ArchestrA community Web site launched

Invensys has been anything but quiet about ArchestrA, its industrial software architecture, designed for the rapid assembly and integration of software applications and devices—both new and legacy—across a plant’s automation framework. One of the principal issues Invensys has been promoting about ArchestrA is its standard device integration methodologies, which allow for interoperability of old and newer systems by normalizing all data into a common integration layer.

11/13/2003


Invensys has been anything but quiet about ArchestrA, its industrial software architecture, designed for the rapid assembly and integration of software applications and devices—both new and legacy—across a plant’s automation framework. One of the principal issues Invensys has been promoting about ArchestrA is its standard device integration methodologies, which allow for interoperability of old and newer systems by normalizing all data into a common integration layer. According to Invensys, this means that ArchestrA works to connect all information systems, plant systems, plant equipment, and networks.

To help answer the many questions sure to arise about this technology and help users and developers begin applying ArchestrA, the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units of Invensys Systems Inc. have launched the ArchestrA Community Web site . The site is designed to serve as an applications aid and communication tool for people interested in applying ArchestrA technology. It also serves as a resource for application engineers and product developers and as a central repository for ArchestrA technical and application information.

The new Web site promotes the use and application of third-party and Invensys products that integrate with and build upon ArchestrA software architecture, including FactorySuite A2, I/A Series A2and more than 120 other third-party product lines.

The Web site currently hosts five forums that facilitate communication regarding the use and implementation of ArchestrA technology with categories ranging from application development and technical support to industry topics, products and vendors. Users can post and edit new topics, and reply to postings in the ArchestrA forums to assist in applications and product development. Application consultants from Wonderware and ArchestrA business units moderate these forums.

A key component of the new ArchestrA Community Web site is the ArchestrA application object warehouse, an expanding resource of downloadable ArchestrA objects available via shareware. In coming months, additional industrial application objects will be available for purchase. ArchestrA application object warehouse is not just for Invensys products: Third parties are encouraged to submit their own object templates built on ArchestrA technology for review and inclusion in the warehouse.

In addition, ArchestrA.biz provides information on industry news and events. Users can access customer application stories, current news articles in industry trade publications and links to other Web sites offering additional information related to ArchestrA technology.

—David Greenfield, Editorial Director, Control Engineering, dgreenfield@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me