ICONICS Announces New Wind AnalytiX

Wind AnalytiX with Predictive and Reporting AnalytiX for the Wind Industry

Brussels, Belgium – EWEA – March 14, 2011 – ICONICS, a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner of the Year and provider of Web-enabled, industrial visualization software for Microsoft Windows® operating systems, announced a new Wind AnalytiX™ Software solution. This new solution quickly turns vast amounts of real-time and historical data into valuable information to drive continuous improvement. Powerful capabilities predicts when equipment failures occur, Wind AnalytiX will provide automatic guidance to a list of causes sorted by probability, resulting in reduced downtime and costs related to diagnostic and repair.

Wind AnalytiX is based on ICONICS’ Hyper Historian™ with its high speed performance and large data volume capability. It offers state-of-the-art Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) technology, identifies equipment and energy inefficiencies, and provides possible causes that help in predicting plant operations. The new Wind AnalytiX solution is built to leverage the Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft SQL Server. With Wind AnalytiX, one can provide role-based analytics and intelligence across the enterprise. Easily customizable Web portals enable comprehensive, personalized visibility of your operations, maintenance and financial information, to help make decisions. Visualize your enterprise from anywhere, anytime and on any device.

“Wind AnalytiX, using FDD technology predicts critical equipment faults before they occur. If faults do occur, it can provide a list of causes sorted by probability, to facilitate quick resolution and minimize downtime. The ability to act on a potential problem results in an instant cost savings for all,” states Russ Agrusa, ICONICS President and CEO. “Adding Wind AnalytiX, with our other suite of Analytics solutions, provides the most advanced analytical solutions for automation.”

Designed around the S95 standard for data exchange and FDD technology for continuous commissioning to your operations Wind AnalytiX, includes the following major features.

     • Role-based Portal for Analysis & Forecasting
     • Enterprise Performance Reporting
     • Integration Financial & Operational Data
     • Interfaces with MS SQL, SAP, Oracle, IBM
     • Predict, Reduce and Eliminate Equipment Downtime Before it Happens 
     • Reduces Equipment Downtime, Improves Operational Efficiency by 50%
     • Reduces Energy and Maintenance Costs by Asset Optimization
     • Uses Microsoft SharePoint® Collaboration and Social Networking Technology
     • Be Notified “Anywhere, Anytime and On Any Platform” with Microsoft Silverlight®
     • Real-time Alerts of Faults Using Email, SMS Messages and Web Browsers
     • Advanced Notifications of Probable Causes for Improved Reliability and Control

“Soaring oil prices and Middle East political instability are accelerating demand and simplifying justification of new wind power projects, which stimulates the market need for automation tools necessary to maximize production of wind energy that have the most dramatic effect on profitability and asset utilization,” said Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group. “Solutions such as ICONICS’ Wind AnalytiX provide the information needed through visualization and reporting tools that help wind power projects maximize their operational efficiency and reduce costs.”

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ICONICS Background Information
ICONICS, Microsoft award winning, Gold Certified Partner of the Year provides solutions to improve productivity, reduce integration time and operating costs and optimize asset utilization with visualization and automation software. Founded in 1986, ICONICS has 250,000 installations in over 60 countries worldwide. ICONICS meets the demanding application challenges of the automotive, building automation, food and beverage, government infrastructure, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, utilities and water/wastewater industries. As a managed Microsoft ISV Partner, ICONICS designs its solutions to leverage Microsoft technologies including multiple Windows platforms (including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) Microsoft .NET, Silverlight, SQL and SharePoint Portal Server. ICONICS is the honored recipient of multiple Microsoft awards and achievements.

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