Invensys Operations Management has released a new version of InFusion Enterprise Control System (ECS). The InFusion ECS 2.0 features new software platform updates building on the ArchestrA object model. Some of the new enhancements, which are actually incorporation of these existing products into the object model, include integration with the company’s Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system and SCADA hardware and software offerings, open integration with “virtually any other automation or information system,” and enhanced platform integration with the company’s latest applications, including its Wonderware batch, manufacturing execution systems (MES), mobile workforce management, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) and enterprise business system integration offerings.
One confusion about InFusion is that it is a specific product. The name really describes technology and strategy for integrating first the company’s many products assembled through acquisition over several years. One cannot discuss licenses for InFusion. Rather the question on penetration of the market would relate to number of products that are incorporated within the platform. Therefore, this release expands that number.