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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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Brilliant machines enable the industrial Internet of Things...

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things. In this article for Boards & Solutions magazine, GE's Bernie Anger discusses how the company is helping customers make it a reality for industry - the Industrial Internet - and for defense/military organizations in the form of the Connected Battlefield.

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Keeping cool with hot electronics

Of all the challenges facing designers - and users - of embededd computing solutions destined for deployment in harsh environments, managing heat is perhaps the most daunting. In this article , John Keller, editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics, talks to GE's Bill Lueckenbach about the innovative technologies that GE has devised that could transform what's possible.

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GE is First to Implement and Release New OPC-UA Standard with Launch of Global Discovery Server

GE is First to Implement and Release New OPC-UA Standard with Launch of Global Discovery Server Secure-by-design methodologies and richer context for data provide a foundation for cloud-based systems and asset performance Improved ease of connectivity across devices and equipment Global Discovery Server automates previously manual and complex processes, saving time and reducing cost FAIRFIELD, CT — MAY 20, 2015 —GE (NYSE: GE) today announced...

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The Promise of COM Express

Cost pressures continue to bedevil military programs. Years of fighting have taken a toll on equipment, while years of sequestration have made upgrading or replacing the equipment more difficult. Budget constraints require everyone involved to pay the utmost attention to life cycle costs at all levels of procurement. Step forward, rugged COM Express. Historically, it's not an architecture that the military has paid much attention to - but...

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Unlocking the Hidden Benefits of Industrial Data

We’ve heard extensively about how companies are analyzing data born on the consumer Web to improve customer service, boost probability, and otherwise remake the business-to-consumer relationship. But industrial data is also experiencing an analytic revolution, and it promises to remake how work gets done on factory floors, along railroads, and in mining operations around the world. The so-called industrial Internet journey is not nearly as well-...

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VME obsolescence prompts thoughts of alternatives

In her regular column for Military Embedded Systems magazine, Charlotte Adams looks at the implications of a key VME component becoming obsolescent, and what the possible ways forward are for VME users. Read the whole article here .

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CUDA: An Introduction

CUDA – NVIDIA’s GPU architecture and programming API for harnessing the power of their massively parallel graphics processors – has been a de facto go-to for many performance-oriented developers since it was first released in 2006. In this article for RTC Magazine, GE's Dustin Franklin describes why that's the case. Read the full article here .

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Headed for Embedded

Embedded World, one of the industry's largest shows, took place in Nuremburg at the end of February. GE announced two significant COM Express products, including one - the rugged mCOM10-K1 - featuring NVIDIA GPU technology that delivers 326 GFLOPS of performance yet consumes 10 watts or less of power. NVIDIA blogger Jesse Clayton describes the show here .

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Critical Computing

In this article by Courtney Howard, executive editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine, she talks to GE's Chris Lever who is General Manager, Embedded Systems at GE Intelligent Platforms. Read the full article here .

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GE Rugged: Opportunity beyond the Battlefield

Here’s a Q&A with the man charged with beating GE’s rugged high-rel swords into ploughshares targeting transportation, industrial, energy…and more mil/aero platforms. GE—famously intending to be #1 or #2 in all target businesses—sees great synergy in applying the experience and expertise it has developed in rugged hardware, software and services—what the company calls “GE Rugged”—in the mil/aero market and applying them much more broadly,...

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