Since the Progea Group was acquired by Emerson in 2020, innovation and continuous improvement of the Movicon.NExT SCADA software platform has continued unabated at the global center of excellence for automation, supervision and connectivity software in Modena, Italy. Following the launch of Movicon.NExT version 4.0 and WebHMI, which together became the most innovative and flexible SCADA/HMI software platform on the market, Emerson has now made version 4.0.300 available to users. This update includes a range of enhancements to help automation system designers complete projects faster and provide users with greater functionality.
“Version 4.0 of the Movicon.NExT software enabled our customers to design systems that helped end users to perform control and supervisory tasks more efficiently and make operational improvements at their facilities,” explained Richard Carpenter, product manager for Emerson’s machine automation solutions.
“We completely revised the existing development environment, with significant improvements in terms of ease of use and performance. Collaborating with system designers at many of our customers, new functions were added that ensured the software is simple and intuitive to use. The launch of WebHMI then further extended project scalability, even when implementing the software on small Linux-based HMI devices.”
Version 4.0.300 offers designers a myriad of additional improvements, corrections and new features. For example, new functionality and templates have been added to the project wizards, as well as a number of new drivers for Linux. The MQTT driver has been enhanced to extend the range of functions available with Movicon.NExT when the platform is deployed in cloud-connected systems. Powerful WebHMI features have also been added to make Movicon.NExT applications for Linux devices easier and quicker to develop.
A release note is available to those updating their software installation, that provides detailed information about each modification, feature and enhancement. The help feature within Movicon.Next and supporting documentation has also been improved, specifically the sections relating to VB.NET scripting and drivers that are aimed at expert users.
“Movicon.NExT is the most innovative and modern SCADA/HMI software available on the market,” explained Carpenter. “Emerson’s team of developers in Modena have created a perfectly engineered software platform that is simple and intuitive to use and offers the best scalability possible.”
The latest Movicon.NExT update is available to download for free from the Emerson website: https://www.progea.com/software/?lang=en