Software Solution Features Enhanced Decision-Making

March 16, 2009
GE Fanuc launches Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY 8.0

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has announced the latest version of its Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY control and visualization product. CIMPLICITY 8.0 delivers a new user experience to drive lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased productivity and ease of use for developers.

New features in Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY 8.0 include:

New User Interface — CIMPLICITY 8.0 introduces a new way for developers to interact with their HMI/SCADA application. With a new look and feel for the CIMEdit development environment, based on Microsoft-fluent User Interface (UI) technology, users will instantly realize timesavings and reduced costs. The new UI follows the Ribbon Bar concept, which enables quicker access to galleries and the ability to create custom menus thereby increasing productivity.

All New Graphics Engine — CIMPLICITY 8.0 introduces a graphics-rendering engine, including larger development canvas functionality for runtime and development, transparency abilities, improved gradient shading, anti-aliasing, native picture support and a pipe object tool. With a built-in CIMView rubber-band zoom tool that enables dynamic zooming from the toolbar, users have enhanced visual accessibility.

Dynamic Time Handling — CIMPLICITY 8.0 features a dynamic time handling capability — changing time zones “on the fly” is now native to CIMPLICITY 8.0. With applications being accessed globally, this capability is key to handling multiple global clients and clients progressively moving through time zones.

Digital Graphical Replay 2.0 — CIMPLICITY 8.0 introduces Digital Graphical Replay (DGR) 2.0, which lets users replay and analyze past events in slow motion, real time or up to 10x the speed — enabling them to identify and troubleshoot issues and prevent repeat occurrences. DGR 2.0 provides the ability to replay trend data for more intelligent decision-making and accelerated issue resolution.

Enhanced Security Protection — CIMPLICITY 8.0 requires only a Microsoft Windows Vista/Server 2008 standard user account. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure full operation while using a standard user account with no User Account Protection (UAP) security prompts, therefore reducing the risk of unauthorized file/program access and core system issues.

Proficy Historian Integration — CIMPLICITY 8.0 includes 100 Proficy Historian tags, providing applications with true information — not just data — for enhanced decision-making.

Enabling Success Today and Tomorrow — CIMPLICITY 8.0 offers seamless integration with GE's Proficy software suite for a complete solution and leverages an open system design to protect current and future investments.