ABB and Aruba, an HPE company, will collaborate to deliver a scalable, high-performance wireless connectivity solution for large industrial customers. The collaboration will enable customers to capture valuable data and insights from their equipment via ABB Ability Smart Sensor technology and access it via a web portal, a cloud interface or a mobile phone application.
The furthered partnership leverages ABB’s expertise in operational technology and HPE’s leadership in IT infrastructure to provide industrial customers with an easy-to-deploy, Bluetooth-based wireless infrastructure. Available in late 2019, the integrated solution can also be used by customers operating in hazardous industrial environments.
Jonas Spoorendonk, Global Product Manager, ABB Ability Smart Sensor, said, “By combining network infrastructure powered by Aruba with ABB Ability, we are extending our existing offering to help industrial manufacturers make even better decisions about their equipment. This enables them to increase manufacturing productivity and reduce maintenance costs.”
The ABB-HPE partnership opens innovative opportunities that go beyond condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. For example, Infrastructure-as-a-Service or location-based services will allow both companies to add significantly more value for customers.
The companies have been partners since 2017 with the creation of solutions that combined ABB Ability with HPE’s innovative and secure edge compute and hybrid IT solutions, as well as new financial business models.
The companies have also developed joint solutions for secure edge computing and partnered to deliver a data-driven, intelligently automated solution that balances data center operations with cost-efficient power sources in real time to drive energy efficiency for its customers.
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