Invensys extends mobile data capabilities

Invensys has released new HMI software that enables end users to access plant-floor data at anytime from anywhere, using any mobile device.

The software, called Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere, runs entirely inside a web browser and allows users to readily connect to other InTouch applications from their mobiles.

According to Invensys, because users are not required to install any software on their mobile device, the offering is easy to deploy, manage and maintain.
The product 'complements Invensys’ broader mobile strategy to provide and improve real-time visualization, collaboration and execution at multiple levels of an organization,” said Craig Resnick, vice president, ARC Advisory Group – commenting in an Invensys press release.

“[It] also brings HMI visualization capabilities to mobile devices," he added. "These capabilities [provide] plant operators and other key individuals with modern process optimization tools”

The software joins Invensys' suite of mobility solutions, which now includes workflow, reporting, analytics, visualisation, maintenance management, operator training, data gathering and procedure management.

In 2010, Invensys released its IntelaTrac offering, a mobile reporting and decision support system that enables workflow, data collection and general task management. In 2011, it released its SmartGlance solution, an industrial reporting application that delivers access to graphical reports from any operations data source via mobile devices.

In 2012, Invensys released its Work Tasks mobile offering, enabling plant personnel, regardless of their location, to respond immediately to assigned work tasks via the company’s ArchestrA Workflow software.