MacroView acquired by Sentient
Sentient has been developing, selling and supporting MacroView under license for the past eight years. On the 3rd October 2008 Sentient purchased full ownership and rights to MacroView.
This acquisition is very exciting and is the start of a new era for MacroView, said Sentients Managing Director, Doug Bester.
MacroView is a SCADA/HMI system that has a loyal client following and has been in the Australian market for the last 20 years. Due to its longevity, the system is used in many industry sectors across Australia, South East Asia and USA including mining, oil & gas, pipelines power, transport, environmental and manufacturing.
As one of the original team that developed the product Mr Bester has a strong understanding of MacroViews capabilities and the requirements of its customer base.
In early 2000, I saw an opportunity to do something more with MacroView, said Mr Bester. The owners of MacroView had changed business focus and were moving in a different direction. We believe MacroView is a great SCADA product with a strong customer base and both the product and its customers were being neglected. It is wonderful that we now have full control of the MacroView product.
Sentient has added new modules and add-on products that have had a positive impact on the current MacroView user base. Apolon Ivankovic, who wrote the original MacroView code, is still in charge of technical development. For the past eight years, he has been working with Sentient Computing to ensure that MacroView users get the support required and that the product evolves using the latest technology. Planned future versions of MacroView will use Silverlight, Microsofts latest technology for rich internet application deployment to enable features such as animation, visually enhanced vector graphics and embedded audio-video playback.
Sentient is a compact, agile company that differentiates itself from the larger international companies, by being responsive, attentive and focused on delivering quality automation software, support and services to our customers. Subsequently as we manage the development of MacroView Version 4.0, we are working with our customers to make sure they will get maximum ROI from the new release.
The largest single MacroView installation is at Wesfarmers CSBP with more that 180,000 I/O across 6 sites. CSBP is a major chemical and fertilizer manufacturer in WA and uses MacroView as a supervisory and control system for its manufacturing, power distribution and product loading. Macroview is also used as the historian for all of its Distributed Control Systems. CSBP has been a strong supporter of MacroView since 1993.
Other notable Australia MacroView users include in Bluescope Steel, Golden Circle, Public Transport Authority (WA), Queensland Transport, Iluka Resources, Xstrata, Coogee Chemicals, Railcorp NSW and Rio Tinto.
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Fluke products named finalists for Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Awards
Fluke Condition Monitoring and the Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter are finalists in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. The awards honor...
Fuji America chooses Saki's automated optical inspection system
Saki's inspection and measurement systems will be used to ensure that the printed circuit boards produced at Fuji adhere to the standards of...
SWEMCO chooses FactoryLogix MES for factory visibility
As a provider for Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and privately-held businesses throughout North America, SWEMCO has used Aegis...
Cognex announces acquisition of two 3D machine vision companies
On October 27, 2016, Cognex acquired EnShape GmbH, a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors and software based in Jena, Germany. On August 30, 2016,...
Abaco Systems announces Kevin Campbell as Vice President of Engineering
Campbell’s appointment is the latest addition to the company’s growing pool of talent, which has seen Abaco grow from ~600 employees in...
WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library
Over 140,000 updated parts, data and new records were added in 2016, including several from manufacturers such as BALLUFF, DRAGO, Phoenix Contact,...
Senix helps Murray Irrigation automate level measurement
Murray Irrigation, Australia's largest privately owned irrigation company, is automating its 3,000 kilometers of gravity-fed irrigation channels in...
Andon 3D aims to enhance MES visibility for manufacturers
By Anthony Borges, PINpoint
Andon 3D serves as a modern plant floor communication, product tracking, and manufacturing reporting system essential...
Automated Everything: Flexible manufacturing through automated engineering
By Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 are two terms that have dominated industry in...
An Introduction of Tibbo's AggreGate SCADA/HMI
By Victor Polyakov, Tibbo Systems
This whitepaper is an introduction AggreGate IoT Platform-based products. In 2010, two years after AggreGate...