GE Digital announced the availability of the latest version of its CIMPLICITY 2022 HMI/SCADA software. A secure-by-design automation platform, CIMPLICITY provides true client/server visualization and control – from single machines to plant locations spanning the world – helping industrial companies manage operations, enable the connected worker, and achieve fast time to value with no/low code innovation, per its maker.
Part of the Proficy family from GE Digital and based on decades of research and development in cooperation with GE’s Research Center and the International Society of Automation (ISA), CIMPLICITY is the HMI/SCADA of choice for the world’s largest manufacturers and utilities, GE Digital claims, adding that for applications of all sizes, CIMPLICITY can deliver fast response, reduced costs, improved security, and increased profitability. This new version also provides options to deploy on-prem, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture to reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs.
“Our continued investment in CIMPLICITY innovation is paying off for customers,” said Richard Kenedi, general manager for GE Digital’s Manufacturing and Digital Plant business. “CIMPLICITY is a best-in-class HMI/SCADA for the enterprise that enables industrial companies to intelligently support and connect personnel with security and speed. This software solution reliably scales from OEMs using HMI to global Enterprise SCADA implementations. It can be a foundation for digital transformation and circularity.”
Other promised capabilities further reduce time to solution, minimize total cost of ownership and empower the connected worker including: the flexibility of Python scripting, improving extensibility and ease of use; analytics through SCADA data and Python libraries; support for cloud infrastructures including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS); and improved single-server scale and alarm visualization.
CIMPLICITY is an ideal solution for industrial companies building remote operations centers including power, water utilities, metropolitan authorities such as rail and highways, and manufacturers with multiple locations, its maker says. The software improves connectivity, security, and reliability across the entire organization. And because CIMPLICITY can handle large-scale projects with less servers, it not only minimizes maintenance time and costs with zero-deployment clients, it also can reduce hardware and maintenance costs up to 5X as much compared to deployments with a higher number of servers.