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Schneider Electric launches Prometheus configuration tool for industrial control systems

October 052016
Schneider Electric launches Prometheus configuration tool for industrial control systems

October 5, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced Prometheus, a configuration tool for defining, programming and documenting all components in an industrial control system, from the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to the I/O.
Prometheus introduces an open programming environment that automates complex configuration tasks and enables the configuration of control components, regardless of type or brand.  By removing the burden of updating multiple applications, Prometheus drives greater agility across automation control systems, ensuring plants run the most efficient and up-to-date processes. Prometheus can configure each of these components, beyond the capabilities of existing controllers and SCADA / HMI software – regardless of type or brand, as another industry first.

Code development independent of the target platform, optional functionality and intelligent plug and socket connections deliver agile templates, ensuring the maximum reuse of code. Integrated version management means standards can evolve as requirements change.  A multi user framework provides all engineering disciplines with visibility into the project, ensuring early identification of issues and timely decision-making. Workflows are flexible because each control asset is built as a modular component; work can start at the top with the process definition or at the bottom with the I/O.

Prometheus highlights the incomplete work.  For the operations team, Prometheus delivers total transparency with an online view of executing logic, and total control with simulation to override faults to keep the process running. And with real time process monitoring during change deployment, it is now possible to implement process improvement, and safely deploy to the controller, without disruption. Platform independent and agile code libraries, with intelligent plug and socket assembly, ensure projects are delivered, enabling systems integrators to get on with the job of delivering value to their customers. Reduced dependence on code authors improves resource mobility and customer response. With vendor neutrality, OEMs have access to a broader customer base and embedded control. Prometheus code can even be compiled to GCC for execution on Linux, OS9, OSX or Windows. 

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. 

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