Citect SCADA | Citect by Schneider Electric Software Matko Spadina
Start your engines & begin planning your upgrade today!
This latest release of our reliable, flexible & high performance Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution for industrial process customers, Citect SCADA 2016, is focused on putting engineers & operators back in the driver’s seat by helping to unlock the value of their SCADA systems.
Shaped on addressing key social & technological trends in the market including changing workforce demography, globalization, as well as the convergence of information & operational technologies, Citect SCADA 2016 comprises a host of functionality enhancements & innovations that re-imagine the engineering experience.
Some of the new features and functionality of Citect SCADA 2016 include:
Citect Studio – an intuitive and powerful new integrated development environment
Topology view – a graphical view of servers by machine & cluster
Centralized deployment – management of project configuration for all nodes from a central location
Calculated Variables – configuration of tags using Cicode functions as expressions
Alarm Properties for Equipment – creation of genies & super-genies with Equipment.Item support for Alarm properties
Specialty drivers – BACnet & KNX enhancements, new S7TCP driver supporting the latest Siemens S7-1500 PLCs
Go far beyond SCADA with access to real-time information & process data – anywhere, anytime, from any device!
Citect Anywhere is an extension of Citect SCADA that provides unprecedented access to your Citect applications via HTML5-compliant Web browsers, enabling greater visibility into your operations, no matter where they are – no matter where you are!
Get the right advice & improve operator efficiency!
Wonderware Alarm Adviser is web-based alarm analysis software that helps you discover nuisance alarms in the process system through interactive visual analysis. Based on industry recommended standard alarm management practices, Alarm Adviser provides a dashboard for instant diagnosis of alarms, causes and consequences. It provides a single means of identifying frequent, standing, fleeting and consequential alarms, which can help analyze plant upsets and optimize system performance.
Contact us today for more information on Alarm Adviser.
Keep reading to discover how Schneider Electric can help you unlock the true value of your process data.
Vijeo Citect & CitectSCADA 2015
Blistering performance | New functionality | Many enhancements | Scalable as ever!
With across-the-board performance improvements, new functionality, as well as enhancements to the upgrade process from previous versions, Vijeo Citect 2015 is our most scalable & robust release in years!
Check out the information below to see why you should start planning your upgrade to Vijeo Citect 2015 today!
Let’s take a look at what’s new in Vijeo Citect & CitectSCADA 2015
Alarm performance improvements
For mission-critical processes, even the slightest delay in Alarm display can be costly – sometimes catastrophic. Vijeo Citect 2015 has been optimized to provide lightning-fast client display, with smaller resource footprints than ever before.
Vijeo Citect as a Windows Service
When running as a Windows service, the system can continue to supply data across user log in sessions. This allows the application to run unattended with no user account required to be logged into the Server.
Integrated Equipment Graphics
Configure your project by placing a Genie on a Graphics Page, directly from your Equipment hierarchy.
Multiple project backup & restore
Managing your backups in Vijeo Citect 2015 is more efficient with the ability to back up a complete project along with all its Included Projects into a single backup file. You can then restore your complete project just as easily.
Extend your system with Microsoft .NET & Cicode
In Vijeo Citect 2015, we have introduced the ability for you to access .NET assemblies from within Cicode. This allows you to extend the functionality of your system by leveraging Microsoft technologies such as C# and the .NET Framework.
Configure & maintain Super Genies & Pages with dynamic associations
Partial Associations allow you to configure and maintain Super Genies and pop-up Pages by reducing complexity and removing the need for Cicode or extensive metadata.
Start planning your upgrade to Vijeo Citect 2015 today!
Online upgrade for v7.20+, and direct offline upgrade (excluding alarm history) for all v5.21+ projects.
Want to know more about Vijeo Citect 2015? Contact us today!
ClearSCADA 2015 R2
Dazzling performance | New client features | More scalable than ever!
