Mitsubishi Electric extends its SCADA lineup for EMEA markets, offering two additional types of software for system monitoring and process control under the series name “GENESIS64”, complementing the existing “MAPS” SCADA software. The lineup will meet diversified IoT needs, covering a variety of purposes such as monitoring, controlling and multi-monitoring small production line, business intelligence (BI) for plant-wide systems, process automation, as well as utility and building automation.
The “GENESIS64 Basic SCADA” is an entry-level software with essential functions for small production lines, and the “GENESIS64 Advanced Application Server” is a full SCADA suite for large-scale monitoring of factories, buildings and utilities. For customers with bigger system needs, “GENESIS64 Advanced Application Server” will help create a serverless system using cloud computing, which will facilitate the construction of redundant, multi-location or other highly secure, large-scale systems. This top-end software can also connect to wearable devices such as smart glasses and smartwatches, supporting customers interested in introducing remote monitoring or giving work instructions remotely.
Furthermore, the software can be operated by voice commands with the use of AI smart assistant speakers, which helps operators avoid touching the monitoring screen – another function that supports the ‘new normal’ in the manufacturing world. With the extension of the SCADA lineup, Mitsubishi Electric customers will have unified one-stop access to SCADA solutions provided by U.S.-based ICONICS, Inc., a SCADA and IoT analysis software company acquired by Mitsubishi Electric in 2019. Customers will be able to benefit from the combination of ICONICS’ software technology and Mitsubishi Electric’s FA technology spanning expanded software products and services from the edge to the cloud, all targeted at helping customers solve their automation and process control issues. This integration is initially demonstrated in the direct connection of Mitsubishi Electric PLCs to the GENESIS64 SCADA software, achieving automatic detection and smooth startup while eliminating the need for an OPC server.