GE launches next phase of Industrial Internet Control System

Oct. 31, 2018
An open-controller, remote-monitoring platform to optimize performance.

Intelligent Platforms, a segment of GE's legacy Automation and Controls business, unveiled its latest product innovations with the release of two new control solutions.

Building on the capabilities of its Industrial Internet Control System (IICS), Intelligent Platforms is introducing PACSystems RX3i CPL410, an outcome-optimizing open controller, and Equipment Insight 2018, a remote-monitoring-as-a-service platform, both designed to harness the combined power of edge controls and analytics to deliver actionable intelligence across the industrial ecosystem.

These discrete solutions share the unique ability to provide customers with greater flexibility by enabling new edge technologies that can work more seamlessly with existing control systems and applications to improve performance.

The release of the Equipment Insight solution advances asset health by providing visibility into distributed assets to help customers enhance performance and processes through centrally managed remote monitoring, according to GE. This is a complete end-to-end solution, from data connectivity at the edge to anomaly detection, trouble shooting, and case management designed to quickly drive identified issues to closure.

The CPL410 is a completely open Outcome Optimizing Controller with both real-time deterministic control combined with a platform at the edge to improve business outcomes, generate new revenue, and drive profitability. As an open edge device, the CPL410 boasts the ability to connect to any analytics capable platform such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and others. 

Access to real-time intelligence enabled by CPL410 and a complete remote-monitoring and troubleshooting solution with Equipment Insight 2018 enable customers to reduce unplanned downtime across a wide range of industries such as water/waste water, metro, industrial steam, automotive, oil and gas, and discrete manufacturing operating in the complex industrial environment. 

“Today’s industrial infrastructure is becoming increasingly complex to manage and requires a holistic view of operational and industrial processes. At the epicenter of the IIoT ecosystem is the business imperative to manage data much closer to the physical asset, and with it comes the increased challenge to leverage this data in an efficient and meaningful way,” said Rich Carpenter, general manager of Control and Edge Platforms for Intelligent Platforms. “Our CPL410 and Equipment Insight solutions will accelerate customers’ IIoT strategy by providing a platform for running applications at the edge as well as providing an end to end centralized solution for remote monitoring of distributed assets. The capability will help to quickly detect anomalies in asset performance and monitor issues to drive timely resolution, ultimately delivering true business value through a data-centric view of critical assets.”

As a part of the PACSystems RX3i CPx400 series, the release of the CPL410 solution furthers the ambition to reimagine a new industry standard for outcome-optimizing control with the edge controllers equipped with dual-redundancy capabilities and open architecture, according to GE. By bringing edge-enabled data analytics together with real-time control, these solutions unlock new insights and provide customers with built in flexibility, operational efficiency, and higher asset performance.