Tuesday 22 June 2010

Manufacturing intelligence software

ICONICS has announced the release of GENESIS64™ v10.5.

Designed from the ground up utilizing OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and 64-bit multi-core hardware platforms, the GENESIS64 suite includes several modular solutions that simplify connectivity from the plant floor to corporate business systems. Compatible with Microsoft Windows® 7 and certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, it allows plant operators and IT professionals to integrate real-time manufacturing and business information into a common, Web-enabled visualization dashboard. The GENESIS64 suite is comprised of GraphWorX64™, TrendWorX™64, AlarmWorX™64, EarthWorX™ and the Workbench Web-based development, deployment and operations products.

“GENESIS64 is helping customers to better visualize their business applications and truly lights up the rich visual features that are available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,” said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS.

GENESIS64 has attained Microsoft’s Compatible for Windows 7 status and was designed from the ground up for 64-bit computing. GENESIS64 takes advantage of 3D hardware acceleration, Windows Presentation Foundation, Multi-touch and more resulting in an increase in productivity for users.

GENESIS64 offers the following new features:
  • Silverlight 3.0 support to view data in IE, FireFox, Safari, Opera, and more
  • High-availability redundancy
  • Support for Multi-touch Connectivity
  • Cover Flow and Carousel Navigation Technology and Customizable Ribbons
  • New AlarmWorX64 Multimedia for sending multimedia alarm notifications
  • New Workbench “Project Pack and Go” for easy project backups and deployment
  • One click support for adding multiple trending data points to TrendWorX64
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Bing Maps via ICONICS EarthWorX™
  • New GENESIS64 OPC-UA Redundancy - Supporting DA and Historical Data
  • Support for importing COLLADA objects with Kinematics into GraphWorX64 3-D
  • New Pre-configure Connection to Remote OPC-UA Servers
“Market trends indicate rapid growth in the convergence of 64-bit-based computing machinery, migration to the most recent Microsoft operating systems and technologies, and requirements for 3D visualization of both manufacturing and business processes”, according to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group. “Windows 7, running on computers with new 64-bit processors, and leveraging features such as Multi-touch and Silverlight, will further enhance the real-time visualization and control solutions such as ICONICS GENESIS64 used to provide 360-degree views of the plant floor. That is why it was critical to ICONICS’ strategy to be an early recipient of Windows 7 certification to fully leverage GENESIS64 as a .NET 64-bit product.”

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