Flexible SCADA solution

24 April 2019

Yokogawa has introduced FAST/TOOLS R10.04 – the latest version of its real-time operations management and visualisation software – An OpreX control and safety system solution with enhanced capabilities for seamless system integration.

The flexible and scalable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution is said to be suitable for use in everything from smart IoT-enabled applications to enterprise-wide integrated operations spanning multiple sites and subsystems. The latest version aims to help customers derive maximum value from their investments over the entire system lifecycle. 

To benefit from near real-time transaction processing and other capabilities that already are well established in the IT domain, a growing effort is being made to achieve seamless integration and convergence with the OT domain. As production and delivery cycles shorten and require greater flexibility, the real-time sharing of data on operational capacity/conditions and its use in production/maintenance planning and forecasting become critically important factors. For this reason 
a modern open SCADA platform should be able to bridge the legacy gaps between the IT and OT domains by leveraging OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), upcoming IoT standards, and open database interfaces. By simplifying operations, automating activities, and enhancing user insights, operating expenditure (OPEX) can be reduced. 

Features offered in FAST/TOOLS R10.04 include improved system integration capability; improved security and integrity; and an improved engineering environment in applications which require monitoring, operating, control, data collection, and data storage across geographically distributed facilities.

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