We have had a chance to look under the hood, kick the tires and talk to the beta testers. We prefer to call it a modern control system, one that extends the life of our customers' investments, essentially future -proofing their technology. Grant LeSueur, director of product management, and one of the fathers of the Invensys enterprise control system, InFusion , adds, "This concept is an extension of our 'continuously current' philosophy. The modern control system does not require customers to replace everything they have on a regular cycle, but lets them continue to wring as much value as possible from existing technology while leveraging the emergence of our modern control and safety systems. The initial driver was that we were facing a substantial obsolescence issue and we had ranked this issue as a significant risk to on-going operations," he says. We needed a solution that would allow us to upgrade components we needed to, without sacrificing functionality or usability for our operators.
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DCS market may be crucial in Invensys bidding
Download Foxboro DCS brochure. The Foxboro DCS family of fault-tolerant, highly available components collect, process and disseminates valuable information to every corner of the plant. The Foxboro DCS features state-of-the-art, multi-purpose workstations and servers which are versatile and robust, with different options catering for different plant environments and operation requirements. The Foxboro DCS control networks and interfaces provides scalable, robust connections between field, plant and business systems that put critical information in your hands to make timely decisions that impact your business. The Foxboro DCS is equipped with advanced features and elevated human elements of Human-Machine Interface HMI which delivers intuitive configuration, accelerate fault-finding, speed up engineering and consolidate critical information, ensuring flawless, continuous operation. The Historian provides a robust, single-software infrastructure for enterprise-wide collection, storage, and retrieval of historical process information. Designed and optimized for use with the Foxboro DCS historian client, it enables trend analysis and reporting that guide intelligent troubleshooting, and help identify opportunities for cost savings.
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Invensys Ltd. It was formed in through the merger of BTR plc and Siebe plc. Schneider phased out the "Invensys" name in favour of its own. Invensys lines of business were grouped into four segments: Software, Industrial Automation, Energy Controls and Appliance. Invensys was formed through the merger of BTR plc and Siebe plc in
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