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News Release - October 2009

ISaGRAF v6 Alpha released to selected customers

Montreal, Canada, October 5, 2009 -- ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, the leading automation software technology partner has delivered the alpha release of ISaGRAF version 6.0 to select key customers.

Based on a powerful, scalable and modular platform, ISaGRAF 6 is the result of 2 years of intensive development after in-depth analysis of customer and industry requirements.

ISaGRAF 6 was designed to be a high-productivity tool for automation vendors and machine builders. It introduces a Managed Open Plug In environment that allows vendors to seamlessly integrate differentiating components.  It also offers an infrastructure that enables the ISaGRAF Runtime to coexist with any other PLC or automation product in the same development environment, unifying them under IEC 61131.

This new version leverages all the strengths of the ISaGRAF 5 embedded runtime, such as hardware-independent programming and compliance with the IEC 61131 & IEC 61499 standards. 

With its IEC 61499 compliance, ISaGRAF allows users to build traditional control systems where the interactions between devices are automatically regulated and synchronized by the IEC 61499 function block diagrams rather than through the use of manually-implemented algorithms.

Upcoming Beta Release

The Beta release of ISaGRAF 6.0 is planned for November and it will be on display at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany (Nov. 24-26, 2009).  ISaGRAF will hold special presentations of this revolution in automation software in booth 7A‑508.

The ISaGRAF 6.0 beta version will also be offered to a selected set of ISaGRAF partners and customers. Those organizations wishing to take part in the beta testing program are invited to contact our applications and support team at support@isagraf.com.

About ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company

ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, with offices in Canada, the U.S., and France, is the world’s leading automation software partner. The company’s flagship product ISaGRAF is fully compliant with both IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 industrial standards, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, and can be used to build a variety of automation products including embedded µcontrollers, PAC, PLC, DCS, RTU, CNC, Motion Controllers and Safety Systems. Supporting IEC 61850 and DNP 3.0 IEC 870.5, ISaGRAF sustains a high level of standardization, integration and communication within modern automation systems, resulting in high-end, real-time open control systems with crash-proof reliability, powerful performance and flexibility.

Learn more about Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK).