SL to Provide Graphical Interface for Toshiba’s New SCADA Product, OIS-DS/SMART

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Tokyo – December 17, 2001 – SL Japan Corporation, subsidiary of SL Corporation and provider of software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces, today announced that Toshiba Corporation has chosen the company’s SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) for Toshiba’s new SCADA product called “OIS-DS/SMART”. OIS-DS/SMART is a new entry product to Toshiba’s widely installed TOSDIC-CIE DS line, and SL-GMS is now used for all  the products of the line, providing scalability from small to very large systems.

TOSDIC-CIE DS is based on its “Open Rightsizing” concept, enabling easy and close cooperation with upper information systems such as production management, and is an integrated plant system that makes production efficient. Its OIS (Operator Interface Station)-DS ensures an advanced operation environment with extensive monitoring and control functions, and uses SL-GMS C++/Developer and SL-GMS AX/Developer. The OIS-DS’s “Graphic Editor” for preparing process displays is based on SL-GMS Custom Editor and customized for TOSDIC-CIE DS. OIS-DS utilizes various dynamic properties and powerful real-time graphic engine of SL-GMS to provide rich operation features in high performance and with easy maintenance and extensibility.

OIS-DS/SMART which Toshiba has newly released is an operator station with SCADA functionality that extends scalability of TOSDIC-CIE DS product line in response to the market needs. OIS-DS/SMART enables HMI for advanced DCS on small systems, with tag based monitoring, displays for various tag instruments, detail alarm set-ups and advanced log displays, the operational features that are inherited from the existing upper products of TOSDIC-CIE DS line. With the same single  architecture, OIS-DS/SMART can be easily enhanced to the larger systems of TOSDIC-CIE DS product line.

“Toshiba has been using SL-GMS for TOSDIC-CIE DS product line which has made our HMI development rapid and flexible for its operator station, and thus quickly responding to the market needs, “ said Akira Ohba, Chief Specialist, Control & Measurement Systems Division, Social Infrastructure Systems Company of Toshiba Corporation. “We could leverage the conventional development investment for OIS-DS/SMART to strengthen TOSDIC-CIE DS product line. “

“SL also provides a customization tool that enables DCS/SCADA makers to easily create their own editing environment with low cost, “ said Yoshie Hashima, President and Representative Director of SL Japan Corporation. “We are honored to be a contributor to Toshiba’s addition of the new SCADA product to their leading market TOSDIC-CIE DS product line.”

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba, a world leader in high technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information & communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances. Under the management vision of “Innovation-driven, customer-focused growth,” the key objective of the Toshiba Group of companies is to provide total utmost satisfaction to customers worldwide through leading-edge products and top-of-the-line services.

Social Infrastructure Systems Company of Toshiba Corporation provides total solutions and services on a worldwide basis cover everything from system architecture to maintenance service, including the integration and delivery of essential  systems for public infrastructure, industrial plants, railways, air traffic control and space. Core capabilities in such areas as power electronics and control systems and radio wave systems provide the backbone for social and industrial infrastructure.

About SL Corporation and SL Japan Corporation
Founded in 1983, SL Corporation (Sherrill-Lubinski Corporation) provides software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces. SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) is embedded by OEMs and Integrators in a range of highly interactive and event-driven real-time monitoring & control systems for Advanced Control Rooms and Network Operating Centers (NOCs). SL-GMS supports a wide range of UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Java platforms. SL-GMS has licensed over 40,000 applications worldwide (as of 2000) and is utilized throughout the process control, network management, transportation control and aerospace industries. Customer implementations of SL-GMS technology include ABB, Agilent Technologies, Compaq Computer, Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions, Invensys/Foxboro and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In process automation, top 7 out of 10 companies use SL-GMS. These customer collaborations also serve to stimulate the development of new functionality and enhancements to the evolving line of SL-GMS solutions.

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