MARCH 19, 2012/ LONDON
- Invensys Operations Management
, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced that its Foxboro® Intelligent Marshalling
universal I/O module and Wonderware® InTouch® 2012
HMI software have been named Products of the Year 2011 in the respective Process Control and Advanced Management category and the Application and Programming Software category by Control Engineering, Czech Republic.
subscribers identified the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact. The Product of the Year Awards covered nine industrial automation categories in 2011.
“As in the past, this year’s Product of the Year Awards
drew a heavy amount of voting in each category,” said Lukas Smelik, editor, Control Engineering. “The high level of recognition and respect among Control Engineering readers for Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling universal I/O module and Wonderware InTouch 2012 HMI software indicates increasing interest and admiration for Invensys products.”
The Intelligent Marshalling solution employs the new Foxboro Universal Fieldbus Module 247, which is software programmable to manage most standard I/O combinations. Working from any networked Foxboro I/A Series® distributed control system workstation, a process engineer can configure I/O modules for operation with HART, analog inputs, analog outputs, digital inputs, digital outputs or any combination. Intelligent Marshalling lowers equipment costs by significantly reducing cabinet footprint requirements and improving I/O density, while also providing major savings in inventory, spares and on-site configuration costs.
“The readers of Control Engineering are experts in their fields, and their selection of our Intelligent Marshalling Solution as the Product of the Year is a significant recognition,” said Franco Restelli, general manager for Europe, Russia and Africa, Invensys Operations Management. “Our Intelligent Marshalling solution not only eliminates rewiring, it eliminates the need for marshalling cabinets entirely. This award recognizes that Invensys focuses on customer needs for control and safety excellence, and we will continue our efforts to bring innovative products to the manufacturing and industrial automation marketplace.”
Wonderware InTouch software is the primary HMI software and visualization application of the company’s InFusion® Enterprise Control System. An open and extensible solution, the software enables users to quickly and easily create standardized, reusable HMI and real-time supervisory applications that can help maximize their return on engineering, shorten project times and significantly reduce maintenance costs. With its market-leading innovation, graphics, ease of use, engineering efficiency and support, Wonderware InTouch goes beyond the capabilities of an ordinary HMI to help drive real-time business control and optimization.
“With Wonderware InTouch our goal is to simplify workforce empowerment and collaboration by providing the tools and resources that can help users make informed business decisions and act on them in real time, furthering the pursuit of business optimization,” said Edoardo Manicardi, vice president for the EURA software business, Invensys Operations Management. “Control Engineering subscribers have recognized the quality of our offering, and we are extremely proud to be awarded.”