General Electric (GE) announced today 14 new "Industrial Internet
Predictivity" technologies that will enable global industries to achieve
outcomes such as minimal unplanned downtime, increased productivity, preventive maintenance, lower fuel costs and reduced emissions.
GE's solutions will be powered by Predix, an industrial strength platform that
provides a standard and secure way to connect machines, industrial big data
and people. GE is also expanding its ecosystem to include AT&T, Cisco and
Intel, which will boost wired and wireless machine connectivity.
Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, GE, said, "Industrial data is not only big,
it's the most critical and complex type of big data. Our greatest challenge
and opportunity is to manage and analyze this data in a highly secure way to
deliver better outcomes for customers and society. We are developing more
predictive solutions and equipping our products with sensors that constantly
measure performance so our customers see major productivity gains and minimize
no unplanned downtime. Observing, predicting and changing this performance is
how the Industrial Internet will help airlines, railroads and power plants
operate at peak efficiency."
GE'a Predictivity solutions deliver asset optimization and operations
optimization, providing more flexible solutions to manage machines and entire
operations -- helping them run better, consume less fuel, get serviced more
efficiently and minimize unplanned downtime.