ClearSCADA 2015 R2 builds on the solid foundation of 2015 R1, and breaks new ground in system performance and scalability. With improvements to database processing efficiency, server synchronization time, and client responsiveness, plus a range of new client features to improve operational efficiency, this release is one not to be missed!
Check out the information below to see why you should start planning your upgrade to ClearSCADA 2015 R2 right now!
Let’s take a look at what’s new in ClearSCADA 2015 R2
Performance & Scalability
Reductions of up to 90% in database processing time and server synchronization time, plus improvements to client responsiveness makes this release the new gold standard in performance and reliability!
Integrated Database Search
Finding an object or site within the ClearSCADA database hierarchy is made easy with the integrated database search in ViewX.
Enhanced Trending Capabilities
Trends now provide historical indication of Alarm State – even after the alarm limits have been adjusted. Plus, there’s new scrolling options for the time axis, and ability to store and display raw field data during Point Override.
Improved Template Management
Configuring instance property values using expressions, plus a dedicated interface for the configuration of template instances improves engineering efficiency even further in ClearSCADA 2015.
Mobile workforce? No problem!
ClearSCADA 2015 uses HTML5 technology to provide access from almost any Web browser allowing users to connect from their phone, tablet or laptop to view data, alarms, events, trends and query results.
Historical Alarm Summary
An Historical Alarm List is now available in ClearSCADA 2015 for easy review using the Alarm Summary, linking together necessary information for simple real-time analysis.
Tighter SCADAPack E RTU Integration
ClearSCADA’s tight integration with the SCADAPack E Smart RTU continues, now allowing direct configuration of the RTU’s Modbus Master/Slave interfaces from within ClearSCADA 2015 with no programming!
Tighter Realflo Integration
With the new batch processing feature in Realflo, implementing well testing on your well pads with ClearSCADA has never been easier, plus it’s simple to retrieve batch history and QTRs from the Flow Computer.
Native Oil & Gas Driver Suite
A new driver suite targeted at Oil & Gas provides native communications to a variety RTUs, gathering real-time, historic, alarm and event data, removing dependencies on external polling engines.
Like what you see? We thought you might.
Keep reading to see why now is the time to begin planning your upgrade to ClearSCADA 2015 R2!
Game-changing improvements to performance and scalability!
New-look Online Help interface
New Momentary Button for issuing temporary pulse controls or dual-action controls
ViewX improvements for Full Screen mode and locating open objects in Explorer
Lock the Embedded Alarm List to help prevent operators obscuring important alarms
Central Management of ClearSCADA Dictionary Files
Assisted conversion from Simple to Advanced OPC Objects
Simplified Driver Installation changes
Extended calculation of Alarm Severity Statistics to facilitate creation of ASM displays
Detection of abnormal behavior in historical data modules
Enhanced Kingfisher Driver RTU Addressing
Support for Schneider Electric’s new Net Oil Coriolis Transmitter – the NOCT60
Support for new SCADAPack E Smart RTU functionality in firmware version 8.12.2
DNP3 Device Profiles now available in XML format
Simple export of ClearSCADA historic data to Wonderware eDNA Historian
Increased User Account Security
Process information available anywhere, anytime with HTML5 browser support
Server Access Control Lists for client connections
Improved auditing of system security
Central logging of system events from DMZ Standby servers
Configure clients to only connect to synchronized server
Secure Connection to E-mail Servers and ClearSCADA Mobile Servers
Support for Windows® 10
Improved design of ClearSCADA Service Manager
COMING SOON: Connectivity to Wonderware Alarm Adviser!
New WebX user interface including more of what you like from ViewX
Simple export of ClearSCADA historic data to Wonderware Historian
Want to know more about ClearSCADA 2015? Contact us today!
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Our commitment to you!
Our #1 priority is you, our customer. We believe in our products and hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. We truly care about your business as much as you do, which is why we offer the best, most comprehensive support program through our World-class, 24/7 dedicated support center.
