The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-11-25T17:47:00Z Invensys Wonderware Business Unit Launches New Line of Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers 2003-11-25T17:47:00Z invensys-wonderware-business-unit-launches-new-line-of-industrial-tablets-and-touch-panel-computers Wonderware, an operating unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., today announced the release of its new product line of Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers. The new line of integrated hardware, software and services from Wonderware combines world-class hardware, powerful InTouch 8.0 human-machine interface (HMI) software, extensive plant communications capabilities and award-winning support services. These new offerings enable a consistent plant intelligence software solution across a broad spectrum of industrial applications. InTouch 8.0 software is part of the FactorySuite A2 (A-squared) product series, which provides plant-wide solutions based on the ArchestrA industrial automation and information software architecture from Invensys. The A2 signifies the use of ArchestrA technology. The Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers are ready to function out of the box. The open PC platforms are pre-integrated with InTouch and communications software, so no additional software installation is required. The Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers enable customers to use Wonderwares familiar, market-leading InTouch software with increased versatility and mobility, which can reduce considerable time and expense for operator training, IT software administration and management, and vendor costs. Integrating InTouch software with hardened tablets and touch panel computers increases our customers mobility on the plant floor and makes it even more convenient for them to manage their production processes, said Mike Bradley, president of Invensys Wonderware and ArchestrA business units. InTouch applications can be easily accessed with the new Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers, retaining our customers engineering and training investments. Customers can now extend the power of Wonderware software to places never thought possible before. According to Jim Taylor, an industry analyst at Venture Development Corp. of Natick, Mass., Wonderware is a leader in a new trend to offer hardware options coupled with software. Wonderware is spearheading a unique approach to offer open software solutions on state-of-the-art hardware platforms. The full functionality of InTouch software on Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers can be used to provide visualization and control in many automation scenarios previously serviced only by closed proprietary dumb terminals. Proprietary, stand-alone hardware terminals can now be replaced with networked PC-based HMI applications that are fully connected to supervisory control and plant intelligence operations. Customers can now replace dumb panels, which offer scarce features, functions and plant communications, with versatile, feature-rich Wonderware Touch Panel Computers to manage their manufacturing processes, said Charlie Ross, vice president of business development and systems for Wonderware. In addition, Wonderware Industrial Tablets have been ruggedized for the extreme environments that exist throughout process industries. This allows customers to leverage the power of InTouch software everywhere they need it. Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers have achieved some of the most stringent certifications in the industry while providing unmatched durability, reliability and features. About Wonderware Industrial Tablets The Wonderware Industrial Tablets, integrated with InTouch software, facilitate mobile information management. Engineers and operators are no longer tied to a single station or desk to perform their duties throughout the plant. Becoming mobile enables customers to increase their productivity and efficiency while performing normal daily tasks on the factory floor. The InTouch software resident in Wonderware Industrial Tablets has been enhanced to integrate Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Tablet PC Edition operating system features such as inking and annotation. Inking enables customers to write values into data links in their own handwriting, which can save a tremendous amount of time for people who will use an Industrial Tablet computer as a mobile data collection station. Annotation enables users to mark up a graphical display with pens and highlighters. By making notes directly on HMI displays, users can quickly and precisely communicate areas of concern or interest, allowing for quick resolution of production inefficiencies. In addition, Wonderware Industrial Tablets come standard with wireless capabilities. Users can communicate directly with the wireless-enabled supervisory control systems while traveling throughout the plant or to different locations. Wireless access is achieved through a virtual private network designed to provide tight security for all communications and operations. Several docking station options also are available so that customers can use Industrial Tablets in a variety of conditions and environments. About Wonderware Touch Panel Computers Wonderware Touch Panel Computers provide users with the freedom and power to use a PC-based InTouch HMI without being limited to a closed proprietary terminal. In addition, the extensive I/O and system-communication capabilities of the Wonderware software can unlock valuable real-time information from connected plant equipment. The Touch Panel Computers display has been designed for use in harsh industrial environments and offers an open, modular design for flexibility and versatility. The computers can be easily customized to meet a variety of requirements and quickly expanded through quick connections and disconnections of the display from the computer. In addition, Wonderware Touch Panel Computers offer support for both Microsoft Windows XP Professional and XP Embedded operating systems. The computers also can optimize performance with additional memory and faster processor speeds than comparable proprietary units on the market today. About InTouch Software InTouch software provides visualization for plant-centric, operator-centric manufacturing information systems in which information is shared within and between plants. The InTouch HMI is in use in more than 100,000 plants worldwide and in a variety of vertical markets, including food processing, oil and gas, electronics, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, transportation and utilities. Engineers and operators who are already familiar with InTouch software do not need further software training and first-time customers have reported significant