Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Register Today - Maintenance Technology & Schneider Electric's Asset Condition Manager Webinar 11/20/2014

Title: Lower Your Maintenance Costs Through A Condition-Based Management Approach
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM Central Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

This session will focus on Schneider Electric’s Asset Condition Manager, a solution that helps companies move from a reactive maintenance environment to a proactive, collaborative, and best-practices-based approach to Asset Management.
Are you looking for solutions that will help your organization achieve ‘world class’ levels of Asset productivity and reliability through the involvement of both operations and maintenance? We will discuss how you can manage the complexity of devices and assets from different suppliers and move to a more proactive maintenance approach
Juan P. Collados
Principal Application Consultant
Schneider Electric, Software, Enterprise Asset Management Solutions


Juan has over 20 years experience in the industrial software applications industry, working throughout the world. Since joining Schneider Electric in 1992, Juan has held several positions including Implementation Management Consulting, Technical Application Consulting, and Product Manager for real-time asset-performance applications. Juan has also successfully managed the deployment of plant- and enterprise-wide Avantis solutions in a variety of industries, including Food and Beverage, Water Waste Water, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities and Mining.

Happy Diwali 2014!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Announcing the release of Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector 2014 R2

Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector (MRC) 2014 R2 – is now available for download on the software.invensys.com site.

What is it?
Wonderware SmartGlance delivers real-time plant data to the mobile workforce via simple reports, analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to phones and tablets.
Why is this important?              
The SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector provides data connectivity to Process Historians (including native support for the Wonderware Historian) in addition to one or more SQL data sources. It is complemented by the Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile App available on all major mobile operating systems. The Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile App is available as a native mobile application for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8, and also Windows 8 for desktop (Modern App).
What is new?
The Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector 2014 R2 offers the following new features
1.     Personalized and Proactive push notifications (MyAlerts) for Apple iPhone and Google Android mobile devices.
2.     You can now auto acquire the Data Transfer ID without having to wait for someone to send it to you
3.     Configurable Windows Service Port Numbers that bring greater product flexibility and compatibility with other products
4.     Support for multiple time zones so that  customers can now review their data based on their current location and time zone
5.     Custom Data Provider Import capability which enables greater extensibility for third-party data sources
a.     Including Citect SCADA HMI, OPC-HDA and others
6.     Automate the installation of SmartGlance MRC
7.     Quickly import and export users and reports
8.     Choose between 2 to 6 decimal places for your Historian tags
9.     Ability to do an in-place upgrade of a Historian Data Provider so that all reports can be seamlessly migrated to a upgraded Historian.
10.   You can see the list of records uploading live as they are happening. Similar to a progress bar
11.   Support for groups in Active Directory Mode to be used with an On-Premises SmartGlance Server

Check out the new service now available - status.wonderware.com where you can check the status of our managed service at any time OR you can subscribe to email alerts, from this site, to be notified of any service changes.

You can also view these YouTube videos for a quick overview and install instructions:
To learn more, visit our website.

Coming in 10 days - SPE ATCE October 27 - 29, 2014 - The Netherlands - Meet our software experts from Schneider Electric - Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware

Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibit
RAI Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 27 - 29, 2014
      Meet our experts from Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware, to explore possible capability gaps that you can fill to improve your performance and safety.    Optimize production, minimize operating cost and improve HSE with real-time data.

Smart Oil and Gas Field Featuring;


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shell 'Changes the Game' using Wonderware IntelaTrac by Schneider Electric

Watch this short video to hear our customer share his story on the benefits received by using Wonderware IntelaTrac and how it's become a "Game Changer" for Shell Chemical Co.


What is IntelaTrac?
Wonderware IntelaTrac is the industry-leading mobile workforce and decision support system. IntelaTrac includes configurable software and ruggedized mobile hardware solutions that enable workflow, data collection and general task management for plant operations, maintenance management, production tracking and compliance applications.

For more information, visit our website.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Avantis can help you monitor the health of your assets

Real-time Maintenance Execution

Effective asset performance management (APM) requires real-time maintenance execution so maintenance tasks can be planned and performed when needed based on actual operating and asset conditions. This helps avoid critical equipment failures and associated unplanned equipment downtime. This approach involves integrating technologies, people, and processes to provide the right information at the right time. Download the ARC Strategy Report on Real-time Maintenance Execution and find out how.

Untangle your maintenance processes to optimize your asset management strategy. Our suite of products and services deliver focused, real-time equipment performance and decision support to simplify access to information to create a strong foundation for maintenance best practices.

For more information, visit our website.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Announcing the release of Wonderware IntelaTrac 5.0 - Introducing Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1!

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Wonderware IntelaTrac 5.0!

Introducing Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1
The Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1 app is now published and available in the Windows Store!

What is it?
Wonderware IntelaTrac
Wonderware IntelaTrac is the industry-leading mobile workforce and decision support system. IntelaTrac includes configurable software and ruggedized mobile hardware solutions that enable workflow, data collection and general task management for plant operations, maintenance management, production tracking and compliance applications

What's New in this release?
Key Feature
Windows 8.1 PRO Tablet Support – Phase 1
   Modernized User Experience
   Windows 8.1 PRO certified
Active Directory Support on Mobile Device
   Minimize password management requirements for Administrators
   Reduce the number of passwords for users to remember
Auditor Plus Enhancements
   Summary totals
   Crew reporting enhancements
   Shift boundary reporting enhancements
Language Support
   Support for Norwegian translation

Our Technical Support team is always available to answer any questions you may have.
Customer can download the latest release from WDN.

Announcing the release of Avantis Condition Manager 3.0

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Avantis Condition Manager 3.0!

What is it?
Avantis Condition Manager
With Condition Manager, you can collect raw data in real-time, analyze pending equipment failures on the spot and act with informed contextual information. Condition Manager collects information from any asset and drives maintenance workflow in any asset management system. This powerful combination is designed to improve maintenance, operations and performance.

What's New in this Release?
  •  Added support for Condition Manager to use ODBC as a data source
  • Support  to configure which Wonderware Historian table to use when pulling data
  • Qualification on most recent versions of O/S and databases (Windows Server 2008, 2012, Windows 8.1, 7.0)
  • Ability to connect to the most recent versions of the supported data sources
    • AIM*, EFS, Wonderware Historian 2012, OPC DA, ODBC
Contact information:
· For Shipment requests, contact support.pro@avantis.net