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Huawei and GE launch cloud-based predictive maintenance solution

Predictive maintenance is a key industrial IoT use case

Chinese ICT vendor Huawei and GE Digital have launched a jointly-developed industrial cloud-based predictive maintenance solution that integrates Huawei’s EC-IoT gateways and Agile Controller, GE’s Predix platform, other partners’ sensors and controllers, and industrial applications to construct information channels between industrial networks, as well as create an interconnection platform.

The companies also said the new cloud-based offering allows real-time machine health monitoring, data analysis and perception, and smart maintenance decision-making.

“The digital industry era not only brings development opportunities for traditional industries, but also creates challenges with interconnectivity between numerous devices, big data computing, and intelligent applications,” Diana Yuan, president of the Marketing and Solution Sales Department of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said. “Huawei and GE will jointly accelerate the deployment of cloud-based industrial digitalized applications to enable the digital transformation of industries.”

“The growth of the industrial internet depends on the cultivation of an ecosystem and a commitment to jointly build solutions to accelerate digital transformation for industry,” Harel Kodesh, CTO of GE Digital, said. “These partnerships will help industrial companies take advantage of the industrial internet and drive unprecedented gains in productivity.”

Huawei and GE announced a strategic partnership in July 2016.

In terms of early customer wins, the two companies said the industrial predictive maintenance solution will be adopted by Schindler, a global elevator and escalator provider. The deployment of this solution will help Schindler centrally connect and manage its millions of elevators worldwide, as well as to reduce equipment maintenance costs, and improve service reliability.

“Using innovate technologies and our industry expertise we have built Schindler Ahead, the digital industrial platform for smart urban mobility. The partnership with Huawei and its leading connectivity solutions allow us to scale fast and innovate at highest pace for our customers and passengers,” said Michael Nilles, member of the Group Executive Committee and chief digital officer of Schindler.

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