ease of use. The new Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers can also access existing InTouch software applications without additional engineering modifications, therefore retaining customers engineering investments while enabling standardization of HMI platforms throughout a plant. This reduction in training time also means that IT and engineering departments will be able to reduce the amount of time spent on software administration and management. In addition, because Wonderware Industrial Tablets and Touch Panel Computers feature an InTouch runtime environment, users can easily standardize and distribute applications based on the InTouch HMI throughout a facility. This will save customers time and money because they will only need to learn and maintain one software system. About Wonderware Wonderware is an operating unit of the Production Management Division (PMD) of Invensys plc and is the worlds leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Wonderware has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the worlds 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit the Wonderware Web site at www.wonderware.com. About Invensys Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signaling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation. WRSL was recently awarded two contracts valued at more than 850m (US$1.3 billion) for the renewal of signaling on the London Underground. Invensys also currently serves other market sectors through its Development Division. The businesses in this division are: Appliance Controls, APV Baker, Climate Controls, Hansen Transmissions, Lambda, Metering Systems and Powerware. Invensys is actively seeking to develop these businesses through equity partners or new owners. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com. # # # Invensys, Wonderware, InTouch, FactorySuite, FactorySuite A2, ArchestrA, APV, Avantis, Burco, Dimetronic, Eurotherm, Foxboro, Hansen, IMServ, Lambda, Powerware, Safetran, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Westinghouse are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands and product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft, Invensys Form Alliance for Intelligent Business, Plant Solutions 2003-11-10T14:10:00Z microsoft-invensys-form-alliance-for-intelligent-business-plant-solutions Today at ISA EXPO 2003, Microsoft Corp. and Invensys plc announced an alliance to combine Invensys strengths in process and manufacturing applications and expertise in key industry segments with Microsofts platform, technology and enterprise products. The alliance will drive a new generation of Invensys solutions to provide manufacturers with real-time visibility in their plant environments and supply chains. Although Invensys has long developed solutions using Microsoft technology, under the alliance, Invensys will tightly integrate Microsofts platform into the companys future offerings. Microsoft also will help Invensys accelerate the development of its enhanced productivity tools, products and customer solutions with broad, horizontal appeal to the manufacturing industry and specific benefits for the hydrocarbons, power and utilities, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing segments. Our joint development, training and engagement model under the alliance will ensure we deliver solutions with the functionality, longevity, robustness and security that our customers demand, said Leo Quinn, chief operating officer for Invensys Production Management. The solutions will help our customers address many of the issues that are keeping them awake at night such as speed to market, the diversion of investment to infrastructure issues at the expense of value-added applications, and the retention of intellectual property as more and more highly skilled professionals retire. The cornerstones of the alliance will be provided by more strongly linking Invensys ArchestrA architecture with Microsoft .NET and Microsofts Windows Server System integrated server software. Invensys solutions built on the ArchestrA architecture empower decision-makers to achieve their business goals without abandoning previous investments in automation systems, production processes or intellectual property. The ArchestrA architecture provides a common foundation for industrial automation solutions and can effectively integrate with all disparate systems in a plant. By working more closely with Microsoft .NET, Invensys solutions built on ArchestrA will be able to bridge all levels of the enterprise and take advantage of the unparalleled installed base of Microsoft products and productivity tools in the manufacturing environment. We believe this is going to be a successful alliance and a great example of how were continuing to work with market leaders that use our platform to build solutions that focus on critical areas for our manufacturing customers, such as providing real-time visibility into their plant floors, said Charles Johnson, worldwide managing director of the manufacturing industry solutions group at Microsoft. Invensys not only has the demonstrated domain expertise in a number of important vertical segments, but also one of the longest track records of successfully developing go-to-market solutions based on the Microsoft platform. For example, Invensys ArchestrA plant automation and information software architecture was designed from the ground up to take advantage of Microsoft .NET and to extend the life of a customers existing systems. In addition, Invensys is the worlds second-largest supplier of Microsoft SQL Server and was the first major automation company to incorporate Windows operating system-based workstation applications into a large-scale process control system. In 1996, with the introduction of I/A Series on Windows NT, Invensys was also the first major automation company to incorporate Windows workstation applications into a large-scale process control system. More recently, Invensys was the first company to utilize Windows XP for process control system applications and the first to use Windows CE in an optionally redundant industrial module. And today, Invensys is announcing one of the first mobile manufacturing solutions that will run on Windows XP for the Tablet PC (see todays Invensys news release on Wonderware In Touch HMI software support for Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition). The alliances first goal will be to extend the Invensys ArchestrA architecture using Microsoft .NET to create an adaptive collaborative environment for easily and effectively integrating all production management systems from enterprise resource planning and warehouse management to customer relationship management. The end result will be a complete business framework based on Microsoft .NET and Web services for the manufacturing plant