Inexcon Technologies Inc (iTi) is the developer of the Ekho Performance Management System – an application solution for industrial customers, built on the PI System. The software has been widely installed with the PI System in the Pulp & Paper, Mining & Metals, Food & Beverage, Chemicals and Alternative Energy industries. Joint customers include major corporations like Tembec, Appleton, Newpage, Algoma, AbitibiBowater, Mittal, Novelis, BP, Rothmans, Essar and Smurfit.
This presentation will focus on how several customers have utilized the PI System, as well as how they have used Ekho as an application layer on top of the PI System, to address specific application requirements.
PI System components in use by these customers include: PI ProcessBook, PI DataLink, PI AF, PI ACE, PI MDB, PI Notifications and PI WebParts. The PI System was chosen because of its to handle large volumes of real-time data in a high performance manner; the value the PI System brings for real-time monitoring and alerting, reporting and performance analysis; the ability to easily integrate real-time performance and event data into third party applications such as iTi’s Ekho software.
The presentation will describe how the PI System and Ekho provide value to our mutual customers, including benefits such as: improved insight into the overall company operations; immediate insight into issues impacting operations and revenue; improved asset performance by monitoring real time data; improved quality and safety performance; improved response to revenue impacting incidents; ability to anticipate failures and schedule maintenance accordingly; improved equipment reliability; reduced labor costs for gathering data, conducting analyses and generating reports; improved employee morale and the fact that everyone is working with the same information.