Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc, has announced that its InTouch human-machine interface (HMI) software is the first HMI that provides support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition operating system.
Wonderware InTouch HMI software is designed for industrial automation, process control and supervisory monitoring environments. InTouch 8.0 software is part of the FactorySuite A2 product series, which provides factory automation solutions based on Invensys’ ArchestrA software architecture.
‘In keeping with Wonderware’s legacy of offering leading-edge technology, we continue to provide customers with software to support the latest Microsoft operating system as quickly as possible,’ said Renee Robinson, product-marketing manager for Wonderware visualisation products.
‘Wonderware was the first company to pioneer the use of the Windows platform in industrial automation in 1989, and our strategy has always been to keep pace with Microsoft technology,’ added Robinson.
InTouch 8.0 software is offered in both standard and terminal services versions. Both versions are said to provide support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. Wonderware also plans to upgrade its IndustrialSQL Server 8.0 historian and Industrial Application Server to provide support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.
Wonderware InTouch software provides visualisation for plant-centric, operator-centric manufacturing information systems that share information within and between plants.
The InTouch HMI is in use in more than 180,000 installations around the world, in a variety of vertical markets including food processing, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, transportation and utilities.