Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Register Today - Maintenance Technology & Schneider Electric's Asset Condition Manager Webinar 11/20/2014

 
Title: Lower Your Maintenance Costs Through A Condition-Based Management Approach
 
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
 
Time: 01:00 PM Central Standard Time
 
Duration: 1 hour
 
Summary


This session will focus on Schneider Electric’s Asset Condition Manager, a solution that helps companies move from a reactive maintenance environment to a proactive, collaborative, and best-practices-based approach to Asset Management.
Are you looking for solutions that will help your organization achieve ‘world class’ levels of Asset productivity and reliability through the involvement of both operations and maintenance? We will discuss how you can manage the complexity of devices and assets from different suppliers and move to a more proactive maintenance approach
Speaker
Juan P. Collados
Principal Application Consultant
Schneider Electric, Software, Enterprise Asset Management Solutions

 


Juan has over 20 years experience in the industrial software applications industry, working throughout the world. Since joining Schneider Electric in 1992, Juan has held several positions including Implementation Management Consulting, Technical Application Consulting, and Product Manager for real-time asset-performance applications. Juan has also successfully managed the deployment of plant- and enterprise-wide Avantis solutions in a variety of industries, including Food and Beverage, Water Waste Water, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities and Mining.


Happy Diwali 2014!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Announcing the release of Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector 2014 R2

Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector (MRC) 2014 R2 – is now available for download on the software.invensys.com site.








 
What is it?
Wonderware SmartGlance delivers real-time plant data to the mobile workforce via simple reports, analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to phones and tablets.
Why is this important?              
The SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector provides data connectivity to Process Historians (including native support for the Wonderware Historian) in addition to one or more SQL data sources. It is complemented by the Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile App available on all major mobile operating systems. The Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile App is available as a native mobile application for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8, and also Windows 8 for desktop (Modern App).
What is new?
The Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector 2014 R2 offers the following new features
1.     Personalized and Proactive push notifications (MyAlerts) for Apple iPhone and Google Android mobile devices.
2.     You can now auto acquire the Data Transfer ID without having to wait for someone to send it to you
3.     Configurable Windows Service Port Numbers that bring greater product flexibility and compatibility with other products
4.     Support for multiple time zones so that  customers can now review their data based on their current location and time zone
5.     Custom Data Provider Import capability which enables greater extensibility for third-party data sources
a.     Including Citect SCADA HMI, OPC-HDA and others
6.     Automate the installation of SmartGlance MRC
7.     Quickly import and export users and reports
8.     Choose between 2 to 6 decimal places for your Historian tags
9.     Ability to do an in-place upgrade of a Historian Data Provider so that all reports can be seamlessly migrated to a upgraded Historian.
10.   You can see the list of records uploading live as they are happening. Similar to a progress bar
11.   Support for groups in Active Directory Mode to be used with an On-Premises SmartGlance Server
 

Check out the new service now available - status.wonderware.com where you can check the status of our managed service at any time OR you can subscribe to email alerts, from this site, to be notified of any service changes.

You can also view these YouTube videos for a quick overview and install instructions:
 
To learn more, visit our website.





Coming in 10 days - SPE ATCE October 27 - 29, 2014 - The Netherlands - Meet our software experts from Schneider Electric - Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware

 http://www.spe.org/atce/2014/
Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibit
RAI Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 27 - 29, 2014
      Meet our experts from Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware, to explore possible capability gaps that you can fill to improve your performance and safety.    Optimize production, minimize operating cost and improve HSE with real-time data.


Smart Oil and Gas Field Featuring;



 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shell 'Changes the Game' using Wonderware IntelaTrac by Schneider Electric

Watch this short video to hear our customer share his story on the benefits received by using Wonderware IntelaTrac and how it's become a "Game Changer" for Shell Chemical Co.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b-Hg5OYsHKo


What is IntelaTrac?
Wonderware IntelaTrac is the industry-leading mobile workforce and decision support system. IntelaTrac includes configurable software and ruggedized mobile hardware solutions that enable workflow, data collection and general task management for plant operations, maintenance management, production tracking and compliance applications.

For more information, visit our website.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Avantis can help you monitor the health of your assets

Real-time Maintenance Execution

Effective asset performance management (APM) requires real-time maintenance execution so maintenance tasks can be planned and performed when needed based on actual operating and asset conditions. This helps avoid critical equipment failures and associated unplanned equipment downtime. This approach involves integrating technologies, people, and processes to provide the right information at the right time. Download the ARC Strategy Report on Real-time Maintenance Execution and find out how.

Untangle your maintenance processes to optimize your asset management strategy. Our suite of products and services deliver focused, real-time equipment performance and decision support to simplify access to information to create a strong foundation for maintenance best practices.
software.invensys.com/untangle

For more information, visit our website.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Announcing the release of Wonderware IntelaTrac 5.0 - Introducing Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1!


We are pleased to announce the latest release of Wonderware IntelaTrac 5.0!

Introducing Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1
The Mobile IntelaTrac for Windows 8.1 app is now published and available in the Windows Store!

