GE unveils 'Industrial Internet'
General Electric unveiled a collection of "Industrial Internet" technologies to help specific business sectors reduce wasted costs and improve operations. Airlines, railroads, healthcare firms, manufacturers and energy companies all stand to benefit from enhancing the connections between their machines and the Internet, according to GE.
The Industrial Internet includes nine technologies and services that focus on analytics and product diagnostics, reports Andrew Nusca at ZDNet. The idea is to better leverage a company's networks, facilities and other assets to boost productivity.
One of the new services, called Taleris, takes data from sensors on aircraft parts to perform diagnostics in real time. This service is offered in partnership with Accenture.
Hospitals can use GE's new "Hospital Operations Management" service, which connects a host of data from bed assignments, equipment management, patient flow, transportation and workflow. They can also take advantage of the new "DoseWatch" software, designed to help monitor radiation dosages.
For the railroads, GE is offering RailConnect, which analyzes freight movements. For utility companies, there is the new Grid IQ, which monitors the electric grid "more dynamically." Oil and gas drillers can try out the new "Subsea Integrity Management" monitoring system.
If your industry is not the target of any of these new offerings from GE, fear not: the company said it has 20 more technologies coming out next year.
- see Andrew Nusca's article at ZDNet