GE Fanuc Announces New Release of Proficy Process Systems Targeted For Smaller Applications and OEMS

250 I/O System Extends Scalability Allowing Customers To Start Small and Grow

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced that it has released Proficy® Process Systems in a new 250 I/O size, single-computer offering targeted at smaller applications and OEMs. Proficy Process Systems is a fully-integrated process control system that will provide customers with improved quality and reliability, increased throughput, performance and efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership.

"Proficy Process Systems provides customers with unprecedented freedom to architect and scale their process control system to best meet their needs through its contemporary technology and architecture," said Kam Yuen, Product Manager. "With the release of its 250 I/O count system GE Fanuc extends that freedom and scalability even more, allowing end customers to start small and then grow and expand their systems, and also enables OEMs to take advantage of the offering. We have quickly established a customer base around the world in industries including Bio Fuels, Oil and Gas, Water Treatment, Chemicals, and Food and Beverage. We see this new offering accelerating that growth even more."

The foundation of Proficy Process Systems is contemporary hardware and software infrastructure that offers the benefits of both traditional DCS and PLC/HMI systems, without many of the historic limitations of those approaches. GE Fanuc’s multi-disciplined PACSystems controllers can handle process, discrete, and motion control applications giving users unparalleled flexibility in their control system. And, the company’s powerful Proficy software technologies empower users with unprecedented visibility, analytics, and connectivity throughout their enterprise. The award-winning HMI/SCADA (CIMPLICITY and iFIX) and Historian technologies, coupled with Batch and a complete Production Management suite, allows customers to finally close the gap between automation and information.

Proficy Process Systems is also packed with powerful control features including a comprehensive set of function blocks for advanced regulatory control. In addition, user defined function blocks can be created for the freedom and flexibility to define control algorithms as necessary, and system integrators can lock these blocks to protect their intellectual property.

Customers can also choose the fieldbus technologies they need for their applications because Proficy Process Systems provides an open fieldbus approach by supporting Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus DP and PA, HART, and Ethernet.

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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit

About GE Enterprise Solutions

GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.


Elli Holman, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms