SIEMENS certifies XLReporter as a reporting solution for PCS 7

April, 2008

SIEMENS certifies XLReporter as a reporting solution for PCS 7

XLReporter, automate your reports.

FRANKLIN, MA. April 15, 2008 SyTech Inc., the leading provider of report generation and data analysis software, today announced that its product, XLReporter has been approved by Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. as a reporting option for use with the SIMATIC® PCS 7 process control system. XLReporter provides the key layer of technology that enables reporting in Microsoft Office Excel to be performed automatically and in the background.

"Siemens Energy& Automation, Inc. approval of XLReporter is evidence of the value this product brings to applications requiring reporting," said Peter Kaprielian Ph.D., President and CTO of SyTech.

SyTech has successfully completed testing of XLReporter for use with PCS 7. Reports can be produced by reading Real-time process data via the PCS 7 OPC Servers and from process archives via the PCS 7 OPC Historical Data Access (OPC HDA) Servers. The OPC HDA interface provides raw and interpolated samples as well as every available calculation in the OPC HDA specification. Additionally, when alarm and event reports are required, XLReporter interfaces with the PCS 7’s OLE DB provider to access data contained in the alarm archives.

"Siemens approved the XLReporter as a reporting option because of the benefits it will bring to our customers," said Teddy Tom, Senior Product Manager at Siemens. "It is easy to use, integrates seamlessly with PCS 7, does not require any programming and is based on the familiar environment of Excel."

With XLReporter’s intuitive point-and-click configuration, users can easily create informative drill-down, summary and utilization reports. Completed reports are then distributed via Web pages, networked printers, PDF files and/or e-mail.

XLReporter is fully compatible with Microsoft Vista and all other Windows operating systems. Support for the Office Excel family has been extended to Excel 2007 using the new Office Fluent user interface.

About SyTech, Inc. SyTech is the leading provider of automated report generation and data analysis software. Founded in 1991, SyTech quickly recognized the need for easy to use and reliable report generation products. Since that time, SyTech has developed several solutions for automated reporting and data analysis, which are currently resold by suppliers of automation software and OEMs. Today, SyTech enjoys the status of being the number one supplier of automated reporting products with installations worldwide.
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