By DE Editors
The new version of the PcVue software, edited by ARC Informatique, emphasizes opening up links to new protocols, such as integration of OPC KEPWARE servers and Smart Generator Step7. Version 9.0 features innovations that help to cut deployment and operating costs for process monitoring projects and utilities.
PcVue was created in 1985, and it is now a new-generation SCADA software package. It shortens development and deployment lead times for supervision applications covering industrial processes and utilities, whether they are in assembly factories, or on chemicals, pharmaceuticals or food processing sites, or used for motorway, transport, or power transmission infrastructures.
Right from the start of the development work on PcVue 9.0, the emphasis was placed on opening up the systems and integrating new protocols. To begin with, servers from OPC KEPWARE were integrated. Bundles were added to enable integration of over a hundred new automatic controller protocols. To add to those already included (Siemens, Schneider, etc.), the systems now support brands such as Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, and Yokogawa. Smart Generator Step 7 was added to cut development time by federating the monitoring database with that of Siemens automatic controllers. Configuration file exchange via FTP servers has been natively integrated in the product. This enables information to be stored or read on an FTP server. In particular, reports can be transferred and made available on the network automatically.
PcVue 9.0 is validated on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008, but is also compatible with Windows XP, Windows VISTA, and Windows 2003 server.
For more information, visit ARC Informatique.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.