Proficy Pulse Monitors Vital Signs of Operations

March 24, 2010 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

GE Intelligent Platforms announced its new visualization software solution, Proficy® Pulse, which empowers operators, engineers and analysts to view, analyze and correlate real-time operational situations and historical intelligence. The new software delivers the power to contextualize data within a single application and the ability to share with others via the Web.

Combined with GE’s Proficy Historian, Proficy Pulse enables customers to consolidate disparate data into a single viewpoint, driving continuous improvement activities, increasing quality through monitoring, facilitating faster troubleshooting, and driving accountability. Proficy Pulse consolidates operational and process data, providing instant insight into operational health. Designed to cater to operational personnel, Proficy Pulse brings the performance of a real-time HMI and delivers abilities to transform raw data into intelligence.

 “Operational efficiency starts with an informed and efficient operator,” said Claire Cerrato, General Manager Automation Software for GE Intelligent Platforms. “The role of today’s operator is changing as he/she takes on more responsibilities to keep plants running. This requires operators to have access to as much operational information as they can get in the environment that they are most used to. Therefore, companies are looking for that ‘ergonomic’ HMI that presents operational data beyond the traditional HMI to analyze large volumes of data from many sources, making objective decisions based on complex, real-time information.”

Features of Proficy Pulse include:

  • Real-time HMI is a true OPC DA and OPC Alarms & Events client;
  • On-the-fly historian analysis;
  • Open Architecture that supports standard interfaces like OPC, ADO, OLEDB and ODBC;
  • Flexible graphics editor for visualization and analysis;
  • Background scheduler for triggering reports, initiating workflows and generating analytical samples; and
  • Intelligent and collaborative user environment for increased efficiency and ease of operation.

“With the loss of experienced workers, growing volatility in raw materials, energy, and finished goods markets, and the increasingly more demanding and complex manufacturing environment, the need for improved operator situational awareness is on the rise,” according to Tom Fiske, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group. “Currently, there is a dearth of tools available specifically aimed at bringing multiple data sources together that provide operational context, intelligence, and situational awareness for operators so they can profitably respond to changing market conditions. ARC sees a growing need for more types of tools like Proficy Pulse.”

Proficy Pulse is a scalable single application that can be deployed on embedded devices like panels and tablets or desktop computers or thin clients like a Terminal Services client for barcodes or a Web client through a browser. In addition, Proficy Pulse comes with a totally integrated Change Management support tool that allows for application deployment, application versioning, disaster recovery and collaborative application development change control.


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