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How To Get Started With Embedded Virtualization on GE's MAGIC1

In this blog post, Wind River's Mark Hermeling, discusses how to get started with embedded virtualization using a GE Intelligent Platforms MAGIC1 rugged display computer. In the featured video, Mark demonstrates how easy it is to combine VxWorks, Linux, and Windows on the MAGIC1 -- powered by a 3U VPX single board computer based on 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processing technology. By consolidating multiple workloads on a single multi...

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Sonar processing: Back to basics

In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at the decisions faced by organizations looking to deploy sensor processing, and compares and contrasts the alternatives available. Read more here .

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Aligning Around the Industrial Internet

A discussion with Jim Walsh, president and general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms Software business, provides insight into the company’s recent realignment with GE’s Corporate group and the company’s increasing focus on the Industrial Internet. http://www.automationworld.com/aligning-around-industrial-internet

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GE’s Industrial Software to Boost Efficiency across BP’s Global Operations

FAIRFIELD, CT — JULY 8, 2015 —GE Intelligent Platforms Software (NYSE: GE) today announced a new production optimization project to connect all of BP’s (NYSE: BP) oil wells globally to the Industrial Internet. Using GE’s data management software, BP field engineers will gain real-time access to common machine and operational data sets across all wells, arming them with information to make better decisions to improve efficiency, prevent failures...

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Sensor processing platforms add performance, cut SWaP for the Industrial Internet

As the Industrial Internet demands more out of resource-constrained industrial data acquisition systems, sensor processing platforms are required to add performance while reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP). Rubin Dhillon, Marketing Director of the Embedded Systems division at GE Intelligent Platforms talks with Brandon Lewis of Industrial Embedded Computing magazine, about GE’s approach to developing “brilliant machines,” and how off-the-...

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New Rugged Single Board Computer from GE Takes Advantage of Intel® ‘Broadwell’ Processor to Deliver Leading-Edge Performance

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— JUNE 25, 2015—GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest ‘Broadwell’ processor technology from Intel®, it delivers higher performance and greater functionality than previous generations of SBC while maintaining the same power envelope. The SBC347A is the first in a number of Broadwell-based products that GE plans...

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Four Steps to Managing and Driving Value from Your Assets

In the current competitive business environment, your company is probably being challenged to improve productivity by optimizing asset reliability and operational performance. To help, technology gurus around the world are working hard and fast to develop next-generation Industrial Internet software to manage and analyze your asset and process data to help you gain value from it. The problem is—it’s all very confusing. It’s hard to understand...

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Emerging Trends in Avionics

As in many other parts of the military and aerospace world, the pressure on costs is intense; the need to minimize - eliminate, even - risk is no less so. Time-to-market is becoming increasingly critical as competition becomes fiercer. It’s no surprise, then, that avionics customers are increasingly turning to COTS solutions. Here , Dave Bursky of Extension Media looks at what’s going on in the avionics market, and how GE is responding.

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Getting the most out of ARINC 429

In an era when technologies seem to come and go with remarkable frequency, it's reassuring to find some that have stood the test of time over several decades. One such technology is the ARINC 429 avionics bus protocol which is widely used in both commercial and military aerospace applications - and continues to find favor in, for example, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams looks at how ARINC...

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Automated Intelligence Gets a General Electric Boost

General Electric has played the part of industrial monolith for so many of its 126 years that its Intelligent Platforms division is enough to make at least one corner of the company feel like an honest startup, especially in regard to its efforts in automated intelligence. The division has acquired more than a dozen smaller companies during recent years, an "inorganic acquisition spree," to use the words of chief of strategy Rich Carpenter...

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Oil & Gas Companies Prevent Surprise Downtime Using Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics

by Jeremiah Stone Not too long ago, diagnosing a problem with a critical asset was a cumbersome process for the automation industry. Outside of scheduled maintenance – which was at best a decent estimate of when maintenance should actually occur – operators generally were only able to diagnose and resolve problems after there had been a failure. The amount of time spent resolving the failure depended on exploratory disassembly, parts...

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GE Is First To Implement New OPC UA Standards: Q&A With Matt Wells

In May, GE announced that it is the first to implement a Global Discovery Server (GDS) based on the OPC UA standards. The GDS enhances the Industrial Internet technology employed across several GE businesses and enables better connectivity across devices and equipment. I had the chance to speak with Matt Wells, General Manager of Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms Software about GE’s feat. He provided insight into why GE decided to...

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The Internet of Things Inside Grain Operations

When you think about how to keep grain operations running smoothly with zero downtime and no undetected safety hazards or unnecessary operating costs, the Internet of Things is probably not the first answer that comes to mind. But that’s the approach TempuTech used in developing a cloud-based system for Riceland Foods’ grain facility in Jonesboro, Ark. The system is designed to provide continuous monitoring and actionable information to help...

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GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes

Kate Johnson becomes the CEO of GE Intelligent Platforms Software just as the Internet of Things is altering the landscape for industrial software. GE sells about $4 billion worth of software a year, but since that software is spread across its industrial businesses, the business has been fairly low-profile. GE expects that profile -- and revenue -- to rise as industrial companies see the chance to collect more data from networked equipment, and...

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Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics for Unmanned Aerial Systems

In the world of unmanned systems, the ability to prevent catastrophic accidents caused by failure of a component or subsystem is critical if their acceptance and use is to continue to grow. Fortunately, the tools are available in the form of GE's SmartSignal predictive maintenance software and services, as Todd Stiefler describes in this article for Extension Media's Embedded Systems Engineering magazine.

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