Advant Master is a widely installed and actively supported ABB DCS. It is used by many customers that plan to stay on the platform for several years to come. A majority of customers have enhanced user experience by adding the System 800xA HMI to their Advant systems controllers and I/Os.
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 the rack mounted S100 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 maximizes your system investment and provides an evolutionary path forward for your ABB DCS. This is achieved by designing control systems for continuous evolution and by providing service offerings that extend the life cycle and improve the availability and performance of systems in the ABB portfolio and beyond.
For customers requiring DCS functionality not available in Advant Master, ABB can provide a number of evolution paths based on the specific installation.