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Open standards for real-time condition monitoring under development

Atlanta, GA -- Jan. 28, 2003 -- Indus International Inc., a supplier of enterprise asset management (EAM) software...


Atlanta, GA — Jan. 28, 2003 — Indus International Inc., a supplier of enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services, has joined forces with condition monitoring solution vendors to provide EAM customers with greater access to real-time monitoring.

To further this initiative, Indus recently hosted a Condition Monitoring Consortium meeting comprising members of the Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) to collaborate on the implementation of the next generation of integration standards between EAM and predictive maintenance solutions.

Nathan Blankenship, director of solutions engineers at Indus International, said the company “has embraced the MIMOSA standard and is working diligently with consortium members to provide a reusable, XML (extensible markup language)-based link to support the next generation of predictive and reliability-based maintenance in our diverse customers’ industries — including utilities, defense, fleet and facilities management and manufacturing.”

MIMOSA members attending the consortium meeting included representatives from Virtual Convergence, CSI (a division of Emerson Process Management), PdMA Corporation, Rockwell Automation and Scientific Monitoring Inc.

The consortium meets to collaborate on an integration initiative with the goal of providing co-operative asset condition data processing supporting the needs of asset-intensive markets. This XML message-based integration is intended to provide secure data sharing between the systems, provide immediate transfer of critical condition information to support the predictive maintenance strategies within Indus’ PassPort solution, and provide feedback of maintenance work in progress through asset health monitoring solutions.

Progress Energy of Raleigh, N.C., an energy generation and delivery organization, believes this is a valuable addition to the enterprise solution for condition-based maintenance. “We at Progress Energy look forward to the value that this type of solution can bring to our maintenance practices. This holds true value in its ability to enable condition monitoring software to initiate the maintenance process without manual intervention,” said Jeffrey Colborn, manager, nuclear information technology at Progress Energy.

IndusConnect Framework and Indus EAM solutions provide the automation of workflow from an asset to the maintenance and supply chain functions and provide the basis for implementing the predictive capabilities of the overall solution.

MIMOSA, a trade association for the maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) solutions industry, advocates and develops information integration specifications to enable open industry-driven integrated solutions for managing complex high-value assets. Membership includes technology suppliers and industry, government, and military users of MRO information. Further information can be obtained from www.mimosa.com.

For more information on Indus, visit www.indus.com.