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GE Digital announces enhanced versions of Predix Essentials, Asset Answers and Webspace 6.0 software

September 302019
GE Digital announces enhanced versions of Predix Essentials, Asset Answers and Webspace 6.0 software

September 30, 2019 – At its user conference in Austin, TX, GE Digital announced enhancements across its software portfolio that are intended make it possible for companies to operate their plants, analyze industrial data and optimize their operations.

The product updates include:

  • Predix Essentials, intended to help industrial companies to connect, visualize and analyze their data
  • Asset Answers, intended to help customers to understand the competitive potential of Asset Performance Management (APM) software
  • Webspace 6.0, a HTML5 interface that brings automation data to operators across any mobile device.

Predix Essentials is a SaaS solution, working to help companies connect to disparate data sources, monitor operations and leverage edge-to-cloud predictive analytics.  

Developed in partnership with a number of customers, including silicon chip manufacturer Intel,Predix Essentials is a natural first step for industrial businesses looking to leverage the power of cloud-based Industrial IoT technologies, providing the connectivity, visualization and analysis capabilities that are the cornerstones of a digital transformation journey, regardless of vertical or maturity.

Suitable for industrial companies of all kinds, Predix Essentials is also the foundation of GE Digital’s APM and OPM application suites, providing core functionality and bridging the entire software portfolio by connecting GE Digital cloud-based solutions to on-premises data from its Automation, MES and Historian solutions.

Asset Answers is a benchmarking tool that works to help customers import and assess data to better understand how their asset maintenance compares with similar companies in their particular domain, or even against their own internal performance across sites.

With this intelligence, customers can determine where to invest in updating maintenance regimes or capabilities, and provide a path to products like APM to manage and optimize assets across their business.  Asset Answers is available for many sectors, including power generation, oil and gas and chemicals.

Webspace 6.0, a web and mobility solution, brings the visualization and control capabilities from GE’s iFIX and CIMPLICITY HMI/SCADA software across devices, including smartwatches, phones, tablets and desktops.

Offering encryption and zero-install HTML5 client, Webspace 6.0 works to improve the way that operators receive and react to operational insights, whether they are in the field, on the plant floor or at a desk, helping them to make informed decisions and share their expertise, regardless of location.

Predix Essentials, Asset Answers and Webspace 6.0 are generally available today as part of GE Digital’s portfolio of industrial software products covering HMI/SCADA, Historian, Asset Performance Management and Manufacturing Execution System applications. 

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