We strive to make remote service easy. Out-of-the-box support for OPC will enable our automation customers to quickly design and deploy such services to their customers.
New York (PRWEB) March 9, 2010
NextNine, a global provider of remote product service solutions, today announced that it has joined the OPC Foundation as a corporate member.
The OPC Foundation is an industry consortium that creates and maintains standards for open connectivity of industrial automation devices and systems. By joining OPC, NextNine will become more intimately involved in OPC related discussions and working groups, and will gain early access to OPC specifications and tools.
"This membership will allow us to offer a comprehensive OPC offering to our growing list of manufacturing and automation customers,” said NextNine VP Marketing and Business Development, Nimrod Reichenberg. “We strive to make remote service easy. Out-of-the-box support for OPC will enable our automation customers to quickly design and deploy such services to their customers.”
NextNine Service Automation (NSA) allows automation vendors, including Honeywell, ABB and Invensys, to remotely service a broad range of products, from simple drives to complex control systems. Using a single software platform, service organizations can remotely capture and analyze plant data, troubleshoot issues more effectively and offer premium services that increase the efficiency of the manufacturing process.
About OPC Foundation
The OPC Foundation is dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation by creating and maintaining open specifications that standardize the communication of acquired process data, alarm and event records, historical data, and batch data to multi-vendor enterprise systems and between production devices. Production devices include sensors, instruments, PLCs, RTUs, DCSs, HMIs, historians, trending subsystems, alarm subsystems, and more as used in the process industry, manufacturing, and in acquiring and transporting oil, gas, and minerals. Visit the OPC website at http://www.opcfoundation.org.
NextNine provides Remote Product Service solutions that enable manufacturers of business-critical systems to remotely service their products at the customer site. With remote service, organizations are able to proactively discover and diagnose problems using remote monitoring, ensure optimal system performance and gain valuable product usage insight. Global leaders including Motorola, GE Healthcare, ABB and Honeywell utilize NextNine’s platform to reduce support costs, drive new service revenues and increase customer satisfaction.