Wonderware Prometheus

Centralized configuration and management delivers re-use, standardization, transparency and simplicity to maximize asset performance

About Prometheus

Managing control strategies, code and standards across many PLC’s and SCADA/HMI systems is a huge challenge and a heavy burden for any organization. Prometheus is the industry’s first universal configuration solution that defines, programs and documents your control code into all your control systems from the HMI to your PLCs and I/O.

Prometheus gives you an extraordinary, high level programming environment that automates complex configuration tasks and enables you to configure all of your control components, regardless of type or vendor brand.

By removing the complexity and the tedious burden of updating multiple applications, Prometheus drives greater agility across your automation and control systems to ensure that your plants run the most efficient and up-to-date processes.

Key Value Drivers
  • Dramatically reduces complexity of control design
  • Greatly reduces startup and deployment times, costs and expertise required
  • Centralizes standards management regardless of target device or vendor
  • Makes changes easy and more manageable to help you improve asset performance and working life
  • Captures and documents your control strategies to share knowledge amongst team members and reduce risk during employee transition
Prometheus delivers benefits to everyone on the control team

Prometheus structures and simplifies the entire development process, delivering benefits to everyone on the control team.

For the operations team, Prometheus delivers total transparency and visibility with simulation and an online view of executing logic to provide you with total control and keep the process running; no more jumping wires in the cabinet or forcing values in the controller. With real time process monitoring during change deployment, Prometheus makes it possible to implement process improvements to the controller safely and without disruption.

Your control code is developed inside Prometheus, independent of the target device, but is compiled by the vendor’s original software to ensure compliance and validation, and also to download to the target device. This approach gives you the best of all worlds: device-agnostic development and management and standards compliance, while leveraging the unique features of every platform in your operation and using the vendor’s own tools to ensure compatibility.

With real time process monitoring during change deployment, Prometheus makes it possible to implement process improvements to the controller safely and without disruption.

Timely Decision Making

Prometheus has a multi user framework which provides all engineering disciplines with visibility into the project, to ensure early identification of issues and support timely decision-making.

Workflows improve rigor and validation

Workflows in Prometheus are flexible as each control asset is built as a modular component; work can start at the top with the process definition or at the bottom with the I/O. Prometheus highlights incomplete work so you are assured of no loose ends, and with low fidelity simulation built in, testing and validation is easy.

Vendor Neutral

Prometheus is vendor neutral and platform independent with code libraries that support intelligent plug and socket assembly. It eliminates the burden for you have experts on staff to be proficient in Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Siemens or Raspberry Pi etc. This gives you even more benefits including

  • Projects are implemented much faster
  • Process plant and business improvements can be sourced from a diverse range of disciplines – engineering resources no longer have to be PLC literate
  • Minimizes the need for specific multi-vendor experience and lets you employ a broader range of resources
  • No experience is required to translate improvements across different control systems

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"The ability to leverage time spent in hardware development to lessen the development time necessary in your software environment is very powerful. Engineering reuse has always been a major focus of Wonderware software, and this looks to increase that ability to a whole new level."

Water Company, SCADA Manager 

Prometheus Features

Standardized Process Definition

Prometheus lets you define your process, without ambiguity, from single controller projects to large scale projects distributed across multiple controllers (PLC, RTU, IoT devices and Supervisory applications) and from multiple vendors.

Centralize management of standards from a single console

Prometheus enables engineering groups to develop standardized templates and libraries using economical, general purpose computers, and then scale up over time as your configured code is deployed to specific devices, wherever you have them: locally, regionally or globally across your entire organization.

Reusable Templates

Prometheus lets you work at an appropriately high level - hiding unnecessary complexities of the target control systems, without ever compromising on functionality.  Prometheus lets you easily create and validate reusable templates, which provide the interface between all the control elements that eventually you will deploy to your target control devices.

Change impact analysis and process state monitoring

Prometheus uses change impact analysis, combined with process state monitoring, to synchronize change propagation across all components of a running control system. Seamless live synchronization of all components enables incremental improvement of operational assets in real-time. Prometheus’ runtime synchronization enables immediate asset performance improvements without the need to wait for scheduled downtime to deploy changes.

More Features

Single Configuration and Standards Environment

Reduce the risk and cost associated with developing, testing, commissioning and maintaining control systems; from single controller projects to large scale projects distributed across multiple controllers (PLC, DCS, RTU, IoT devices and Supervisory applications) and multiple vendors.

Change impact analysis

Prometheus provides change impact analysis combined with process state monitoring to synchronize change propagation across all components of a running control system. Seamless synchronization of all components enables incremental improvement to operational assets in real-time by reducing risks associated with implementing changes. This enables improving asset performance without waiting for a major project or scheduled shutdown.

Polymorphic configurable blocks

Prometheus uses what are called “polymorphic configurable blocks” which facilitate efficient configuration changes for individual site differences. Prometheus gives you the ability to inject managed code into the PLC, alongside existing code, to allow improvements to be tested and validated and, if required, can be easily removed without compromising the host control strategy.

Single Environment

Prometheus combines control code and HMI configuration into a single environment so that errors associated with HMI tag configuration are eliminated. Prometheus’ unique integrated approach substantially reduces the cost of integration testing and commissioning and enables commissioning of I/O from the HMI.

Native Connector

Prometheus comes with a native connector for Wonderware System Platform, Clear SCADA and will soon have connectors for InTouch HMI and Citect HMI.

Simulation

Prometheus has the capability of providing low fidelity simulation to let you test the control strategy prior to deployment on site, and also to support operator training. 

XML Deployment

Prometheus supports XML so that you can completely decouple it from your control system infrastructure. Prometheus does not impose any requirement to change or modify what you have in place today to operate and or support your assets. 

Online Animation & Editing

Online animation and editing of runtime execution for faster troubleshooting.

Incremental Download

Incremental download to running controllers to help decrease development time and lower startup deployment. 

Technical Details

Prometheus Technical Specifications

System Requirements Prometheus 1.0
Development environment supports:

Windows 8,10 32/64 Bit
Server 2008 R2, 2012R2

Execution environment:
Control logic can be compiled to GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for execution on Linux, OS9, OSX or Windows machines.

Built in Wiki
Prometheus has a built in knowledge Wiki – a vehicle to maintain and access essential knowledge into the configuration of your control libraries and templates, and letting you capture years of experience into supporting documentation and files attached to your control elements.
IEC 61131-3
The Prometheus application supports the IEC1131-3 standard for PLC logic (SFC, FBD, LD, ST) and can deploy to both IEC and Non IEC compliant targets.
Native Language
Code developed in the Native language of target platform.
Security

Currently Prometheus supports security* at the following levels:

  • Operating System - Windows based security
  • Data base - SQL security
  • Deploy to device - vendor software security

*Security based on user roles is already built into the Prometheus application framework but will not be fully invoked until after Version 1 release.

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