Tatsoft now offers FactoryStudio in a new Subscription model, to help customers save money up front, by subscribing to instead of purchasing the software outright. The subscription includes Technical Support and Software Maintenance, allows upgrade to perpetual licenses, and has options suitable for small projects up to unlimited tags and unlimited users at a fixed priced value.
To meet the ever-growing need for IIoT applications, Tatsoft also introduces EdgeHMI and IIoT Gateway: Tatsoft EdgeHMI is designed for local HMIs and Panel or embedded PC applications with one local and one remote display, while the IIoT-Gateway runs on any FactoryStudio Communication driver and .NET math expressions, acting as a remote data collector for the centralized server.
Mobility has always been a key feature of FactoryStudio, from the very start. In release 8.1, the same project and symbols can be displayed in a variety or form-factors and platforms, including .NET Smart Clients, the iOS native App found at Apple’s store, HTML5 clients for desktops and mobile devices”, explains Marc Taccolini, Tatsoft’s CEO, “this isn’t an announcement, it’s the final release on what our early adopters were already using for over a year.
Collaboration tools were improved, as explained by Dave Hellyer: “Tatsoft is also helping to create and maintain corporate standards and teamwork. FactoryStudio 8.1 enables you to have multiples engineers working on the same project at the same time, and create Plug-Ins and Components, which can be shared across multiple projects or distributed to other companies, with the ability to protect its contents and its Intellectual Property.”
Another new tool introduced in FactoryStudio 8.1 is a Import Utility for Wonderware InTouch™ which imports the Tag Database, and Alarm and I/O definition into your FactoryStudio project. This is a tremendous aid in helping users take a huge step forward in their technology to something that more fully leverages their computer hardware investment, bringing out-of-the box advances in technology adoption, cyber-security and integration capabilities.
Other features, such as trend annotations, automatic project generation, SNMP and MQTT and native PLC communication drivers, are listed here.