CPLANE.ai: IIoT Wave 2 Delivers the Promise

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Bob Hagenau, CEO
Open industrial control systems will dramatically increase the value that Industrial IoT (IIoT) can deliver to manufacturers. Because most of today’s industrial systems are closed proprietary systems, the first wave of IIoT has been constrained to harvesting data for non-real time insights such as predictive maintenance. IIoT devices are commonly layered on top of existing industrial systems and the harvested data is processed in the cloud. In the second wave of IIoT, real-time, intelligent automation can be integrated directly with the manufacturing control systems for increased efficiency, safety, flexibility, and reliability. New IIoT sensor data will be combined with existing manufacturing control data, and will be used to drive machine learning models that dynamically adjust a process or alert an operator in real-time. This is made possible by a new generation of industrial control systems called Open Process Automation being built on open-system principles.

CPLANE.ai is central to this migration to Open Process Automation. CPLANE.ai Fusion software allows an industrial control system composed of components from a variety of vendors to be managed as a single, unified system. This is critical for the reliability and safety of these systems. CPLANE. ai Fusion also enables the direct integration of IIoT and machine learning models with the control system using its orchestration platform technology. CPLANE.ai Fusion coordinates and manages multiple digital infrastructure layers (applications, virtualization, networking, security, and devices) across the system lifecycle.

"Wave 2 of IIoT is when the true vision of Industry 4.0 is recognized," says Bob Hagenau, CEO of CPLANE. ai. "Only when the control systems incorporate open-architecture will there be true IT-OT integration and much broader impact on the business.
We are collaborating with traditional industrial vendors as well as a set of fresh entrants into the industrial market to bring IT and OT integration directly into the process control systems. We are collaborating closely with manufacturing companies such as ExxonMobil who is leading the industry in transitioning to Open Process Automation.” Results of the ExxonMobil collaboration were published in November 2020 by the International Society of Automation (ISA), which has over 100,000 members in the industrial market, looking to drive innovation in industrial systems.


Wave 2of Industrial IoT is when the true vision of Industry 4.0 is recognized

According to Hagenau, while other IT vendors try to capitalize on opportunities in the industrial space, they have not taken the time to understand the OT side of the IT/OT equation. CPLANE.ai, on the other hand, has partnered with manufacturers to embrace their language, problems, and existing systems. "We possess the ability to manage and orchestrate complex systems across the multiple layers (networking, security, applications, virtualization layers, and devices) and a multitude of distributed control nodes that are the foundations of next-generation industrial control systems. Managing the system lifecycle changes across these layers and distributed systems, requires an intelligent information model and a distributed orchestrator, and that is where CPLANE.ai exceeds everything else available in the market today," extols Hagenau.

The company is now focusing on expanding its customer reach and becoming a global service provider. For the year ahead, CPLANE.ai plans to expand its Fortune 500 customer base and reach a broader set of clients beyond the US shores.

Company
CPLANE.ai

Headquarters
San Mateo, CA

Management
Bob Hagenau, CEO

Description
In the second wave of IIoT, open industrial control systems will dramatically increase the value that Industrial IoT (IIoT) can deliver to manufacturers. CPLANE.ai is central to this migration to open process automation. CPLANE.ai offers an orchestration platform that coordinates and manages multiple digital infrastructure layers (applications, virtualization, networking, security, and devices) across the system lifecycle to increase process control systems' efficiency and reliability. CPLANE.ai Fusion software allows an industrial control system composed of components from a variety of vendors to be managed as a single, unified system, which is critical for the reliability and safety of these systems

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