Mitsubishi Electric and Wonderware sign software alliance agreement

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Lake Forest, CA, April 2, 2007 -- Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan and Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced the signing of a new software alliance agreement.

Mitsubishi, the world's leading volume supplier of PLCs, intends to utilize Wonderware software in conjunction with Mitsubishi hardware to deliver enhanced automation and information solutions to its customers worldwide. In addition, Wonderware and Mitsubishi will cooperate on marketing activities that promote the customer value of the technical integration between their offerings.

"The software alliance with Mitsubishi, a highly respected global hardware supplier, is further validation of Wonderware's singular focus on providing the absolutely best industrial software in the world," said Mike Bradley Sr., president of Wonderware. "Wonderware software already is used in more than 100,000 installations around the globe, and we continue to invest heavily in ensuring continued software innovation. Wonderware's focus is in the areas of open integration, visibility, analysis and the use of real-time information to power intelligent plant and business decisions across the broadest range of plant hardware, manufacturing software and business systems."

The agreement with Mitsubishi's automation division integrates Wonderware's popular supervisory HMI and SCADA software solutions with Mitsubishi's advanced e-F@ctory MES solutions and PLC offerings.

Wonderware's software applications will include InTouch visualization software, Wonderware Historian real-time and historical database, and advanced production and performance management applications built on the open, industry standards-based ArchestrA software architecture. Mitsubishi and Wonderware are cooperating on both the technical integration of their respective offerings and joint marketing activities to promote combined solutions that are easy to use and engineer.

"Mitsubishi believes that this software alliance with Wonderware in combination with Mitsubishi controller and e-F@ctory solutions will enable the company to deliver superior total solutions to our customers," said Shinichi Amasaki, divisional manager of FA Systems Department at Mitsubishi Electric Nagoya Works.

See also:
Mitsubishi Corporation Web site
About Wonderware and Invensys
Invensys, Transpara announce global partnership

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