WinCC OA Solution partner, KAASM, held events in three major Pacific Northwest cities: Portland, Boise and Seattle. At these locations, SCADA professionals converged to network and discuss industry trends. Latest market research knowledge and market information were jointly presented by KAASM and Siemens Industry, Inc.
Siemens is addressing current and future industrial software trends with their SCADA systems SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture and SIMATIC WinCC. These software solutions were presented and reviewed, with covered topics relating to system scale, remote connectivity, future proofing systems and disaster recovery.
To recap general HMI/SCADA trends: The global HMI/SCADA (Human Machine Interface and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software and services market is experiencing positive growth and evolutionary change, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
The marketplace is seeking HMI/SCADA software and services that enable the convergence of industrial, building and energy automation into a single information platform. There is also a desire for integrating HMI/SCADA software solutions with enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) analytics to provide better visibility for all aspects of both, plant and factory resource usage, the study found. The study also found the market is making broader use of HMI/SCADA software visualization to improve business decision-making, and distributing real-time data to all levels of the manufacturing process through workflow and other complementary technologies.
The events concluded with a networking session sponsored by Siemens Industry Inc.