News | April 20, 2011

ABB Demonstrates IT/OT Convergence At Automation & Power World

Orlando, FL - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is recently presenting newly combined technologies from ABB’s diverse software suites, each designed to manage asset health more effectively in power generation, transmission and/or distribution environments and deliver end-to-end solutions for the smart grid. The solutions were presented at ABB’s Automation & Power World 2011 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

“Today we are presenting the benefits of ABB’s acquisition of Ventyx, and subsequent acquisitions of Insert Key Solutions (IKS) and Obvient Strategies,” said Anders Sjoelin, manager for ABB’s Power Systems division in North America. “Combining ABB and Ventyx created a deep source of industry solutions for both enterprise information technology and power systems, bridging the gap between operations and IT platforms. The addition of advanced equipment reliability and business intelligence tools to the portfolio further affirms ABB’s position as the premier solution provider for optimal management of physical and human assets in power utilities.”

Included in today’s presentations are the following:

  • Business intelligence for the smart grid – FocalPoint Suite business intelligence (BI) tools integrated with Network Manager™ distribution management system (DMS) and Service Suite mobile workforce management software, enables utilities to more effectively monitor and manage their distributed assets on a real-time, near-real-time and event-driven basis.
  • Complete asset health solution for generation – Comprehensive solution combining Asset Suite Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, IKS equipment reliability (ER) systems and eSOMS plant operations management solution.


“The solutions presented today are the first of many new advances in our product development,” said Steve Carpenter, CEO of Ventyx, an ABB company. “Our Product Management structure aligns complementary solutions (eg, Service Suite and Network Manager™ DMS) organizationally as well as technologically, helping us to deliver real-world value for our customers with combined solutions that meet their needs from a single source.”

About ABB
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 18,000 people in 20 manufacturing, service and other major facilities.

SOURCE: ABB Measurement & Analytics