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Achieve the impossible: Software – safe & reliable

11-21-2008 05:49 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: infoteam Software GmbH

Redundancy is the key for reliable fail safe systems

infoteam Software exhibits system solutions and reference applications regarding the claim „Software – safe & reliable“ at this year’s SPS/IPC/Drives from November 25th until 27th in hall 7a, booth no. 130.

Safe and reliable software is no rocket science but solid engineering work. This will be demonstrated in a showcase on medical technology equipment using their product SmartPLC Redundant.
Trade visitors will be given hands-on-experience - they get the chance to intervene and try for a system breakdown themselves.

Further high lights for the expert public at infoteam’s booth:

• OpenPCS 2008: enhanced functionalities in the only IEC 61131-3 programming system with certified „portability level“
• Software development according to IEC 61508 – functional safety management for calculable product development; referenced application area: X-ray robot
• Software test methodology and verification in the field of magnetic resonance in medical diagnotics devices
• Redundancy runtime systems avoid hardware breakdowns; referenced application area: SmartPLC/OPC in gas turbines
• Functional specification und Interaction design make a successful system

„System breakdowns mean additonal costs. Software has to run safe and at high-availability – this is mandatory especially for safety critical industries“, so Dr. Wolfgang Brendel, Managing Director of infoteam Software GmbH. „Our software is implemented in medical analysis and diagnostics devices. Shutdowns can be life threatening.“

Product information on SmartPLC Redundant:
infoteam’s SmartPLC redundancy supports flexible distributed I/O configurations based on switched fieldbus architectures. This allows for better availability than traditional dual and triple redundant architectures. At the same time, this flexibility requires redundancy only where it is needed, providing a more attractive solution than traditional one-size-fits-all architectures. The level of fault-tolerance can be tailored to match the needs of the application by mixing and matching single, dual and triple redundancy in the same system. It comes with a standard plug & play approach to functionality such as synchronization of variables, redundant I/O bus control, program equivalence testing, selection of master CPU, automatic failover and advanced diagnostics.
Additional benefits of the hot backup redundancy software include a wide range of supported microcontrollers for any required CPU performance, fault tolerant I/O communications and automatic program download.

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About infoteam Software GmbH

infoteam Software GmbH is a software development company specialising in the sectors automation, life science and power. Founded in 1983 infoteam Software employs 105 persons and is based at three different sites. infoteam Software is an employee-owned company and all the shares are currently held by ten employees.

The main business focus lies on the development of interactive software tools for MS Windows and Linux as well as embedded systems for use in industrial automation. Another important part of the company’s product portfolio are their range of support and services, workshops and training schemes.
Infoteam Software is global market leader for IEC 61131-3 compatible programming environments (global programming standard for industry controllers). Its customer base includes leading manufacturers from the fields of medical technology, automation and energy production and supply, based in Europe, the USA and the Far East.
For the business sector medical technology infoteam Software successfully develops editors for automated laboratory tests. By complying with the latest software development standards and ensuring rigorous quality test the company guarantees high levels of quality and reliability in respect to this safety critical industry. In 2007 infoteam Software has been rewarded “Best supplier” by Siemens Healthcare MR.
infoteam Software’s headquarters are located in Bubenreuth near Erlangen in Southern Germany. infoteam Software AG is the company’s wholly owned subsidiary in Stäfa, Switzerland.
infoteam Software Beijing is responsible for representing the company in the Asia-Pacific Region.
infoteam Software is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000.
For further information, please visit


Michaela Finnie
Communication Managerin
infoteam Software GmbH
Am Bauhof 9
91088 Bubenreuth
phone: +49-9131-7800-829

Visit us at SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg, Germany from November 25-27 in hall 7a, booth no. 130.

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