Analytics, mobile software company celebrates 30th anniversary

Iconics, which creates integrated automation software for automating, monitoring, and optimizing critical assets, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

By Iconics November 11, 2016

Iconics, which creates integrated automation software, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Iconics is a Microsoft Gold Partner and three-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award. The company provides advanced Web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet-certified visualization, analytics, and mobile software solutions for any energy, manufacturing, industrial, or building automation application, on-premises or in the cloud. Iconics software is designed for automating, monitoring, and optimizing critical assets.

The company was founded in June 1986 in Foxborough, Mass., by Russ Agrusa, who is currently the president and CEO of the company. Its initial product, Genisis for disk operating system (DOS) v1, was Iconics’ first PC-based control software, featuring visualization, trending, alarming, and control in an icon-based interface. Since its inception, Iconics has integrated its solutions with a succession of technological breakthroughs, including the introduction of the Microsoft Windows operating system, the emergence of the Internet, the rapid adoption of mobile computing, and many others. For more than 30 years, Iconics has grown into becoming a global provider for automation software with over 350,000 customers in over 80 countries. Today, the company is at the forefront of integrating automation software with the latest technologies, such as holographic computing devices and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

"From the mid-80s with Microsoft DOS through the 90s with the advent of Windows, to our early involvement and adoption of OPC technology and today’s Web, cloud, and IoT trends, we are always prepared for the next breakthrough," said Agrusa. "We have consistently proven our ability to be an early adopter of technologies that have had great benefit to our customers and partners for over 30 years. I would like to personally thank everyone who has been involved with our success throughout the years, and I am equally excited about where we are headed in the future."


– Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering diagnostic and asset management stories.

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See a related story by Iconics, featured in the November 2016 issue of Control Engineering, linked below.