Rockwell Automation acquired Automation Control Products (ACP)

Rockwell Automation Acquires Automation Control Products to Deliver Simple and Secure Centralized Visualization and Mobility Solutions

September 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) today acquired Automation Control Products (ACP), a leading provider in centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software. ACP’s two core products, ThinManager® and Relevance®, provide manufacturing and industrial leaders with visual display and software solutions to manage information and streamline workflows for a more connected manufacturing environment.

This acquisition supports the Rockwell Automation growth strategy to help customers increase global competitiveness through The Connected Enterprise – a vision that connects information across the plant floor to the rest of the enterprise. It is accelerated by the Industrial Internet of Things and advances in technologies, such as data analytics, remote monitoring, and mobility.

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TECH|TIP » ThinManager Platform 9

April 25, 2016 marks the release of ThinManager Platform 9.

ThinManager is a software solution for automation networks that enable secure, centralized confi guration and deployment of applications and content to every PC, thin client, mobile device and user. ThinManager® increases safety and security through powerful visualization and authentication features allowing you to reduce your maintenance and downtime by simplifying the management of all devices and users.


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You can also go mobile with ThinManager’s built-in mobility solution, Relevance®—the only location-based mobile management platform that allows applications and content to be securely delivered to specifi c locations within your facility and nowhere else.

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Press Release » ThinManager Platform 9

Automation Control Products Releases ThinManager® 9.0—Includes Virtual Screens with Session Scaling Allowing Customized Visualization Management

For release April 25, 2016

Alpharetta, GA — ACP releases ThinManager 9.0 as a major release of the ThinManager platform. Version 9.0 contains many new features including Virtual Screens as one of the most powerful tools for providing custom visualization. Virtual Screens allows administrators to lay out work screens in custom-sized regions on a single monitor. Add in automatic session scaling and you don’t even have to recode an application to get it to fit the area of the screen you assign it to. ThinManager also supports 4K resolution so a single monitor can now be used in place of multiple monitors—saving on hardware costs and reducing the effort of wiring and mounting.

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Automation Control Products Releases ThinManager® 8.1—Includes Relevance® Mobility Solution as Part of the Core Platform

For release January 19, 2016

Alpharetta, GA — ACP releases ThinManager 8.1 that now includes the Relevance mobility solution as part of the core platform. Originally Relevance was licensed as a separate product. Now, all new purchases of ThinManager will include the only location-based mobility solution available in the industrial market without purchasing a separate license.

In addition to Relevance, the following features are also included with the release of ThinManager version 8.1:

•    NLA support
•    4K monitor support – requires HDMI 3 or a display port
•    Support for new finger scanner
•    Right-click and copy terminal, display server, display client, users, or groups
•    Reports in CSV format
•    Onscreen keyboard for touch screens from hold time settings – or right-click
•    Custom variables
•    Bluetooth module

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ACP releases ThinManager 8.0 with Relevance Mobile Platform

News Release
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015

ACP releases ThinManager 8.0 with Relevance Mobile Platform to Create the Most Powerful Industrial Thin Client and Mobile Management System

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA—ACP (Automation Control Products) announces the availability of ThinManager 8 to begin shipping on June 1, 2015. ThinManager 8 includes support for Active Directory and continues support for the new Relevance mobile platform that allows modern facilities to create location-based work environments to deliver content to the right person, at the right time, in the right place. Version 8 will also include support for Android-based mobile tablets as well as continued support for Apple iPads and iPhones. The combination of ThinManager and Relevance will define the era of mixed use computing environments by allowing one platform to manage every PC, thin client and mobile device on the plant floor.

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ACP Announces New Hardware Partnership with Dynics

Dynics-logoDynics-hardware1 ACP is excited to announce that Dynics has become an official hardware partner offering ThinManager Ready technology.

Dynics is a leader in the production of industrial touchscreens. The proven Dynics technology will now become ThinManager Ready. Dynics products have always been able to support ThinManager through the PXE boot functionality, but when Ed Gatt, president of Dynics, saw the value of a ThinManager and Dynics solution, they were excited to offer a ThinManager Ready machine to their customers.

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ACP Announces New Hardware Partnership with Logic Supply

ACP is proud to announce that Logic Supply has become an official hardware partner offering ThinManager-Ready thin client hardware.

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Logic Supply powers innovation worldwide by designing and manufacturing small, rugged computers specifically engineered for harsh environments. Logic Supply’s latest offering comes in a ThinManager-Ready version for customers seeking to take advantage of the added benefit on the world’s most powerful thin client management platform.

Logic Supply’s thin client offerings are competitively priced yet offer long shelf life by standing up to the most harsh manufacturing environments. For more information, please visit http://www.logicsupply.com/lp/thinmanager-thinclient/ or call 1-802 861-2300 and ask about the new ThinManager-Ready thin clients.

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ACP releases ThinManager 7.0 and Relevance Mobile Platform 1.0 to Create the World’s Most Powerful Thin Client, Mobile Management System

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA—ACP (Automation Control Products) announces the availability of ThinManager 7 to begin shipping on March 3, 2014. The all-new interface brings ThinManager a much more sleek and easy-to-manage user experience. ThinManager 7 also supports the new Relevance mobile platform that allows modern facilities to manage mobile devices. This combination of ThinManager and Relevance will define the era of mixed use computing environments by allowing one software platform to manage every PC, thin client and mobile device.

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