The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997.
Legal revision of deregulation of power industry was performed in 2000. These
facts caused us to feel the prospect of energy problems. And also, we
considered that all facilities consumed enormous quantity of electric power
would have to be supervised and controlled by effective ways for conservation
of energy, might be needed to solve these problems. A lot of stand-alone
industrial computers ware already under operation for supervisory and
controlling for these facilities in the world. Communication network was also
available here. One of the most effective ways to solve problems was expected
that all stand-alone computers under operation would communicate each other in
order to control these facilities together via communication network. Here, it
was needed to provide additional new function for each current computer, in
order to operate facility by an effective method. Unfortunately, software of these
computers ware usually designed based on stand-alone environment and installed
by deregulated ways, caused to serious problems to provide the additional
functions for each computer, which is under operation.
Only the engineer who had designed just these computers, are able to do these works of improvement of function, or to provide new function for current computer. That is, it was very difficult for the 3rd person to do this work for computer, which once began to operate.
We made up our mind to solve these
problems, and lunched out into development in 2003.Fundamental design of
application software of current computer under operation had no open
environment, caused to prevent the 3rd person form improvement of function, or
to provide new function.If we could get open environment for these computers under operation, we
would be able to get big benefits for facility operation. That is, we are
able to get a new facility operation function by deregulated way, i.e.
in the open market.On the other hand, computer engineer who manufacture
a function can sell facility operation functions with open nature to more
facility owners.We considered that all industrial computers, inclusive
of stand-alone computers, would have to bear the open environment with
easy ways, in order to provide new functions.At first, we succeeded to develop the
technology of prototype in 2009. Three years later, we developed the technology
to make sure the open environment by easy methods, for stand-alone industrial
computer under operation. W call it Routerbee platform.Energy conservation is the serious matter
right now. We consider that Routerbee platform is just available to solve these
O Automatic operation for energy conservation
For example, the function for excellent energy conservation, which those who manufacture a function developed can be used by computer under operation, independent of maker and form.It is called so to speak multi vendor.
O Remote supervisory control and data acquisition
The excellent supervisory control and data acquisition function which those who manufacture a function developed can also be treated similarly.
We will do effort for research and development in order to provide more advanced functions in which such an effect is expected.
Industrial computer usually is provided the fundamental function to show the states of facilities, as well as the function to control facility to change state, as operator aimed. Here, he can know the current state of facilities correctly by monitoring the screen of a computer.Operator can control the facilities, with graphical input devices such as a mouse and a keyboard, and can order various operation instructions including start/stop to facilities. The specification of signals concerning to the monitoring screen display, a mouse, and a keyboard, for almost all computers are the same. These facts caused us to develop the open environment for operation of facilities, depend on a display signal, and the mouse and keyboard signal, which almost all computers usually have. Our products consist of this technology.
Multi-vender environment for industrial computer is available for system engineer of computer, to provide new functions for automatic control of facilities. He is always free from restrictions causes by computer maker or product specifications. He prepare macro commands (scenario), in order to control facilities by way of graphic operation, which consist of mouse and key board operations, such as start operation and change status of air-conditioner etc., for individual computers.Once he make these commands and register to library, he can add new control functions for facilities to the current computer.