Supporting the increasing focus on digital manufacturing and IoT, Mitsubishi Electric has extended its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) lineup for its European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. It now offers two additional types of software for system monitoring and process control under the series name “GENESIS64”, complementing the existing “MAPS” SCADA software.
Mitsubishi say the new lineup will meet the diversifying IoT needs, covering a wide variety of purposes from small production line monitoring and control to multi-site monitoring and business intelligence (BI) for plant-wide systems, process automation as well as utility and building automation.
The “GENESIS64 Basic SCADA” is an entry-level software with essential functions for small production lines, and the “GENESIS64 Advanced Application Server” is a full SCADA suite for large-scale monitoring of factories, buildings, and utilities.
For customers with bigger system needs, the company states the “GENESIS64 Advanced Application Server” will help to create a serverless system using cloud computing, which will facilitate the construction of redundant, multi-location or other highly secure, large-scale systems.
This “top end” software can also connect to wearable devices such as smart glasses and smartwatches, supporting customers interested in introducing remote monitoring or giving work instructions remotely. The software can also be operated by voice commands with the use of AI smart assistant speakers, which helps operators avoid touching the monitoring screen – another function that supports the new ‘normal’ in the manufacturing world.
With the extension of the SCADA lineup, Mitsubishi Electric customers will have access to SCADA solutions provided by U.S.-based ICONICS, Inc., a SCADA and IoT analysis software company acquired by Mitsubishi Electric in 2019. Mitsubishi say customers will be able to benefit from the combination of ICONICS’ software technology and Mitsubishi Electric’s FA technology spanning expanded software products and services from the edge to the cloud, all targeted at helping customers solve their automation and process control issues.
The world-famous Japanese car producer recorded a revenue of $40.9 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. That is in part due to Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Factory Automation EMEA, which manages sales, services and support across its network of local branches and distributors throughout the EMEA region.
You can find more information about Mitsubishi Electric’s extended SCADA lineup on its website.
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