Archive for Schneider Electric

Why Did Schneider Electric Acquire nxtControl?

Last month industry giant Schneider Electric agreed to acquire the venture firm nxtControl. Based in Leobersdorf, Austria, nxtControl develops control software design/deployment products that use the IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 standards. nxtControl had just celebrated its 10th birthday as a company, being founded in 2007 by refugees from the acquisition of an earlier startup […]

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When Data Becomes the New Oil

If you took a quick glance at the May 6 cover of The Economist with its picture of several offshore oil rigs and accompanying text proclaiming The World’s Most Valuable Resource, you could be forgiven for thinking that this was yet another story about the oil & gas industry. Upon closer inspection, however, it’s office buildings […]

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Duke Energy Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Improves Reliability with IIoT and Predictive Maintenance

A presentation was given by Bernie Cook, Director, Maintenance and Diagnostics, Central Engineering, Duke Energy during the ARC Forum session, “Moving to Predictive Maintenance with Industrial IoT.” This case story shows how the emerging technologies – IIoT and analytics – allow specific types of critical assets to have near-zero unplanned downtime while improving asset longevity […]

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IIoT Enables Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure to Provide “Breaker to Boardroom” Connectivity

Schneider Electric launched its next generation of EcoStruxure, an architecture and platform designed to deliver end-to-end IoT and IIoT enabled scalable solutions for building, grid, industry, and data center customers. The architecture and platform is designed to connect the three core layers of Schneider Electric’s technology stack, from connected products, to edge control, to applications, analytics, and services. […]

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IIoT Accelerates Life is On at Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric held their Innovation Summit March 31st- April 2nd 2016 in Paris, in conjunction with the April 3rd Paris Marathon, which Schneider Electric is the primary sponsor. So what do buildings, factories, plants, data centers, homes, and marathon runners have in common? It is leveraging IIoT technologies to connect them, running the analytics software […]

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