FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software

Nov. 11, 2021
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software from Rockwell Automation allows workers to quickly scan a network and see which devices are in a specific lifecycle state.

Using the enhanced FactoryTalk AssetCentre software, industrial workers can more easily manage their hundreds or thousands of automation assets. It provides firmware and software lifecycle information for all assets in one place. This saves time because workers no longer need to connect to control cabinets and manually record information for each device.


With the software’s enhanced asset inventory functionality, workers can quickly scan a network and see which devices are in a specific lifecycle state. Examples include devices running retired firmware or forecasted to be discontinued in the next six months. This helps identify products in the same lifecycle state and workers can better plan for replacements and upgrades.


This also helps industrial companies comply with the latest cybersecurity standards such as IEC 62443 because the latest versions of firmware and software will address many known security vulnerabilities.


The software also has a new security feature called archive management of change, which automates the process of authorizing who can change files and what they can change. It requires workers to explain why files need to be changed and verifies that only necessary files are being checked out. It also locks a file until changes are approved and escalates approval requests when needed.


This helps enhance system security, which is particularly useful for some industries that require added levels of control over when changes are permitted.

  • Disaster recovery
  • Lifecycle management
  • Change and version management
  • Operator track and trace
  • System security