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University Roots for GE's Proficy Mobile Platform to Achieve Real-time Operational Intelligence

Cornell University has implemented GE’s Proficy Mobile platform to achieve Real-time Operational Intelligence (RtOI) in its facilities management, which has provided 40% faster off-hours troubleshooting, increasing energy savings, reliability and equipment uptime. World Industrial Reporter...

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Intelligent Water Capabilities Improve San Francisco's Aging Infrastructure

Water utilities face aging infrastructure, declining revenues, increasing service level expectations and many regulations. In addition, resources for water and wastewater capital programs are limited, which makes infrastructure modernization, expansion and technologies upgrades difficult. Utilities can address these critical challenges while delivering the best return on investment to reatepayers or private sector investors. In many instances,...

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Cornell University Leverages GE Real-time Operational Intelligence (RtOI) Solution to Speed Off-Hours Troubleshooting by 40%

Solution increases energy savings, reliability and equipment uptime. Makes sense of disparate data coming from complex systems and pieces of equipment, so users can navigate easily and see the key information at a glance. App is off-the-shelf, no configuration. Just download from the App store. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — May 1, 2014 — GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that Cornell University, an Ivy League higher...

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Prolonging Machine Life and Efficiency with Big Data

There are few things worse for a large manufacturer than pausing to repair a machine in need of a new component. The company’s “just-in-time” production deliverables falter, as does its reputation for reliability. Rather than wait for the component to arrive after the machine breaks down, why not have the part in stock the week before to prevent the shutdown? This is one of several goals of the “Industrial Internet,...

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Two Global Companies Bet on the Future of U.S.Manufacturing

Bernie Anger, general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms sees an "intense appetite" for investments that drive productivity and efficiency. "Companies have moved away from labor arbitrage (seeking the lowest cost labor) and are now using manufacturing as a competitive advantage." Automation World

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U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance: Myth or Reality?

When we asked Automation World readers in January 2014 whether the much-touted U.S. manufacturing renaissance was real or hype, their responses were as varied as the industries they work in. Bernie Anger, general manager of automation vendor GE Intelligent Platforms said, "It's not so much a manufacturing renaissance as a reinvention of how we make things." Automation World

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Software Development Tools as Force Multipliers

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems, April 2014 Issue Situational awareness often requires data center processing speeds in the smallest possible package. The sensors that feed signal and image processing systems siphon up masses of data, which processors must then reduce to useful information within tactical timelines. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Facilitate Manufacturing Transformation with the Industrial Internet

GE Intelligent Platforms announced updates to its suite of Proficy Manufacturing software. These solutions were designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of today’s manufacturers as they transform their operations to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the industrial Internet. New capabilities are currently shipped in the company’sProficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler,Open Enterprise, Vision,...

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Two Sides to a Coin, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

For food & beverage manufacturers, diversifying product lines to capture market share in consumer micro-niches can be a double-edged sword. Multiple product lines can help grow revenue and margins, but it creates challenges for operations. Each new product line brings a new set of recipes, regulations, quality regimens and optimization challenges to the manufacturing plant. In the face of increasing consumer and retailer concerns,...

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End of Windows XP Support Brings IT to a Fork in the Road

Microsoft finally ended Windows XP support this week, putting to rest one of its most stable operating systems ever while delivering the Windows 8.1 Update. How IT shops get to the newer version of Windows depends on their needs, but one thing is certain: They don't have to do a traditional PC upgrade. In fact, the "same old, same old" may hold companies back. TechTarget

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Workforce: Digitized Flow for Generation X

Young people joining the workforce today grew up with vastly different technological toys than the baby boomers whose shoes they're stepping into. Consequently, they have different preferences about how they receive information. This difference is crucial to manufacturing executives, because manufacturing operations amass huge amounts of information that have to be passed down the generational line. And with workforce demographics changing as...

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End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system. Associated Press

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Embedded Technologies Tackle Video Processing Challenges

By: Jeff Childs, Editor-in-Chief, COTS Journal With video now a critical centerpiece of situational awareness, embedded computing solutions are tasked for processing, distributing and displaying growing amounts of captured video information. A new crop of board- and box-levels solutions are feeding those needs. READ FULL ARTICLE and how Jeff talks about GE's ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracking and image stablization solution.

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Improving Food Safety with Industrial Internet-Enabled Technologies

Imagine this scenario: You go to the market for a gallon of milk. You pick up a carton in the dairy aisle, and then log on to the Internet from your Smartphone to see which farm that gallon came from earlier that day. You see that this particular gallon came from Dolly’s Milk Farm, and you were just at Dolly’s last week with your kids for ice cream and it was delicious. So you buy that gallon of milk with full confidence that it, too...

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Windows XP: Old Platforms Die Hard, Security Risks Live On

Microsoft Corp. will stop providing updates to its Windows XP operating system after April 8, leaving holes in some computers running industrial systems as well as PCs at many government agencies. Despite the publicity generated by this deadline, more than 10% of computers used in government and corporations world-wide will still use the 12-year-old operating system. Wall Street Journal

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