Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 HMI software features enhanced security capabilities

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 Web-enabled human-machine interface (HMI) software features security capabilities that allow administrators to manage and control who can access system and machine parameters from outside the plant. 

The software supports fully scalable and animated Web displays of existing FactoryTalk View HMI software and Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus applications. The latest release adds compatibility with Google Chrome 10 and Safari 5, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, and Mozilla Firefox 3.

FactoryTalk ViewPoint 2.0 software allows users to remotely access and write to FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and Site Edition (SE) applications using numeric and string (text) entry objects, and momentary, maintained, multi-state, ramp and interlocked pushbuttons. Companies with FactoryTalk View SE applications also can remotely access and write to FactoryTalk View SE commands, including set, toggle, ramp and simple expressions. 

The security system is designed to allow administrators to define user groups and assign them access to view and/or write capabilities. Previous FactoryTalk ViewPoint versions only permitted administrators to allow or disallow users’ access to the entire FactoryTalk ViewPoint application.

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