Rockwell Automation releases VantagePoint for plant data visualization
Nashville, TN — During Automation Fair 2008, Rockwell Automation announced the release of FactoryTalk VantagePoint for its FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance Suite. VantagePoint allows end users to self-configure Web-based dashboards, trends, and reports. FactoryTalk VantagePoint software leverages the FactoryTalk service-oriented architecture and technology acquired through the company’s purchase of Incuity Software to deliver automatic access to production information from both Rockwell Automation and third-party systems.
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|Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk VantagePoint for the FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance Suite allows end users to self-configure Web-based dashboards, trends, and reports.|
Through an Internet browser, Microsoft Office user interfaces and pre-defined connectors to third-party systems, FactoryTalk VantagePoint users can install and configure their systems with minimal technical support. This immediate access to actionable insight allows employees at every level of a production facility to better monitor and manage productivity, and exercise more control over high-profile operations such as energy efficiency or global supply-chain execution.
The FactoryTalk VantagePoint application will be offered in multiple versions, allowing manufacturers to select the most appropriate feature-set for their needs. The first version, FactoryTalk VantagePoint Line Edition (LE), combines data produced by the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture with other third-party production systems in an out-of-the-box solution. It includes standard, pre-configured reports for managing devices, equipment, alarms, events and control loops, as well as batch or production run and shift reports. The application also includes trending and dashboard capabilities to support powerful analysis and uses Microsoft Excel for report generation.
In addition to gathering data from control systems based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture, the FactoryTalk VantagePoint LE application features third-party connectors that address native and OPC DA real-time devices, OPC HDA historians, as well as Wonderware IndustrialSQL Server Historian, GE Proficy Historian and OSI PI Historian. Rockwell Automation will soon be releasing FactoryTalk VantagePoint Enterprise Edition, a more comprehensive version designed to aggregate and analyze data from multiple enterprise systems, production lines or facilities.