Products 4 Automation (P4A) has concluded an agreement with Panasonic, under which P4A will distribute the Panasonic GN series of flat panel PCs running P4A’s Movicon CE™ software, the most powerful HMI platform currently available for Windows™ CE. The combined package is compact, and capable of satisfying every user need, in terms of visualisation and control, without any compromises as regards full blown SCADA systems.
“What we are offering with this CE-based package is the essential functionality of a full blow SCADA, but at much lower cost,” said Paul Hurst, MD of P4A. “The GN series PCs are state- of- the- art flat screen units, which when combined with Movicon CE, provide the ideal OEM or end user package. The package offers full Windows support and connectivity, and includes functionality such as trending, alarming, textural reports, two web clients, access to all the Movicon PLC drivers as well as being networkable up to Movicon 11 SCADA.”
The hardware part of the package, the Panasonic GN series, are elegant black frame units equipped with 7” to 15” TFT screens that offer brilliant, vivid and life-like displays in 262,144 colours, with resolution of up to 1024×768 pixels and a brightness of 400cd/m2(max.) Offering the key user benefit of IP65 ingress protection from the front, each GN series PC has an analogue resistance screen that responds flawlessly to the touch.
Optimising the leading edge Panasonic hardware, the Movicon CE™ software is a runtime engine for Windows CE that offers HMI solutions powerful and open. Employing just one development platform, Movicon XML projects can be run on Win32, Win64 or WinCE – irrespective.
Movicon™ CE provides almost all of the graphics functionality of full Movicon™ 11 SCADA, but with a noticeable increase in data visualisation capability, which is considerably superior to any other HMI software.
Not only does Movicon™ CE have unmatched graphics, all the system’s capabilities allow the user to go beyond simple HMIs, with features such as powerful Alarm Management, Historical log management with relational DB integration, Trends, Data Analysis, Schedulers, IP Camera, Recipes in DB, VBA Scripts, dispatching E-mails and SMS, Web Client. All of these features are ready-to-use in one powerful and simple programming environment that only Movicon™ can truly provide.