Gary Parr | July 14, 2016
FactoryTalk AssetCentre v7.0 software automates discovery and tracks the status of devices, network switches, and software on workstation computers across a facility or production operation. The software scans a network to discover hardware, firmware, and software information for assets active in a facility. The devices are then tracked in an active-asset inventory. The asset-inventory agent can be scheduled to scan at regular intervals or run on demand. New discoveries are compiled for user confirmation before they are added to the active inventory. Ongoing tracking of updates provides a history of how a system has changed and potential hazards. Manual entry is still available for devices that are not identifiable during the scan or to fill in missing information or attributes for discovered devices. A mobile-friendly dashboard provides information access.