Schneider unveils third generation IoT-powered solution for energy saving

Schneider unveils third generation IoT-powered solution for energy saving
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3 Oct, 2019

French energy management solutions provider Schneider Electric has announced a slew of partnerships and solutions to increase energy and operational efficiencies. 

Schneider unveiled the third generation of its internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled energy-saving platform EcoStruxure Power 3.0. Unveiled at the company’s innovation summit in Barcelona on Wednesday, the IoT application is claimed to make power distribution operations safer and more efficient.

Among other solutions unveiled as part of the Ecostruxure suite were the Ecostruxure plant performance advisors suite and building connected room solution.

The plant performance advisors suite will help industries in sectors such as food and beverages, mining, minerals, metals, oil and gas increase profitability by better leveraging automated data, an official statement said.

The building connected room solution is a connectivity solution that will give building and hotel owners increased energy efficiency and improved operational performance.

Schneider also unveiled a new, space-saving electrical wall mount for data centres called the micro data center C-Series 6U wall mount.

The energy management giant also announced the Schneider Electric technology partner programme for companies that wish to scale and develop innovation within their businesses.

The company announced at the summit it will be teaming up with electronic component distributor Avnet and energy-saving solutions developer Iceotope to build liquid cooling solutions for data centres.

ThoughtWire, an energy conservation software startup, will partner Schneider to develop digital solutions for hospitals to improve operations and patient safety.

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In July, Schneider partnered with Hong Kong-based Brinc accelerator programme to encourage startups developing industrial IoT and electric energy management solutions. 

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