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GE Fanuc Announces New QuickPanel View Interface Card for Communications With Data Highway Plus
New Card Enables Connectivity With Allen Bradley Data Highway Plus Local Networks
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, OCTOBER 5, 2007 GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the availability of the new QuickPanel View Interface Card for Data Highway Plus. This new release allows GE Fanuc’s industry-leading QuickPanel View line of visualization products to communicate with Allen Bradley’s Data Highway Plus local networks.
“The open architecture of QuickPanel View enables communication with the Data Highway Plus network and provides users with all of the benefits found in our visualization products,” said Paul Daugherty, Operator Interface Product Manager for GE Fanuc. “The open communications strategy allows the user to use this Operator Interface connected to a wide variety of systems and networks. It provides the freedom to choose this visualization product no matter what system you may be connecting to.”
The QuickPanel View can easily handle HMI requirements such as sophisticated graphics, alarm logging, recipes, communication to multiple devices, scripting, dial-in / dial-out support, and much more. The Windows CE operating system gives the QuickPanel View hardware the flexibility of a PC at a price point hundreds of dollars less than an industrial computer-based solution.
About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Corporation, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE:GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services for virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Enterprise Solutions and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more information: www.gefanuc.com or: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, (800) GE FANUC (800-433-2682), Fax: 434-978-5205,firstname.lastname@example.org.