Schneider Electric partners with Microsoft to enable open IoT application development

  • April 24, 2017
  • Schneider Electric
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Schneider Electric partners with Microsoft to enable open IoT application development
Schneider Electric partners with Microsoft to enable open IoT application development

April 24, 2017 –Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, announced an advancement in its collaboration with Microsoft Corp.. Customers can now gain access to multiple cloud-based applications from Schneider’s EcoStruxure architecture that utilize the full capabilities of the Azure cloud plaform, as well as capabilities like mixed reality, to bring new levels of decision making capabilities, productivity and efficiency. The two will accelerate the delivery of cloud-based, IoT solutions for all of Schneider Electric’s end user segments, marrying Microsoft’s experience in the cloud with Schneider Electric’s domain expertise in power management, plants, machines, buildings, data centers and grids to empower companies in a wide variety of markets to use IoT as a competitive differentiator. This includes several cloud-based applications available today driving plant, building, people and asset optimization. The combination of Schneider Electric industrial software and Azure is already enabling customers, like  Seminole Country Florida, to mobilize big data solutions for use in the field. Seminole County has improved its ability to ensure safe drinking water for its more than 440,000 residents by allowing plant managers and operators to view plant data on mobile, handheld and tablet devices and receive critical operational data in minutes. The open and interoperable design of the EcoStruxure architecture and the computing power of Azure will arm industrial companies specifically with advanced analytics, maintenance and training solutions and empower operations and maintenance personnel with new mixed reality capabilities that provide an enhanced user experience with digital hologram context and prescriptive actions. Schneider Electric will continue to build HoloLens technology into its process design and simulation and enterprise asset management solutions to bring mixed reality capabilities to its industrial maintenance, asset performance and training offerings. Provided as part of the company’s EcoStruxure for Industry solution, this capability is designed to improve personnel safety and asset performance. It also transforms training outcomes by creating an immersive experience that exposes personnel to interactive and simulated situations and environments to help make operational decisions and investigate processes prior to interacting in the real-world. The relationship builds on Schneider Electric and Microsoft’s work in driving advanced analytic solutions and is part of Schneider Electric’s strategy to build an ecosystem of industry-leading partners to advance and co-develop its EcoStruxure architecture solutions. About Schneider Electric Schneider Electric is aspecialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016 144,000+employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. 

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