Invensys Boosts Triconex Safety Offerings With World's First TUV-Certified Alarm and Bypass Management Tool and OPC UA

Invensys Boosts Triconex Safety Offerings With World's First TUV-Certified 
Alarm and Bypass Management Tool and OPC UA Integration 
New Solutions Empower Plant Workforce to Manage Operational Risk in
Real Time 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 --   Invensys Operations
Management, a global provider of technology systems, software
solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and
infrastructure operations industries, has enhanced its Triconex(R)
critical control and safety offerings for industrial operations. The
new Triconex Safety View solution is the world's first software for
effective alarm and bypass management certified by TUeV Rheinland to
IEC61508 Systematic Capability 3 for use in applications up to Safety
Integrity Level 3. Additionally, the company's market-leading
Triconex Trident(R) and Triconex General Purpose safety instrumented
systems now support OPC Universal Architecture for greater
communications connectivity.  
"Changing market dynamics and emerging technologies require a
fundamental rethinking of how companies will manage their operations
today and in the future," said Gary Freburger, president of the
company's Systems business. "To address these new and ever-more
complicated challenges, companies need to become more agile without
jeopardizing plant safety. Our new Triconex products provide this
agility by reducing risks when bypassing safety systems during
startup and shutdown, as well as the risks associated with
integrating safety systems across different vendor platforms. In
addition, they provide a pathway for modernizing existing plant
operations, one that links business processes with production
processes; removes traditional barriers to collaboration; and
empowers our customers' most valuable resource -- their people." 
Triconex Safety View provides the highest levels of safety integrity
for critical alarm management applications. The world's first
TUeV-certified software solution for alarm and bypass management for
use in applications up to SIL3, Safety View improves situational
awareness and broadens visibility into the risks that come with
system startups, shutdowns and other critical process transitions
that must be managed by plant personnel. It draws attention to
changes in pro
cess conditions that require immediate attention,
giving operators, maintenance engineers and shift personnel better
visibility into the process so they can take actions that reduce
risk, optimize total cost of ownership and increase overall asset
performance. It is built on the company's industry-leading
ArchestrA(R) System Platform and Wonderware(R) InTouch(R) HMI
software, which have been adapted specifically for use in safety
applications.  
"End users realize that they need new solutions to help them remain
agile, particularly as they react to changing business variables and
process conditions," said Barry Young, principal analyst, ARC
Advisory Group. "By clearly indicating level-1 alarms to operators,
maintenance engineers and shift supervisors, and then showing them
all the safety-critical devices that have been placed in bypass, the
Triconex Safety View solution reduces the likelihood of unscheduled
downtime and subsequent loss of production. And because it provides
contextual information in real time, it helps operators and other
plant personnel make better decisions." 
Invensys has also embedded OPC UA communications with its
industry-leading Triconex Trident and Triconex General Purpose safety
instrumented systems. OPC UA maximizes interoperability between
systems and streamlines connectivity through open platform
architecture and future-proof design. The new communications
interface module contains an embedded OPC UA server that supports up
to 10 concurrent clients, delivering high performance and secure,
reliable communication of real-time data, alarms and historical
events.  
"The addition of OPC UA communications reinforces our commitment to
providing secure, reliable and future-proof communications that
seamlessly integrate our market-leading safety systems with various
distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, HMIs and
other plant assets," said Steve Elliott, director of Triconex product
management for Invensys. "This freedom of choice allows clients to
select the best of the best for their control and safety needs
without compromising performance."  
OPC UA provides a single communications solution from the device
level to the enterprise level, maintaining platform independence
without sacrificing performance. It provides better interoperability
(complete with certification); reliability by design; access via
firewalls and across the internet; and reduced configuration time
with built-in information and security models.  
"Over the past several years, safety has become even more critical
for our customers," Freburger said. "These two products, built on our
strong heritage as the market-leading provider of safety systems, are
an example of how our Triconex offerings are helping clients
modernize their plants so that they are no longer just talking about
safety. Instead, they are actively taking specific measures to
increase the safety of the process and continuously improve their
real-time performance. It's all part of our goal to create the future
of industrial automation, enabling our customers to achieve
exceptionally strong business performance in real time, particularly
when it comes to developing and delivering new, agile control
systems." 
About Invensys Operations Management
 Invensys Operations Management,
a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and
information technology, systems, software solutions, services and
consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, its solutions are used by more than
40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and
facilities. 
Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under
several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm,
Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and
Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its
global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to
help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time,
extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and
synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive
offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn
more about Invensys Operations Management, visit iom.invensys.com or
the Innovate@IOM Social Community. 
Experience the value of Enterprise Control -- linking business
strategy to production execution -- at www.infusionjourney.com.  
Invensys, the Invensys logo, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ,
InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware are
trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other
brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective
owners.  
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CONTACTS 
Tom Clary
Invensys Operations Management
tom.clary@invensys.com
t: 469-365-6651
m: 214-549-5629 
John Nero
Tiziani Whitmyre
jnero@tizinc.com
t: 781-793-9380
m: 401-486-3120 
 
 
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