Visualization Software Includes New Performance-Enhancement Features
Rockwell Automation introduces its new Allen Bradley PanelView Plus 6 human-machine interface (HMI) and upgraded versions of its FactoryTalk View and FactoryTalk ViewPoint applications to optimize the HMI hardware platform. These new visualization and information products are designed to enhance run-time performance and operator experience while reducing deployment time and costs.
The new PanelView Plus 6 terminal includes more memory with faster refresh rates and more on-device storage. Every PanelView Plus 6 includes the latest FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) and FactoryTalk ViewPoint software running on the Windows CE 6.0 operating system.
FactoryTalk View ME 6.0 software provides the PanelView Plus 6 with new design enhancements, including a new extensive graphics library, enhanced color animation capability and access to a multi-language font library. The terminal can directly reference tags created for a controller and comes with a factory-default option, designed to reduce troubleshooting and increase uptime. The latest version supports Windows 7 and has achieved VMware-ready status. FactoryTalk ViewPoint further enhances the system's interoperability by providing remote access for Web browser-enabled devices. FactoryTalk View ME 6.0 can also be purchased separately to provide PanelView-functionality through an Allen-Bradley Industrial Computer.
For distributed HMI users, FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) 6.0 software also includes an upgraded design environment through FactoryTalk View Studio to help customers build applications more quickly. Like the ME, FactoryTalk SE 6.0 now supports Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 and is the first release to have VMware-ready status. This latest version of FactoryTalk SE also offers FactoryTalk Alarms and Events server redundancy, safeguarding a common, consistent view of alarms and events occurring throughout an entire FactoryTalk system.