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GE Fanuc Announces Proficy Change Management 5.9

March 10, 2009

The new software provides administrative capabilities that increase accessibility, flexibility, and power, and the product's intuitive interface and easy deployment helps users reduce their cost of ownership.


Charlottesville, VA -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced the latest version of its Proficy Change Management, version 5.9, featuring Web-based client enhancements that provide users with thin-client capability for version control, audit trails, and secure access for popular automation products. The new interface allows end users to locate the project or PLC files they need to access more easily, using a configurable HTML-based interface.

"Proficy Change Management is a key component of our Proficy family of automation software applications," said Claire Cerrato, General Manager of GE Fanuc's Automation Software Products. "It helps users meet compliance requirements and improves processes and key uptime metrics. Proficy Change Management features powerful capabilities, including security, version management audit trails, central storage, and automated backup and recovery for increased safety and efficiency."

The HTML-based client is thin and easy to deploy, with a small footprint that will save users time and effort installing or updating compared with traditional thick clients. It also provides easy access to common end-user and administrative functions, such as check out, check in, open, version reports, compare, and more.

This new version of the product provides a lower maintenance alternative, with an intranet server–based deployment and lightweight client install to reduce the overall cost of maintaining the system.

The new product wizard provides the power to support virtually any type of file, document, or FTP device. Users can create their own wizard product types by answering a few key questions about the files they want it to manage, and Proficy Change Management will automatically create a profile to manage these files. The Wizard comes preconfigured with standard and FTP templates for handling devices such as robots, vision systems, and CNCs, file upload-download for SCADA systems, PC control systems, and other file storage systems.

The drag-and-drop configuration allows users to easily create an HTML interface to organize projects and provide customized Web pages if desired. The client supports popular hardware from GE Fanuc and third-party products from Rockwell, Siemens, and Schneider.

Proficy Change Management 5.9's powerful new features also assist companies comply faster with industry-based governmental regulations, such as the North American Electric Reliability Corp. critical infrastructure protection, with a decreased total cost of ownership. For more information, visiti the company's Web site.

About GE Fanuc
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan, is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile, advanced, and ultra-reliable technology that provides customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government and defense, and telecommunications. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.


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