GE Fanuc has announced that VisiconX, an enterprise-wide analytical tool, is now available for Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY.
VisiconX enables users to easily obtain and group data from any relational database in the operation and turn it into information that will be valuable to everyone in the organisation.
“VisiconX is an add-on component for the Proficy family of industrial automation software solutions that makes database connectivity a snap,” said Gimmi Filice, product manager for GE Fanuc’s Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY product.
“The tool allows companies to bring information together from disparate systems in minutes versus hours, without writing code. Plus, data can be viewed in a variety of easy to understand formats. Best of all, it saves significant time, effort and money.”
VisiconX controls can access data from a variety of databases, including Microsoft’s SQL Server and Oracle. Configuration of database access is quick and easy using the configuration dialog.
VisiconX is an open “Plug and Solve” framework designed on industry standards. It has extensive user flexibility for gathering data, and updating and editing changes to the queried information.
Designed originally for Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX, and is now also available for Proficy HMI/SCADA – CIMPLICITY made possible by the open and layered architecture of both products.
VisiconX is a set of ActiveX controls that harness the power of the Microsoft technology called ADO, or ActiveX Data Objects, and Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB).
ADO is a standard interface that provides consistent, high-performance access to data, regardless of its location.
OLE DB is a set of ActiveX interfaces that provides software applications with uniform access to data stored in disparate databases.
Together, this technology gives VisiconX the power to access information residing in virtually any relational database, and display it in a variety of formats in iFIX or CIMPLICITY.
VisiconX is available as a download from GE Fanuc’s Proficy GlobalCare web site. For more information: www.gefanuc.com/globalcare.
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