Mobility dominates WonderWorld partner and technology expo

Thirty-seven partners exhibited their products and services at the WonderWorld event in Las Vegas. The expo featured three “industry zone” theaters and highlighted technologies aimed at specific industry verticals.


Thirty-seven partners exhibited their products and services at the WonderWorld event in Las Vegas, Oct 6-8, 2008. Featuring three “industry zone” theaters, the expo area highlighted Wonderware technologies and applications directed at facilities management, oil & gas, power, transportation, water/wastewater, and process and discrete manufacturing, with specific focus on food and beverage, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and mining and metals.
The most prominently highlighted new technology was IntelaTrac version 3.2, a mobility platform that includes configurable software and ruggedized mobile hardware solutions said to enable workflow, procedural, and general task management capabilities focused on plant operations, maintenance management, production tracking, and compliance applications. IntelaTrac can be operated using Smartphones, PDAs, rugged handheld computers, laptops, and PCs.
IntelaTrac is structured around a suite of components, which include software, hardware, secure wireless infrastructure, and RFID technology and can be integrated with SAP, Maximo, and data historians from Wonderware, AspenTech, OSIsoft, and
Operators using IntelaTrac are provided a list of procedures that are scheduled and filtered by area and role.
Other IntelaTrac features include the Procedure Builder tool, which defines and develops standard procedures which then are used to identify inspection rounds.
Wonderware integrated IntelaTrac into the Wonderware portfolio following its acquisition of SAT Corp. in August 2008.
“The U.S. has remained so competitive in the world market because it is so productive,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, Wonderware president. “And we have not reached the peak of our productivity capabilities. Mobility, RFID, and shop-floor-to-top-floor technologies all provide a lot more room for the U.S. to become even more productive. And it all lies in empowering the plant floor worker. The next step is all about moving information out to the front line worker so they can do their jobs better. This mobility trend started in maintenance, but it can be applied in quality and operations as well.”

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Also see two other related 2008 WonderWorld news items:

Wonderware announces new system integrator certification

Wonderware focuses on front-line innovation

David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
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