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SuiteVoyager 2.0 Enables Access To Information Anytime, Anywhere



July 18, 2002 -- Wonderware, an operating unit of Invensys plc, today announced the release of SuiteVoyager(TM) 2.0, a new software portal for the manufacturing automation industry.
SuiteVoyager 2.0 leverages new Internet technologies and integrates enhancements and features based on customer input. The portal’s Web-accessible, low-cost architecture provides the infrastructure to deliver information to diverse users. It enables people at any level of an organisation to view information pertinent to them, understand what’s driving it and improve the way it is managed throughout the organisation.



SuiteVoyager is a scalable, extensible and multilingual manufacturing information portal, which allows users to visualise plant floor information coming from any Wonderware application including InTouch(R), I/O servers and IndustrialSQL Server(TM) historian. As a browser-based portal, users can easily access factory data via the Internet or intranet.



“This product delivers information users need, anytime they need to see it, from anywhere in the world,” said Renee Robinson, Wonderware’s product marketing manager for visualisation products. “We intentionally designed this product so that engineers who design graphical windows can completely deploy and configure a SuiteVoyager 2.0 portal. Knowledge of Web design or HTML is unnecessary. They can use simple point-and-click, drag-and-drop technology to build a powerful, useful portal.”
SuiteVoyager 2.0 is a component of Wonderware’s industrial intelligence offering, which includes a rich client toolset; desktop reporting and data mining tools; statistical process control analysis; and Web visualisation. It also is compatible with the new ArchestrA(TM) platform, which has been developed by Invensys for future automation development needs.



“SuiteVoyager 2.0 offers Web services and industrial automation, which means users can access any database information located anywhere in the world, through a firewall with only Port 80 open,” Robinson said. “In addition, SuiteVoyager 2.0 can be placed inside a DMZ because it can communicate through firewalls. Wonderware realises that protecting corporate information is a top priority and focuses on keeping information secure.”




About Wonderware



Wonderware is an operating unit of the production management division of Invensys plc and is the world’s leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, the company pioneered the use of Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based, human machine-interface (HMI) automation software for manufacturing operation systems. The company’s mission is to provide integrated software suites that drive the customer’s strategic, planning and operational decision-making based on real-time plant floor information.



Based in Lake Forest, Calif., the company has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware products are distributed in the UK and Ireland by Pantek, Tel 0800 0152 169, www.pantek.co.uk. Wonderware has completed more than 180,000 successful installations in more than 30,000 plants worldwide.


For more information, visit the Wonderware Web site at http://www.wonderware.com


About Invensys


Invensys plc ( http://www.invensys.com) is an international production technology and energy management company specializing in helping companies to improve efficiency, performance and profitability. Headquartered in London, Invensys has about 45,000 employees worldwide.
Invensys’ Production Management Division (PMD) works closely with customers to enhance production asset performance and maximize return on investment (ROI) in product technologies. The division business units include APV, Avantis, Baan, Esscor, Eurotherm, Foxboro, PacSim, SIMSCI, Triconex and Wonderware. The division addresses the production needs of the oil, gas and chemicals industries; food, beverage and personal healthcare markets; and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.


The Invensys Energy Management Division (EMD) business units work actively with clients involved in both the supply and consumption of energy and water resources. They develop innovative systems and technologies that improve the management of energy and water efficiency and the reliability and security of power supplies. The division includes Energy Solutions, Metering Systems, Home, Appliance and Climate Controls and Powerware business units. Together, they focus on markets connected with power and energy infrastructure and commercial and residential buildings.



Invensys, Wonderware, SuiteVoyager, InTouch, IndustrialSQL Server and ArchestrA are registered trademarks of Invensys plc., its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.


Contact:

Jim Crowther – for Wonderware


Ad-Lib International Limited
Tel: 0118 9744189
jim@adlibinternational.com


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