ALPHA-VISION® is a modular software solution for the development, visualisation, testing and simulation of industrial automation applications.

Sophisticated products from the process control level to the process control level are available to you

The advantages

ALPHA-VISION® grows with your needs. To the core – the excellent scalability – you additionally select the modules that meet your specific needs.

Alle ALPHA-VISION® üroducts are designed in such a way that customer-specific protocols can be integrated on request. Furthermore, ALPHA-VISION® provides all common communication interfaces (Ethernet, Profibus, MODBUS, CAN) and uses highly available, redundant UDP/IP drivers as well as OPC client and server technologies.

With ALPHA-VISION® you get a product directly from alpha-bit.
Your advantage: You tell us your special requirements and we realise your individualised software solution based on the standard product.

No time to lose? With ALPHA-VISION® you can develop your automation independently. And if there’s ever a problem – our support team is there to help you with experienced staff.

Due to the lower project development and system costs, the short training periods, the manufacturer independence and the fair licensing costs, ALPHA-VISION® already pays off for small systems.

The features

All software components can be ordered free of charge by email or downloaded for testing purposes.

The functional scope of the software packages is unrestricted, only a time limit restricts the use. To acquire the full rights of use, you can unlock the software by purchasing a licence.

The ALPHA-VISION® visualisation consists of the components of the integrated development environment and the ALPHA-VISION® runtime.
The integrated development environment includes the engineering tool AvET and the graphic editor, which form the basic component for functional and graphic project planning, development and modification of your process environment.
With the ALPHA-VISION®-Runtime you receive the matching runtime environment in which the created and compiled project is executed.
The connection to both process and operating stations is realised by means of the corresponding add-ons.

SoftPLC7 – The SIMATIC-compatible PC controller for all SIMATIC S7 applications: communication to the automation process or to other programs such as SIMATIC Manager or WinCC takes place using configurable interfaces.

The ALPHA-VISION®SoftPLC7 is programmed with the Simatic Manager. All relevant data is imported from the Step7 project. This ensures full programming compatibility with the SIMATIC.

The key features

Emulation of SIMATIC S7 functionality on the PC

Compatibility with the command scope of a SIMATIC S7-300 or S7-400

Possibility of freeze / unfreeze and slow motion of a running programme

Snapshot of the current runtime data (e.g. data blocks, timers and counters)

Possibility of multiple instantiation

Process simulation

The DCMS is a fully integrated system designed to provide full support in managing emergency situations (incidents) as well as maintenance and repair activities (broken or damaged equipment). The DCMS is a component of the SUSHy visualisation solution.

With its user-friendliness and targeted plannability, the system enables intuitive and efficient input, evaluation and tracking of information and events.

All data is recorded, archived and distributed to all operator stations to ensure that the actions and decisions to be taken by staff are based on the same up-to-date information.

For incidents such as fire, smoke development, water leakage, gas, explosion, ABC hazard, etc., the DCMS can be individually adapted and extended to cover all special requirements of the operator.

All incidents can be entered directly on an incident board, which features a scalable general plan (universal vector graphic) of the ship or building.

Additional information can be conveniently faded in and out via layers on the incident board or other displays.

Damage can also be automatically indicated via sensors (e.g. smoke detectors or water sensors). By means of meaningful plot symbols, the progress of the measures can be recorded and assessed at a glance. Damage control measures can be prioritised, assigned and coordinated easily and efficiently.

All actions and events on the vessel or building can be easily planned, tracked and logged. For example, watertightness and stability of the vessel, damage and failures of existing systems, machinery and equipment, as well as monitoring and coordinating necessary maintenance and repair tasks.

Event-specific kill cards as interactive check cards guide the operator step by step through the necessary measures of the respective incident. This enables the staff to react quickly and without errors, even in emergency stress situations.

It is possible to use the system for on-board exercises and training. For this purpose, among other things, there is a special training mode, during which damage can be marked as a drill so that the crew on board can carry out exercises with the normal equipment without the need for an additional operator station.

  • Palette switching (e.g. day/night switching)
  • Room control
  • Wounded person management
  • Resource management (staff and equipment)
  • Integrated CCTV
  • Extended user administration with station in command