Mr. Mark Hepburn ICONICS Vice President of Global Sales provides a brief overview of several ICONICS AnalytiX innovation including specifically its Hyper Historian, Facility AnalytiX, Energy AnalytiX, ReportWorX64, BridgeWorX64, Quality AnalytiX, CFSWorX, Bulk Asset Configurator, and AnalytiX-BI.

Video Transcript

[0:00] Mark Hepburn ICONICS Vice President of Global Sales

I want to talk a little bit about analytics and analytics innovation. Analytics tools extend the GENESIS64 suite across the ICONICS platform. And so, once we established our real time historical data collection, it is interesting as you're growing a project to add some other tools. The basis of much of our analytics is our Hyper Historian. It provides a historical frameworks for the analytics products. The express version the Hyper Historian Express is included with GENESIS64. And then add-on modules provide advanced filtering and aggregation, performance calculations, and input, so we use these for productivity and advanced analysis. It's super high speed; it's distributable. It's redundant; it integrates with AssetWorX. Hyper Historian is a fundamental part of the ICONICS platform, and a basis for the analytics. It has a library of built-in functions for time-series calculations. Totalization is averages, so we can do comparative elements. We can do totalization for energy. We can compare period to period for fault rules, etc. A lot of arithmetic built inside; it's got a very nice data compression algorithm. And of course, it is both edge to cloud and talks to data lakes like the Azure Data Lake Native Connector Data Lakes: easy to get data in and out yet secure. Their pre-configured solutions on top of Hyper Historian include, I mentioned to energy facility analytics, statistical process control and overall equipment effectiveness. Later Jim Desrosiers is going to come up and show us an application with OEE that leverages a lot of these concepts.

So, facility analytics: and I mentioned fault detection and diagnostics. This is our FDD Fault Detection Diagnostics product that helps reduce time to solve issues. When you heard earlier Sean Hartnett from Microsoft explain how Microsoft achieved a tremendous savings in the operational performance particularly around energy and labor usage. It was largely through the use of the fault detection diagnostics methodology in Facility AnalytiX: reduce downtime, reduce energy consumption: it tells you what to do when and prioritize energy analytics. This helps us to collect any kind of meter data. We think about energy usually as electricity, but 40% of the worldwide energy is steam. We collect steam data; we collect water data. We collect anything you can measure with a meter, aggregate, and then provide out of the box visualization, drill down and roll ups, and integrates with the dashboards and etc. ReportWorX in Excel based design environment: ReportWorX is fundamental for creating a report out of the ICONICS datasets. Of course, the data is available for other reporting tools, but ReportWorX is fully integrated with the ICONICS platform for triggering and for data storage and with our Analytics BI. You get PDF; you get Excel. You get CSV. It connects to any data that we can connect to. A really important product now ReportWorX Express is included for free. The ReportWorX, analytics modules are if you want to automate those, they're an add on. 


BridgeWorX64, a highly scalable ETL extract transform load product that moves information from one place to another based on events, like ReportWorX., it connects to everything. And it is central to moving data from OT to IT. It's core to our information brokers solution: files, databases, external data sources. Quality AnalytiX: This is SPC, statistical process control, and has built-in rule alarming, all those statistical elements. You probably remember from your college class. If you're actually looking at quality on manufactured items, SPC right out of the box. It's an extension of Hyper Historian and integrates alarms, etc. CFSWorX, so Connected Field Worker. We saw this in Chris's demo. Ted talked about in the Keynote Session. CFSWorX is in this new normal and is really a key element for alerting dispatch and for getting the people who are available and who are skilled to fix a problem at the right time as guaranteed. It gives you a confirmation that the remote worker has received a notification, that they've accepted it and that they're working on. It integrates with Mobile HMI for remote expert visualization. We saw a little bit of that with Zhi’s demo and Ted's keynote earlier. And the dispatching capabilities are significant. So, setting up those schedules, looking to see where people are. And of course, CFSWorX has to integrate with other systems. Where do we keep that data about? Who needs to fix what, and what are the assets? That's in the Enterprise Asset Management system. So CFSWorX integrates natively with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and with others like ServiceNow and Maximo and Salesforce. It’s a great notification system as well. 


I want to mention a tool called the Bulk Asset Configurator that allows us to very rapidly build systems as a setup for the next topics. You saw something like this with Chris's demo where he's able to very rapidly build systems; this helps a great deal with quality. And tying all this together is our AnalytiX-BI. So, AnalytiX-BI connects to any ICONICS data source and external data sources and creates a relational framework to tie together all data sources in with a real time for an interactive experience. So, it loads these things in memory. It's highly performant and gives us insight to the data relationships and history. It's like a Power BI inside of our product. So, within our product, of course; our product and all the data are extensible out through other visualization platforms like Power BI, but within our project, there's a huge advantage to having this stuff in memory.