PLANO, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/09 -- Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology and consulting firm, today announced that it has joined with Trinity Integrated Systems, a U.K.-based provider of safety lifecycle management tools, to deliver a unique solution that protects and updates the critical control systems of its process industry clients. Utilizing Trinity's award-winning software, IPS can migrate older versions of its Triconex® safety and critical control applications directly and automatically to the latest release of its Triconex application, preventing long-time clients' systems from becoming obsolete.
"Equipment obsolescence presents a profound safety and business risk. This solution mitigates that risk by extending the life of our clients' production assets without compromising the safety and integrity of their operations," said Joe Scalia, IPS controls system architect. "By collaborating with a valued provider, we are able to meet a critical client challenge. This solution future-proofs our clients' investments for years to come and enables them to move their intellectual property forward while protecting their hardware, effectively providing the latest Triconex safety system without rewiring or significant hardware modification."
"Our innovative software automatically translates older Triconex code to current Triconex code, allowing IPS clients to easily upgrade to the most recent state-of-the-art safety and critical control system," said Neil Crompton, managing director, Trinity Systems. "Trinity's program provides automated translation and performs a circuit-by-circuit check of the client's translated control logic. Thousands of individual automated tests are executed to verify that monitored responses are an exact match. This ensures that clients can continue operating safely and protects their capital investments. Manual migrations introduce human error and are fraught with risks. The IPS approach limits these risks, and with several thousand Triconex systems in place, we see a bright future for automated migration services."
IPS and Trinity Systems will be demonstrating their new migration tool at the 2009 IPS Safety & Critical Control Forum in Prague, April 20 - 22, 2009. The Forum will focus on improving plant safety, reliability and efficiency and the role that people, process, technology and support play in sustainable safety assurance. Attendees who register by April 13 will receive Triconex lifecycle and sample translation reports, compliments of Trinity. To register or to learn more about the Forum, please visit http://www.ips.invensys.com/en/aboutips/pages/SafetyCriticalControl.aspx. For more information about migrating existing Triconex safety and critical control systems to the most recent version, please visit IPS Client Support at http://support.ips.invensys.com/.
About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organizations -- companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000 locations around the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion(TM).
The company's approximately 7,500 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions. To learn more about IPS visit www.ips.invensys.com.
The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.
Invensys, Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, InFusion and the IPS logo are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
About Trinity Integrated Systems Ltd
Trinity Integrated Systems is a private limited company, established in 1997, with offices in Sale, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Trinity is a specialist provider of safety lifecycle management software tools and solutions. Trinity has many years experience in the automatic, semi-automatic migration and reverse engineering of obsolete legacy programmable and hard-wired systems to the latest compliant safety guidelines. The adoption of Trinity's philosophies and software tools are helping major global companies to standardize their operations, comply with the latest safety regulations and reduce their exposure to cost, time and risk.
Trinity's receipt of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise: Software Innovation 2008 underlines Trinity's software development capabilities and endorses Trinity as a world leader in safety software tools for greenfield projects and brownfield upgrades.