GE Fanuc Introduces Proficy™ Real-Time Information Portal v2.5 | Automation.com

GE Fanuc Introduces Proficy™ Real-Time Information Portal v2.5

October 072005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - October 7, 2005 - GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, is announcing the availability of Proficy™ Real-Time Information Portal v2.5 providing a web-based solution that integrates on-line and process-based systems with plant-wide connectivity, analysis and visualization components.

By applying sophisticated trending, graphical presentation and statistical analysis to on-line data, Proficy Real-Time Information Portal provides unique facility-wide views and insight into how a plant is operating and how to improve it. This revolutionary application offers a common web client and reporting environment for a fully integrated solution that maximizes the value of GE Fanuc software applications, as well as data and content from other automation solution suppliers and legacy business systems.

“This powerful application is an incredible resource for business providing unique visibility into plant floor operations,” said Jack Wilkins, GE Fanuc Proficy Product Manager. “It enables real time decision support, continuous process improvement and enhances the return on current and future IT investments.”

Proficy Real-Time Information Portal v2.5 includes performance enhancements, Plant Database connector, web controls, drill down analysis and a number of additional key features that will allow users to get more value out of both new and existing installations.

Major integration, user time saving, and security areas that have been enhanced in this release include:
  • Performance Enhancements - Improved operating performance for the Proficy Portal application and for loading displays by 10X;
  • Proficy Plant Applications Integration - Retrieve data from GE Fanuc’s Plant Applications Plant Database (requires version 4.2) with the Plant Database Connector, and connect to a Plant Applications web server to import web reports or web parts into Proficy Portal as Web Sources which enable the user to create an integrated data analysis and viewing environment via a simple to use wizard;
  • Web Controls and Web Sources - Embed web pages or PDF reports in Proficy Portal displays and dynamically replace values in web addresses when they are loaded;
  • Drag and Drop of Internet Explorer Shortcuts - Internet Explorer shortcuts can be used to insert hyperlinks, web controls, and web links. Drag and drop from the Favorites menu, Address box, or Internet Explorer web site;
  • Support for Drill-Down Analysis - Select items in one display and "drill down" by having the values passed into other displays;
  • Expressions - Use any combination of data sources, numeric constants, math functions, and math operations in objects such as grids or charts;
  • Natural Printing - URL line parameters can be used to print displays and printing can be automated so that a report is printed on a regular schedule;
  • Security/Authentication Features - Support for single sign-on, secure connections (using SSL), and role domain/group synchronization.

    “Proficy Portal significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) for deploying web based information applications into the plant,” continued Wilkins. “It breaks down traditional information silos, resulting in access to information that can provide visibility into how your plant is run. And, when it is combined with other elements of GE Fanuc’s Proficy Intelligent Production Solution products, metrics, such as equipment efficiency, quality and Genealogy, can drive new levels of improvement.”

    About GE Fanuc Automation
    GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

    For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Phone: (800) GE FANUC (800-433-2682), Fax: 434-978-5205
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