Schneider Electric Launches Citect SCADA 2016
Improved configuration and deployment features accelerate time-to-value
Further strengthens the Schneider Electric HMI/SCADA software offering portfolio
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Jan 25, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced availability of Citect SCADA 2016, which includes significant upgrades and improvements, continuing to play a key role in the Schneider Electric HMI / SCADA software portfolio offering. The primary driving force behind this product upgrade was to reduce complexity and expand embedded deployment capabilities.
Evolving workforce demographics, elevated cybersecurity concerns, dynamic market conditions and evolving regulatory requirements have created significant challenges for industrial organizations across the globe. These market forces are triggering the need to simplify critical asset management, optimize automation and control systems, and better perform process improvement. These challenges are exasperated by the need to operate with greater efficiency without impacting security, regulatory or safety risk while maintaining operational agility.
Citect SCADA 2016 addresses these concerns with innovative enhancements that extend the value of existing SCADA systems while also offering sufficient justification for new users to usher in an era of enhanced engineering simplicity, configuration and efficiency.
Key new features and functionalities include:
- New Integrated Development Environment – new unified configuration environment with Citect Studio offers faster, more intuitive activity-based user experiences, driving engineering simplicity and shortened learning curves to accelerate ROI
- Enhanced Deployment Management – new deployment view offers a central store of compiled projects, controlled deployment of projects to servers and clients, and built-in security and notification for operators to save time and effort and drive efficiency
- Simplified Topology Management – new streamlined and centralized server visibility offers a graphical, holistic view to better manage configuration of a server infrastructure and view topology by machine or by cluster, helping to save costs and engineering time with a more secure, standardized deployment ability and a more holistic view of operations
“With engineering simplicity and efficiency top of mind, Citect SCADA 2016 builds on the strength and foundation of our Citect SCADA 2015 release, which was focused on powerful functionality and connectivity enhancements,” said John Falkowski, Product Manager, Citect SCADA at Schneider Electric.
Initial Customer Feedback Positive
Customer feedback was a critical component during the ~ 18 month development process. Feedback was solicited and incorporated before releasing Citect SCADA 2016. As a result, 87% of surveyed customers said they would recommend an upgrade of their system to Citect SCADA 2016, based on survey responses collected by TechValidate. Refer results collected by TechValidate, based on survey of 48 users.
Learn more about the Citect SCADA 2016 portfolio offering here: https://www.citect.schneider-electric.com/scada/citectscada.
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About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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