Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wonderware Magazine Reader's Choice Awards

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 12: Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced that Control magazine readers have awarded Wonderware first place in the HMI Software category. Wonderware also tied for first in the SCADA Software category. This is the 12th year that Wonderware has received "Readers' Choice Awards" from Control magazine in these two categories.

In the annual reader survey, Wonderware's InTouch HMI software product was selected as the most popular application for industrial automation, process control and supervisory monitoring. InTouch software is in worldwide use in a variety of industries including food processing, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, transportation and power utilities. Wonderware software is used in over 100,000 plants with over 400,000 active software licenses.

"The Control 'Readers' Choice Award' ranks the opinions of process control professionals assessing the industry's best technology offerings," said Walt Boyes, editor-in-chief of Control magazine. "The magazine's readers are asked to select those technologies that have best met their needs in manufacturing and industrial process industries. Wonderware was again ranked as the best provider of HMI and SCADA applications offering the best value and quality that meet customer application needs."

In addition, Wonderware was ranked second in the data acquisition category and was recognized as a vendor providing outstanding service and support for data acquisition systems. The "Exceptional Service" recognition was based on reader feedback evaluating the customer service performance of their favored technology providers.

The selection of this year's Control Readers' Choice Awards was based on magazine readership representing a wide variety of industries such as chemical, food and beverage, petroleum refining, pulp and paper and metals production. More than 700 automation professionals holding positions in engineering plant operations, research and development, and administration responded to the survey.

"Being recognized by Control magazine readers affirms Wonderware's focus on providing the most productive software applications and outstanding customer support," said Mark Davidson, global vice president of marketing. "Wonderware will continue to raise the bar for ease of use with innovative product development focused on addressing real-world customer challenges."