Honeywell addresses industrial internet of things information distribution challenge with new mobility app
Real-time plant performance and notifications sent direct to smartphones, giving managers real-time information at their fingertips
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched a new app providing plant managers immediate notifications as well as real-time plant performance data and analytics direct to their smartphones.
Honeywell Pulse, part of Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things network, is the company’s newest technology enabling plant managers, supervisors and others to stay connected to their enterprise – wherever they are in the world. The app brings relevant metrics and the tools to resolve issues directly to mobile devices, helping to improve efficiency and safety.
“Honeywell’s IIoT is all about data, data analytics, and especially big data analytics,” said Bruce Calder, vice president and chief technology officer for HPS. “The IIoT, cloud and mobility have really supercharged our portfolio. Honeywell Pulse gives managers and supervisors peace of mind by allowing them to receive alerts and monitor performance remotely. This allows plant personnel to respond faster to situations, whether they are planned or unplanned.”
Honeywell is well positioned to leverage the IIoT, a network of networks that uses the Internet to connect people, processes and assets, and to enable a new way to optimize business results and improve safety through increased mobility.
Honeywell recently conducted a customer mobility strategy survey which showed 65 percent of customers in the chemicals, refining, pulp and paper, and upstream oil and gas industries have a mobility strategy. It identified the top three operational areas that generate the most interest in mobility are processing facilities, field service and logistics. The survey also revealed that customers are investing in mobility in three key areas: information visibility, improved field service workflow and safety compliance.
“The survey shows, and Honeywell’s approach to mobility reflect, the need for mobility solutions in order for businesses to properly transform to meet global challenges,” said Mark Sen Gupta, senior consultant, ARC Advisory Group.
Mobility is part of Honeywell’s initiative to introduce a suite of apps that, along with new cloud functionalities, will help existing solutions deliver better business efficiencies. Honeywell Pulse, HPS’ first app built specifically for mobile devices, connects to different sources and applications across the company’s portfolio to create a more intuitive mobile experience for plant workers.
Honeywell Pulse provides:
- Timely notifications: Customize alerts according to your preference to receive proactive and timely notifications
- Alerts from multiple data sources: Enable alerts from existing Honeywell DynAMo Alarm Management software, and OPC-compliant historians, such as Uniformance Process History Database (PHD)
- Connectivity tools to drive collaboration: Allow use of threaded conversations to resolve and weigh in real time on issues; define alert conditions and subscribe or unsubscribe quickly and easily
- Raise situational awareness: Forward, share and receive critical alarms and events to increase situational awareness