AVEVA launches Unified Operations Centre for facility managers
The Unified Operations Centre solution combines IT and Operational Technology (OT) into a streamlined, collaborative system.
AVEVA’s command and control solution for infrastructure operators such as smart cities and facility managers is reported to be the first to provide a single solution that integrates IT and OT applications in a central hub enhanced by industry-specific customisations.
Developed with companies in these verticals, AVEVA says it has turned best practices into ‘templated’ solutions that are repeatable, scalable and adaptable, enabling fast implementation and return on investment. Organisations such as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Assmang Proprietary Ltd and the city of Atal Nagar in India have pioneered early versions of this tailored approach and have realised reductions in project implementation times by as much as 60 percent over the more time-intensive process of integrating bespoke solutions.
The solution, built on the AVEVA Systems Platform, offers faster time-to-value through industry-proven solution templates, reports, dashboards and operational KPIs. These unify all available data from operations, process, engineering, maintenance and finance, thereby enabling teams to improve their situational awareness of real-time operations and make better decisions. Based around a ‘system of systems’ approach, the Unified Operations Centre enables seamless plug-in of apps, predictive analytics, CCTV video, GIS maps, ERP systems, engineering P&ID diagrams and more.
In India’s first greenfield smart city, Atal Nagar, the Unified Operations Centre is being used to integrate grid, water, SCADA building, street lighting, rapid transport, CCTV, e-governance, energy management, traffic management systems and city help desk applications into a central command centre called a “role model” for Indian cities by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“By partnering with leading companies in the process and infrastructure market we have witnessed the operational gains that this ‘system of systems’ approach can achieve,” says Rashesh Mody, vice president of AVEVA’s monitoring and control business.
“The Unified Operations Centre enables companies to achieve operational excellence and increase profitability through more efficient energy consumption and predictive maintenance. We expect to deliver other industry solutions, like power and water, in the coming months.”
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