The convenience of purchasing hardware and software from a single vendor usually comes at the expense of agility and creates a number of drawbacks including inability to mix hardware solutions for a truly optimized system, exposure to arbitrary price increases on hardware, forced upgrades, and orphaned systems that cannot be updated due to obsolete software and inflexible communication capabilities.
The foundation for a strong automation system should be backward compatible with a wide range of native communication protocols and make it possible to augment and improve legacy systems without entirely rebuilding them. Applying a software and hardware agnostic HMI solution for machine data reduces system complexity, simplifies data standardization, and bridges many of the technological limitations of aging hardware.
Join us for a webinar that will show how systems built on legacy software like Rockwell Factory Talk and Panel Builder can be converted quickly and easily into Edge applications without re-engineering or engagement of costly development resources. Learn how to save time and gain flexibility in hardware choices by using simple conversion tools in AVEVA Edge to extend the longevity of your system and operate with confidence.