In short, you can count on us to assist you with anything, anytime, anywhere!
Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA + Wonderware = Game changer!
Whether you’re after mobility, a big data solution, or connectivity to our market-leading industrial software applications, Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA both offer out-of-the-box integration to many Wonderware offers, unlocking even more value!
Unlock even more operational value with Wonderware!
Empower operators with insightful process data on the go
Analyze your Vijeo Citect data anywhere, anytime & from any device with Wonderware SmartGlance.
Wonderware® SmartGlance provides real-time access to process data, reports and KPIs via mobile smart phones and tablets. The powerful custom reporting and analytical tools help users view their own data in rich graphical format, allowing them to interact with their data, collaborate with others and take action – all from their mobile device.
Go mobile with Vijeo Citect plus SmartGlance. View, analyze and collaborate around your most important data anywhere, anytime and from any device.
Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA plus Wonderware Historian are a great combination, allowing you to expand your productivity & improve your bottom line while continuing to capitalize on your existing software investment.
Add the power of an enterprise Historian to your SCADA system & gain greater insight into your process with rich historical data capture & analysis tools.
Consolidate data to identify process improvement opportunities
Make it easier to comply with regulatory requirements
Meet the needs of your unique operating environment from a single node to a multi-tiered configuration
Capitalize on your existing software investment to further drive collaboration, expand data collection, advance analysis, extend reporting, and enhance data security
Collect and store all of your key process, alarm and event data
*The Vijeo Citect Historian Connector v1.0 provides trend data connectivity to Wonderware Historian. The connectivity is robust with “Store and Forward” functionality built-in to ensure that only complete data records are captured. The next version coming in soon will extend data connectivity to alarms.
Wonderware® System Platform offers a gateway to operational excellence applications for workflow management, performance and big data analysis, operator training and simulation, and asset optimization. It also helps drive standards and allows you to centralize and standardize the management of your operations across multiple Vijeo Citect installations, leveraging various features from System Platform.
Connect Vijeo Citect to System Platform and build on your current installations with applications from the Wonderware software suite to better manage and improve your processes, and drive increased operational value.
Make better decisions and solve your business challenges by turning your raw data into actionable insights with performance and big data analysis
Reduce risk and improve operator efficiency with operator training and simulation
Optimize the management of your supply chain and better manage your assets to maximize their reliability and performance while reducing costs
Integrate people, processes and information
Help you do whatever you do better, faster, safer and cheaper
*The Vijeo Citect Data Service for Wonderware System Platform allows System Platform to integrate data from a Vijeo Citect system. It can also be used to connect Wonderware Recipe Manager Plus directly to a Vijeo Citect system.
The future is nothing short of exciting for Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA!
The expertise, technology and R&D capabilities from the combination of Schneider Electric and Invensys enable us to quickly deliver innovations that unlock greater value for you.
I’m really excited by what the future holds for our customers… With the combined forces of Schneider Electric & Invensys, we can achieve so much more, and faster, than ever before. I really believe it’s a great time to be a Vijeo Citect and ClearSCADA customer!
Darren Fraser - General Manager, SCADA, Schneider Electric
Together Schneider Electric and Invensys are changing the game for industrial software. With the combination of the two companies we are now the broadest industrial software provider in the world. We leverage the best technologies from both companies to help you better manage and improve your processes and drive increased operational value.
Both Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA are major players in the industrial software landscape. Our combined expertise, technologies and R&D capabilities enable us to bring innovations to the market even faster and to give you greater value, both now and into the future. In addition, we are leveraging technologies and applications from the Wonderware software suite to accelerate our roadmap and expand the management of your operations beyond traditional supervisory control. Ultimately our aim is to provide you with the solutions you need to improve your bottom line, to help you do whatever you do better, faster, safer and cheaper.
We have identified key areas of technology integration to unlock immediate value for our customers. This includes things like a powerful enterprise Historian, mobile reporting capabilities, along with a number of other benefits you will see in the near future.
