Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the release of FAST/TOOLS R10.04, the latest version of its real-time operations management (RTOM) and visualization software, and will release it for sale on April 18 as part of its OpreX Control and Safety System family. A flexible and scalable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution suitable for use in everything from smart IoT-enabled applications to enterprise-wide integrated operations spanning multiple sites and subsystems, the latest version will help the company’s customers derive maximum value from their investments over the entire system lifecycle.
With the following features, the latest version of FAST/TOOLS supports the digital industrial ecosystem with information models that simplify and enhance sub-system integration with the CENTUM VP integrated production control system.
- Improved system integration capability
For improved integration with CENTUM VP, the graphics integration tool that is provided with FAST/TOOLS has been enhanced. Also, the portfolio of supported industry standard interfaces and protocols has been enhanced with the addition of support for Mitsubishi Melsec iQ-R series controllers and the FINS protocol used by Omron programmable controllers.
- Improved security and integrity
To make it easier to incorporate FAST/TOOLS in existing IT infrastructure, authentication and authorization services are now handled as one centralized process for all system users. One benefit of this is that all logged-on/off activities will be visible in one window, allowing for improved audit trailing and user management. In addition, when making use of an Active Directory (AD) for the single sign on (SSO) mapping function, users with profiles in multiple AD domains can have a merged user profile in FAST/TOOLS, in accordance with authentications and authorization credentials. Its encryption process has also been improved to provide more secure communication between server and clients.
- Improved engineering environment for HTML5-based visualization
Its graphics editor is able to generate native displays to the HTML5 standard for both information-rich PC-based applications and light-view tablet and smartphone applications. An enhanced graphics editor simplifies the task of creating screens that deliver exactly the data operators require.
As the applications suit for monitoring, operation, control, data collection, and data storage for geographically distributed facilities, major targeted market will include oil and gas upstream, midstream gas and (multi-product) liquid pipelines (for which the standard EPMS applications suite is available), petrochemicals, chemicals, renewable energy, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, mining, iron and steel, and water distribution and wastewater treatment.