ABB shows how intelligent systems can create a collaboration platform for better plant operations

Partha Srinivasan, Windows Embedded Server and SQL products manager, has written previously about how server appliances used in the industrial automation and manufacturing industries can improve productivity. On the Windows Embedded Blog Jan. 16, he shares a “real-life illustration of just how powerfully effective these systems can be.”

He explains it using a real-time scenario based on the 800xA system from ABB, a collaboration platform that “provides great overview of a plant’s operation. This is achieved by enabling collaboration between enterprise systems, plant systems, desktop applications and plant equipment. The platform improves operations, engineering, control and maintenance, enabling enterprises to do real-time decision making and improve energy efficiency, asset utilization and operational effectiveness.”

Through a desktop and service-based architecture using the Windows Embedded Server platform, Srinivasan writes, “the solution combines multiple 800xA applications into servers with pre-tested, validated architectures.”

Head over to the Windows Embedded Blog for more, including details about the various roles the system performs and how the architecture executes them.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff