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Cisco Live UK Demo Part 2: Workforce enablement with CEBT, OSISoft and Collaboration

February 2, 2012 - 1 Comment

This is Cisco Live UK: Day 3, Part 3

You’ll remember in my previous blog (part 1) that we said that the Workforce Enablement demonstration shows the integration between OSISoft (one of Cisco’s Partners in the industrial telemetry and asset management field) integrated with Cisco cross-architectures: so we have Borderless networks, Data Center and Collaboration technologies. We also have an application called CEBT – which is a workforce enablement application (Collaboration-Enabled Business Transformation Introduction brochure – click here)

So in the demo we see a Wind turbine going out of specification. The demo shows live dynamic telemetry data. Steve Matthews resets the data to cause a malfunction and cause an alert. You see the data change – the top right bar goes from green to yellow, basically a temperature alert. An SMS message is transmitted and, in this case, a telephone rings alerting the Control Room staff.

What happens next is that Cisco text-to-speech service gives a voice message saying that one of turbines has an oil temperature medium level alarm. The operator is told to check the turbine within the next five minutes, and is invited to press a key to dispatch an on-site engineer at the remote turbine, create a conference call with the field engineer by pressing ‘2’. The Control Room engineer initiates the call and the field engineer is called.

A very simple but effective example and one could integrate with lots of other collaboration technologies. The demo itself uses a cloud implementation, the CEBT data is live, actually situated in Galway, Ireland (remember Cisco Live is in London, England).

We have other integration examples at the show such as integration with and there’s lots of interest from customers using SAP for Business logic, that then want to drive into collaboration channels. This is not just about Energy or Oil and Gas, but all industries.

A really interesting demo that is bringing a lot of attention to the Cisco Industrial solutions Stand!

Stay tuned for footage from Cisco Live UK: Day 4 — coming soon!

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