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Schneider Electric to collaborate with McObject

The European multinational corporation will utilise McObject’s eXtremeDB platform to expand its capabilities with building automation systems

The incorporation of McObject's eXtremeDB platform will aid Schneider Electric in improving its range of BMS technologies.
The incorporation of McObject's eXtremeDB platform will aid Schneider Electric in improving its range of BMS technologies.

Schneider Electric has partnered with McObject to utilise the developer's eXtremeDB - an embedded database system.

Combined with the European mutational corporation's own SmartStruxture Lite suite, Schneider Electric is striving to expand the capabilities of its range of building automation systems. 

Commenting on eXtremeDB’s incorporation, Yann Kulp, vice president of Smart Spaces, shared: “SmartStruxure Lite’s rapid uptake by owners of mid-sized and smaller properties is something no other building automation system has achieved before. eXtremeDB plays an important role in this success.

“In addition to its positive impact on our business, eXtremeDB is well-designed to solve the unique development challenges of data management for real-time embedded software,” he added.

Combining McObject’s platform with Schneider Electric’s own SmartStruxure Lite has helped reduce development cycles, while simplifying future software updates. Faster deployment time to market and reduced costs are also two beneficial factors.

Additionally, eXtremeDB also minimises manufacturing costs associated with a key system functionality of the SmartStruxure Lite’s platform, the Multi-Purpose Manager (MPM). The MPM is an programmable controller, gateway and protocol translator than reduces cost of deploying and managing separate pieces of equipment in different network nodes.

Chris Mureen, McObject chief operating officer said: “Since its introduction, eXtremeDB has been adopted for hundreds of development projects, and deployed in millions of devices ranging from portable audio players to jet avionics and telecom switches.

“With their need to maximize device performance while keeping a lid on manufacturing costs, Smartstruxure Lite’s control devices present a classic eXtremeDB usage scenario. We’re pleased eXtremeDB has proven an excellent fit for Schneider Electric’s technology,” he concluded.

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