Software for machines and embedded systems

Paul Boughton

Schneider Electric has released a new HMI software product as part of its Wonderware InTouch portfolio.

Designed to run with modest hardware requirements and operable on embedded versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, InTouch Machine Edition software is tailored to meet the needs of end users, OEMs and machine and system builders while giving them scalability and tight integration with Wonderware Historian and Wonderware System Platform.

Because it can directly connect to industrial data sources, the new software enables users to access the information they need to improve plant operations and lower total cost of ownership in real time.

InTouch Machine Edition makes it easier to integrate information and automation systems

InTouch Machine Edition software has comprehensive features that make it easier for customers to integrate their information and automation systems. 

For example, it can directly replace a traditional panel-computer HMI while providing the functionality normally found in larger PC-based HMI systems; it offers more than 240 native communication drivers with connectivity to almost any control hardware; and its rich visualisation, scripting, security, alarming, trending and recipe management functionality empowers plant operators to make better business decisions using real-time data.

Additionally, customers in regulated industries will benefit from features that are powerful enough to be used as part of a 21 CFR part-11 compliant solution.