GE Digital unveils a new version of iFIX software
12 February 2019
GE Digital has announced a powerful new version of iFIX, its award-winning HMI/SCADA software, for plant-wide connectivity, visibility and control. The new iFIX 6.0 improves operational productivity by providing plant operators with high performance to give users the most informed view of the problem or task and secure visualization from anywhere at any time.
iFIX 6.0 includes integrated support for ISA 18.2 standards for consistent alarm shelving and interface presentation, which enables operators to easily prioritize critical alarms to avoid spending unnecessary resources on less-pressing needs – helping plants to increase productivity by up to 70%.
Additionally, iFIX 6.0 offers secure-by-design client connections with its new OPC Unified Architecture (UA) server – a machine-to-machine communications protocol for industrial automation. Industrial organizations can now easily share data, alarms and events across supply chains with user authentication and encryption on iFIX 6.0.
iFIX 6.0 also provides new rapid application development features for HMI/SCADA, such as long tag names and descriptions.
iFIX 6.0 provides immediate value on its own, or can be deployed alongside other Predix products to drive additional outcomes across a customer’s entire asset or system lifecycle.