Invensys releases Wonderware InTouch and System Platform 2014
October 14, 2013 - Invensys released Wonderware InTouch 2014 and Wonderware System Platform 2014 software. The software promises to improve operator awareness, optimize performance and minimize disruptions during startup, operation and shutdown.
One major operating challenge is the ability to more quickly identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations. The company’s Wonderware InTouch 2014 and Wonderware System Platform 2014 software providing new capabilities in alarm management, color representation, information presentation and window navigation, all intended to maximize user performance.
The updates include new object templates; styles for consistent and standardized colors and fonts in HMI applications; and consistency in the way alarms are represented throughout systems, all simply managed from a central repository.
These capabilities implement and encourage best practices to bring clarity, consistency and meaning to integrated data, allowing senior, experienced and entry - level operators to identify, understand, react to and resolve abnormal situations, thus optimizing their operations. The capabilities can also empower and train new operators, helping companies address another major issue: the retiring workforce.
"Invensys has been collaborating closely with some of the world’s most recognized industrial companies — large and small — to understand their most pressing challenges and issues, and then devise the most innovative ways to solve them,” said John Krajewski, director of HMI and supervisory product management for Invensys."Utilizing 15 years of human interface studies, we have delivered a toolkit that transforms the way industrial users design and interface with their HMI,” Krajewski said. “We’ve moved from simply presenting data to displaying information in context. Instead of developing a library of ‘graphics,’ these new capabilities enable application builders to focus on creating content, easily assembling the most effective HMI applications and user interfaces for abnormal situation management. “
"Initial testing indicates that these new styles and standardized color s can help users reduce situation interpretation time by 40 percent and can lead to a five - fold improvement in detecting abnormal situations before they occur. After the initial detection, our enhanced navigation can improve the success rate for handling abnormal situations by as much as 37 percent, and we’ve seen a 41 percent reduction in the time required to complete tasks. ”
Invensys is a global technology company that works in partnership with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers to design and supply advanced technologies that optimise their operational performance and profitability. From oil refineries and power stations to mining companies, food and beverage companies and appliance manufacturers, Invensys’ market - leading software, systems and controls enable its customers to monitor, control and automate their products and processes, thereby maximising safety, efficiency, reliability and ease of use.
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