We are focusing on maximizing your investment by shaping our future product roadmaps around solving your challenges and addressing key social and technological trends in the market, such as Generation Y and the workforce transformation, cloud, big data and mobility. The implementation of our product roadmaps, aligned across our different SCADA software offers, has already started, and I’m very positive about our developments for the future and the benefits that you will see from our combined organization.
We have a rich roadmap for the coming years, addressing the needs of our customers and the transformations happening in the industrial automation market:
Improved engineering efficiency – lower engineering cost by up to 50 per cent by reducing the complexity and skills required to build and maintain a system, and improving the solution delivery capability of our software solutions
Enhanced lifecycle management – increase offer value over time by reducing upgrade and maintenance costs and maximizing solution availability
Operational empowerment – increase operational efficiency by providing powerful and actionable information and simplified control through task-based activities, workflow management and collaboration
Extended operational value – expand the management of your operations across the enterprise and beyond traditional supervisory control to achieve and sustain operational excellence and business-wide agility
Customers can expect to see innovations and new releases which focus on reducing their total cost of ownership, empowering their operators and integrating their process with the rest of their business. We are really focused on how we can support our customers as their business needs evolve.
We have already delivered real value through connectivity with Wonderware applications, such as SmartGlance mobile reporting and Historian. For example, you can now use your mobile device to view, analyze and collaborate around your operational data, KPIs and reports. In addition, you can gain greater insight into your process with rich historical data capture and analysis tools. We are continuing this journey with the upcoming launch of Alarm Adviser and connectivity with Recipe Manager Plus, which will allow you to extend your current system with interactive alarm analysis and efficient recipe management.
We’ve recently launched Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA connectivity with Wonderware System Platform, allowing you to add more applications from the Wonderware software suite to your current installations to better manage and improve your processes and drive increased operational value. Without changing your Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA systems, you will be able to centralize and standardize the management of your operations, make better decision and solve your business challenges by turning your raw data into actionable insight, reduce risk and improve operator efficiency with training and simulation, optimize supply chain management, and better manage your assets to maximize their reliability and performance while reducing costs.
I’m really excited by the future. We’ve got two companies together that share a passion and vision for creating amazing SCADA products. We are the biggest player in the market and have the ability to really change the game of industrial automation software. Over the next few years I expect that we’ll see significant steps forward in our industry and we plan to be at the forefront of that shift. With our combined forces, we can achieve tremendously more and faster than we had previously planned. I really believe it’s a great time to be a Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA customer.
A message from Doug Warren – VP, Operation & Optimization Software, Schneider Electric Software – & Dr Ravi Gopinath – EVP, Schneider Electric Software – about the exciting future ahead for Vijeo Citect Customers.
…As a team, we remain focused on helping your business to derive maximum value from your SCADA software investment.
Commitment to World-class customer service and product support is an integral part of Schneider Electric’s philosophy. We will continue to invest in our support and training services along with our product and remain focused on improving your support experience. We are firmly committed to helping you maximize return on investment for your Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA software investments, and will continue to work to deliver the reliability and service levels that you have come to expect.
All existing Schneider Electric SCADA & MES Global Support service agreements and support arrangements will continue, and access to all online support tools and services will remain unchanged. In addition, our customers will continue to work with the same caliber of qualified engineers and product experts who have always been committed to your success.
Both Schneider Electric’s SCADA & MES Global Support and the Wonderware Customer FIRST Support programs are Service Capability & Performance (SCP) certified, meaning our processes are closely aligned to the same set of industry leading standards. By combining best practices from both support programs, we will further improve our support capabilities and global coverage, enabling us to provide you with higher levels of support and assistance into the future.
