Software enables greater efficiency in remote asset and critical infrastructure management
Schneider Electric has announced the availability of ClearSCADA 2017 with innovative location services and integrated mapping functionalities.
The driving force behind this product upgrade was to enhance insight and control for customers managing geographically-dispersed infrastructure.
Industry 4.0 adoption, coupled with broader economic, political, and environmental developments are rapidly redefining the world, driving a need to better standardise technology adoption, enhance security protocols, and improve predictive analytic capabilities.
These forces are particularly impacting the management of remote assets, critical infrastructure, and operations personnel spread over vast geographical areas.
ClearSCADA 2017 addresses these challenges with intuitive embedded location-based alarming and filtering, overlaid with real-time weather data and GPS mapping.
This functionality provides unprecedented insight into asset performance with sophisticated alarming and graphical interfaces consolidating and transforming real-time process data into business critical information, heralding a new era of control and efficiency in telemetry and remote SCADA applications.
Key features and functionalities of ClearSCADA 2017 include:
“We are excited about helping our customers map their way to a more efficient and secure future with ClearSCADA 2017 and continuing to enhance functionality and ease of use, with further mobility and user interface enhancements in upcoming releases”, added Brad Shaw, global product manager of ClearSCADA at Schneider Electric Software.
Early positive feedback highlights market acceptance of improvements related to ClearSCADA 2017’s ease of use and intuitive user interfaces. This market intelligence is based on results from a TechValidate commissioned survey of customers during the pre-launch beta phase of development, held in December 2016.
80% of surveyed customers who evaluated the mapping functionality within the new user interface found it to be easy to use and became familiar with it quickly.
And 72% of surveyed customers who evaluated the new centralised user management functionality found it to be either very straight-forward to adopt, or really helpful in highlighting inconsistencies in their existing configuration.