Movicon.NExT™ is a new generation of software products that revolutionizes SCADA and HMI system technology in a way never imagined before. Movicon.NExT™ is based on the Automation Platform.NExT™ technology, a software architecture designed for building the foundations of modern automation software. It is an open and scalable platform based on .NET and the latest connectivity software and the new generation of WPF/XAML vector graphics rendering software.
It is structured on the modular concepts with plug-in technology to make industrial software architecture more open and scalable by integrating function modules that are capable of managing all business enterprise needs efficiently. This modular and open platform will empower automation professionals as the perfect solution for Supervision, HMI, Control, Historian, MES and industrial Analysis.
The Movicon.NExT™ project has been engineered to exceed the restricted use of conventional SCADA/HMI technology by proposing next generation native-based software solutions by incorporating the most advanced technology. These solutions create solid foundations for long term investments without compromise. They offer the openness and integration that has never been seen before in the world of automation. The Platform has been designed to offer an all-rolled-into-one modular and flexible work environment to design engineer and distribute industrial software applications for managing field communication, data collection, HMI interface Graphics, supervision, Historical analysis, business productivity efficiency calculations, maintenance management, event notification management and much more.
The Movicon.NexT platform is based on innovative technologies of the new generation. An innovation project that took 5 years of intensive research and development, testing and validation to complete. This product is now offered on the automation market to guarantee today’s design engineers future-proof automation applications. A courageous choice that today awards all those companies who want to be presented with cutting edge solutions with technology open to the new generation of projects based on Industry 4.0, SCADA, HMI, IoT, Augmented Reality, Plant Intelligence, 3D Graphics and much more.
The Movicon.NExT™ framework offers a rich suite of functional modules that guarantee rich, complete and expandable supervision solutions.
WPF/XAML vector graphics with exceptional quality and support to 2D and 3D graphics, a library rich in symbols of the latest generation, native support to the most recent multitouch technologies.
The Movicon.NExT™ security model is based on user login authentication with membership management to ensure maximum security and openness aimed toward integrating authentication systems from diverse providers (e.g. biometrics).
The Movicon.NExT™ uses the OPC UA standard and WCF technology data information model for efficient and safe communication. A large number of integrated and native I/O communication drivers available for managing communication protocols of all the most commonly used automation devices.
Complete and powerful Alarm Server Module with new features and alarm typology which includes activation on value deviation or quick data changes in addition to the usual activation on event.
Process data storage management with Historian and Data Loggers, local database management ((SQL, Oracle, MySQL) remote or Cloud (Ms Azure) Event and Trace Logs with performance and security no matter what data volume.
Historical Data Analysis with powerful functions with Trends, Data Analysis, Charts, Tables and Grids. Comes with a powerful and flexible Report Designer inside to create, perform and distribute analytical data reports and to realize any type of analysis needed on the information collected by using web reports and web dashboards as well.
Project realization openness made possible with integrated VB.NET language that runs code perfectly compatible with the VB.NET standard. Use of a vast set of powerful APIs. Integrated Function Block Logic (FBD) for managing sequential logic.
Plant access guaranteed from wherever and whatever device made possible by the new generation Web client technology. You can remote access your supervision system in complete safety using the HTML 5 technology or apps for mobile devices (Android o iOS).
Automation Platform.NExT™ proposes an extremely innovative and particularly pleasurable work environment with a rich and intuitive set of features. The platform is completely based on the new technologies which can be used for quick and effective project realization. This can be easily done by using the various wizards and templates, symbol libraries and toolbox. All of which are unprecedented in terms of graphics quality and re-usability. The platform is based on the function modularity concepts that permit users to create and implement plug in function modules externally and integrate them in the platform.
The new Movicon.NExT™ technology is based on .NET code that uses the 64 bit system potentiality with a framework specifically designed to guarantee reliability, openness and performance. The platform uses plug-in models to guarantee full customization of modular systems and integration of new customized modules. The Movicon.NExT™ framework offers a rich suite of functional modules capable of guaranteeing rich and complete supervision and user interface solutions with total openness and expandability.
Movicon.NExT™ is completely based on market standards providing openness and reliability. The XAML and WPF technologies guarantee the most effective and modern graphics standards. Historical logging technologies based on MS SQL Server and Azure with transparent support to all other relational databases. The project files are XML standard based. The powerful language is VB.NET syntax standard based. Communication is OPC UA based in addition to various integrated protocols.
The Movicon.NExT™ is based on a client/server architecture using the information model defined by the OPC UA standards that exploit the WCF technology in the communication infrastructures. There are also a large number of integrated and native I/O drivers available in this model capable of managing communication protocols of all the most widely used automation devices (PLC, Netword, Fieldbus, tools, etc).
Movicon.NExT offers native solutions to realize IoT applications. It allows you to use IoT protocols to connect devices and remote application through the Internet, guaranteeing excellent performance wherever the connected devices are. Windows 10 IoT runtime also allows the creation of applications to be deployed everywhere, all interconnected. Welcome to the new industrial age!
Movicon.NExT™ offers a new user interface concept that uses the latest generation of DirectX graphics acceleration to fully exploit the exceptional quality of WPF/XAML vector graphics technology in 2D and 3D. A diverse selection of new generation objects and Symbol libraries provides native support to the very latest multi-touch and Kinect user interface technologies with Windows™ 10 style and navigation.
Movicon.NExT™ guarantees the maximum level of security. In addition to the user management, other solutions are provided that embrace the approach to using alternative security models offered by preferred providers. The Movicon.NExT™ security model is based on user login authentication with membership management to ensure maximum security and openness aimed toward integrating authentication systems from diverse providers.
Movicon.NExT™ uses the Virtual File System (VFS) to render applications independent from persistent data models. This enables the user to connect to relational databases (i.e. SQL Server), use cloud computing (i.e. Azure) or use normal XML files on disk for historically logging and archiving process or project data.
Sophisticated Trend objects allow data to be accessed and represented in curves to show process data behavior. The Trends can be both dynamic and historical (runpause) and provide sophisticated features for representing values graphically along with ample pen and legend customization. They allow data to be represented by time/ date range or other data filter types. They also allow data zoomed, pen selection, logarithmic scales, fit-onto-onepage graphics, printing and much more. The Trends also can be configured in Runtime and the VBA feature provides maximum configurability to allow users to create their own powerful Trend Template objects. The Data Analysis objects have been extended to provide more sophisticated modes to perform effective analysis exclusively on historical data with chart representations. The Data Analysis objects allow users to apply fast analysis according to prefixed time/date ranges using comparison and overlapping curves. This includes, for example, analysis with sampling curves or different period comparisons (e.g. comparing values from one year to those from a previous year). Measures can be performed instantly by tracing lines between different chart points to obtain difference in values. The Charts are used to display data array values in curves or arches in both 2D and 3D.
The Movicion.NExT™ Web Server offers new generation Web Client solutions using the HTML5 technology for remote access to field applications with guaranteed performance and cross-platform integration. Furthermore, the Apps specifically are designed for smartphones and tablets allowing greater simplicity for accessing the web from mobile devices.
Automation Platform.NExT™ emphasizes performance management. Fast communications, real-time data management and graphics optimization that make full use of graphics accelerators and DirectX, guarantee maximum technology without sacrificing performances.
Movicon.NExT is supported by Progea in Windows 10 operating system (all editions) and is fully supported in the Windows 10 Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business.