Emerson announced at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Austin, TX, that it is working with Microsoft to help industrial manufacturers realize the business impact and value of Industrial Internet of Things with Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem and Connected Services, powered by the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.
Plantweb supports Emerson’s vision to help customers leverage data, technologies, and best practices to improve reliability, safety, energy management, and overall operational performance across the enterprise.
The company is broadly adopting Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT technology, in its DeltaV and Ovation control systems and in data gateways, for local data processing and to serve data to Azure IoT Suite. The Azure suite provides Emerson with a scalable and secure cloud application environment as part of its Plantweb digital ecosystem. Plantweb provides the technology and service framework for the company’s Operational Certainty program, a strategic approach to help customers break free from stagnant financial performance through adoption of industry best practices and advanced technologies.
Oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, and other companies can leverage their existing investments in instrumentation sensors and communication infrastructure to power new applications to improve reliability, energy management, and safety. The new offerings mark an important step in Emerson’s vision to provide its customers those applications deployed as IIoT services, without the need for in-house domain experts.