Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of Release 5.02 of the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system, the company’s flagship product. Yokogawa has been continuously developing and enhancing CENTUM VP as the cornerstone of the VigilantPlant® business concept for operational excellence. In accordance with the strategies set forth in the Evolution 2015 mid-term business plan, the company’s aim with the development of CENTUM VP Release 5.02 has been to achieve best-in-class functionality and reliability. With the shift toward larger and more efficient industrial plants that make use of highly functional systems and devices, processes are growing more complex. The increased use of field devices is also providing more data on these processes. To give operators better access to essential information, Yokogawa has developed new functions that improve the operability of the control and monitoring displays. In addition, a PROFIBUS communication function has been enhanced to give operators the full benefits of field digital communications.