ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations Centre to support industrial automation

ABB expands its global network of Collaborative Operations Centres to broaden its digital reach and expand its portfolio of digital services. The new centre is located at ABB’s German headquarters in Mannheim and went into operation in April 2018.

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ABB establishes global Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore

ABB is setting up a new Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore to drive innovation and bring pioneering solutions to its customers worldwide. Scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2018, the centre is part of ABB’s Control Technologies business.

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TE Connectivity now in exclusive negotiations to acquire ABB’s entrelec terminal block business

TE Connectivity (TE), a provider in connectivity and sensors, announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with ABB to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

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ABB’s control system Security Update Service is most in-demand of the year

A truly digital service that enhances security against cyber-attacks and cyber threats while increasing protection of intellectual property is the most sought after service this year.

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Digitalisation-not just for big business

When cellphones were first released in the mid-1980s, a handset would set you back $4000 (€3378.98) — the equivalent of almost $10,000 (€8447.45) today. Here, Markus Brettschneider, group senior vice president and general manager for global food & beverage applications for ABB, explains how smaller food manufacturers can take advantage of low-cost digital technology.

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Huawei Wireless X Labs sets up connected factory SIG to explore 5G applications in smart manufacturing

Huawei Wireless X Labs has joined hands with several industry partners to announce the establishment of a Wireless Connected Factory Special Interest Group (SIG). This is the third in a series of SIGs created by X Labs, with others focusing on X Labs’ Digital Sky initiative and Wireless eHealth.

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ABB and HPE bring intelligence to industrial plants

ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s industry-provider digital offerings, ABB Ability, with HPE’s innovative hybrid information technology (IT) solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from vast amounts of industrial data

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WIVE project uses 5G to identify business opportunities for different verticals

An industry group led by Nokia Bell Labs and including several academics in Finland has established a collaboration project called WIVE (WIreless for VErticals) to make it possible for new types of industries to gain competitive advantage from the latest wireless technologies, especially 5G.

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Microelectronics for connected production: Infineon launches “Productive4.0” research project

“Productive4.0”, the largest European research initiative to date in the field of Industry 4.0, was launched at Infineon Technologies in Dresden.

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ABB and IBM partner in industrial AI solutions to combine ABB Ability and IBM Watson

ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.

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Huawei and ABB sign MoU on cooperation to drive industries towards fully connected era

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies.

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Manchester chosen to host the inaugural exhibition, Industry 4.0 Summit

With manufacturing industry preparing for a significant step-change, the world’s first truly industrial city has been chosen to host the inaugural exhibition, Industry 4.0 Summit.

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ABB’s energy harvesting wireless temperature transmitter ‘could go on forever’

Novel energy harvesting technology from ABB is enabling Robinson Brothers to make remote temperature measurements without the need for a power supply to the transmitter.

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Smart grid networking market in the Americas to grow to nearly $1bn by 2016, says IMS Research

Austin, Texas, USA. July 10, 2012 – IMS Research forecasts that the market for equipment supporting smart grid communications and networking will grow from US$700 million in 2011 to nearly $950 million by 2016. This growth is projected even as smart meter shipments are forecast to decline

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Why are European firms buying up North American smart grid companies?

IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), reports that the market for distribution automation and smart grid networking hardware in the Americas is anticipated to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2012.

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ABB acquires Tropos Networks to boost support for smart grid services

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB, the power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks.

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