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ICONICS Wins 2022 Microsoft IoT Partner of the Year Award

ICONICS recently announced it has won the 2022 Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"ICONICS is honored to be named the 2022 Microsoft IoT Partner of the Year," said Ted Hill, President and CEO of ICONICS. "We have a long history of collaborating with Microsoft and leveraging their latest technologies to develop innovative solutions to solve our customers' sustainability and automation challenges. This is the seventh time we’ve been recognized by Microsoft as a global award winner, and now with ICONICS as part of Mitsubishi Electric’s global business portfolio, we are able to further extend IoT Solutions into industry, infrastructure, and facilities applications worldwide.”

The Internet of Things Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that has designed, developed and deployed IoT solutions built on Microsoft intelligent cloud and intelligent edge innovations (such as Azure IoT, Windows IoT, and edge devices) with customers. ICONICS’ Azure IoT solution, IoTWorX, harnesses signals and untapped data from existing and new devices, unlocking powerful insights, and helping businesses take action – to deliver operational efficiencies, to transform business models, and to add new revenue streams, for themselves and for their customers. These solutions are helping companies quickly improve their businesses just by knowing more about their assets and equipment, such as where they are at any given time or predicting maintenance needs to ensure zero downtime – ultimately improving business results and increasing customer value.

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. “These partners were outstanding among the exceptional pool of nominees and I’m continuously impressed by their innovative use of Microsoft Cloud technologies and the impact for their customers.” 

Yokogawa Launches Cloud-based OpreX Asset Health Insights Service

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announced recently the release of the OpreX™ Asset Health Insights. A new addition to the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family, Asset Health Insights is a cloud-based plant asset monitoring service that collects, refines, and aggregates operational technology (OT) data from distributed assets. The service offers a real-time connection with assets from anywhere in the world, giving organizations a 360-degree view of operational assets that eases the task of asset management and increases both operational and business efficiency.

Asset Health Insights is supported by an out-of-the-box framework for data enablement that will improve the health and extend the lifecycle of any asset by monitoring its performance in real-time, making it possible to predict and proactively respond to events before they can happen. The service allows customers to easily model and manage data based on the plant hierarchy defined in the ISA-95 standard. Asset Health Insights is powered by Yokogawa Cloud*1 and is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI)-machine learning (ML) analytics capability.


Development Background

As the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies continues to gain pace, companies are changing the way they do asset management by introducing cloud-based technologies that can monitor assets from anywhere in the world and optimize their performance in real-time.

Driven by customers' focus on integrated, remote, and increasingly autonomous operations, the company developed Asset Health Insights to make data more visible, integrated, and actionable. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from streamlining operations that rely on manual workflows to more advanced operations that are building a digital society by such means as adopting industrial internet-of-things systems, implementing smart manufacturing, and shifting from on-premises to the cloud. This will also lead to the realization of Industrial Automation to Industrial Autonomy (IA2IA) and smart manufacturing.

With Asset Health Insights, users can consolidate siloed asset data with a unified model that shares information in real-time. This eliminates the need for costly maintenance on well-functioning equipment, improving efficiency and reducing downtime, allowing customers to focus on managing their assets.


  1. Monitors any asset type
    Asset Health Insights can monitor any type of asset, from sensors to pumps, chillers, compressors, turbines, and more. The service will connect to newer and older types of sensors, including those used for pressure, flow, temperature, and vibration.
  2. Combines real-time and/or historical asset data with powerful AI/ML
    The combination of real-time asset data and AI/ML helps to predict future events, so advance planning can be done to minimize unnecessary maintenance. It also uses real-time and historical benchmark data to predict signs of failure and suggest its cause.
  3. 360-degree view of operational assets
    Asset Health Insights utilizes siloed asset data with a unified model that shares information in real-time and examines each asset and situation for multiple purposes, such as energy, asset performance, and maintenance optimization. With an intuitive interface, the dashboard can present a variety of real-time data from any asset.

Siemens launches Siemens Xcelerator – an open digital business platform

Siemens AG has launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in industry, buildings, grids and mobility. The business platform makes digital transformation easier, faster and scalable. Siemens Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; a growing ecosystem of partners; and an evolving marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners and developers. 

Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG, said: “Siemens Xcelerator will make it easier than ever before for companies to navigate digital transformation – faster and at scale. By combining the real and the digital worlds across operational and information technology, we empower customers and partners to boost productivity, competitiveness and scale up innovations.” 
“Our leading portfolio is transformed towards more open applications, with more cloud-based and as-a-service solutions and IoT-enabled hardware that can be constantly upgraded. At the same time, collaboration will reach a new level with a growing ecosystem of partners.” 
“Today’s launch of Siemens Xcelerator, this week’s acquisition of Brightly Software and our expanded partnership with NVIDIA are major milestones in implementing our strategy to accelerate high-value growth,” Busch concluded.
The open digital business platform creates value for participants by facilitating interactions and fostering innovation between multiple parties – customers, partners, developers etc. as no one can do it alone. With the launch of Siemens Xcelerator, step-by-step, Siemens will transform its entire portfolio of hardware and software to become modular, cloud-connected and built on standard application programming interfaces (APIs). The highest standards and value for all parties will be ensured by strong technical and commercial governance principles. Siemens and third-party offerings will adhere to the design principles of interoperability, flexibility, openness and as-a-service.