The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Comos software solution for plant engineering and operation. Comos 10 now provides an enterprise platform for plant engineers and operators, which can handle even the largest volumes of data. It also incorporates considerably increased functionality for modern plant management. (Source: Siemens)
The one question these articles never answer - WHat is the long term cost. My experience with Siemens products is that they go through a hardware revision every year and the old software won't work with new products. As long as the old hardware is available you can get away with it, but a new version of teh hardware comes out and you now have to maintain 2 systems unless all systems are upgrded to the new.
I have never seen such poor support for last years system, not even from Microsoft....
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
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