Jazz™ PLC+HMI: Much more than a smart relay

Description

Unitronics, Airport City, March 1st, 2006 - The new Jazz™ by Unitronics is a Programmable Logic Controller that includes on-board I/O plus a full-function Operator Panel with numeric keypad. It enables users to replace the "smart relays" with a smarter, more powerful device, while keeping the same low budget.

Jazz™ offers advanced PLC programming capabilities such as 24K (virtual) of Ladder programming software, math, store/load, compare, clock, & vector operations functions. It also supports interrupt, loops and immediate read/write to I/Os. These qualities ensure maximum flexibility for easy implementation of complex tasks.

The Jazz™ provides 60 user-designed HMI screens. These screens can be used to display instructions to machine operators, for displaying conditional messages or variable data (time, date, bit status, timer & integer values). The alpha-numeric keypad can be used for data entry via the Jazz™ operator panel, and for viewing application data via the Information mode. In addition, the Jazz™ LCD display supports over 15 languages fonts, for perfect localization.

Jazz™ features a variety of communication options. SMS messaging capability provides real-time remote control via any GSM cell phone. Remote Access utilities enable downloading and debugging Jazz™ programs, operating the controller's panel, and viewing run-time parameters via remote PCs. Further communications include MODBUS (mainly for PC applications) and OPC/DDE servers.

This unique combination of features, along with the Jazz™'s remarkably low price make it perfect for any application- from simple electric boards to complex production lines. Its High-speed inputs, combined with remote communication options make it the right choice for water and agriculture applications. Industrial lighting, automatic barriers/doors and air conditioning can also be easily and economically controlled by the Jazz™.

The Jazz™ compliments Unitronics' line of PLC/HMI devices. The M90/M91 (PLCs with textual display HMI) and the Vision (PLCs with Graphical or Touchpanel HMI) series offer advanced features such as PID with auto-tune, Data Tables, direct temperature/weight measurement inputs, and TCP/IP, GPRS or CDMA communications (model-dependent).

About Unitronics

Unitronics (1989) (R”G) Ltd. is an Israeli company with international presence that designs, develops, produces and markets Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), the computer ‘brains’ that enable control of automated production lines, storage systems and machines. Unitronics' products include controllers designed to enable bi-directional man-machine interaction through simple user-friendly interface (including integrated graphic operator interface), as well as products embedded with Internet and Intranet capabilities, intended for remote diagnostics and communications on the Internet and Ethernet/LAN levels, and GSM enabled PLC's designed to allow remote control and m-commerce solutions. Unitronics' international distribution network composes of in excess of 50 distributors spanning Europe, America, Israel and the Far East, as well as in excess of 60 sales representatives in most of the states of the USA, whose efforts are coordinated and supported through Unitronics' wholly owned US subsidiary, Unitronics, Inc..

Unitronics shares are traded on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, and since September 1999 in Brussels, on the EuroNext Stock Exchange.
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