February 2011: Automation eBrief

GE Intelligent Platforms: Automation eBrief
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Proficy Named GE
ecomagination Product
Proficy for Sustainability Metrics Accelerates Energy and Water Reductions

water reductions going beyond utility bills and meters to provide a starting point for measuring and analyzing energy and water consumption. For more information on this leading-edge solution you can read the press release.

Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to deliver innovative solutions that meet today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth. Select products and solutions are
added to the ecomagination technology portfolio based on their ability to provide a distinct, measurable advantage in reducing environmental impact while improving operational performance.     
Proficy for Sustainability Metrics

Thanks to a demonstrated record of success enabling such results for producers across various industries, including food processing, automotive, and municipal utilities, the Proficy software portfolio has received ecomagination approval.

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ecomagination      We are pleased to announce that the Proficy Software Platform is joining GE’s ecomagination portfolio as the 98th product, demonstrating the ability to provide both operational and environmental benefits to customers.

The company announced this great news on January 26, launching a web page that will provide additional information about what Proficy can do for you and your Sustainable Manufacturing efforts: http://www.ge-ip.com/ecomagination. The page includes links to GE's ecomagination site as well as GE Intelligent Platforms' efforts in this area.

Also in January, we announced the availability of a new software solution aimed at helping producers achieve more environmentally sustainable operations: Proficy for Sustainability Metrics. The solution accelerates energy and

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Proficy Process Systems
Enhanced Process Control Solution Changes the DCS Game and Lowers Total Cost of Ownership
Proficy Process System 2.0, a highly flexible process control platform ideally suited for Power, Water, and Oil & Gas applications was announced in November. This innovative solution will help lower customers’ total cost of ownership by reducing the costs associated with designing, commissioning, operating, and maintaining their process operations and providing them with a sustainable competitive advantage for their business. Applications include main steam cycle, municipal water treatment, and well-to-tank control.
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GE and Ingersoll-Rand Launch Intelligent Building Automation Platform
GE Intelligent Platforms and Ingersoll-Rand recently signed of a cooperative agreement to develop an automation platform to meet the energy and operational efficiency needs of data centers. The two companies will work together to develop intelligent offerings that include the world-class industrial solutions of GE and the industry-leading HVAC expertise of Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand. The solutions will tackle asset optimization, platform integration, reporting and analytics across systems, and remote monitoring and services enablers.
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Proficy Troubleshooter and Cause+ 5.0 Drive Operational Improvements with New Proficy SOA Integration
Proficy Troubleshooter and Proficy Cause+ Version 5.0 is now available. The solution enables an intelligent form of causal analysis, proactive alarming and decision support so users can react faster and/or correct issues before a problem occurs. Troubleshooter and Cause+ deliver powerful analytical abilities to transform data into actionable information resulting in reduced downtime, waste, and re-work as well as improved OEE, quality, throughput and visibility into operations.
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Upcoming Events, Seminars, Workshops

Where in the world is GE Intelligent Platforms? Just take a look you might be surprised to find that we will be in your neck of the woods in the very near future. Come find out what we’re up to at these upcoming events.
Date Event Location
March 8-11 TechAdvantage 2011 Conference
& Expo
Orlando, FL
March 21-24 Gastech 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 4-8 Hannover Messe Hannover, Germany
May 2-5 OTC Houston, TX

On January 6, GE Intelligent Platforms announced the acquisition of SmartSignal, an analytics software company specializing in providing Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics solutions to the Power Generation, Oil & Gas and other industrial sectors. "The acquisition of SmartSignal will serve as an important catalyst to rapidly expand the capabilities of our Operational Intelligence platform," said Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO for GE Intelligent Platforms.

SmartSignal is a leading provider of predictive diagnostic software and monitoring services used to anticipate, prevent, and avoid equipment failure. The company has more than 40 product and technology patents, and has won more than 25 awards for product excellence.

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