ROCKWELL Automation has announced the April launch of its industrial visualisation strategy, known as ViewAnyWare.
The new platform integrates hardware and software to provide a scalable and flexible human-machine interface (HMI) architecture for visualisation applications.
The ViewAnyWare product set includes a common HMI programming environment that optimises system development time and ensures ultimate scalability. Machine-level applications can be migrated to the supervisory-level as the control system expands.
In addition, a global database means tags developed in a control application can be referenced directly from any point in the HMI architecture. ViewAnyWare offers a window into the control system from anywhere in the enterprise.
Underpinning the ViewAnyWare strategy is a family of software products -- the RSView Enterprise Series -- which provides a scalable suite of monitoring and control solutions.
The suite comprises RSView Studio, a common development environment for both machine-level and supervisory HMI, plus RSView Machine Edition (ME) and RSView Supervisory Edition (SE), which are runtime environments for next-generation machine-level and distributed HMI, respectively.
A comprehensive range of dedicated and open HMI hardware options complement the RSView Enterprise Series software.
At the machine level, the PanelView Plus with embedded RSView ME offers dedicated HMI performance; while open platforms are available with the VersaView CE series of panel displays, offering integrated RSView ME and complete Windows CE functionality.
These VersaView CE computers can also be used as thin clients in client/server distributed HMI systems.
At the supervisory level, the VersaView series of Windows 2000 or XP based industrial computers and monitors are suitable as network-based visual workstations.
For mobile applications, MobileView mobile HMI terminals offer Windows CE functionality with wireless or Ethernet connectivity.
Rockwell Automation is inviting automation specialists to a series of morning seminar sessions on the new ViewAnyWare visualisation strategy. The first of these will be held in Melbourne on April 30 at the Holmesglen Conference Centre, and on May 1 at the Ultima Function Centre, Keilor.
These will be followed by similar sessions in Adelaide and Mount Gambier, and will be incorporated in Rockwell Automation's Complete Automation on the Move events in Sydney (May 7-8 at the Sydney Showgrounds at Homebush) and Perth (June 4-5 at the Burswood Convention Centre).