How to Reduce Downtime, Optimize HMI/SCADA, and Apply Virtualization with Edge Technology

An Automation World hosted on-demand webinar featuring the benefits of Edge Computing through real world examples

Edge Computing improves machine performance, increases OEE, and ensures higher availability and reliability. Today’s data driven operations – where Industry 4.0, digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are common initiatives – make smart machines and equipment critical to business success.

In this webinar, you will learn how to use Edge Computing to prevent downtime, break down silos and monitor and control from anywhere, using real life customer case studies.

Key takeaways will be how to apply Edge Computing to:

  • Simplify your architecture by combining your HMI/SCADA with digital applications like historian, MES, asset performance, and PLC programming in one platform instead of multiple computers. This can be done using pre-configured virtualization.
  • Protect your machines from downtime using an industrial grade Edge Computing platform with built-in redundancy, Class I Division 2 certification, and security.
  • Enhance your operations by enabling predictive maintenance, managing your machines remotely using mobile devices that deliver real-time information to the enterprise and/or cloud.
  • Benefit from embedded service capabilities that can enable or enhance service offerings and give end-users cost effective options with a defined ROI.

Featured Speakers

Aric Prost
Global Leader, OEM, Stratus Technologies
Aric Prost is responsible for driving strategy and go to market for the Stratus OEM business line. Over the past 15+ years, Aric has held various commercial roles including technical sales, sales management, channel management, OEM business development and global sales leadership. Aric began his career with the US Army after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following a decade of service, Aric began his commercial career with Rockwell Automation in various roles before moving to ProSoft Technology where his focus was on channel development and expanding the company’s OEM install base before ultimately leading Global Sales and Marketing. Aric is based in Colorado and has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management.

Paul Herron
Business Development Manager
Paul Herron is a Process Control and Automation expert currently working in Business Development at Stratus Technologies. Paul started work with a prominent manufacturer and has since held numerous technical roles with major automation suppliers. Selection of the most appropriate technology is Paul’s main driver. He believes that starts with understanding the customers’ needs and business drivers.

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