Emerson Process Management announces the release of version 6.1 of AMS, a technology of Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture. This software adds Web browserbased access to instrument and valve information. Web access enables users to easily monitor field devices, view configuration and calibration information, and analyse the history of a plant’s field device assets. The AMS web option extends access to live and historical AMS data by making it available at any time from any PC in the plant’s intranet. Diagnostic data from intelligent field devices is made available for fast maintenance action.
The enhanced security of AMS 6.1 enables users in regulated industries to meet rigorous security requirements, specifically those specified in FDA 21 CFR part 11. Security improvements include new privileges and administrative capabilities. AMS 6.1’s pharmaceutical package includes electronic signature for configuration changes, validation templates, training manuals, and an additional system licence for evaluation and check-out purposes.