Products 4 Automation (P4A) has released the latest updated version of its high performance Movicon SCADA software. The new version, Movicon 11.2, now runs on Windows CE to Windows 7 and introduces a series of important new features. These are in the areas of graphics and alarm management, editor, tag, licence and network management, making the Movicon platform even more powerful and innovative than before.
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™. The supreme openness and flexibility of the package makes it the perfect SCADA/HMI supervision solution, applicable to any sector in the world of automation. Compared to competitive SCADA packages, Movicon 11-2 costs, on average, 50% less, whilst offering comparable or superior levels of functionality, scalability and connectivity.
The exclusive “XML-Inside” technology integrated into Movicon™ 11-2 offers an all-in-one development environment for managing HMI, Scada, Soft-Logic and statistical production data analysis applications. A rich supply of powerful, open, flexible, easy to maintain and very simple-to-use tools are provided to help the user save time in project development. The new features in release 11-2 are designed to make Movicon SCADA even more flexible, scalable, open, secure, and networkable; helping users of the software to develop projects faster, and increase their business potential.
In the area of Graphics Management, Movicon 11-2 has improvements such as improved buttons, meters, and sliders (etc), and enhancements to large Window object graphics, such as Tables, Trends and Schedulers.
As regards Alarms, Movicon 11-2 has new functions for Alarm Templates in bit format; a new tool for importing/exporting alarms in CSV files; and new Ack All” and “Reset All” commands for each Alarm Area.
Higher functionality has also been integrated into Tag Management, with an enhancement to structure variable management; this an option for setting the properties of each single member directly within the variable structure to which it belongs. In addition, there is also an “Alias” management for objects used on screen. By using the Alias function, users can now replace variable names, constant values, variables or part of expressions used in controls in runtime. In addition to its operational enhancements, Movicon 11-2 also offers user benefits in terms of improved licence management. A new USB SG LOCK hardware licence has been added that is compatible with the previous USB management. Moreover, users can now get “one shot” activation for once- only installations with ‘ready- to- try; licences valid for 30- days use upon entering the relevant activation code.
In common with all previous versions of Movicon™11, version 11-2 is based completely on standard technologies, making sure that user investments are well safeguarded. XML, ODBC, OPC, VBA, SOAP, Web Services, TCP-IP and SQL technologies have all been integrated in the platform to guarantee easy data access and transparency.