or process of the future. On a different level, Invensys and Microsoft engineers also are working together closely to embed ArchestrA at the device level to create Invensys automation systems that are fully appropriate for mission-critical industrial applications. The two companies anticipate that their alliance ultimately will do the following: Drive solutions that provide real-time connections between shop floor, engineering, supply chain and product life-cycle management tools and enterprise applications Maximize customers investments while increasing overall productivity Increase uptime and asset availability for managing multiple sites, integrating with partners and optimizing complex supply chains Prove that technology and solutions from Invensys and Microsoft will be robust, flexible, scalable and secure One customer already seeing benefits from Invensys and Microsoft working more closely together is the South African division of SABMiller plc, one of the worlds largest brewers. With Invensys and Microsoft, we believe we are on the right path to achieving our operational goals for excellence across our brewing operations, but we are just taking the first steps, said Thinus Van Schoor, automation manager at SABMiller. We are encouraged by the results so far, like the significant cost savings from reduced engineering time and reuse of objects, and the way ArchestrA enables us to leverage standards and best practices. We also are pleased thus far with the ease of integration, and interoperability offered to other systems, as well as the overall flexibility. We have already captured a significant portion of our intellectual property in a library of ArchestrA objects, and we are making them available to all our plants, Van Schoor added. By leveraging the objects in our library, we can recognize significant savings. In fact, we are aggressively targeting engineering cost savings from reusable control modules, process specifications, and process classes or procedures. ENDS About Wonderware Wonderware is a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., and is the worlds leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Wonderware has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the worlds 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit the Wonderware Web site at www.wonderware.com About Invensys Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signaling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation. WRSL was recently awarded two contracts valued at more than 850m (US$1.3 billion) for the renewal of signaling on the London Underground. Invensys also currently serves other market sectors through its Development Division. The businesses in this division are: Appliance Controls, APV Baker, Climate Controls, Hansen Transmissions, Lambda, Metering Systems and Powerware. Invensys is actively seeking to develop these businesses through equity partners or new owners. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com Invensys Wonderware business unit receives Start Magazine Technology Vision award 2003-10-10T13:45:00Z invensys-wonderware-business-unit-receives-start-magazine-technology-vision-award Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., today announced that it has received Start magazines 2003 Technology & Business (T&B) Vision award. Wonderware was recognized for its industry-leading software and technology developments, which have helped transform the manufacturing industry. The T&B Vision awards recognize vendors that use the latest technology to help customers solve critical business challenges. Companies were reviewed by a panel of independent judges selected from industry analyst firms. This is a significant achievement for Wonderware. With this award, Start recognizes Wonderwares continued commitment to provide the most innovative applications to the manufacturing industry, said Mike Bradley, president of the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units. From our groundbreaking ArchestrA software architecture to our individual product offerings, Wonderware customers achieve business goals without abandoning prior investments in automation systems, production processes or intellectual property. Awarded in conjunction with the T&B Vision award is the Vertical Market Solution award, which recognizes end-user customer companies that solve significant business problems by implementing creative, cost-effective technology solutions. Wonderware customer BP America won this award for implementing Wonderwares Industrial Application Server at its natural gas production facility in Durango, Colo. The Industrial Application Server is built on Invensys ArchestrA industrial automation and information software architecture. About Wonderware Wonderware is a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., and is the worlds leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Wonderware has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the worlds 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit the Wonderware Web site at www.wonderware.com About Invensys Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signaling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation. WRSL was recently awarded two contracts valued at more than 850m (US$1.3 billion) for the renewal of signaling on the London Underground. Invensys also currently serves other market sectors through its Development Division. The businesses in this division are: Appliance Controls, APV Baker, Climate Controls, Hansen Transmissions, Lambda, Metering Systems and Powerware. Invensys is actively seeking to develop these businesses through equity partners or new owners. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com Invensys Wonderware business unit releases new version of industrial application server 2003-10-03T13:05:00Z invensys-wonderware-business-unit-releases-new-version-of-industrial-application-server Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., today announced the release of a new version of its FactorySuite A2 (A-squared) Industrial Application Server, which is built on the ArchestrA software architecture. Version 1.5 now offers support for the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server(TM) 2003 operating system running on any associated hardware, and the Stratus(R) ftServer(R) hardware family of continuous-availability servers. The Industrial Application Server 1.5 has been thoroughly tested on the newly released Windows Server 2003 operating system, enabling users to immediately leverage its increased performance, functionality and scalability. It also supports the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Microsoft Windows XP operating systems. In addition, version 1.5 supports the Stratus ftServer family, which provides new continuous-availability options