GE Intelligent Platforms acquires SmartSignal Corporation

SmartSignal, a predictive diagnostics and analytics solution company, has broadened GE’s software capabilities used to maximize the performance of critical equipment in power generation and oil and gas industries.

01/06/2011


GE Intelligent Platforms has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SmartSignal, a privately-held, analytics software company based in Lisle, Illinois. SmartSignal specializes in providing remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions to the power generation, oil and gas and other industrial sectors. SmartSignal is a leading provider of predictive diagnostic software and monitoring services used to anticipate, prevent, and avoid equipment failure, according to GE. The company has more than 40 product and technology patents, and has won more than 25 awards for product excellence.

“The acquisition of SmartSignal shows our commitment to continue investing in GE Intelligent Platforms’ Software and Services business, and will serve as an important catalyst to rapidly expand the capabilities of our Operational Intelligence platform,” said Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO for GE Intelligent Platforms. “SmartSignal is a recognized leader and innovator with technology that detects looming equipment problems early and with confidence. This acquisition complements GE’s existing capabilities in diagnostics and equipment analytics, and gives us the ability to cover a much wider range of asset types and equipment manufacturers for our customers. ”

“With GE’s commitment to solving difficult challenges in today’s business environment,” said Jim Gagnard, President and CEO of SmartSignal, “We believe our solution can help provide a holistic approach to Operational Intelligence across many industries no matter what type of equipment the customer is trying to manage.”

SmartSignal detects and identifies abnormal equipment behavior and provides exception-based notifications of developing problems along with diagnoses and prioritizations. Its solutions are device-agnostic and are found on equipment from GE, Siemens, Rolls Royce, Alstom, Flowserve, Waukesha, Byron Jackson, Cooper-Bessemer, and others.

“The integration of SmartSignal’s proven monitoring and diagnostic technologies will play a significant role in delivering on GE Intelligent Platforms’ vision of providing comprehensive Operational Intelligence solutions to customers,” said Erik Udstuen, Vice President of Software and Services for GE Intelligent Platforms. “It is a proven remote monitoring and diagnostics solution that aligns nicely with the Proficy architecture to help customers address availability and efficiency challenges in a robust way. The SmartSignal team also brings tremendous domain expertise in predictive diagnostics that aligns very well with GE’s key vertical industries.”

Proficy is an example of how GE’s $4 billion-a-year software and solutions services businesses are helping customers improve productivity.

www.smartsignal.com

www.ge-ip.com

GE Intelligent Platforms

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.