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infoteam Introduces SmartPLC/OPC

October 252005
Today, PCs are used in automation only with a fraction of their potential capabilities. Mainly focusing on HMI and data collection the pre-processing of data is often deferred to an addi-tional PLC.

Additional data transfer, different data types which need conversion proprietary network protocols ... there are more obstacles than helpful solutions.

With SmartPLC/OPC this gets superfluous! In seamlessly integrates with any visualization system based on OPC technology. The openness of the PC makes it easy to integrate all the necessary hardware and software components. With this setup, SmartPLC is integrated in the PC, and a cost-optimized complete solution is achieved with all components from one source.

The SmartPLC/OPC is the ideal solution when in addition to control and visualization func-tions, tasks that generate a high volume of data and high-speed technology functions have to be implemented on a PC platform. SmartPLC/OPC is a SoftLogic fully compliant with the OpenPCS Automation Suite 2006, infoteam’s engineering workbench for IEC 61131-3 pro-gramming.

SmartPLC exchanges data with third-party components through the OPC (OLE for Process Control) standard interface and is easy to integrate into the office world.

This enables you to make use of the hottest new PC technology and tools available. During visualization and data processing, the process data can be accessed simply via this open data interface by using symbols. The integral OPC server permits multi-vendor industrial communications with all OPC client applications, e.g. visualization systems from other ven-dors.

infoteam Software was founded in 1983 and now has over 60 employees who are committed to the development of software for industrial automation and medical technology. The central focus lies on interactive programming environments for industrial controllers, robotics, building and laboratory automation as well as on firmware for control, sensor and actuator engineering and communication in the area of Embedded Control. infoteam Software is the world market leader for IEC 61131-3-compatible programming environments, the global programming standard for industrial controllers.

infoteam's activities in the medical technology area focus on the development of software tools for laboratory automation as well as on automated tests and the company's professional, high-quality work guarantees the highest possible level of security in this safety-critical industry. Patient and laboratory databases and interactive graphical visualisation systems play a major role here as does the configuration of trial and analyses sequences. Relevant experience in the implementation of international standards such as IEC 61508 and statutory regulations such as FDA CFR 21 Part 11 and IVD has been gathered in projects for safety-oriented systems and devices for radiological tests.

Our customer base includes leading manufacturers in Europe, the USA and the Far East who operate in the areas of automation, medical technology, building management as well as energy generation and distribution.

Infoteam Software’s headquarters are located near Nuremberg, Germany.
The Asia-Pacific sales representation is located in Beijing Haidian district, China.

infoteam Software is certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Further information is available under www.infoteam.
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