for supervisory control and plant intelligence systems using Wonderware FactorySuite A2 products. The Stratus product family support includes the ftServer 3300 series, a cost-effective, fault-tolerant server designed for continuous uptime. Wonderwares timely support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system in the Industrial Application Server enables our customers to simplify and unify their automation and IT computing environments by using the latest Microsoft .NET technology across both their automation and information domains, said Steve Lewarne, vice president of product marketing for the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units. In addition, the ability to leverage the Stratus ftServer family matches our customers desire to use the Industrial Application Server software in mission-critical, continuous operating environments. This is further proof that both the Industrial Application Server and the underlying ArchestrA architecture have been designed to easily keep pace with the latest technologies and the industrial marketplace as a whole. Version 1.5 of the Industrial Application Server also offers major new enhancements to provide even more capable FactorySuite A2 solutions, offering increased performance, robustness, upward scalability, high availability, improved alarm and system management and object validation. It further decreases application engineering costs with the addition of several reusable component templates designed for plant intelligence and calculations, such as Event Monitor, SQL Server Access, OLE-DB Access and Generic Calculator application objects. The Industrial Application Server provides real-time data acquisition, alarm and event management, data manipulation services and collaborative engineering capabilities, which have been designed from the ground up for use across a broad range of industrial applications. Its primary benefits to industry include significantly reduced engineering time, lower cost of application ownership and maintenance, scalability, flexibility and an extensible software framework. The Industrial Application Server is central to the evolution of the Wonderware FactorySuite A2 product family. The A-squared signifies the presence of the ArchestrA architecture. About Wonderware Wonderware is a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., and is the worlds leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Wonderware has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the worlds 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit the Wonderware Web site at www.wonderware.com About Invensys Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signaling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation. WRSL was recently awarded two contracts valued at more than 850m (US$1.3 billion) for the renewal of signaling on the London Underground. Invensys also currently serves other market sectors through its Development Division. The businesses in this division are: Appliance Controls, APV Baker, Climate Controls, Hansen Transmissions, Lambda, Metering Systems and Powerware. Invensys is actively seeking to develop these businesses through equity partners or new owners. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com Pioneering relationship with Microsoft continues to expand for industry 2003-08-06T17:00:00Z pioneering-relationship-with-microsoft-continues-to-expand-for-industry The InTouch human-machine interface (HMI) software from Wonderware is now available in Australia. The first industry-leading HMI providing support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition operating system, Wonderware InTouch HMI software is designed for industrial automation, process control and supervisory monitoring environments. InTouch 8.0 software is part of the FactorySuite A2 product series, which provides factory automation solutions based on Invensys ArchestrA software architecture. The A2 signifies the ArchestrA product family. Wonderware InTouch software provides visualization for plant-centric, operator-centric manufacturing information systems that share information within and between plants. The InTouch HMI is in use in more than 180,000 installations around the world, in a variety of vertical markets including food processing, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, transportation and utilities. The latest development from Wonderware to provide support for the MS Window Server OS 2003 is in keeping with historically close ties, according to the marketing manager for Wonderware visualization products, Renee Robinson. Wonderware was the first company to pioneer the use of the Windows platform in industrial automation in 1989, and our strategy has always been to keep pace with Microsoft technology, notes Robinson. We continue to provide customers with software to support the latest Microsoft operating system as quickly as possible following release dates. InTouch 8.0 software is offered in both standard and terminal services versions. Both versions provide support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. Wonderware also plans to upgrade its IndustrialSQL Server 8.0 historian and Industrial Application Server to provide support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. ENDS About Wonderware Wonderware is a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., and is the worlds leading supplier of industrial automation software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Its mission is to power intelligent plant decisions in real time. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Wonderware has regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 licenses in 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the worlds 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. About Invensys Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signaling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation. WRSL was recently awarded two contracts valued at more than 850 million pounds (US$1.3 billion) for the renewal of signaling on the London Underground. Invensys also currently serves other market sectors through its Development Division. The businesses in this division are: Appliance Controls, APV Baker, Climate Controls, Hansen Transmissions, Lambda, Metering Systems, Powerware and Teccor. Invensys is actively seeking to develop these businesses through equity partners or new owners. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com. # # # Invensys, Wonderware, InTouch, FactorySuite, FactorySuite A2 and ArchestrA, SimSci-Esscor, Foxboro, APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Triconex, Powerware, IMServ, Safetran Systems, Burco Systems, Westinghouse Signals, APV Baker, Hansen Transmissions and Lambda are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.