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DN2K launches Virtual Operations Centre for remote management of critical M2M systems

DN2K launches Virtual Operations Centre for remote management of critical M2M systems

Posted by Jeremy CowanApril 13, 2012

Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA – DN2K, a developer of machine-to-machine (M2M) remote monitoring and management systems, has announced its Virtual Operations Centre (VOC) capability for critical business and industrial systems.

The new cloud-based VOC functionality allows customers to maintain a secondary operations centre for redundant capability. The VOC provides an aggregated view and control of complex systems from multiple sources – known as ‘islands of technology’ – securely on smartphones, mobile pads or desktop computers.

“The DN2K approach is both powerful and unique,” said Mark Meier, president of RFIP, Inc. and former IT director for the City of Oklahoma. “The capability of maintaining continuous operations from a redundant location, without the need for duplicate hardware is of great use to our security, SCADA and industrial control customers.”

Among the benefits of the DN2K VOC are that it:
· Enables interim or full time operations without disruption
· Aggregates monitoring and control, building bridges to islands of technology and providing a common operational picture of systems from different manufacturers, and it
· Utilises HTML5 core technology to future-proof applications and extend real-time view and control of systems to secure mobile devices.

“Companies have hundreds of networks and devices around the world, all from different manufacturers,” said Susan Lambert, president and COO of DN2K. “The DN2K VOC solution allows them to have aggregated control from a secondary virtual location in case of an event that might normally disrupt operations. Customers get this continuity of operations while avoiding the expense of duplicating their hardware and software systems.”

DN2K solutions are HTML5-based to allow for cross-platform flexibility and can extend the functionality, user interface and controls of operational assets, servers/networks, M2M, databases, SCADA and industrial control systems to secure mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

RFIP designs, deploys, and maintains cellular and Wi-Fi towers, indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi networks, advanced routing and switching solutions, IP telephony and call centre applications, network management applications, and network security services. RFIP serves the oil and gas, video surveillance and security, and municipal markets.

DN2K’s expertise lies in developing HTML5-based systems that can bridge the gap between islands of information to remotely monitor, display and control important assets. DN2K offers a secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that performs real-time aggregation of data from business applications, global SCADA systems, M2M systems, sensors and probes from different manufacturers into a single view.

The company takes large amounts of data from sources throughout a business and turns it into a visual information display accessible from laptops, smartphones and tablets, regardless of platform, that can be shared with others in real time. DN2K uses HTML5 and offers unique ‘smart gateways’ at a monitored site that participate in a collaborative cloud engine with the goal of providing superior automation with significantly reduced network bandwidth.

DN2K (which takes its name from ‘Data into Knowledge’) primarily serves enterprise, public works and municipalities, telecommunications, data centres, oil and gas, agriculture and agronomy, smart grids, utilities and industrial sectors worldwide.

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