OSIsoft, provider of the PI System, a leading infrastructure technology
for the management of real-time data and events, and Schneider Electric,
a global specialist in energy management, today announced a strategic
technology agreement to provide an innovative and comprehensive energy
management solution. The joint solution combines Schneider Electric's
energy management expertise with the streaming data and event management
capabilities of OSIsoft's PI System. Schneider Electric will offer the
solution, which provides a way to collect, store and aggregate large
volumes of a data with high speed access for analytics via the
StruxureWare™ software suite, to building owners and managers,
architects, and IT Managers.
"The integration of the PI System capabilities into Schneider Electric's
StruxureWare™ software suite will produce a number of specific
technology solutions addressing markets such as mining and minerals
processing, waste and waste water and food and beverage, and green
buildings," said Pascal Brosset. "We will be leveraging OSIsoft's tools
across many of our software applications as we deliver customized energy
management solutions for our customers around the globe."
The OSIsoft PI System infrastructure is widely used in many industries
providing easy, secure and reliable access to operational and
manufacturing data. The data is leveraged by enterprises to drive
operational excellence, provide situational awareness and tackle global
enterprise mandates such as energy management and more globally,
Schneider Electric's comprehensive EcoStruxure™ active energy management
architecture portfolio offers a single point of access that connects
five domains of business expertise - power, data centers, process and
machines, building control, and physical security - all within an open
and flexible technology framework. The EcoStruxure architecture is
focused on managing all energy-consuming building assets, such as HVAC,
lighting, security and reducing energy waste generated from Information
Technology assets, including PCs, and other IT devices. StruxureWare is
the software backbone that connects Schneider Electric's comprehensive
EcoStruxure energy management architecture portfolio. From a single
point of access, it provides intelligent monitoring, automation,
planning and reporting on crtical facility management systems.
OSIsoft's PI System will be an important component of monitoring and
managing energy consuming assets and empowering data-driven decisions
through the StruxureWare Software suite.
As part of the overall relationship with Schneider Electric, OSIsoft has
a technical partnership with Telvent, a Schneider Electric Company.
Telvent embeds OSIsoft's products within their solution using a value
added approach as part of a comprehensive globally offering. This is an
extension of Telvent's ongoing strategy focused on Smart Grid solutions
that enhance product offerings in mission critical applications and
infrastructure. Telvent's offerings provide solutions for the repository
of data and real-time transfer for decision support across a range of
industries as well, including oil & gas, power, energy, transportation,
transport, and environment.
"Rising energy costs and increased environmental concerns have made
energy efficiency an imperative for every business. Effective energy
management requires a high fidelity view of where and how energy and
other resources are consumed; the PI System provides this view," says
Martin Otterson, senior vice president of sales, marketing, and industry
at OSIsoft. "Whether you run a traditional or high tech factory, manage
local or distributed facilities, operate a data center or other energy
intensive businesses, this collaboration will deliver a comprehensive
energy management solution that combines the strengths of both companies
to address the global challenge of energy management and sustainability."
OSIsoft has more than thirty years of experience and has a proven track
record and capability to collect, analyze and present large sets of high
resolution time series and historical data.
To learn more about Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure approach for
intelligent energy management solutions, please visit the EcoStruxure homepage.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than
100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across
multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities &
Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential
Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making
energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's
130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars
(22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help
individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
About OSIsoft, LLC
delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise
infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With
installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System
is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data
centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed
base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver
enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business
data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks,
comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make
business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business
and market opportunities.
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with
operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and
the PI System at www.osisoft.com.
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