The Totally Integrated Autom
ation Portal (TIA Portal) is the industry's first automation software with one Engineering Environment and One Software Project for all automation tasks, the company says. The new software engineering framework enables users to develop and commission automation systems quickly and intuitively, which eliminates the traditional time consuming and costly integration of separate software packages. The TIA Portal will be the basis of all future software engineering packages for configuring, programming and commissioning automation and drives products in the Totally Integrated Automation portfolio from Siemens. Examples of this include the new Simatic Step 7 V11 automation software for Simatic controllers, and Simatic WinCC V11 for Simatic HMI (human machine interface) and process visualization applications.
Siemens, 800-743-6367. www.usa.siemens.com