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News Release - September 2010

ISaGRAF releases version 6.0

Montreal, Canada, September 14, 2010 -- ISaGRAF, the leading automation software technology partner has begun shipping ISaGRAF version 6.0. ISaGRAF is the leading IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products.

ISaGRAF 6 leverages the powerful Microsoft® Visual Studio® Shell and offers an unprecedented environment for OEMs and automation vendors to create differentiated products for their markets.

Request a high-res imageBased on an open plug-in technology designed specifically for industrial automation needs, the ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is a modular and flexible environment that allows users to add or remove components. Every component in the Workbench was developed with and interacts through ISaGRAF's new Microsoft .NET® Framework-based technology called the Automation Collaborative Platform (ACP).

The initial ISaGRAF 6.0 release contains several plug-ins. The core of the product includes a Ladder Diagram editor, a Function Block Diagram editor, a Structured Text editor, a Tag Database editor (Dictionary) plus several other auxiliary plug-ins. The ISaGRAF ACP provides the ability to add or remove the various plug-ins to meet specific automation product requirements. Other languages will be added to complete the IEC 61131 suite.

The plug-in architecture also enables the addition of other market-specific programming languages. For example, ISaGRAF will be offering a SAMA Diagram Editor plug-in for the power generation industry.


ISaGRAF is a Rockwell Automation Company. With offices in Canada, the U.S., and representation in France, Germany and China, it 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.

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