Category Archives: IoT

Trimble Offers Digital Water Solutions Globally

SUNNYVALE, CA, June 10, 2020 – Trimble announced the global launch of its digital water and wastewater solutions, including its Telog IoT remote monitoring hardware, sensors and analytics software solutions. This geographic expansion enables water organizations around the globe to benefit from a platform of hardware and software that can be used to wirelessly monitor, analyze and maintain water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

Trimble’s range of advanced digital water solutions are used by thousands of water, wastewater and stormwater management utilities and private contractors throughout North America. The solutions help utilities improve drinking water quality, lower water loss and leakage, reduce wastewater and stormwater overflows and spills, and enhance regulatory compliance. By growing its network of business partners and resellers, Trimble is expanding its reach to provide international sales and support backed by Trimble’s team of water experts.

Trimble Unity software and Trimble’s Telog family of IoT remote monitoring hardware provide water organizations with a single modern digital platform for proactive wireless monitoring, asset and work management. The solutions enable utilities to enhance asset performance by putting real-time information at the center of utility operations, improving efficiency and safety through actionable intelligence. Applications for the Trimble digital water solutions include Non-Revenue Water (NRW), sewer flow and level management, water quality and resource monitoring.

“Water and wastewater utilities throughout the world are faced with the challenge of reducing water losses and the environmental impacts associated with aging, failing infrastructure,” said Alain Samaha, vice president and general manager of Trimble Utilities and Public Administration. “Expanding our geographic footprint to offer our digital water solutions globally will enable more utilities to leverage Trimble’s proven technology to gain deeper insights and help solve their asset management and operations challenges.”

Availability

Trimble’s digital water solutions are available now through Trimble Water and Trimble Water Authorized Business Partners. For information on Trimble Unity software, visit:  www.trimblewater.com/trimble-unity. For information on the Trimble Telog family of IoT Remote Monitoring solutions, visit:  www.trimblewater.com/bysolutionarea#iot. For full information on product availability and where to buy, contact Trimble Water at www.trimblewater.com/contact-us.

About Trimble’s Water Division

Trimble’s Water Division focuses on solving key challenges that water, wastewater and stormwater utilities face as their infrastructure ages; droughts, flooding and other environmental issues increase; and customer needs grow. Trimble’s solutions combine advanced positioning devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and communication technologies with enterprise, mobile and cloud software and analytics to provide utilities with a digital view and analysis of their networks. The solutions enable utilities to assess, monitor, inspect and manage their network in real-time—saving costs, reducing water loss, enhancing asset performance while improving regulatory compliance and customer service.

For more information about Trimble’s Water solutions, visit www.TrimbleWater.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

PTC, Rockwell Announce Factory Insights as a Service

BOSTON, MA, June 9, 2020 – PTC and Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey cloud solution that enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale with their digital transformation initiatives. The new offering, unveiled during PTC’s Global Partner Summit event at the LiveWorx 2020 digital transformation event, marks a significant advancement to the collaboration among Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, and PTC.

Factory Insights as a Service, powered by technology from PTC, Rockwell Automation, and Microsoft, is delivered in the cloud in a turnkey fashion and supports the industry’s most common high-value digital transformation use cases:

  • Real-time Production Performance Monitoring
  • Asset Monitoring and Utilization
  • Connected Work Cells
  • Digital and Augmented Work Instructions.

Factory Insights as a Service includes many of the key product components of PTC and Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, including PTC’s industry-leading ThingWorxKepware, and Vuforia products, optimized for OT data coming from Rockwell Automation’s best-in-class automation and information offerings. It leverages Microsoft’s cloud, industrial IoT, and edge services, including Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Edge, enabling manufacturers to rapidly connect individual sites and implement projects across their enterprise network. This enables customers to save time and money by reducing the complexity that they typically undertake as part of an industrial internet of things (IIoT) implementation and greater digital transformation effort. Factory Insights as a Service is a perfect on-ramp for manufacturers interested in improving their operations by providing valuable intelligence and insights on operational performance, asset utilization, and workforce efficiency.

“Factory Insights as a Service offers our industrial customers a leaner, accelerated approach to digital transformation,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “The offering reduces reliance on IT and OT resources, and, most importantly, takes a value-first approach that allows manufacturers to focus on initiatives that create business impact at scale.”

In today’s digital-first environment, manufacturers require solutions that solve complex infrastructure issues, data accessibility challenges, and reduced resources. With Factory Insights as a Service, manufacturers can achieve a 90 percent reduction in development time and cost and as much as 90 percent faster time-to-value for the most critical high-value use cases underpinning industrial digital transformation.

“Simplifying and accelerating digital transformation initiatives for our clients is a fundamental driver for our alliances with PTC and Microsoft,” said Blake Moret, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “Factory Insights as a Service builds on the breakthrough capabilities of FactoryTalk InnovationSuite to quickly operationalize some of the most critical use cases improving production, asset, and workforce efficiency, while future-proofing our customers’ digital transformation roadmap.”

“We believe in the power of collaboration to help manufacturing companies accelerate the delivery of value to their customers and unlock new business opportunities. By teaming up with PTC and Rockwell Automation to converge IT and OT excellence, we empower businesses to rapidly deploy their relevant use cases at scale – from asset, workforce, and production-floor performance to accelerate impact across the global production network,” said Jason Zander, executive vice president, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft.

To learn more about Factory Insights as a Service, click here.

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform. At PTC, they don’t just imagine a better world, they enable it.

For more information, visit PTC.com.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc., is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. They connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.