Rockwell Automation Adds Tag Write Capability to Web-Enabled HMI Software

Manufacturers now have greater flexibility and mobility to make real-time changes to plantfloor operations using the latest version of FactoryTalk ViewPoint software from Rockwell Automation. In addition to tag write capabilities, the latest version of Rockwell's Web-enabled human-machine interface (HMI) software also features enhanced security capabilities that allow administrators to manage and control who can access system and machine parameters from outside the plant. 

FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 software extends visualization and real-time decision-making capabilities to browser-based remote users. The software supports fully scalable and animated Web displays of existing FactoryTalk View HMI software and Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus applications. The latest release adds compatibility with Google Chrome 10 and Safari 5.

FactoryTalk ViewPoint software is ideal for system integrators and OEMs that want to monitor customer installations, perform diagnostics or provide support for visualization applications they have deployed. 

According to Tad Palus, FactoryTalk ViewPoint software product manager, Rockwell Automation, remote visualization and control marks a major advance in the manufacturing industry.

“With FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 software, users can access critical plant information in the form of graphics displays, dashboards and diagnostic reports, and make decisions based on this information when and where it is most actionable and valuable to them. Delivering this information via a secure Web browser provides a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain way of reaching remote users,” said Palus.

FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 software allows users to remotely access and write to FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and Site Edition applications using numeric and string (text) entry objects, and momentary, maintained, multi-state, ramp and interlocked pushbuttons.

The enhanced security system allows administrators to define user groups and assign them access for view and/or write capabilities.

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