Advantech's Industrial Automation Group (IAG) is launching a new step forward in HMI/SCADA software with an HTML5-based Business Intelligence Dashboard. Building on the success of previous versions, WebAccess 8.0 is said to be a leap forward in the design of SCADA software.
Going beyond SCADA, WebAccess 8.0 is also an HTML5 Business Intelligent Dashboard that can be opened from anywhere on any HTML5-compatible browser. The Business Intelligent Dashboard analyses data and helps managers make decisions, and WebAccess 8.0 also provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets and applications and the integration of Microsoft Excel reports. Through HTML5, unlimited numbers of users, with varying access levels, are able to read information and make changes from wherever they are using either the Internet or Intranet.
The front-end of WebAccess 8.0 is the dashboard and, through this HTML5 graphical user interface, users are able to monitor and diagnose issues with their end devices. Through the use of many built-in widgets, customers are able to watch and analyse equipment to see the information they need. The large number of pre-built widgets gives users the ability to get going immediately without the need to programme extra functions.
WebAccess 8.0 has three open interfaces, enabling it to become an IoT platform and giving developers the opportunity to create applications from the bottom up. The Web Service interface enables partners to integrate WebAccess data into applications and application systems. The pluggable widget interface lets developers write their own widgets to run from the dashboard. The WebAccess API allows developers to write DLLs to use in Microsoft Windows applications. This open source approach to development gives users flexibility for those who require it.
Advantech says that WebAccess 8.0 goes beyond SCADA by providing the ability to produce reports in Microsoft Excel. Included is a set of Excel templates or users can build their own report templates to generate daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to help predict the status of equipment.
WebAccess 8.0 is helping deliver device information across the cloud in the era of the Internet of Things and will help integrators of water treatment plants, facility management systems, renewable energy systems and other processes. Follow the link to find out more about WebAccess 8.0 and how it can help you, or contact your local Advantech sales representative.