- August 21, 2017
- Opto 22
- OPTO 22
This program is designed to address a specific need as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0 applications and projects proliferate.
August 21, 2017 - Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 announced their IoT Certification program for authorized System Integrators, called OptoPartners. This program is designed to address a specific need as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0 applications and projects proliferate.
The potential benefits of IIoT applications are enormous, from predicting system failures to making processes more efficient to reducing costs. However, to realize these benefits, information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) teams must work together to leverage and apply each other’s technology and skillsets.
IT/OT convergence continues to be a challenge on both the technical and cultural fronts. In today’s enterprise, a significant communication gap exists between OT and IT technologies. Each uses its own methods of connectivity, from the physical connectors and buses that data rides on, to the language each uses to convert bits and bytes into human readable and actionable information.
Opto 22 OptoPartners who carry the IoT Certification possess the ombination of skillsets in both the OT and IT domains. They have demonstrated proficiency in OT technologies such as sensors, instrumentation, controls, and automation as well as with IT technologies such as networking, databases, computing, data analytics, and cloud or edge IoT platforms.
With this holistic expertise, these IoT Certified OptoPartners are positioned to help customers achieve their IIoT goals using Opto 22’s IoT-enabled automation platform—SNAP PAC System and groov—plus connectivity tools such as Node-RED and commercially available IT and IoT solutions.
Additionally, Opto 22 is part of the IoT ecosystems of three major IT companies: Dell (IoT Solutions Partner), IBM (Registered Business Partner- Ready for IBM Watson IoT) and AT&T/ M2X (IoT Partner).
These relationships and the new network of IoT Certified system integrators will help customers design, install, and commission their industrial IoT projects. Opto 22 announced the following sixteen IoT Certified OptoPartners at the time of program launch, and expects to build on this group to further serve the worldwide marketplace by inviting qualified system integrators with both OT & IT expertise to apply.
- Advanced Control Solutions (USA)
- Asahi Electronics Corporation (Japan)
- Controlled Environment Structures Inc. (USA)
- Excelion Partners (USA)
- Facilities Protection Inc. (Philippines)
- Mulder-Hardenberg B.V. (Netherlands)
- N-Compass Consulting Group (Australia)
- Optomation Systems (Spain)
- Parijat Controlware Inc. (USA)
- Perceptive Controls (USA)
- Processcomponent A.B. (Sweden)
- RDI controls LLC (USA)
- Sayantek (USA)
- SCADA Solutions (USA)
- System Devices U.K. (U.K.)
- Tough Automation (USA)
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