Released in 1992, Advant Master DCS was the result of the development of a common hardware and software platform for evolving the ABB Master and Taylor MOD 300 systems.
Advant Master DCS introduced two high capacity controllers, AC450 and AC410, and the S100 rack mounted I/O featuring an improved redundancy scheme, along with a state of the art operator interface, based on UNIX workstations. In 1996 the S800 remote I/O was launched, providing modular flexibility with redundant communication and a 1ms time stamp.
The predecessor to Advant Master DCS, ABB Master, was introduced in 1984 based on MasterPiece 200 controllers with S100 Rack I/O along with the MasterView 800 operator interface with high end Tesselator Display system, further adding remote S400 I/O in 1988. Remote EX S800 I/O and Profibus DP support for connection to third party sub systems was released in the late 1990s.
In 2004, the Advant Master DCS began its next step in the evolution process with the introduction of 800xA enabled products, 800xA for Advant master. ABB's commitment to protecting your investment continues with these enhancements by providing connectivity to our latest control system offering.