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GE Expands Control Platform with PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET

GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) has added one more solution to the company’s high performance connected automation architecture with the expansion of its high availability control platform. PACSystems High Availability with Profinet System enables companies with mission critical applications across a broad range of industries including Power, Transportation, Water & Wastewater, Mining, and Oil & Gas to maximize uptime,...

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GE Expands Control Platform with PACSystems® High Availability with PROFINET

Dramatically lowers total cost of ownership and simplifies ability to configure, maintain and operate mission critical facilities or operations Built on decades of GE expertise in high availability systems in backup power and critical cooling applications Single point of connect no matter the distance CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — July 10, 2014 —GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) has added one more solution to the company’s high...

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Key Steps to Minimize Unplanned Downtime and Protect Your Organization"

Are you running your plant operations with serious risk? Most industrial applications lack recommended updates and security patches, which make them a target for hackers. Outdated architectures, backups and spares can also create problems. Supply Chain Brain

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GPGPU-based HPEC Solves Toughest Mil/Aero ISR Problems

By: Chris Ciufo, Editor-in-Chief, Embedded Intel Solutions June 2014 Issue GPGPU computing in deployed HPEC systems brings mobile supercomputing to the battlefield in small packages. Read Full Article

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4 Ways the Internet of Things will Reshape Manufacturing

If you listen to the numbers on the billions of machines, automation controllers and other “things” being connected to the Internet as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) trend, one might assume that nearly every manufacturing plant would have an IoT project underway. After all, manufacturing is all about making things, and as part of that, moving materials. But analysts and technology suppliers agree that it is still early days for...

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Low-Power Sensing and Autonomy with NVIDIA Jetson TK1

NVIDIA Developer Zone - June 25, 2014 By Dustin Franklin, GPGPU Applications Engineer and Systems Architect for GE Intelligent Platforms The ground-breaking computational performance of Tegra K1, driven by NVIDIA’s low-power optimizations and the introduction of integrated CUDA, leads a new generation of embedded devices and platforms that leverage TK1’s SWaP density to deliver advanced features and capabilities. NVIDIA and GE have...

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How GE Got on Track Toward the Smartest Locomotives Ever

As part of CNET Road Trip 2014 , I've come to Fort Worth to see how a locomotive, specifically GE's Evolution , is built. First introduced in 2005, the Evolution can be found pulling trains in 10 countries, and there are now more than 5,000 of the engines in use worldwide. Built along with a nearby sister facility for a total of $235 million, GE's new factory turned out a single locomotive the first month it opened, in January 2013. Seventeen...

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New Rugged Single Board Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms Features More Processing Power, Improved Bandwidth, Enhanced Graphics and Superior Security

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 18, 2014 - GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer (SBC). Featuring the latest quad-core 4th generation Intel ®Core™ i7 processor (‘Haswell’), it will provide outstanding performance per watt while helping to minimize size, weight and power (SWaP) in deployed subsystems – making it ideal for constrained environments such as manned- and unmanned...

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New 3U VPX Single Board Computer Delivers Increased Performance with no Increase in Size, Weight or Power Consumption

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 17, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC346 Rugged 3U VPX Single Board Computer. Based on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (‘Haswell’) quad core technology, it offers significantly higher levels of performance than its predecessor while maintaining the same SWaP (size, weight and power) characteristics. The SBC346 is the fourth embedded computing platform announced by GE to...

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Tech Innovations Bring Cornell Closer to Its Zero Carbon Goals

To optimize the performance of Cornell University's lake cooling system — along with its sophisticated steam and power generation plant, and water filtration processes — the campus operations team relies heavily on Proficy software from the GE Intelligent Platforms group. The recent addition of mobile information access from iPads has cut down on maintenance costs. "It speeds up our reaction time and is a more efficient use of our...

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How the Industrial Internet Can Drive True Business Transformation

Just as the Internet transformed consumer-oriented industries such as retail, media and advertising, this next evolution, what is being described as the “Internet of Things” or the “Industrial Internet,” has the potential to transform a much broader range of industries and businesses. When intelligent machines and the data created are connected via an open, global network to people who are making decisions and driving...

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The Right Tools Enable Long Term Success

You have a HACCP plan in place. You know where your problem process areas are, and everything in your process is in control—at least from a food safety standpoint. Now, one of your suppliers sends you a key ingredient laced with Salmonella. With a food safety management system (FSMS) in place, there’s a good possibility this ingredient wouldn’t have left your supplier’s dock. An FSMS is more than just a HACCP plan; it...

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Production Flexibility Migrates from an Option to an Essential Capability

The need for turn-on-a-dime production keeps increasing, yet the migration from manual processes to machines that deliver high-volume at low cost work against that need. Reconciling the goals of line flexibility and machine reliability is the kind of challenge that keeps engineers and operations managers up at night. Food Processing

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Global Plastic-Film Production Benefits from Consistent Data Approach

A trip to a grocery store, stop at a fast-food chain or even 20 minutes of TV is about all it takes to convince you we live in a time when food innovation and experimentation runs rampant, both in its tastes and flavors and in how it comes to us. What makes this frantic search for catchy flavor combinations and form factors even possible is IT-based automation advances in the flexible production of mass quantities of food products. Processing...

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Jeff Bartoletti and Antonio di Maria on a New Strategic Partnership

Bill Bruce meets Jeff Bartoletti from GE Intelligent Platforms and Mettler-Toledo's Antonio di Maria to talk about the new strategic partnership between Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection and GE Intelligent Platforms. FoodBev.com

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