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ECE Design Now Reseller of AVEVA Instrumentation

AVEVA Group PLC, provider of plant design and engineering lifecycle solutions, announced it has partnered with ECE Design as the North American reseller of AVEVA Instrumentation. The latest release of this product, AVEVA Instrumentation 12.0, will now be sold as a standalone product through ECE Design and also as part of the AVEVA Integrated Portfolio for both EPC Contractors and Owner Operators.

            “We’re excited to partner with ECE Design as our North American reseller of AVEVA Instrumentation, a next-generation instrumentation management solution,” said Ron McLeod, VP Sales, AVEVA. “We’re confident that our customers will continue to benefit from its complete lifecycle solution that’s been enhanced with this latest release.”

            The AVEVA Instrumentation software handles all instrumentation needs on a project, as well as managing instrumentation needs well after project completion. The software suite includes three integrated modules:

  • Instrument Engineer – Manages tasks typically handled during a project lifecycle, including instrument index data entry and reports. This module also includes process data import/entry, which can be linked to user-defined datasheets, and Microsoft Excel import/export functionality.
  • Instrument Designer – Manages all tasks typically handled by an instrument designer including CAD drawing creation, drawing list management, updating of revisions and printing of CAD files for loop diagrams, termination diagrams and hookups (installation details) with bills of materials. This module automates the drafting process and is normally only used by a designer.
  • Wiring Manager – Handles all tasks typically carried out by an instrument designer related to detail cable, wiring and termination design. This includes definition of equipment terminal arrangements (field devices, junction boxes, marshalling cabinet and panel devices such as relays, IS barriers and I/O modules), cable creation and termination, cross-patch/internal wiring, generation of cable schedules and cable, cable gland and cable gland adapter bills of materials and creation of cable block diagrams – without requiring CAD.

            “The combination of ECE Design and the latest release of AVEVA Instrumentation is guaranteed to help our customers increase efficiency by streamlining production,” said Bill Vasey, President of ECE Design. “We’re pleased to add AVEVA Instrumentation to our product offering to the benefit of our customers.”

www.aveva.com

www.ecedesign.com

September 17, 2009 at 2:06 am Leave a comment

Autonomy’s Probabilistic Technology Brings Intelligence to Structured Data

Autonomy Corp., purveyor of enterprise infrastructure software, announced IDOL Structured Probabilistic Engine (SPE), a new product that applies Autonomy’s meaning-based technology to databases to deliver a new level of intelligence to this $18 billion market. Autonomy built its business on pioneering the market for understanding unstructured data, and today more than 20,000 customers depend on Autonomy technology for a range of business applications. Now Autonomy is applying the same advanced technologies to transform the database market, by turning legacy relational database management systems (RDBMS) into next-generation probabilistic inference engines that can understand “shades of gray.”

            Corporations are dependent on RDBMS technology to power every type of business software application. While databases perform operations, the software doesn’t understand the meaning of the data itself and is limited to viewing the world as black or white, 1’s or 0’s. With the use of advanced probabilistic methodologies, Autonomy delivers new levels of database processing intelligence, enabling the software to suggest results, even when an exact match doesn’t exist in the database. This technology represents a radical shift in the intelligence businesses can gain from information, by delivering the ability to understand the “meaning” in the data in their corporate databases.

            A self-learning or “smart” solution, IDOL SPE can automatically make connections in the data that would otherwise need to be interpreted by human beings. The solution analyzes interactions, usage and multiple datasets to spot patterns in structured data and make non-obvious predictions. Unlike business intelligence solutions that require building and maintaining complex cubes that operate outside the database, IDOL SPE brings probabilistic inference into existing databases.

            For instance, an airline can leverage IDOL SPE to improve the online customer experience and increase sales. A customer searching for a flight from New York to San Francisco at a date and time when all flights are sold out will automatically be offered an alternative airport such as Oakland or San Jose, rather than returning “no results” to the customer’s search. IDOL SPE infers the result from patterns in the data and its usage without the need for scripts or geographic information.

            “Autonomy was built on one fundamental technology, IDOL, that brought meaning to human-friendly information,” said Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy. “IDOL SPE is our second fundamental technology and ushers the database market into the era of meaning-based computing. Organizations are now able to free data from rigid structures to deliver relevance and understanding that can impact literally every type of computing application.”

            Autonomy’s IDOL SPE is available in limited release as a standalone product or as an add-on accelerator to existing database applications.

www.autonomy.com/freeyourdata

September 17, 2009 at 2:03 am Leave a comment


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