What is it?
Wonderware IntelaTrac
Wonderware IntelaTrac is the industry-leading mobile workforce and decision support system. IntelaTrac includes configurable software and ruggedized mobile hardware solutions that enable workflow, data collection and general task management for plant operations, maintenance management, production tracking and compliance applications

What's New in this release?
Key Feature
Benefits
 
Windows 8.1 PRO Tablet Support – Phase 1
   Modernized User Experience
   Windows 8.1 PRO certified
 
Active Directory Support on Mobile Device
   Minimize password management requirements for Administrators
   Reduce the number of passwords for users to remember
 
Auditor Plus Enhancements
   Summary totals
   Crew reporting enhancements
   Shift boundary reporting enhancements
 
Language Support
   Support for Norwegian translation

Our Technical Support team is always available to answer any questions you may have.
Customer can download the latest release from WDN.

Announcing the release of Avantis Condition Manager 3.0

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Avantis Condition Manager 3.0!

What is it?
Avantis Condition Manager
With Condition Manager, you can collect raw data in real-time, analyze pending equipment failures on the spot and act with informed contextual information. Condition Manager collects information from any asset and drives maintenance workflow in any asset management system. This powerful combination is designed to improve maintenance, operations and performance.

What's New in this Release?
  •  Added support for Condition Manager to use ODBC as a data source
  • Support  to configure which Wonderware Historian table to use when pulling data
  • Qualification on most recent versions of O/S and databases (Windows Server 2008, 2012, Windows 8.1, 7.0)
  • Ability to connect to the most recent versions of the supported data sources
    • AIM*, EFS, Wonderware Historian 2012, OPC DA, ODBC
Contact information:
· For Shipment requests, contact support.pro@avantis.net

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Come visit IntelaTrac at the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Symposium 9/22 - 9/25

The Turbomachinery Symposium showcases products like compressors, steam and gas turbines, expanders, pumps and drivers, auxiliary equipment, couplings, bearings, gear boxes, dry gas seals, annular seals, heat pumps, compressors, turbomachinery solutions, motor driver, steam turbines and gas turbines. This show will also include exhibitors like manufacturers and service providers of turbomachinery, pump and valve etc.

George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, USA | 22-25 Sep 2014   

Make time to visit Wonderware IntelaTrac at Booth 2014. We will be there through Thursday 9/25





 

Don't miss Avantis Training in Lake Forest, CA or Burlington, Ontario in October

Avantis Training - These maintenance repair and operations solutions provide maintenance management, spares and inventory management and a complete procurement and invoicing capability.

Choose from multiple courses in October 2014

Course registration process To view the course descriptions, learning objectives, prerequisites and target audience for each course, go here


Courses are available in three (3) locations for your convenience



NOTE: You can choose from Instructor-led courses, On-site Training or Customize Your Training Needs
Download the Avantis Course Listing Catalog Today!

Visit our website to learn more about Avantis Enterprise Asset Management.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Early Bird Registration Extended until Friday, September 5th for the Software Global Customer Conference - IntelaTrac Sessions

Sign up now to attend the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference September 29-October 3, 2014 in Orlando, Florida and take advantage of the extended early bird pricing before September 5th!
 
Here is a sample of the Customer Presentations in the IntelaTrac Sessions:
  • Asset Management Perspectives (ARC)
  • Cab Building Process with (LyondellBasell Mobile Device Management)
  • HERO - The Future Is Intelligence (Ascend Performance Materials)
  • 0 to IntelaTrac - Implementation in 30 days (Shell)
  • How Ascend used two different/unique formulas to warn of impending failure, powered by IntelaTrac (Ascend Performance Materials)
  • Using Dynamic Asset feature to create specific Procedure on Demand using templates (Pasadena Refining)
  • Customer Case Studies by Valero and Johns Manville
  • How to implement an environmental compliance program with IntelaTrac (AECI)
  • Back by Popular Demand - Roundtable Sessions led by a group of industry experts
    • GPS Enhancements
    • Expression Editor
    • IntelaTrac Reporting
Technical Support Symposium presentations including:
  • IntelaTrac WAN configuration
  • IntelaTrac Database Integrity Report
  • Troubleshooting IntelaTrac Part 1 and Part 2
  • Lesser Known IntelaTrac Features - Highlight & Windows 8 Preview
  • Extending IntelaTrac
  •  
 

Early Bird Registration Extended until Friday, September 5th for the Software Global Customer Conference - Avantis Sessions

Sign up now to attend the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference September 29-October 3, 2014 in Orlando, Florida and take advantage of the extended  early bird pricing before September 5th! 
 
