WONDERWARE has released a version 2.1 of its popular Industrial Application Server plant information and automation platform, further expanding the capabilities of the underlying ArchestrA technology.
Industrial Application Server 2.1 provides new features that enable application developers, system integrators and IT professionals to build powerful supervisory HMI, SCADA and production and performance management solutions that offer savings up to 70% in total lifesycle costs.
It also includes multiple engineering productivity enhancements including a new user-defined object template, advanced alarm filtering capabilities and an intuitive history-browsing environment.
Wonderware has reported broad global adoption of the Industrial Application Server in more than 700 customer projects across dozens of industries worldwide.
The Industrial Application Server enables significant reductions in the cost of designing, building, deploying and maintaining industrial software applications.
The embedded ArchestrA software architecture reduces total cost of ownership by providing a single, comprehensive toolkit for the entire range of plant automation and information application requirements along with the ability to rapidly reuse and deploy best engineering practices.
In addition to supporting English-language Microsoft platforms, Industrial Application Server 2.1 now supports Japanese, Chinese, French and German versions of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server database software.
Version 2.1 of Wonderware's Industrial Application Server also provides capabilities for managing groups of InTouch visualisation nodes, both in development and in run-time.
The consolidation of alarm definitions and alarm detection further simplifies the development and maintenance of system-wide alarms and operator notifications.
Industrial Application Server 2.1 combines the flexibility and power of a peer-to-peer architecture with the ability to make global changes behind the scenes.
Benefits include powerful reuse of application engineering from plant to plant, the freedom to develop distributed applications without redesign and the ability to easily manage expansion, system changes and ongoing maintenance.