GE iFIX Overview
High Performance HMI/SCADA, increases efficiency and reduces costs.
With just a glance, operators should be able to recognize which information requires their attention and what action needs to be taken. They need to know quickly what problems have arisen and how they can be addressed efficiently. You can enable smart operators with new fourth-generation HMI/SCADA. The new iFIX 6.0 from GE Digital leverages the latest technologies that help deliver faster time to insight and greater efficiency for your operations while speeding time-to-insight for system integrators.
iFIX 6.0 offers several core enhancements to decrease deployment time, while increasing operational efficiency in a highly secure-by-design method to improve equipment uptime and reduce cost and risk. These enhancements include alarm shelving, an OPC UA server, support for long tag names and descriptions, and more.
Increase situational awareness with modern screens and advanced alarm management
iFIX 6.0 provides new support for the ISA 18.2 alarm shelving standard, increasing efficiency by allowing operators to avoid responding to unnecessary alarms. Operators can shelve alarms directly at run-time and create up to 20 shelving policies with different shelving times for different areas of your plant. Alarms automatically unshelve when the shelve duration time expires for true plant safety.
Find information easily with a context-rich HMI based on the model structure
This context-rich HMI changes as the user moves through the system. Navigation is derived from the model structure built by the engineer. The context follows the asset definition and is defined only once for a class of assets. This prescribed experience provides the operator with the most relevant information—in context—and minimizes the effort to find it.
Reduce time to solution with High Performance HMI out of the box
To help engineers create the right user experience, iFIX 6.0 contains predefined objects and templates designed using High Performance HMI concepts. Effective layouts are also available out of the box. Designing your HMI has never been so easy, speeding time to solution and maintenance. iFIX 6.0 also allows assembly of graphic content using external HTML5 editors as well as automatic picture publishing for Web HMI.
Achieve visualization where you need it with native responsive web design
The HTML5 user interface produced using iFIX 6.0 offers native Web out of the box and supports responsive design concepts. The displays support multi-touch and can scale to adapt to various form factors.
Reduce risk with secure-by-design technology
iFIX leverages open and secure standards such as OPC UA, digital certificates, and Web tokens, which means you can deploy with confidence. Take advantage of GE Digital’s iFIX Secure Deployment Guide for best practice recommendations.