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Rockwell Automation Adds New Features to Programming Software for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Platform

RSLogix 5000 version 2.10 significantly enhances programming, support and diagnostic capabilities of ControlLogix system

MILWAUKEE, March 15, 1999 - Complete automation leader Rockwell Automation has announced the availability of version 2.10 of the Rockwell Software RSLogix 5000 PLC programming software. RSLogix 5000 is an example of Rockwell Automation's integrated platform strategy. It supports the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix architecture and Logix5550 processor, is based on IEC1131-3 standards, and has improved features to decrease development and debug time, merge data with other applications and integrate with third-party Microsoft®-based applications.

RSLogix 5000 2.10 additions such as data descriptors and search/replace functions improve the overall capabilities of the ControlLogix system. Projects created in any of Rockwell Software's previous programming products can be migrated to RSLogix, allowing users to protect investments and decrease development time.

In addition, RSLogix 5000 2.10 includes other new features that expand the versatility of the ControlLogix system, including:

Rockwell Automation, a business of Rockwell International Corporation (NYSE: ROK), brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Allen-Bradley controls, Reliance Electric power transmission products, Dodge mechanical power transmission components, and Rockwell Software.

Rockwell Automation's unique Complete Automation strategy of helping customers achieve a competitive advantage is supported by thousands of authorized partners, distributors and system integrators around the world. For more information about Rockwell Automation, point your Web browser to www.rockwellautomation.com

Rockwell is a $7 billion electronic controls and communications company with global leadership market positions in industrial automation, avionics and communications, and electronic commerce. The company employs about 40,000 people at more than 450 locations in 40 countries.

Rockwell Software is the leading brand of software technology that helps automate factories and integrate them with the rest of the enterprise. This includes programming, human-machine interface, communications, information systems, process monitoring and control, and Internet technologies. Rockwell Software products are developed and supported in West Allis, Wis.

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For more information, contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, Dept. 0979, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, (800) 455-8234 ext. 979.

RSLogix 5000, ControlLogix, Logix 5550 and Complete Automation are trademarks of Rockwell Automation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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