MINNETONKA, Minn. – September 28, 2010 – As One Technologies, Inc., announced today the release of Catalyst PDC™ version 2.0. The update features several significant additions to core functionality, all designed to enhance the software’s unique ability to collect and analyze both process and context data within a manufacturing environment.
Catalyst PDC™ is a part of As One’s expanding Catalyst™ suite of software products, which provides customers with highly flexible solutions for their workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration needs. Specifically, Catalyst PDC™ provides manufacturers with a real-time, context-aware data historian, in addition to a comprehensive data analysis tool.
Jay Mellen, executive vice president of business development at As One Technologies, said, “We’re tremendously excited about the release of Catalyst PDC™ version 2.0. We’ve added significant capabilities to the software with this release, including integrated store-and-forward, data compression, data archiving and purging, a new library of Microsoft Excel functions and an enhanced Microsoft Excel add-in for data viewing.”
Mellen continued, “We live in an event-based world, and what really differentiates Catalyst PDC™ from other historians on the market is its ability to both capture and contextualize data in real time. Catalyst PDC™ has been optimized to capture and store both time-series process data as well as event-based context data. By collecting both sets of data we are able to deliver contextualized information – information with depth and meaning – to our customers about their manufacturing equipment and processes.”
Catalyst PDC™ v2.0 also leverages the unparalleled connectivity available through the Catalyst™ platform. Data collection solutions are quickly and easily developed using the flexible and feature-rich Catalyst SDP™ agent libraries. This provides open connectivity to a wide variety of equipment, devices, databases, enterprise systems, and communications and messaging protocols. “The open connectivity of Catalyst PDC™ – truly, of the entire Catalyst™ suite – makes acquiring data from any source a matter of simple configuration rather than complex coding,” said Mellen.
David Wicker, As One CEO, said, “Our goal in every instance – whether we’re releasing a software update or implementing an entire manufacturing operations management system – is to enable our customers to produce their products more efficiently, effectively and economically. Catalyst PDC™ version 2.0 gives our customers a tool that allows them not only to collect and analyze data, but to do so with context. This context is the key to completely and fully understanding – and, ultimately improving upon – manufacturing equipment and processes.”
Implementations of Catalyst xM™ are currently underway for multiple customers in a variety of industries including the semiconductor, aerospace and defense, and specialty chemical sectors. Implementations in the industrial, contract manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors are planned.
Founded in 1994, As One Technologies, Inc., has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including the automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, and aerospace and defense sectors. Clients served by As One are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Catalyst™ suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.