Recent research statistics from the Association of Support Professionals show that there are varied reasons for investing in support, and I find this to be true for our customer base as well:
40% buy support for the product enhancements provided by the software developer or equipment manufacturer, whilst also enjoying the security of having the manufacturer or code writers providing support
35% buy support to achieve maximum up-time or high availability
As mentioned, both our Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA, and Wonderware Support teams are SCP certified and follow industry best practices for service delivery. This gives us greater flexibility to align our services models and provide you with a consistent software support experience. We are keen to combine our strengths and bring you a best-in-class support solution. We are fully committed to continue investing in our services capabilities and look forward to delivering new features such as a harmonised support portal, common knowledgebase repositories, unified learning management system and much more. Ultimately though, we know that what is most important to you is that the expert support engineers you have come to rely on to help you resolve your technical issues, remain readily accessible when you need them. I can assure you that this will not change. As a team, we remain focused on helping your business derive maximum value from your SCADA software investment.
Together, Schneider Electric & Invensys are changing the game for industrial software
With the combination of our two companies, we are now the broadest industrial software provider in the world. We leverage the best technologies from both companies to help you better manage and improve your processes and drive increased operational value.
Protecting your investment
We are focusing on maximizing the investment you’ve made by shaping our product roadmap around solving your challenges and addressing key social and technological trends in the market.
Extending operational value
We are unlocking more value from your SCADA by empowering operators with insightful information on the go and giving plant supervisors improved decision making ability as a result of greater process knowledge.
Peace of mind with industry-leading support
An integral part of Schneider Electric’s philosophy is our commitment to World-class customer service and product support.
More information on Vijeo Citect & ClearSCADA
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Unlock the value with Vijeo Citect 2015
Unlock the value with Vijeo Citect 2015
Adam Barnes – Vijeo Citect Product Manager, Operation & Optimization Software, Schneider Electric Software
Want to know more about ClearSCADA 2015 R1 & Vijeo Citect 2015? Contact us today!
We love our customers | Our customers love our software!
With over 30 years of SCADA development expertise, more than 30,000 sites worldwide are using Vijeo Citect, ClearSCADA & CitectSCADA to monitor & control their processes. We are constantly improving the features you love & bringing you more value, faster!
But don’t take it from us… Here’s what some of our valued customers say about our software!
“The powerful templating functions in ClearSCADA make it very easy for us to now manage nearly all changes in-house. Common sites such as a sewer pump station are now represented by templates and we can configure a new site in the system in minutes.”
Roger Brown, SCADA & Control Systems Manager, Yarra Valley Water (Australia)
“Thanks for Citect’s open interface, high performance, we realize more comprehensive, larger scale data management, and improve the efficiency of our operations.”
Chen Bangjun, CTO, KunMing CGE Water Supply Co. Ltd (China)
“Vijeo Citect is our preferred software package. Its flexibility and scalability allows it to be used easily in the majority of our applications. Its technical documentation is excellent, and it’s one of the few packages left with a diverse and reliable native device driver library. Our customers have been most impressed by its reliability and excellent Process Analyst.”
Anand Harrypersad, Teng Inc. (Canada)
“Prior to the cutover we were averaging 150 SCADA incidents per month. Within 4 months of cutover [to ClearSCADA] this had reduced to less than 50 per month, and 2 years later we are at 30 per month and still improving. External support costs dropped by more than 50%. Much of the credit for these improvements is due to better reliability and functionality in Schneider Electric’s telemetry system.”
Roger Brown, SCADA & Control Systems Manager, Yarra Valley Water (Australia)
“Lafarge Cement RuiAn DuJiangYan branch EMS (Energy Management Solution) is based on Citect, Historian and Ampla. Because of its sustainability, it helps us to protect our investment. We trust in Schneider Electric’s solution. The EMS system help us achieve energy efficiency.”
Dong YiYu, General Manager, Lafarge Cement, RuiAn DuJiangYan (China)
“Everything that we wanted, ClearSCADA had. This system has been great and I think that my assets [team] have made a great choice in using it.”
Vaughn Linch, IT Automation Tech & Planning Section Chief, BP (USA)