GE Fanuc to offer iPower as iFIX SCADA option

April 15, 2008

Charlottesville, Va., April 15 -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced that it reached an agreement with Catapult Software Limited to globally resell its iPower product as a standard Proficy HMI/SCADA - iFIX option. iPower delivers a unique value proposition for electrical transmission and distribution SCADA applications. It combines the strength of Proficy HMI/SCADA - iFIX with additional functionality, including built-in object security, enhanced graphic capability, standard operator interfaces, alarm and event reporting and standard drag-and-drop electrical utility objects.

The iPower option reduces customer development and maintenance costs while delivering an easier to use solution. “Using the combination of a standard off-the-shelf HMI package in combination with Catapult’s iPower allows utility operations to implement a true SCADA solution at lower cost point than the traditional SCADA suppliers,” said Marcel van Helten, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform’s Global Industry Director for Infrastructure. “It clearly delivers better scalability and integration with additional functions.”

The Proficy iPower option will be available as a standard part to all GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms customers. iPower is currently successfully used in installations worldwide.