Invensys' 2012 Wonderware/Avantis User Group Meeting held in Anaheim, Calif. focuses on the future state of industrial operations, and aims to highlight new capabilities that modernize underlying technologies, IT platforms and software systems. At thiss event, Invensys released its ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 software, with expanded supervisory control, information reporting, analysis and big-data capabilities.
According to Ravi Gopinath, president of Invensys Operations Management's, the industry has changed and it now requires a rethinking of how companies will works towards achieving real-time operational excellence.
"Executives, managers and operators need to envision the future of their business, understanding how they can become more flexible and sustainable," said Gopinath. "By taking advantage of new underlying technologies, IT platforms and software, by better organizing and enabling their workforce and by improving their overall asset reliability, they will be able to create and sustain a flexible, successful business, one that is built for today and the future."
ArchestrA System Platform R2 software includes extended plant-to-plant communication, a 300 percent increase in historian data capacity, redundant historians, support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, greatly improved data throughput, higher security and higher data reliability. The updated software improves upon its reputation for tight integration, compatibility, ease of upgrade, high availability and the ability to analyze data quickly and easily.
Rob McGreevy, vice president of platform and operations software at Invensys said that the new ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 helps customers achieve operational excellence with improved capacity, flexibility and system expansion.
"The updated software enables companies to easily and seamlessly connect all of their control systems with one common, tightly integrated infrastructure and common security, no matter how many operations they have or how geographically dispersed they are," said McGreevey.
ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 software maintains complete data integrity and high availability with optimal performance under a single, easily managed and maintained engineering environment. This can be applied to large global companies and to medium-sized companies wanting to separate different parts of the business for operations or reporting purposes.