General Electric started its digital transformation in 2016. Internet of Things is the centerpiece of this transformation. Being an industrial giant, General Electric used its monetary and business prowess to make its mark in the IoT domain within years. GE’s digital transformation gave rise to a new term in the IoT world: Internet of Industrial Things (IIoT). General Electric is working on a lot of IoT products and services, but Predix stands out as one of the most important IoT, Cloud-based platform. There are over 20,000 Predix developers in the world. Hundreds of companies are using Predix to save costs and increase their revenues.
What Is Predix
So what exactly is Predix? Well, in simple terms, Predix is an intelligent software that helps organizations predict and foresee costs, problems and scenarios. Predix uses SaaS, Cloud, Big Data and smart hardware to predict possible problems and solutions. For example, GE Predix is helping the aviation industry save millions of dollars per year. The system alerts when specific parts in aviation machines and airplanes need repair. Predix also recommends system optimizations.
The Enterprise world loves Predix’s Asset Performance Management (APM) features. APM allows companies to keenly monitor their resources by creating a smart environment that needs minimum human effort.
Configuring and Using Predix
Predix Kit allows developers to connect hardware with software and program it accordingly within minutes. Predix interface is very simple to use. Once you connect a hardware with Predix platform, you will be asked the type of hardware you want to power. Then, you can view all the sensors and make sure the data is streaming. You will be able to view all the data in the asset viewer and related interface elements. As soon as a part fails or data stops streaming, you will be able to pinpoint the source of the problem.
What Is Predix Edge
Predix Edge is a component of Predix ecosystem which allows companies to host apps and software on machines and edge devices. Companies can host software and apps on controllers, gateways, medical devices, switches and routers using Edge. This allows companies to connect machines to the Cloud. Predix Edge is actually being used by McDonald’s and Walgreens to minimize energy usage.
Developers can make IoT Apps using Predix
General Electric is also working on “Predix Studio” to allow developers to extend Predix platform to create new IoT and IIoT apps. Using Predix Studio, developers will be able to use AI-Driven datasets, mapping tools, Asset Performance Management and Cloud powers to make and customize new apps.