Proficy® Real-Time Information Portal 3.0 Manufacturing Intelligence Application Introduced By GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

Breakthrough Decision Support Tool Provides Users Business Insight From Plant Data In Real Time

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JUNE 16, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the availability of its breakthrough real-time manufacturing intelligence application, Proficy® Real-Time Information Portal 3.0 allowing users to gain business insight from plant data in real time. This powerful application is an incredible resource to provide visibility into plant floor operations. As a result, it enables real time decision support, continuous process improvement and enhances the return on current and future IT investments.

"GE Fanuc offers Proficy Real-Time Information Portal as a part of its tightly-integrated suite of production management solutions which improve our customer’s productivity every day," said Erik Udstuen, General Manager, Software for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. "Additionally, GE Fanuc embraces an open and layered technology approach allowing Proficy Portal to report on plant floor data from third-party manufacturing technologies. This is an important element to preserving customer’s investments while extending their capability to improve performance Proficy Real-Time Information Portal provides a rich, web-based environment for developing and deploying visualization, analytical and reporting applications. As a pure web-based application, Proficy Portal allows the end user unprecedented access to data and control over how to visualize and analyze it In addition, it features interactive analysis of real-time and historical data sources through trend charts, grids and data links. This provides users insight into the operation of their plant for making crucial improvements to quality and efficiency.

"This release enhances Proficy Real-Time Information Portal’s capabilities in three areas," said Jack Wilkins, Product Manager for Proficy Production Management. "First, it offers a tighter integration with GE Fanuc’s production management software like Proficy Plant Applications. Secondly, the context of plant floor data is improved with new tools to represent it like dials, gauges, and a heat map. Finally, 3.0 takes a step forward in its ability to mine third-party databases with its enhanced statement builder and improved interaction with that data through enhanced forms capabilities."

A single web client combines content from other GE Fanuc software applications, such as Proficy® HMI/SCADA – iFIX and data from across all on-line data sources within the plant and the organization allowing for real-time decision making at all levels. Proficy Portal’s graphical presentation rapidly communicates essential information from more complex data sets for notification of alerts, status changes and data summaries.

As the web client for the entire GE Fanuc software portfolio, Proficy Real-Time Information Portal provides a consistent set of tools for analyzing and reporting disparate process, lab and shop-floor SPC systems, along with interfaces to off line Six Sigma tools such as Minitab.

Proficy Real-Time Information Portal is a thin client application that runs under the Microsoft IIS webserver and connects to plant floor technology such as OPC, HMI/SCADA, quality systems, production management systems and third-party databases. It provides self-service ad-hoc reporting, and presents data in its natural presentation form.

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Elli Holman, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms