ICONICS, a manufacturer of OPC-based, HMI and SCADA Visualization and Manufacturing Intelligence software for the Microsoft Windows operating systems, to announces new features for its Hyper Historian, including support for the cloud via Windows Azure. Hyper Historian is a high speed, reliable industrial plant historian designed for mission critical applications.
Hyper Historian is now more scalable than ever, because clients can leverage Microsoft’s public cloud application platform to access their Big Data from any desktop, Web browser or mobile device. This feature reduces IT costs with simple setup and minimal maintenance requirements, allowing customers to infinitely grow their application based on the changing needs of their business. Customers experience increased collaboration while maintaining the security that they have come to expect from ICONICS products.
Another feature in its upcoming release enables Logger-to-Logger communications to aggregate and merge data from any plant historian server. This allows Hyper Historian servers to exchange data hierarchically with other Hyper Historian servers or with third-party historians as well. These data exchanges can be triggered on a schedule or manually on demand, regardless of whether the server is located on premise or in the cloud. This enables remote access to the most critical information with maximum flexibility and control.
Taking full advantage of the latest 64-bit .NET-based computing technologies and numerous performance features, including full utilization of multi-core hardware, Hyper Historian is the first plant historian to be compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, and to integrate with SQL Server 2012 and Windows Azure. The software also fully leverages OPC UA communication standards, as well as a wide variety of other protocols for connecting to existing infrastructure.
“Due to the highly variable nature of wind power, owner-operators need powerful historians to enable their analysis and understanding of both individual unit and aggregate wind farm performance,” said Harry Forbes, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group. “A tool such as Hyper Historian is critical for identifying trends and deviations in unit behavior and diagnosing their root causes.”
The above enhancements add to Hyper Historian’s already extensive capabilities that include:
- Extensive Redundancy – Supports redundancy at all levels, including the use of remote distributed data collectors, multiple distributed loggers and multiple OPC classic and OPC UA interfaces.
- Intelligent Asset Technology – Hyper Historian can now be integrated with AssetWorX, the ISA-95-compliant Asset Modeling tool available with the GENESIS64 HMI/SCADA system. Any analysis derived by Hyper Historian can be included as a property of any asset.
- Third-party OPC HDA Compliance – Assures interoperability with hundreds of applications and integrates automatic failover to active loggers.
- Powerful Performance Calculations – The extensive performance calculation capabilities can now be configured to execute on redundant platforms.
Hyper Historian is being used today for plant historian applications in industrial and utility applications throughout the world, including wind asset independent performance verification and generation plant monitoring and analysis.
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