Honeywell announced it has acquired rights to technology developed by Shell Global Solutions for gathering field data. The acquisition is said to strengthen Honeywell’s reliability and operational excellence offerings and deliver an integrated solution for the mobile field worker. In combination with Honeywell’s OneWireless network and Dolphin mobile computer devices, this technology will enable manufacturers to optimize communication, coordination, execution and tracking of critical field tasks and activities in real-time.
The operational and technical task for efficient rounds (OTTER) technology is currently used in more than 25 sites to help guide field operators as they execute key field surveillance tasks that keep assets running within safe operating limits and at optimum performance. Honeywell will integrate the OTTER technology in its operational excellence solutions to provide operations teams complete sets of relevant data for all production assets. This data can help customers optimize plant performance and comply with health, safety and environment regulations.
“Honeywell understands that mobilizing the workforce means more than giving a field worker a handheld device; it means providing operators a complete solution that gives them meaningful data they can use to execute the right tasks at the right times,” says Bart Winters, reliability solutions global marketing manager for Honeywell Process Solutions. “In acquiring the OTTER technology we bring our world class levels of support to all users as we provide a future vision for an integrated mobile field worker solution.”
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