Wonderware (www.wonderware.com), a manufacturer of process automation software, received Frost & Sullivan”s 2008 “Product of the Year” in the human-machine interface (HMI) category. Wonderware InTouch 10.0 and System Platform 3.0 software also were recognized for their ability to assist manufacturers in maximizing equipment utilization and operational effectiveness. This is the fifth consecutive year Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com) has honored Wonderware with a “Product of the Year” award.

According to Frost & Sullivan, Wonderware InTouch 10.0 HMI and System Platform 3.0 software solutions are likely to emerge as a benchmark for innovative approaches to real-time operational challenges faced by customers in the discrete, hybrid and process industries. The global growth consulting company also noted that InTouch 10.0 HMI and System Platform 3.0 software provide the necessary tools to help companies build applications that address the business complexities of the entire enterprise. Instead of different software for supervisory control, predictive maintenance, quality control, batch processing, product genealogy, recipe management and downtime analysis, Frost & Sullivan said customers benefit from the single integrated solution offered by Wonderware”s HMI products.

Frost & Sullivan award criteria are determined through an extensive research methodology. The analyst team tracks all new product launches, research and development spending, products in development, and new product features and modifications. This is accomplished through interviews with market participants, and extensive secondary and technology research. All new product launches and new products in development at each company being considered are compared and evaluated based on degree of innovation and customer satisfaction. Frost & Sullivan then presents awards to companies ranked No. 1 in overall product success.