Software, hardware short takes

Emerson/Roxar, Hitachi Data Systems, Aveva, Microsoft, FFA, Kepware, Ironclad Performance Wear, Larson Software, SAIC, Ubisense, NetApp, Madagascar, Principle Energy Services, Accenture.

Emerson/Roxar’s Tempest 7.0 offers modules for simulation, pre and post processing, PVT analysis and economics. It is said to handle very large data sets, CO2 injection, coalbed methane, SAGD and non conventional reservoirs.

Hitachi Data Systems has announced a project data management solution with enhanced backup and recovery capabilities for Schlumberger’s Petrel. The plug-in enables project-level data management by automatically synchronizing active data to a centrally managed storage.

Aveva has teamed with Microsoft on a ‘Future of plant design’ initiative targeting development of a Windows 8 tablet application to access Aveva’s 3D software in the Windows Azure cloud.

The 2012:2 release of FFA’s GeoTeric image processing application adds new ‘high definition frequency decomposition’ that is claimed to highlight ‘the most subtle’ geologic features.

Kepware has enhanced its flagship KEPServer with a new ABB TotalFlow driver and electronic flow measurement support for Fisher ROC and ROC+ devices.

Ironclad Performance Wear has announced the ‘TouchScreen’ work glove to allow users to operate touch-screen devices ‘without having to remove their gloves.’

Larson Software has added new functionality to its Studio plotting application to create posters and export PDF, import PDF, DWG and DXF. New products include Larson RIP for Canon plotters, a CGM to vector convertor and an Apple iPad viewer.

SAIC has released GRGlobe, a GIS front end for viewing data in Google Earth. GRGlobe spatializes data into organized layers for display and management.

Ubisense too has unveiled a mapping application, ‘myWorld’ for enterprise users of Google Maps. myWorld combines geospatial information and enterprise data in a single interface.

The latest version of NetApp’s Santricity management software for its E-Series, storage adds SSD cache and new mirroring and replication services for data protection.

The 1.4 release of the open source Madagascar seismic processing package adds five new ‘reproducible’ papers and the Iwave modeling package developed by Bill Symes at the Rice Inversion Project. Madagascar reports that downloads have now reached 20,000.

Principle Energy Services has launched its Oilfield noise mitigation products and service line. The technology includes sound impact assessment, accoustic modeling and sound proofing for wellsites and compressor enclosures.

The Accenture Life safety solution (ALSS) was named new product of the year by Occupational Health & Safety magazine. ALSS is a wireless-enabled multi-gas detection system that protects workers in hazardous environments. ALSS integrates Wi-Fi and location-based technologies along with detectors for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, aromatic hydrocarbons and oxygen.

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