|Supplier Slogan||Powering Business Worldwide||Power and Productivity for a Better World.||Enabling an Intelligent Planet||Ingenuity for Life||Consider it Solved.|
|HQ Location||Ireland||Switzerland||Taiwan||Germany||France||United States|
|Stock Ticker||NYSE: ETN||NYSE: ABB||TPE: 2395||ETR: SIE||Euronext: SU; OTCMKTS: SBGSF; OTCMKTS: SBGSY||NYSE: EMR|
|Revenue||> $10b||> $10b||$1-10b||> $10b||> $10b||> $10b|
|Employees||> 50,000||> 50,000||1,001 - 10,000||> 50,000||> 50,000||> 50,000|
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Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Year founded: 1911 Revenue: $22.6 billion (2014) NYSE: ETN
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Their solutions improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of their customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Schneider Electric is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for electrical power distribution and for industrial control and automation. The company helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water treatment industries; builds electric networks and utility management systems for energy, water treatment, oil and gas, and marine applications; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. Year founded: 1836 Revenue: $26.0 billion (2014) EPA: SU Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Avantis - Wonderware
Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses. Year founded: 1890 Revenue: $24.5 billion (2014) NYSE: EMR
With IoT, virtually any object, person or even animal can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. For instance, a patient with an implanted heart monitor, a farm animal with a biochip transponder and an automobile with built-in sensors are all achievable thanks to IoT. Eaton's Electrical Sector and Hydraulics Group engineers are actively looking at integrating the IoT across a growing number of products. By capturing data that exists within components and systems and making it available, these products will be able to provide actionable knowledge to improve performance.
Our lives are touched daily by the Internet. It widens our horizons and improves our capabilities by connecting us to a wider community and their collective knowledge. A similar revolution in industry is connecting intelligent machines and the collective data generated from a growing number of electronic sensors. We are ‘seeing, hearing, and feeling’ our industrial processes like never before and this empowers the decisions we make to optimize performance. This revolution allows us to operate machines more safely, with greater efficiency, and with lower environmental impact, not just individually, but as complete systems, working in harmony to enhance power and productivity for a better world. For over a decade ABB has been working to develop and enhance process control systems, communications solutions, sensors and software for the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP). These technologies enable their customers in industries, utilities and infrastructure to analyze their data more intelligently, optimize their operations, boost their productivity, and their flexibility. ABB is advancing the IoTSP by helping their customers develop their existing technologies, while keeping sight of our enduring commitment to safety, reliability, cyber security and Data Privacy.
Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. They cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine Learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
The recent Internet of Things (IoT) momentum has been enabled through a broad adherence to open standards (such as Ethernet) and by technology breakthroughs in the area of Data Aggregation middleware. Schneider Electric delivers open, connected solutions at each IoT-driven intelligent ecosystem layer: the connected, decentralised device layer (sensors, drives, meters, PLCs, controls, switchgear), the platform layer (cloud services, middleware, physical infrastructure architectures), and the On-Premise central control layer (operational intelligence, remote monitoring, predictive analysis, simulation, cloud analytics). Schneider Electric tools help data centre, plant, and smart grid operators to become more efficient by sorting through mountains of data (eliminating false alarms or nuisance alarms) and by generating dashboards that consolidate the information coming in from all parts of the extended network. Instead of gridlock, a smooth flow of information is created which allows for greater operational intelligence and higher quality decisions. IoT is broadening the scope of where both power protection and security are needed, as entire chains of communication can be disrupted by the breakdown of a single device. Schneider Electric leverages the power of IoT and big data to maximize safety and reliability through high-precision automation and control, training and simulation, the generation of ‘what if’ scenarios, robust remote management, Predictive Maintenance, managed services, and advanced analytics. Power protection and cyber security considerations are imbedded into our product designs in order to strengthen overall network reliability.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the futuristic vision of everyday objects having network connectivity—and it's already happening: our phone communicates with our watch and our refrigerator, our car communicates with our address book. Emerson's Pervasive Sensing solutions are our industry's Internet of Things, and only Emerson has the wireless expertise and capabilities to make it happen: both the cutting-edge technology and the process domain expertise critical to analyzing data and recommending actions. The expanded view offered by a Pervasive Sensing strategy enables companies to gain actionable insights into areas previously unreachable or manually managed. A Pervasive Sensing strategy enables manufacturers to address these key areas with more and better data, strategic analyses and actionable information. When companies expand their strategy with more sensors, they easily take control of their plant and experience a considerable business impact.
Boeing, Navistar, Tata Motors
Power generation, transmission, distribution and other utilities; industries across the spectrum, transportation and infrastructure customers, and commercial enterprises.
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Compass, Neoclyde, TierPoint, Shell.
BP, Caviro, Red Arrow
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|Industries||AerospaceAutomotiveBuildingsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeverageHealthcare & HospitalsMiningOil & GasRailway & MetroSpecialty VehiclesUtilities||AgricultureAutomotiveElectronicsFood & BeverageHealthcare & HospitalsMarine & ShippingMetalsOil & GasPackagingPlasticsRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable EnergySemiconductorsUtilities||Healthcare & HospitalsRetail||AerospaceAutomotiveBuildingsCementChemicalsEducationElectrical GridsElectronicsEquipment & MachineryFinance & InsuranceFood & BeverageGlassMarine & ShippingMiningOil & GasPharmaceuticalsRailway & MetroTransportationUtilities||ChemicalsConstruction & InfrastructureElectrical GridsFood & BeverageLife SciencesMarine & ShippingMiningOil & GasPaper & PulpUtilities||AutomotiveChemicalsFood & BeverageLife SciencesMarine & ShippingMiningOil & GasPackagingPaper & PulpPharmaceuticalsUtilities|
|Use Cases||Automatic Palletizing & Depalletizing SystemsMaterial Handling AutomationPicking, Sorting & PositioningProcess Control & OptimizationSmart LightingWarehouse Automation||Building Automation & ControlMachine Condition MonitoringOutdoor Environmental MonitoringPredictive MaintenanceVehicle TelematicsWarehouse Automation||Manufacturing System AutomationPredictive MaintenanceProcess Control & Optimization||Building Automation & ControlBuilding Energy ManagementWater Utility Management||Outdoor Environmental MonitoringRemote Asset Management|
|Functions||Logistics & Transportation||Discrete ManufacturingProcess Manufacturing|
|Services||Hardware Design & Engineering Services||Hardware Design & Engineering ServicesSystem Integration|
|Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Platform as a Service (PaaS)||None||None||Strong||Moderate||Strong||None|
|Application Infrastructure & Middleware||None||Minor||None||None||None||None|
|Analytics & Modeling||None||None||None||Moderate||Minor||Moderate|
|Cybersecurity & Privacy||None||None||None||Minor||None||None|
|Networks & Connectivity||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||None||None|
|Processors & Edge Intelligence||None||Minor||Strong||Minor||Minor||Minor|
|Automation & Control||Moderate||Strong||Minor||Strong||Strong||Strong|
|Partners||IBMIBM WatsonSilver Spring NetworksHuaweiSAP|