GE partners with AT&T, Cisco and Intel for M2M

GE is partnering with AT&T, Cisco and Intel to boost M2M connectivity for both wired and wireless machine.

AT&T and GE will work together to allow GE machines to connect to the AT&T network and cloud, creating the first highly-secure wireless communications system for GE’s Industrial Internet. Workers using the system will have access to remote monitoring, diagnostics and the ability to resolve maintenance issues virtually anywhere in the world.

Cisco and GE will extend their existing business relationship to include collaboration in industries that may include oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, and power generation. Using open standards, this collaboration will help enable intelligent networking of advanced analytics and data between machines.

Intel and GE are collaborating to embed virtualization and cloud-based, standardized interfaces within the GE Predix platform. This will help enable shorter machine software upgrade cycles and an open infrastructure for global communication service providers to connect to GE’s industrial machines. New solutions that leverage the platform can easily integrate with customers’ existing software and data management infrastructure to increase productivity, reduce waste and improve operations.

The company has announced 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, a first-of-its-kind industrial strength platform that provides a standard and secure way to connect machines, industrial big data and people.

Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, GE said, “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 now offers customers 24 total predictivity solutions, including 14 launched today. These 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.

Predix combines on-premise or cloud technologies for distributed computing and analytics, asset management, machine-to-machine communication and mobility. New platform components include Predix Machine, Predix Insight, Predix Asset and Predix Experience.

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