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Longwatch signs Industrial Network Systems as systems integrator

September 8, 2009 — Longwatch signed Industrial Network Systems as its distributor and systems integrator in Illinois, Indiana, Western Kentucky and Eastern Missouri.

Longwatch is a supplier of “Video MES” hardware and software, a portfolio of products that allows HMI/ SCADA system users to use video cameras for security, surveillance, and real-time monitoring of automation and process control systems. Longwatch systems connect to a control room’s HMI/SCADA system via legacy and new networking infrastructures, including wireless and cellular connections. Longwatch video systems work with virtually every major HMI/SCADA system, including those from GE Fanuc, Wonderware, InduSoft and Rockwell Automation, plus process historian and trending software from Canary Labs.

Industrial Network Systems, based in Mount Prospect, IL, with offices in Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kentucky, is a systems integrator and distributor that specializes in supplying factory automation systems. In 15 years, Industrial Network Systems has delivered more than 3,500 software, hardware and training systems in a wide range of applications, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, water/wastewater, paper and steel. Industrial Network Systems (INS) works with a partner network of more than 150 systems integrators, OEMs and A&E firms.

“We’re excited to work with such a well-respected and proven organization as INS,” says Steve Rubin, President of Longwatch. “They have been instrumental in improving the use of automation software in their territory for over 15 years. We’re confident that they will help their customers even more by introducing Longwatch’s breakthrough “Video MES” and industrial surveillance software.”

About Industrial Network Systems
INS has spent years providing manufacturing and industrial clients with best-in-class solutions to improve their overall business performance. INS supplies customers with scalable software, hardware, and training solutions that deliver increased productivity and ROI. INS has successfully applied over 3,500 software, hardware and training solutions that were focused on collecting, coordinating and synchronizing plant information throughout the entire enterprise.

About Longwatch
Longwatch, Inc. was founded by industrial automation and software veterans with the goal of simplifying video delivery over existing SCADA, HMI and distributed control networks. The result is the Longwatch Surveillance System™, a portfolio of products that enables SCADA system users to view events and easily verify alarms at local and remote sites using both legacy and new networking infrastructures. The system integrates video and system alarms on the same display for fast, reliable operation and decision-making.
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