September 17, 2009 15:30 ET

PcVue Announces Smart Generator for SCADA Application Conversion

Empowers FactoryLink Users to Upgrade Their SCADA Applications and Safeguard Their Existing Configurations

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - PcVue, a subsidiary of ARC Informatique and supplier of highly flexible and scalable HMI, SCADA and MES software automation solutions, announces its SCADA application builder tool, the Smart Generator. To seamlessly upgrade HMI/SCADA applications and reuse already configured graphics, tag databases, and object libraries with ease, the Smart Generator manages the import of configuration data from several software packages, saving time and reducing the total cost of ownership. In addition to FactoryLink®, these software packages include AutoCAD®, LonWorks®, Siemens® SIMATIC STEP 7 and Schneider Unity.

As one of the few HMI/SCADAs available that is hardware agnostic, PcVue's Smart Generator provides flexibility, scalability and integration to a multitude of PLC brands. This reduces the time and cost of upgrading while empowering organizations to benefit from newer technology and more functionality as quickly as possible.

For example, with Smart Generator, FactoryLink customers can upgrade their existing system to PcVue, harnessing the power of an advanced HMI/SCADA while safeguarding their existing SCADA investments, by simply converting existing configurations in a safe and easy way. Customers also benefit from avoiding repetitive work by importing PLC and CAD configurations. They are not limited to homogeneous automation environments, as imports can be complemented in a fully documented XML format.

"Our customers who have upgraded to PcVue using Smart Generator are extremely pleased with the ease of importing their data and the savings of both time and costs to their operations," said Wolfgang Berger, Project Manager, Cegelec AT GmbH & Co. KG. "We're extremely pleased to be a distributor for PcVue."

"PcVue will leverage ARC Informatique's long history of working with customers to enhance their products and maximize user value. We will follow in ARC Informatique's tradition as being highly proactive and customer-centric in supporting new customers with their migration path for SCADA software upgrades," said Pierre Bailliencourt, PcVue President.

About PcVue, Inc.

PcVue, a subsidiary of ARC Informatique, delivers advanced, highly flexible and scalable HMI, SCADA and MES software automation solutions that are easy to configure, quick to deploy and deliver a lower total cost of ownership. As a component-based HMI/SCADA supplier for buildings, manufacturing, infrastructures, power generation and distribution, green technologies, food and beverage and pharmaceutical, PcVue sells through distributors, OEMs, and channel partners. Dedicated foremost to provide superior customer service and support to its customers, distributors and system integrators, PcVue prides itself in being highly proactive and service oriented. With a growing installation base already reaching 38,000 licenses, PcVue and ARC Informatique brings manufacturing performance to a new echelon, giving customers a distinct competitive advantage. Headquartered in Woburn, MA and backed by ARC Informatique and its global reach spanning three continents, PcVue provides software automation solutions that are used by the Fortune 500 as well as medium to large global operations such as Shell, Airbus, Hyundai and Alcan. For more information, please visit

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