Wonderware announced the introduction of Industry Application for Facilities Management as part of its Wonderware Industry Solutions for Facilities Management offerings. The new application enables more efficient management of facility operations and features a library of templates, graphics, faceplates and symbols for the development of consistent, open applications across the facility enterprise.

When coupled with partner resources from strategic systems integrators, technology companies and developers, Wonderware can effectively meet demands for energy and environmentally friendly solutions for a variety of market spaces such as education, health care, government, transportation and manufacturing, the company says.

Customer demands for a more sustainable architecture also have led to the development and adoption of open industry standards. All systems, devices, and assets within facilities can be modeled as templates, enabling the development of an entire solution with approved standards that support a robust and sustainable model. Through partnerships with other leaders in the facilities management industry, Wonderware offers data access servers for BACnet®, LonMark and the Echelon i.LON® SmartServer, with utilities specifically addressing application development and automatic network, device and object creation services built in for system integration simplicity.

The Wonderware facilities management solution is provided through an open distribution model which is supported by multiple independent systems integrators - offering more competitive choices to customers. This approach provides an alternative to the market's "locked" distribution model currently available in the facilities management market space.