configurations and programs. It also offers an off-line environment for training operators and technicians.

Simulating both process and discrete operations, the software greatly reduces delays associated with startup and installation by permitting control system pre-testing in an offline environment.

RSTestStand supports Allen-Bradley PLCs and OPC 2.0-compliant devices. It includes customisable application libraries for discrete and continuous loops, enabling engineers to reuse elements from previous applications.

It features a virtual operator console for control system interaction, and visualisation capabilities that help engineers understand the unpredictable relationships between control elements.

It's sophisticated user interface allows engineers to check for errors and determine system response to out-of-range conditions.

RSTestStand supports Windows NT, 2000 and XP platforms and requires at least 128MB of RAM and 15MB of free disk space.

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