Key Honeywell technologies are being showcased this week at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial automation show. More than 200,000 people seeking to learn more about the world’s most advanced technologies are expected to attend. The United States is partnering with Germany, and Honeywell is a leading U.S. sponsor because of its relevant technologies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, both of which are main themes of the conference.
Honeywell is showcasing its broad portfolio of cyber-secure automation software and hardware designed to make industry smarter, safer and more efficient, productive and reliable, at its 4,000-square-foot booth. With industrial companies seeking to harness the benefits of IIoT and connect a broad array of diverse systems, services, and processes in order to extract more value and efficiency from their operations, the show is the ideal venue for Honeywell to highlight its portfolio that includes embedded, standalone, and cloud-based software solutions.
Honeywell continues to build its software portfolio, and committed to more than $6 billion in software-focused acquisitions last year. Today, Honeywell employs more than 11,000 software engineers – almost 50% of its total engineering base. In the next five years the Company expects 77% of its growth to come from breakthrough initiatives involving embedded, networking, mobility and cloud-based software.
Hannover Messe visitors are experiencing first-hand how Honeywell technologies are helping industrial companies improve productivity and better position themselves for growth. Solutions enabled by Honeywell in areas such as Connected Workers, Connected Buildings, and IIoT not only make it quicker and easier for companies to conduct their operations, but also help them reduce waste and unplanned downtime. They also improve the safety and security of assets and workers, and increase productivity in a wide range of vertical sectors - from oil refineries to warehouses to commercial buildings.
Experion® Orion Console
Technologies from Honeywell that enable these solutions include Honeywell’s Experion® Orion
console, which makes it fast and easy for customers to control a full range of processes across their operations, improving productivity and safety and reducing unplanned downtime. In addition, Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI)
and Command and Control Suite (CCS)
integrate control of systems such as CCTV, access control, heating and ventilation, and fire safety, to make buildings smarter. The latest industrial safety and logistics equipment keeps workers safe and productive even in high-risk environments. Technologies such as ConneXT
, a wearable, wireless gas detection solution for harsh environments incorporates a location management feature so companies know the precise location of a worker in a man-down situation. Also on display is a prototype of a personal connected safety solution developed by Honeywell and Intel that offers a glimpse at a new safety paradigm that connects people, process data, and devices in real time.
Command Control Suite (CCS)
The foundation for Honeywell’s IIoT portfolio is its range of initiatives, including the Honeywell Operating System Gold (HOS Gold)
and the Honeywell User Experience (HUE)
, which enable the Company to rapidly develop and deploy cyber-secure, digitally-enabled solutions that challenge the convention of how industry operates. HOS Gold brings together all Honeywell’s business management processes to create best practice enterprises that are continuously developing better products for customers, while HUE enables the Company to develop solutions that are easier to use, install, and maintain.