Rod Parry and his team at Factory IQ have impressed me. The devices that we use today to control and provide history and analysis of processes in the factory or on the power grid have continued to grow in importance and complexity. Rod and his team can wade through this complexity and come up with solutions that are both novel and have been useful to the client over a long period of time. For example, he was asked to come up with a solution for controlling and monitoring a distributed generator network on a utility's distribution system.
The distributed generators were owned by the utility's customers and had a myriad of control system vendors who had installed the controls for these generators. The problem was how to design a central control system that could talk to (control and monitor) all of these geographically disperse generators over a virtual private network owned by the utility. He accomplished this through the use of software products such as Wonderware and Kepware, and the clever programming of the interfaces required. Today, ten years later, the system and program became a utility business unit producing 120 MW on demand power being used by the utility as a critical strategy in their road map as one of the best robust electrical energy supply program that continues to grow to serve more customers.
Asset PerformiX strength starts in educating their customers on the importance of placing unifying highly intelligent real-time systems that allow them to respond efficiently to these challenges. It has proven to be invaluable to his customers needs with new innovation and cost saving efforts improving capabilities and efficiency. His people are tireless in their pursuit of identifying proven technologies, services, and solutions that supports operational excellence and continuous improvement initiatives that provide customers real-time data, condition monitoring, and energy intelligence driving proven measurable benefits and results.
Asset PerformiX (formerly Factory IQ's) people are excellent communicators and keen listeners with the unique ability in maintaining and understanding a holistic view of the customers enterprise with energy and manufacturing. They understand disparate systems within operations, flows, processes, business systems, and stakeholder objectives must all work together synchronously in concert to achieve true organizational digital transformation and operational excellence aligned to program initiatives and corporate governance.
Asset PerformiX excels in understanding and translating customer needs into actionable plans. Their expertise in clearly defining, planning and implementing scalable and repeatable process data models of deployment maximizes a customers time, capital, and resource budgets with justified ROI in complex multi-faceted end-to-end technology transformation projects.