Blog > Automation > What is a FactoryTalk?
1/28/20 | Joe Amorese, Rexel Technical Consultant
Please quote me a FactoryTalk®. I get that request from time to time, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain what it is and isn’t. First off, FactoryTalk is not a product with a catalog number. Looking at the portfolio of Rockwell Automation® software, there are products with catalog numbers like FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Historian, FactoryTalk Metrix, FactoryTalk VantagePoint and etc. etc. etc. Notice the common denominator?
So, just suppose there was a FactoryTalk product you could purchase, what would you get? Well, looking at the naming pattern of the Rockwell Automation software offering products with FactoryTalk as the prefix, they all have a common set of services that allow the suite of FactoryTalk-enabled products to efficiently share resources.
The following will help you understand the various FactoryTalk services.
All FactoryTalk-enabled products share these services, allowing for central management.
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Hopefully, this glimpse under the hood of a FactoryTalk system will give you an understanding of how all the pieces and parts interact. If you have more questions or need advice, contact us today!