Inductive Automation Revolutionizes SCADA Application Development with SQLTags Technology

September 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
HOUSTON, TX. (ISA EXPO) OCTOBER 1ST, 2007 - Inductive Automation is proud to announce the release of FactoryPMI 3.0 and FactorySQL 4.0, introducing its much-anticipated SQLTags technology. With SQLTags, rapid development of web-launched SCADA systems has never been easier, more accessible, or more scaleable.

SQLTags Technology

Powered by OPC, SQLTags technology turns any SQL database into a high-performance industrial tag database. Modern databases, like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL, have storage and performance characteristics that make them ideal for use in industrial applications, and are easy for IT departments to support.

The database-centric architecture of FactoryPMI and FactorySQL has long let designers create data-rich SCADA and MES systems with features like downtime and efficiency tracking, recipe and batch management, trending, and PDF reporting. Now with SQLTags, HMI functions like realtime status and control are accomplished with drag and drop ease, letting users benefit from the power of a database-centric architecture without the complexity.

"SQLTags is a significant breakthrough in distributed SCADA technology," said Steve Hechtman, Inductive Automation's president. "In my 22 years experience as a systems integrator, I’ve never encountered a platform that so naturally crosses over between industrial controls and enterprise management."

FactoryPMI 3.0 and FactorySQL 4.0

FactoryPMI is a full-featured, database-powered HMI/SCADA system with unlimited clients and data points. Its innovative web-launched rich clients make deployment and management a breeze. IT departments enthusiastically endorse its standards-based approach including Java clients, open SQL database connectivity, web based management, and integrated Microsoft Active Directory authentication. Its highly modular architecture enables systems ranging from redundant enterprise-wide SCADA systems to plant-floor touch-panel machine control.

FactorySQL is the easiest, most effective way to bridge the gap between PLCs and standard database systems. It is an OPC powered industrial data bridge that leverages existing IT infrastructures. Drag and drop configuration for both data logging and bi-directional control delivers easy connectivity with industrial devices. Advanced features like alerting, triggers, and stored procedure support make FactorySQL the data bridge of choice in a variety of industries worldwide.

FactoryPMI 3.0 and FactorySQL 4.0 are completely backwards compatible. A free evaluation is available for download at: Get a feel for FactoryPMI’s web-launched rich clients by running our public demo, available at:

About Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation pioneered the first full-featured web-launched HMI/SCADA system in the world. Its standards based, database-centric architecture receives accolades from plant managers, IT managers, and system integrators worldwide. With a commitment to software quality and technical support second to none, Inductive Automation is at the forefront of industrial software.