Rueil-Malmaison, Paris headquartered industrial giant Schneider Electric has launched an edge infrastructure-focused centre of excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru.
The CoE was set up in collaboration with Bengaluru-based Central Data Systems, a Schneider Electric Elite Partner, the company said in a statement.
Elite Partners are part of Schneider Electric’s channel partner programme. They simplify the full data centre lifecycle with innovative services and internet of things (IoT)-enabled infrastructure, which increase efficiency and reliability, and are faster to deploy.
The CoE also acts as a customer experience zone, allowing end customers to visit the partners’ premises and experience Schneider Electric’s edge solutions first hand, the statement said.
The first such customer experience zone was launched at the premises of Mahavir Sys Power in Mumbai last year.
“Through this collaboration and the launch of the CoE, we will address and prevent challenges before they escalate, thereby increasing the overall profitability and reducing risk,” Venkatraman Swaminathan, vice president and country general manager of Schneider Electric’s information technology business in India, said.
The company said that the CoE is beneficial for both the end customers as well as partners. Customers will gain a demonstration where they can see the product live and in action, whereas partners will witness the potential and value that the edge solutions can deliver, the statement added.
Earlier this month, Schneider Electric partnered with digital interior designing brand HomeLane to offer its IoT solution Easy Homes for the latter’s platform. Easy Homes, which allows users to remotely control home power consumption through an app, will be offered at HomeLane’s experience centers. The IoT solution can be installed in the existing home infrastructure and operated through Alexa or Google Home, a smartphone, remote and physical switches.
In November, Schneider Electric launched its second smart factory in India. The company said it would employ close to 700 people in the new factory.
In October, the company announced a slew of partnerships and solutions to increase energy and operational efficiencies.