Meiden Selects SL-GMS for Developing the SCADA System for Railways

SL’s Microsoft .NET-based Dynamic GUI Tool and Custom Editor Used in the Development of “Good Design Award”-Winning SCADA System

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Tokyo, Japan – May 28, 2014 – SL Japan Corporation, a subsidiary of SL Corporation, a leading provider of real-time data monitoring and visualization solutions, announced today that SL-GMS Developer and Custom Editor for Microsoft .NET have been selected by Meidensha Corporation  (MEIDEN) for developing its new SCADA System for Electronic Power Dispatch of Conventional Railway Lines. This system, with the user interface and Custom Editor developed using SL-GMS (SL Graphical Modeling System), has received the 2012 Good Design Award (G Mark).

MEIDEN is a global and established leader in environment engineering and solutions based on more than 115 years of delivering proven technologies. They provide a wide range of innovative products and engineering as well as deployment, maintenance and management solutions that support public infrastructure such as water supply, electric power, trains and roads. MEIDEN also uses SL-GMS with its DCS (Distributed Control System) products: MEISVY-OPS5000 and MEISVY VS for water treatment and Meiden Smart BEMS (Building Energy Management System).

SCADA System for Railways, developed by MEIDEN using SL-GMS, monitors electric systems 24 x 7 and supports railway transportation with a stable supply of power. The “2012 Good Design Award” committee highly evaluated the quality enhancements in both the interface and hardware equipment designs: More visually advanced and easier to use graphic interface by applying the Human Centered Design (HCD) [*] concept to the interface and well-organized screen designs of the monitor and control operation station.

While the user interface retains the best of the existing user interface elements, its visual appeal and operability are enhanced, and the “ease of use” has been implemented by interface design, hardware equipment design and spatial design from the user’s standpoint.

SL-GMS has been used in numerous DCS/SCADA solutions worldwide, as well as other monitoring and control systems including energy and facilities management. The sophisticated yet easy-to-use, dynamic GUI or HMI required by these advanced control and monitoring systems can be easily and interactively edited using SL-GMSDraw. This tool enables rapid prototyping by allowing users to immediately preview the behaviors of their dynamic GUI in development using simulated data.

SL-GMS Developer for .NET is specifically designed for the development of real-time applications using Microsoft Visual Studio in the .NET Framework to deliver and deploy highly interactive content-rich GUI/HMI with millisecond real-time performance. The product also offers the SL-GMS Custom Editor for .NET option for building an application-specific custom editor for its end users in a couple of man-months, which could otherwise take several man-years.

[*] Human Centered Design (HCD) is a design concept to improve usability by designing and building a customer-driven system or a product based on a user’s perspective.

More information on MEIDEN’s award-winning SCADA System for Railways is available at the following sites (in Japanese):
http://www.meidensha.co.jp/pages/product/prod02/prod02_01/prod02_01_05.html
http://www.meidensha.co.jp/pages/tech/enote/no16.html

About Good Design Award
Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design. “G Mark”, the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design.

About Meidensha Corporation (MEIDEN):
Since its foundation in 1897, MEIDEN has continuously developed innovative technologies and new products as an electric appliance manufacturer. In addition to a wide range of products such as power generators, transformer equipments, electronic devices and information systems, optimized solutions for engineering, deployment, maintenance and management solutions in customer’s perspectives are provided.  Furthermore, a consistent service over a facility lifecycle is made possible by its integrated operation of manufacturing, sales and maintenance.

About SL Corporation
For the past 30 years, SL Corporation has become the most knowledgeable and responsive provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visualization solutions. SL makes it both possible and practical for users to deliver meaningful real-time operational visibility solutions so that they can, with confidence, ensure that issues are highlighted and addressed before they become costly problems. SL’s exclusive focus on visualization solutions, commitment to customer success, and partner-centric culture are why thousands of industry leaders worldwide have chosen to work with SL to support their most critical applications and businesses. SL Japan Corporation is a Japan subsidiary of SL Corporation founded in 1998. For more information, please contact SL Japan Corporation at info@sl-j.co.jp or on the web at http://www.sl-j.co.jp/.

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