>Recent project delivers savings of over 60% in licence costs<
The people who really know about SCADA systems, the Systems Integrators who develop and install them, are warmly welcoming the launch of Progea Movicon 11 SCADA onto the UK market.
“We already have a number of top system integrators using Movicon SCADA, after only a few months of offering the package in the UK,” commented Paul Hurst, MD of P4A, the UK agent for package. “The
positive comments that we are receiving centre overwhelming on the comprehensive nature of the package, with all major functionality built in – and no expensive cost add-ons. System Integrators are finding that the Movicon 11 package is costing on average 30% to 50% less than equivalent systems from competitive suppliers, with no sacrifice in functionality. The fact that there are no development fees with Movicon is also winning business for SI in what is a very competitive market.”
Control Engineering Solutions, based in Northern Ireland, is one of the UK systems integrators, already to have completed a project using Movicon 11. “We are very impressed”, said company spokesman, Bill Neill. “Movicon offers unbelievable value, and will no doubt enable us to win additional future business. It is a ‘fully- armed’ package that offers every possible feature. For example, a recent project that we have completed in the medical sector required that the SCADA package have a Historical Reporting function. With other SCADA packages this is usually an added cost, bolt-on item; however, with Movicon the Historian is part of the standard package at no extra cost.”
“We also like the fact that Movicon is easy to use and develop – and that there are no development costs associated with the package, a factor that really helps improve our competitiveness in tight quotation situations.”
“The issue of development costs is bringing us a lot of business,” said Paul Hurst. In one recent project Movicon was chosen over a competitor’s SCADA because it integrated all the required functionality, offered a built-in report Designer, and provided the facility to log data to an SQL database. As a result the customer saved over 60% on licence costs.
“This is just one example of cost saving with Movicon,” said Paul Hurst. “The SCADA’s built in Report Designer uses the Crystal Reports runtime engine to display reports on any PC: this runtime engine is also free. The reports can be configured by the user, as the Report Generator is very easy to use. Once they have been developed, the reports can be sent direct to key personnel for analysis, without the requirement for additional web clients. In addition, they can also be sent them via the web to anyone that needs to view them. The product can also use as standard an SQL database to log all SCADA data.”
About Movicon 11 SCADA
Movicon™ 11 is the first and the only Scada/HMI platform completely based on XML and Web Services technologies, from Windows Vista™ to Windows CE™ and Windows 7. The supreme openness and flexibility of the Movicon™ architecture makes it the perfect Scada/HMI supervision solution, applicable to any sector in the world of automation.
Products4Automation (P4A) is a specialist supplier of new and innovative software and hardware solutions to the UK market. Product ranges available from P4A include the latest touch-screen HMI’s and flat panel PCs, SCADA software and plug-ins, a wide range of SCADA enabled hardware, Alarm plug-in software for large automation systems, and a full range of Production Intelligence software solutions.