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Citect Launches CitectSCADA® V5.5

October 252003
Atlanta, Georgia – Citect, world-class leader in industrial automation and information management solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of CitectSCADA V5.5 which lowers customers' TCO by delivering a highly scalable, reliable and flexible system to reduce operating costs and improve productivity. Introduced in V5.5 are exciting new features which make it more intuitive and easy for operators to use. In addition, this latest version is faster and simpler to install and configure thereby reducing integration and maintenance costs.

"Delivering customer value through innovative, quality software remains a key focus for Citect", said Wayne Morris, CEO and MD, Citect. "With V5.5, we have developed a user-friendly and feature-rich product that will help improve automation effectiveness across multiple industries world-wide".

The new features in CitectSCADA V5.5 are designed to minimize the operator's learning curve and maximize ease of use. MS Windows XP-style displays provide familiar graphics templates, improved navigation, and trend and alarm groups, whilst built-in support for multi-monitors means multiple areas of the plant can be monitored and controlled simultaneously.

Also included in V5.5 is CI Recipe, an ActiveX control which breaks down complex operations and increases efficiency by making it easier to maintain and download recipes to the controllers.

The OPC driver has been greatly enhanced to include many user-requested features, such as an OPC Tag import that allows users to seamlessly access Tags from any OPC server.

Also being launched with CitectSCADA V5.5 are two new options: CitectSCADA Batch - a fully redundant batch management solution which facilitates users' compliance with FDA regulations, and CitectSCADA Pocket – a powerful Pocket-PC based operator interface for remote monitoring and control.

For more information, go to www.citect.com

About Citect
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Citect is a global business solutions provider and leader in industrial automation and information management. Its CitectHMI/SCADA and Plant2Business software and industrial information management (IIM), analysis modules are complemented by professional services, customer support and training. These solutions are enhanced by strong partner programs and are sold in numerous industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mining, water and waste water, facilities monitoring, gas pipelines and power distribution. Citect is headquartered in Sydney Australia, has 17 offices, 4 of which are in the US with others located in Australia, Europe, China and Africa, and its products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide.


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