Astec have today announced a new partnership with GE Digital to become an official Alliance Partner.
As an existing Premier Solutions Partner for GE Digital, Astec is no stranger to working with the US giant, providing advanced analytics solutions using GE’s leading software products. Since 2005, Astec has provided engineering services to GE Digital’s Global Professional Services team, as well as working on projects for other GE businesses such as GE Oil & Gas. This most recent collaboration continues to provide mutual benefit for both companies, as the focus on IoT increases. GE will benefit from Astec’s unique skill set in developing new industrial internet applications which support the adoption of Predix – GE’s cloud-based operating system. Astec will be able to utilise GE Digital’s tools, technologies and significant domain expertise.
The past year has been busy for GE since the launch of Predix and the Alliance Program at the 2016 Mobile World Congress. The program has exceeded its primary aim of identifying 50+ new partnerships in its first year. Designed to equip members with the insights, skills, tools and rewards needed to deliver valuable business outcomes, the initiative brings Predix to the world’s largest developer ecosystem.
Andy Tripp, Astec Managing Director says,
“We are absolutely delighted to be a GE Digital Alliance Partner. Access to specialised training and certification in Predix will be invaluable as demand in this area grows. Astec has been built on traditional automation systems such as SCADA, MES & Batch, so we have a deep appreciation for the safety and security needs of industrial customers in light of new cloud-based technologies. And now Predix is opening up unprecedented opportunities – huge gains in efficiency, productivity and longevity are there for the taking. It’s an exciting time.”
About Predix and the Industrial Internet
Predix is purpose-built by GE for constructing and operating apps for the Industrial Internet. The term ‘Industrial Internet’ refers to a new phase of technological integration the IoT is entering, combining operational technology with information technology. This OT/IT crossover is reflected in GE’s choice of Alliance partners, including companies such as Intel, Cisco and CapGemini. Alliance partners and developers can share ideas and insights via Predix.io, a developer community forum set up to accelerate the learning process.
Astec Solutions has been delivering automation and production management software solutions into Manufacturing, Utilities and Broadcast sectors for over 15 years. As well as solving the immediate operational challenges which often drive project engagement, Astec strives to ensure installed solutions turn the data within clients’ systems into insight, allowing them to achieve real improvements in the effectiveness and profitability of their business.