Yokogawa upgrades VPSRemote service solution
Tokyo, November 6, 2013
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese electrical engineering and software company, is set to release an upgrade of its Vigilant Plant Services Remote service solution on November 22, as part of its VPS initiative.
The Vigilant Plant Services is a suite of services that realises Yokogawa’s Vigilant Plant control business concept by helping customers achieve the ideal plant.
The solution for the remote monitoring and general and preventive maintenance of systems will allow users to link their plants around the world and provide operation support and engineering services from specified locations on the network.
It can be used with information systems as well as control systems, said a statement.
The company has provided remote maintenance service since the 1980s and in 2012 it released this remote monitoring service, which it has upgraded to add flexibility in how these services are provided.
With this upgrade to VPSRemote, customers now can set up a dedicated network linking their plants and engineering departments. Via this network, company personnel can share access to system displays and, in real time, perform operations, set parameters, and change settings from any location on the network.
The upgraded VPSRemote service now covers information systems such as the Exaquantum plant information management system. Using VPSRemote, both Yokogawa’s Global Response Centers and Yokogawa’s customers now have the ability to remotely monitor and maintain the control and information systems at plants 24 hours a day, all year round.
The system targets several industries including oil, petrochemical, iron and steel, pulp and paper, gas and other types of plants for the remote operator support and engineering by customers and Yokogawa. - TradeArabia News Service