 
Here is a sample of the Customer Presentations in the Avantis Sessions:
  • Asset Management Perspectives (ARC)
  • 12 Tips for Success at a Large Complex Government Construction Project:  Avantis Implementation, Usage, and Future Plans at (NYC DEP Water Utility)
  • Avantis Contractor Services, A Unique Offline Approach (Owensboro Electric)
  • Advanced Analytics for Predictive Maintenance (Pattern Discovery Technologies, Inc)
  • Using Avantis to Track Hazard Identification and Remediation (CF Industries)
  • Best Practices for Knowledge Management - Avantis.DSS with Sharepoint & Document Management (Paragon)
  • Document management integration with Avantis (Western Refining)
  • Rotating Equipment Health - Fault Detection and Identification for Early Warnings (Artesis)

Technical Support Symposium presentations including:
  • Business Process Automation: Overview and set up of Workflow for Avantis
  • Avantis.DSS Overview, Visualization and Customization
  • Avantis.CM Functional and Technical Overview of the new release
  • Avantis in the Cloud - The technical considerations for Running PRO on Azure
  • Serialized inventory and Item Analyzer
  • Upgrading to R5.1/R5.1 Test System
  • Using Crystal 2103 to create Custom Reports in PRO 5.1
 
 

Are you attending WEFTEC - Sept 29 - Oct 1 in New Orleans?

Avantis and Wonderware by Schneider Electric will be represented there and we would love to meet you. Look for Juan Collados from Avantis and Jim Frider from Wonderware  in Booth #5259 and introduce youself.  http://software.invensys.com/


WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. http://www.weftec.org/


Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking between its more than 22,000 attendees.

Show Dates: Sept 29-Oct 1
Show Location: New Orleans Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Booth Location: Hall F

Invensys Booth # 5259

Schneider Electric Booth # 5247


Friday, August 15, 2014

Announcing the Release of Avantis.PRO 5.1


We are pleased to announce the latest release of Avantis.PRO 5.1!
 
What is it?
Avantis.PRO Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
Avantis Enterprise Asset Management solutions improve overall asset availability and reliability and proactively manage and plan maintenance while lowering inventory costs and streamlining the supply chain. Avantis forms a solid base, providing maintenance management, spares and inventory management and a complete procurement capability.
 
What's New in this Release?
  • Avantis GISLink 1.0 - We are leveraging the market leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solution from ESRI and have designed a plug in for their geospatial view.
  • Technology updates including qualifications for:
    •  MS Office 2013 and MS Project 2013
  • Qualification of ThinRDP from cybelesoft

Contact information:
·         For Shipment requests, contact support.pro@avantis.net
 

Avantis and IntelaTrac at Innotrans - September 23 -26 - Berlin


 
 Find us in the Schneider Electric Booth - http://www.innotrans.de/en/
 
Avantis is able to offer an open, generic asset management suite that has the potential to link the entire asset base on the railway, delivering a commercial, rather than a bespoke, solution. Railways traditionally use a lot of bespoke systems, particularly where signalling is concerned. Avantis can separate the vital (safety-related) and non-vital elements of assets to allow you to manage the whole railway much more cost-effectively.
 
We will be demo-ing both Avantis and Wonderware IntelaTrac products.
 
Innotrans is the biggest event of its kind in the world. The suppliers bring in trains and coaches and everything. Fabulous if you are a train spotter!

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Looking for an Avantis Training Course to attend?


You can choose from Instructor-led courses, On-site Training or Customize Your Training Needs

Download the Avantis Course Listing Catalog Today!


Avantis Training - These maintenance repair and operations solutions provide maintenance management, spares and inventory management and a complete procurement and invoicing capability.

Courses are available in three (3) locations for your convenience
 
Visit our website to learn more about Avantis Enterprise Asset Management.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Receive personalized mobile plant alert notifications with SmartGlance MyAlerts Feature

Get notified proactively - The new MyAlerts feature for SmartGlance brings the capability of receiving personalized alert notifications based on configurable thresholds for Tag Reports.



The SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Solution is a convenient and simple way to bring meaningful real-time plant intelligence to both production workers and executives in your organization who already use smart phones and mobile devices. 

For more information on how the SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Solution can help you, visit http://www.smartglance.com



 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Are you running your plant in real time? Learn how Carson City Public Works is using SmartGlance

Access to process information and trend analysis in real time can prevent lost production, increase plant and technician productivity, and empower faster, more informed decisions.

Find out how Carson City leverages situational awareness using real-time access to intelligent, current and historical process data to efficiently manage its water/wastewater, transportation, landfill, fleet,environmental and renewable power systems around the clock.






Visit our website to learn more about Wonderware SmartGlance
 
Take a look at the video and success story too from Carson City Public Works.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Avantis Asset Management Success Story eBook from Schneider Electric

Our new customer success story eBook on Asset Management is now out and available. Please download your free copy from the Avantis website.
One of the featured customer success stories is about NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports. Find out what helped Jeff Gordon become the first five-time NASCAR winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday!

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Collect, Analyze & Act with Avantis Condition Manager + Whitepaper/Driving Maximum Value from Assets


Take a look at the Avantis Workforce Enablement page today -  software.invensys.com/funnel. See how Condition Manager can help you collect raw data in real-time, analyze pending equipment failures on the spot and act with informed contextual information. Condition Manager collects information from any asset and drives maintenance workflow in any asset management system. This powerful combination is designed to improve maintenance, operations and performance.

Download the Whitepaper - Driving Maximum Value from Assets 
by Dr. Peter Martin, PhD, Vice President and Fellow, Schneider Electric