2012 POY Winners: Apps For Engineers

Award winners in the Apps for Engineers category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.


iQagent, iQuest
Mobile App for Process Environments

The iQagent is an application that enables users to display live process data, documents, and resources about a given point of interest (POI) while connected to the plant wireless network. POIs are configured on the plant floor and then are tagged using a QR Code. POIs contain a Data View showing live process values and Info View containing links to documents and resources. On the plant floor, users can scan the QR Code and view data or other resources.


Wonderware InTouch 2012, Invensys Operations Management
HMI software application

The Wonderware InTouch 2012 software is the primary application of the company’s InFusion Enterprise Control System. The software offers users the ability to quickly and easily create standardized, reusable HMI and real-time decision support applications. The application’s graphics, ease of use, efficiency, and support allow users to help drive business optimization.

Invensys Operations Management

POWEREDGE Mobile Application, Eaton CorporationProduct and technical information application

The POWEREDGE mobile application provides real-time access to Eaton’s electrical catalogs, videos, and training. Electrical products can now be searched, selected, and located from an Apple device. The application is created to engage, educate, and enable users to find the product and technical information. Through the POWEREDGE mobile application, users can learn more about Eaton’s products with direct access to the electrical product catalog. The design of the application helps users find information on solutions to improve reliability, efficiency, and safety of systems they manage.

Eaton Corporation

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