Software certified by AT&T: Runs on PDAs, cellphones, enables mobile applications
Austin, TX – InduSoft has completed Enterprise Solution Certification testing by the AT&T devCentral program, which means InduSoft CEView, an HMI/SCADA software package that can run on personal digital assistants (PDAs), cellphones and other handheld devices and diskless computers, will be listed in the AT&T Certified Solution Catalog as part of AT&T’s devCentral Program. It’s a move that InduSoft Vice President of Business Development Marcia Gadbois says, “will help assure users that wireless operator interfaces are the wave of the future, and that InduSoft CEView conforms to all the latest technologies and standards.”
CEView is based on InduSoft’s Windows-based supervisory control and monitoring system, which “fits in the palm of your hand and can be embedded in the chip set of a low-cost operator interface,” says Gadbois. Applications include wireless SCADA, data collection, maintenance terminals, machine parameter adjustment, mobile process supervision, and others.
“Achieving AT&T certification means users can be assured that CEView will run on many of the popular mobile devices, including the AT&T 5700, MOTOQ Global, Pantech Duo, the Samsung BlackJack and BlackJack II,” Gadbois says.
Gabois says there are more than 25,000 installations of InduSoft Mobile worldwide. The City of Xenia, OH, for example, enables operators to access water plant conditions such as pump status. It also sends alarms that indicate potential EPA violations so that an engineer can be dispatched to preempt any violation (see http://www.indusoft.com/PDF/Xenia%20CS_Indusoft.pdf ). The City of Rockhill, SC, took that notification advantage to the next level by giving PDAs as well as cell phones to engineers at both its water and wastewater plants (see http://www.indusoft.com/PDF/Rock_Hill.pdf).
Companies around the world have been using mobile applications for some time. Geisum Oil Company is an operator of an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Suez. Geisum platform engineers use PDAs to see the same screens that are on terminals in the main control room (link to PDF). MCL Controls uses handheld devices running CEView to monitor its Sentinel safety and control systems (link to PDF).
CEView features include an object-oriented database, math functions, report generation, archiving, alarms, events, and database access.
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– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
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