Invensys is releasing its Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere software. The new software enables users to access plant-floor data via Wonderware InTouch human machine interface software. It runs entirely and securely inside a web browser so users can connect to other InTouch applications at anytime from anywhere, using any mobile device, including Microsoft Surface tablets, iPads, iPhones, Androids and others. The software also supports Macintosh and Linux-based computer systems, as well as Microsoft Windows PCs and laptops. And because users are not required to install any software on their mobile device, the offering is remarkably easy to deploy, manage and maintain.
Craig Resnick, vice president, ARC Advisory Group, says: “This new offering complements Invensys’ broader mobile strategy to provide and improve real-time visualisation, collaboration and execution at multiple levels of an organization. Along with delivering mobile solutions for reporting, decision-support, dashboards, workflow and workforce execution, this new offering also brings HMI visualisation capabilities to mobile devices. These capabilities extend the company’s operations management software portfolio by providing plant operators and other key individuals with modern process optimisation tools, regardless of their location or the task being performed, and in real time.”
InTouch Access Anywhere software is the newest capability in the company’s progressive suite of mobility offerings, which now includes workflow, reporting, analytics, visualisation, maintenance management, operator training, data gathering and procedure management. In 2010, Invensys released IntelaTrac, a mobile reporting and decision support system that enables workflow, data collection and general task management. In 2011, Invensys released SmartGlance, an industrial reporting application that delivers secure, on-demand access to rich, graphical reports from any operations data source via mobile devices. And in 2012, the company released its Work Tasks mobile offering, enabling plant personnel, regardless of their location, to respond immediately to assigned work tasks via the company’s ArchestrA Workflow software.
Norm Thorlakson, vice president of HMI and supervisory software products for Invensys, says: “InTouch Access Anywhere software emphasises the depth and breadth of our capabilities when it comes to mobile and web-enabled solutions. Providing this level of unprecedented, secure access to real-time plant information – without compromising functionality – empowers the modern workforce to minimise costs, improve operating efficiencies and drive real-time business optimisation.”
The software, along with the Invensys’ entire suite of complementary mobility offerings, will be on display and demonstrated at the company’s customer conference covering its Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware software offerings. The event will be held October 15–17 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.