EC: Eaton's Visual Design Software
Software – Control design: Eaton Visual Designer software allows for the quick design and implementation of a graphic user interface for OEMs looking to bring their products to market faster and lower installation costs. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
Eaton offers Visual Designer software that is optimized for OEMs and designed for interoperability, simplicity, and security. It is powerful, intuitive, and allows for the quick design and implementation of graphical user interface (GUI) solutions. Its time-saving, easy-to-use features help lower customers' installation costs. The elegant user interface helps make advanced features easier to implement, including: data archiving, recipe management, multilanguage, Structured Query Language (SQL) database access, and web serving.
In addition to basic monitor and control, Visual Designer software has a wide array of advanced features that help streamline the design of sophisticated applications. Simplified yet powerful security means that the same local user accounts and passwords for viewing and control also apply remotely. Additionally, Visual Designer software allows users of Eaton’s XV and XP Series to communicate with a variety of networks, PLCs, web clients, and databases.
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