EC: eATM tManager Appliance Transaction Module
Network Integration - data acquisition, integration - Online Development Inc. eATM tManager Appliance Transaction Module - Simplifies the exchange of data between controllers and enterprise and plant computers. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
eATM tManager modules simplify the process of exchanging and configuring data between Rockwell Automation, Siemens and Schneider Electric controllers, and IBM, Microsoft and Oracle computer systems. They are ideal interfaces to integrate ERP and MES systems.
An easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface) automatically detects connected controllers and computer data points. Its drag and drop operation enables the user to select specific data for bidirectional exchange and conditions when exchanges occur.
This embedded hardware/software appliance reduces the time and costs associated with connecting plant floor and enterprise systems by reducing configuration time, hardware/software costs and maintenance.
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