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Schneider integrates Citect for SCADA HMI and MES solutions


November 22, 2008
By Anthony Capkun

Schneider Electric North America will integrate Citect—a player in industrial automation software—into its complete automation and control solution offering. The integration will further strengthen both companies ability, says Schneider, to provide SCADA, HMI and MES (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Human-Machine Interface and Manufacturing Execution System) solutions and services. The change will further accelerate the development of the Citect software suite.

Citect
was acquired by Schneider in 2006 and, since then, the companies have
achieved an average annual growth of 20% in the SCADA business. Using a
dual-brand strategy, Schneider and Citect have been able to offer
continuity for existing Citect customers who are already familiar with
CitectSCADA, while expanding the offer to include Vijeo Citect for
Schneider Electric customers. The new organization comes into effect
January 1, 2009.