When ABB introduced the Advant Operator Workplace with AdvaCommand for UNIX in 1994, based on HP UNIX workstations, it represented a new approach to supervision and control of industrial processes.
Not only did it provide the capability to communicate with the process but also with other computers and systems outside the automation system. This information integration capability made it possible to view both administrative data and process control data on the operator workplace.
Advant Operator Workplace could be connected to MasterBus 300 control networks, and communicate with Advant Controller 400 Series as well as with Advant Information Management Workplaces.
Advant Operator Workplace complied with the X Window System and the OSF/Motif® standards, making it possible to access and run applications in other stations throughout the network. For instance, to look up circuit drawings created and stored in an engineering station or view and edit data in product quality and business information systems.
An Advant Master Operator Workplace includes:
- Integration with installed Advant Master control network and process I/O through MB300.
- Set of predefined faceplates and operator dialogues
- Extensive operator functionality for handling alarm and events, reporting functions, and messenger support
- Customized operator environment to meet individual user needs
- Quick, flexible and secure access to relevant displays and information
ABB maximizes your system investment and provides an evolution 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.
Read more about the evolution path for AdvaCommand UNIX Operator Workplace.