Movicon NExT

Movicon.NExT is Progea’s revolutionary future-proof SCADA platform that is fully modular, scalable, open and able to integrate with emerging technologies.

Based on four years of intensive research and testing, Movicon.NExT enables users to achieve optimum solutions for HMI, supervision, MES, historian and industrial analysis. It can easily integrate with cutting edge technologies and solutions, such as 3D graphics, animation, multimedia, augmented reality, Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The modular design of Movicon.NExT allows customised solutions to be assembled so that they exactly meet each application needs. It also allows simple evolution and expansion of the system, including the adoption of new technologies.

Integration and communication options are further enhanced because Movicon.Next also support the almost-ubiquitous OPC UA (OLE for Process Control Unified Architecture), including data access, alarms and historical analysis.

The I/O server supports all data types, overcoming traditional SCADA limitations, and uses specific protocols for different makes of field device. This means information can be centralised for efficient communication.

HMI applications are based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). The use of such innovative technologies allows developers to embrace current and emerging user expectations for increased functionality. Furthermore, WPF’s vector graphics-rendering engine maximises utilisation of Direct X hardware components.

Efficient data recording is enabled by SQL Database and Cloud capabilities. SQL is the leading database for Windows, while the Cloud can be accessed anywhere for 24/7 access and easy data sharing for the production of OEE, KPI, Downtime and Energy Efficiency analysis. The rich graphical interface enables reports and statistics to be generated intuitively, leading to steady long term increases in productivity and profitability.

Movicon.NExT also supports Apps for augmented reality, HTML5 visualisation and analysis etc, so that processes can be controlled from mobile devices such as phones or tablets with the Cloud providing total data access and real time feedback. HTML5 also allows HMI screens to be seen over the web.