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Invensys Operations Management has released the next evolution of its Infusion enterprise control system (ECS).

The Infusion ECS 2.0 features new software platform updates; integration with the company’s Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system and SCADA hardware and software offerings; open integration with almost any other automation or information system; and enhanced platform integration with the company’s latest advanced applications, including its Wonderware batch manufacturing execution systems, mobile workforce management, enterprise manufacturing intelligence and enterprise business system integration offerings.

With its new capabilities and an integrated offering that can reduce the total cost of ownership, the Infusion ECS 2.0 is intended to help customers consolidate information across their existing automation and information systems, according to Invensys.

By enabling real-time access to critical business intelligence, industry users can balance competing strategic objectives related to safety, controls, assets, productivity and the environment to maximise their overall profitability.

‘With the Infusion 2.0 solution, it is significantly easier to provide, manage and contextualise information for a wide variety of operations users, allowing them to drive and deliver greater production value in real time,’ said Dave Woll, vice-president of consulting services at the ARC Advisory Group.

Introduced in 2006, the Infusion ECS utilises open, industry-standards-based Archestra technology that unites process and production control with business operations control.

The system provides functional object templates for a range of control and manufacturing operations applications that work within a single development and management environment.

The Infusion ECS can help save time, effort and money by improving the user’s ability to view and synchronise information from multiple systems and applications; enhancing collaboration, execution and operations management across a variety of functions within the enterprise; and improving the ability to create and replicate solutions across the enterprise.

Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer of Invensys Operations Management, said: ‘Our customers tell us that they need to operate a real-time enterprise so they can react to business variables and balance environmental, productivity and control trade-offs without jeopardising profitability or plant safety.

‘Most systems are isolated and only allow optimisation within specific processes or plants.

‘The Infusion ECS, however, allows manufacturers to optimise their operations across the entire enterprise,’ added Bhattacharya.

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