AutomationDirect Launches Point of View Software
December 4, 2013—New from AutomationDirect, Point of View is powerful software for developing SCADA, HMI, and OEE/Dashboard projects that can be deployed anywhere. Designed for most Windows supported platforms, including Windows XP, 7, 8 and Server editions, Point of View projects can either run locally on a development workstation or be downloaded to a remote workstation to operate using Point of View runtime software.
A Point of View project is created using the powerful development tools. A project tag database manages all runtime data, including both internal variables and scanned I/O. Configurable drivers communicate in real time with programmable logic controllers, remote I/O devices, and other data acquisition equipment. Animated HMI screens and OEE dashboards give plant personnel a graphical view of the process. Integrated modules include alarms, events, trends, recipes, reports, scriptable logic, schedulers, a security system, and a complete database interface.
Point of View software supports three types of remote application viewers: a dedicated viewer for plant-floor operations, where navigation must be restricted to specific HMI/SCADA applications; a Microsoft Internet Explorer-based browser that enables full access to any authorized IP address or applications and a Studio Mobile Access viewer that works with any browser. Up to 48 simultaneous viewing clients of each type are supported.
The Point of View SCADA/HMI software contains 19 communications drivers for connection to the most popular industrial controllers, including many models from AutomationDirect, as well as Allen Bradley, Omron, Siemens, GE and Mitsubishi. Also included is a driver for Modbus communication.
Point of View is offered in three software packages: Development (starting at $225), Runtime (starting at $345), and a Complete (Development and Runtime) package (starting at $495). Each package is available in 500, 1000, and 5,000 tag count versions. All packages require a USB hardware key priced at $65. Each package includes one thin client, one secure viewer thin client, and one mobile client license; additional licenses are also available.