Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced
the release of version R9.03 of the FAST/TOOLS
system. Combining the latest web technology with exceptional quality has
resulted in the most advanced SCADA solution yet - one that is designed to meet
the latest engineering and maintenance requirements. Thirty years of project
experience and innovation in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power
industries are the foundation for this next generation SCADA software.
The enhanced version of the
FAST/TOOLS web-based SCADA system enables a new and innovative approach to
remote engineering and maintenance, deploying process applications and
monitoring via web-based services. Its use of the latest technologies and
web-based architecture provides management and maintenance personnel easy and
secure access to their assets FAST/TOOLS has high-level system integration
capabilities, facilitating ever more intuitive and advanced system deployment
and significantly reducing costs. Main Features Web-based maintenance,
engineering, and application deployment
Remote asset management drives
down operating costs and optimizes the sharing and exchange of information. The
latest web technologies are incorporated in the Java-based FAST/TOOLS
engineering and maintenance environment to enable access and execution within
standard web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. This facilitates
access by the various start-up and design teams to the application and system
software configuration, in a zero deployment and transparent manner. The
integrity and confidentiality of process information is preserved. Java was
chosen as it can be used with standard web browsers; it is architecturally
neutral and provides good support for superb graphics. Numerous benefits are
derived from this concept including global access and sharing of data via
collaboration centers and other venues, allowing continuous application
development and management to take place.
A commitment to security policies
that are in accordance with corporate IT directives is the foundation for our
development activities that are targeted at achieving a secure deployment. To
enhance security, this system and its applications are hardened to prevent
failures and protect against unauthorized access and use. A web-based server
and client architecture ensures easy remote access and facilitates the
deployment of security enhancements as well as graphics and application
The new engineering and
visualization editor with an advanced sheet- and form-based environment allows
for a conveniently arranged framework that tremendously reduces the amount of
work required for engineering and visualization. The new and easy to work with
environment combines the power of today's most sophisticated graphical
applications in one easy to manage package. Dynamic layers and visibility
groups enable multilevel processes and KPI monitoring and supervision within a
single operations architecture.
The new operator environment is
language independent and can be triggered by login procedures and the like.
A comprehensive new plug-in
structure that allows for excellent integration of new and existing
infrastructure, guaranteeing seamless vertical and horizontal integration.
Capabilities such as soft-marshalling and the integration of FOUNDATION TM
fieldbus device messages and information are setting the standard for
Operational Excellence. This is both applicable for the Yokogawa product family
as well as an extensive list of third-party hardware and software products.
Process monitoring and asset
management in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power,
pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, waste, and water and
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