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New deal brings 3D virtual reality PLC training to Canada


June 24, 2008
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Fergus, Ont. – A Portuguese software company has inked a three year deal with Imperial Automation Technologies to bring its unique PLC training product to Canada.

According to Bill Valedis, with Imperial Automation Training, the deal will see the company become the exclusive distributor of Real Games LDA’s ITS PLC product in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

ITS PLC is a 3D virtual simulation software package that works with any type of programmable logic controller or PC-based controller, bringing virtual reality into the world of PLC training.
Each system is a visual simulation of an industrial system including virtual sensors and actuators, so their state can be sensed by the PLC. The objective is to program the PLC to control each virtual system as if it was a real system. The information is exchanged between the PLC and the virtual system by a data acquisition board with 32 I/O isolated channels and USB interface. ITS PLC works with any PLC from any manufacturer.