Honeywell launches business unit to tackle IoT
Andrew Hird, a 12-year veteran of the company and industry, has been tasked in leading the new business unit
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has been announced as a new business unit targeting the Middle East’s manufacturing market with a range of Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) applications.
Platforms offered by the new division will be aimed at improving management controls, better data analysis, and ultimately ensuring operations are safer and efficient.
These includes the DynAMo alarm and operations management, Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager, Assurance 360 and Honeywel Pulse.
The latter is a mobility app that enables plant managers to monitor operations from their smartphones in real-time.
Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s Digital Transformation unit, shared: “Honeywell’s deep expertise in IIoT allows us to solve customer challenges by consolidating data in the cloud from multiple disparate systems, applying higher-level analytics and leveraging experts who are often physically remote from the customer site.”
HPS’ IIoT offerings will adopt Honeywell’s patented software infrastructure. The platform boasts a simple, yet comprehensive, approach to collating big industrial data in a secure portal. It is expected to aid manufacturing plants limit shutdowns, while maximising production output.
“Honeywell is in a unique position of being the recognized leader in automation and control room solutions for a wide range of process industries, plus we have advanced knowledge in connectivity with OPC UA, cyber security and advanced software development,” concluded Hird.