3/5/2003 - Three companies are demonstrating a joint HMITM/SCADA technology at the National Manufacturing Week Conference in Chicago from March 3 - 6, 2003. The demo will be shown at the Microsoft booth #812.
The demo shows how a cost-effective, Microsoft Windows CE-based single board RISC system can be combined with equally inexpensive, Web-enabled HMI/SCADA software within a sleek, industrial enclosure. The combination provides a complete operator station and control system with XML, Microsoft .NET and Web Services at a fraction of the cost of typical proprietary systems. The demo runs on Microsoft Windows CE 3.0 and Windows CE .NET.
The combined system offers machine builders, end users, systems integrators and OEMs the ability to use the latest communications systems, Web browsers, Web Services, handheld PDAs, fieldbuses, wireless communications and other modern enabling technologies without spending thousands of dollars.
"InduSoft, HMW and Applied Data Systems have done an excellent job of creating a way for manufacturers to quickly and inexpensively deploy systems that can give them greater visibility into their business processes," said Don Richardson, director of manufacturing industry solutions at Microsoft. "The demonstration they're showing at National Manufacturing Week is a great example of how Microsoft .NET and our development tools enable industry partners to easily develop and deliver next-generation XML Web services on multiple devices."
The demonstration features InduSoft Web Studio, one of the most powerful SCADA systems with Web Services, XML and Microsoft .NET integration. Without any additional tools, InduSoft Web Studio creates Web-based and native Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows CE-based applications in an integrated environment.
WebStudio is powered by Applied Data System's Graphics Client Plus, a RISC-based StrongARMTM system, known for its low power-consuming and rich IO application-ready design. Graphics Client Plus is ideal for applications ranging from embedded systems in machines to complete distributed, plant floor process control systems. The Graphics Client Plus includes ADSmartIO, which has over 20 points of basic real time digital and analog inputs and outputs. ADS is a Windows Embedded Partner Program Gold member and Windows Embedded Partner of the Year in the Independent Hardware Vendor category.
InduSoft, Ltd., an international company with sales, development, and support offices in Austin, TX, offers a powerful family of industrial software products for developing Web-enabled Microsoft Windows-based HMI/SCADA applications for process supervision, automation, and embedded systems. InduSoft Web Studio takes full advantage of Internet connectivity, allowing users to create graphical interfaces that incorporate real-time, dynamic and animated graphic screens, trends, alarms, reports, and recipes and to manage their applications remotely using a standard Web Browser. InduSoft Web Studio includes an embedded Web server for integrated delivery and to facilitate automated data exchanges with imports and exports to XML format.
InduSoft Web Studio applications interface with industrial I/O systems and other Windows applications in a run-time environment using ODBC, DDE, NetDDE, OPC, or TCP/IP protocols. The station processes scan data from a variety of connected devices and then react to, display (locally or on Web Thin Clients), store, and upload the data.
HMW Enterprises is an experienced industrial integrator, able to supply customers with one or ten thousand integrated hardware-software solutions for application in factory, point of sale, and other markets. HMW is an authorized reseller of ADS, InduSoft and other technologies - like Citrix - as well. Their systems are found in toll booths, factories and process plants.
Applied Data Systems (ADS), a Columbia, Maryland-based company, is a leading developer of "application-ready" Intel StrongARM® and XScale®-based systems, used for powering PDAs, mobile, wireless and Internet-connected portable applications. With its family of proven custom and off-the-shelf embedded systems, ADS specializes in bringing customers products to market quickly and effectively within a few months. ADS' Graphics Client Plus is one of the most versatile and richly featured RISC-based embedded single board computer systems. The GC+, an ideal "application-ready" system includes 3 serial ports, CAN, Ethernet and ADSmart IO. For more information, see http://www.applieddata.net/products_gcplus.asp
About Applied Data Systems
Applied Data Systems (ADS) is a US-based designer and manufacturer of RISC-based application-ready systems used to power mobile, wireless and Internet-connected applications. ADS' family of systems is known for their rich IO and low-power consuming formats. Established in 1985, ADS products have been proven in fleet, defense, retail, telecommunications, and medical device markets. ADS is a Gold-level partner in Microsoft's Windows Embedded Partner program. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.applieddata.net
Founded in 1965, HMW provides both standard and custom-engineered HMI hardware solutions. HMW offers a complete product line ranging from Touchscreen Displays through Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows CE and Thin Client operator stations. HMW is best known for OEM custom solutions. Private branded HMW hardware is being used in applications ranging from Point of Sale stations to drilling platforms in the North Sea. HMI, the acronym trademarked by HMW in 1994, is now considered the industry standard when discussing operator controls. For more information, contact: http://www.hmwent.com
Founded in 1997, InduSoft provides a powerful family of industrial software products for developing applications in process supervision, automation, and control for Windows 2000, NT, XP, and CE operating systems. InduSoft develops tools and technologies that empower people and companies to develop graphical interfaces, integrate Web browsers, and take advantage of Internet/intranet connectivity. Currently, more than 10,000 InduSoft HMI, SCADA, control and data acquisition systems are operating worldwide. For more information, contact http://www.indusoft.com
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