ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Further Partnership to Connect Industrial Customers with Insight

By Harry Forbes

Category:
Acquisition or Partnership

ABB and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, will collaborate to deliver a scalable, high-performance wireless connectivity solution for large industrial customers.  Customers will be able 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 expanded partnership leverages ABB’s expertise in operational technology and HPE’s position in information technology 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.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor technology transforms traditional motors, mounted bearings and pumps into wirelessly connected devices, measures key parameters and converts data into actionable information.  Used in conjunction with Aruba’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled access points that feature zero-touch provisioning, Smart Sensor technology enables customers with large industrial sites and multiple access points to easily monitor the condition and performance of equipment.  This allows them to plan maintenance in advance, avoiding unplanned and costly downtime.

This collaboration 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.

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