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What is new in ABB Ability™ DCS System 800xA release 6.0.3?

ABB Ability™ System 800xA 6.0.3 offers support for Windows 10, online system update capabilities, simplified licensing, several operator workplace enhancements and software corrections.

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System installer assisted on-line update saves time and minimizes risk

System 800xA 6.0.3’s System Installer includes the ability to update the system software while in operation. The online update procedure is simple, robust and doesn’t require an expert to execute and requires no manual post configuration steps. It has never been easier to keep your control system updated.

Windows 10 OS support

System 800xA 6.0.3 supports Windows 10 in addition to Windows 8.1. It is not necessary to update the Windows operating system when updating to 6.0.3 as the two operating systems can co-exist in the same system. For example, when a PC fails and needs to be replaced, a new Windows 10 compatible machine can be added while the rest of the system remains at Windows 8.1. 

Simplified quoting, ordering, and commissioning System 800xA

The licensing scheme for System 800xA hardware has been significantly simplified and optimized to avoid unnecessary overhead costs on small hardware additions to existing projects.

Simplified deployment

Another new offering released in conjunction with the 6.0.3 release is the concept of 800xA Workstations. This offering is a direct attempt to reduce the setup cost for workstations by having a selected set of quality workstations pre installed with a tailor made Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB operating systems. 

Up to 90% less time spent on manual work during a system udpate with the new system installer.


Increased flexibility with dual Windows OS support

Numerous improvements regarding awareness, alarm management and ease of use

As usual, there’s a lot of general improvements to the 800xA automation platform, to mention a few:
  • Support to make 800xA operator displays even more intuitive
  • Enhancements of the already powerful built in alarm management system
  • Simplified batch management dialogs
  • New calculation interface with increased performance and usability
  • New options for tuning of the public address features
  • Improved SMS/emailing functionality
  • And more…

Improved situation awareness for System 800xA operators through enhanced graphical user interphase and new alarm management functions.

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