Rajant, OSIsoft collab helps optimise mobile assets

Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, has entered into a partnership with OSIsoft to bring an enhanced Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offering to mining, among other industries
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Industrial operations looking to embrace digital transformation, boost productivity and optimise their mobile assets are set to benefit from the partnership

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Rajant and OSIsoft, a manufacturer of application software for real-time data management, will target mining, transportation, energy, and oil and gas to offer a holistic partner ecosystem. This will help organisations to reap the benefits of a digital transformation and build continuous improvement processes using data, Rajant said.

OSIsoft's operational intelligence PI System offering will be working together with Rajant's industry-leading Kinetic Mesh technology, a wireless network that provides fully mobile broadband connectivity.

To enable customers to shift from complexity to simplicity, OSIsoft will provide its tailored asset maintenance, management and analytical solutions to address the challenges that businesses often find with high-fidelity asset data. In turn, Rajant said it will collect data points from all disparate communication systems and run it through a single pipe, which has autonomous adaptability to continuously self-optimise in response to changing conditions.

Gary Anderson, SVP of Rajant, said: "Rajant is already well-rooted within an array of sectors that OSIsoft serves, such as mining, and this is demonstrated with many of our Kinetic Mesh devices being utilised across the globe.

"Our key strength is the networks' autonomous adaptability. It can self-optimise routing and many configuration settings, unlike other wireless networks, which have completely static configurations and routes.

"Add to this, Rajant's wireless solution provides continuous connectivity even in high-speed, mobile applications. Industries can struggle to manage, maintain and regulate their assets and network while trying to cut costs.

"Our partnership with OSIsoft will completely eradicate any worries of set-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting, truly offering the most mission-critical, reliable wireless offering on the market today."

Matt Miller, OSIsoft's transportation industry principal, commented: "Mobile equipment is a key enabler to deliver more resilient and efficient supply-chain systems, by not only moving these assets from planned to condition maintenance thus increasing availability, but to use that data to feed performance and system optimisation.

"We believe Rajant's industry-leading Kinetic Mesh will allow many of these customers to get reliable data from their assets, which would otherwise limit the value of that data, due to lack of meaningful network coverage and connectivity to their critical mobile assets. As the industry moves to autonomous operations, it will put even more emphasis on robust network connectivity."