WONDERWARE has released the FactorySuite A2 integrated software product series, which will provide automation and information solutions based on Invensys' ArchestrA software architecture.
The FactorySuite industrial application server provides real-time data acquisition, alarm and event management, data manipulation services and collaborative engineering capabilities, which have been designed for use across a broad range of industrial applications.
Its primary benefits to industry include significantly reduced engineering time, lower cost of application ownership and maintenance, scalability, flexibility, and an extensible framework.
The "A2" signifies the use of the ArchestrA architecture and represents a significant evolution of the FactorySuite product family.
The Wonderware industrial application server is the first product from Invensys to completely utilise the ArchestrA architecture. The server provides an infrastructure for simplifying the development, deployment, maintenance and administration of distributed automation applications.
The release is significant because it is the first software product that is built 100-percent on Invensys' ArchestrA plant automation and information architecture.
The new server leverages ArchestrA's core technology, which extends Microsoft.NET application services to provide a new class of application server for the manufacturing and process industries.