TROY, Mich., July 31, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing, today announced it has acquired DATTUS, Inc. a leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity technologies. DATTUS solutions connect manufacturing equipment and sensors to the cloud, manage high-volume data streams, and analyze in-motion equipment data to optimize performance, reduce costs, and ensure uptime. The acquisition is expected to accelerate Plex’s IIoT strategy, extending the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to new streams of machine data and the underlying intelligence. The acquisition was completed in July 2018.
Transforming IIoT Connectivity, Data Management, and Analysis
DATTUS has been driving IIoT technology innovation with a mission to capture and leverage data from the millions of machines, sensors, and devices running in manufacturing operations around the world. DATTUS brings to the Plex Manufacturing Cloud three major capabilities that will become central to Plex’s long-term IIoT roadmap: IIoT Connectivity, IIoT Data Management, and IIoT Data Analysis.
DATTUS technology and solutions will become part of the Plex IIoT roadmap, effective immediately, and the company will provide further updates on new products and packages later in 2018.
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“Plex pioneered the connection of machines and sensors to the cloud, ushering in the Industrial Internet of Things,” said Richard Murray, chief product officer for Plex Systems. “DATTUS represents the next generation in IIoT, and accelerates our mission to make machine connectivity as simple as adding a smart thermostat to your home. We see this as an opportunity for a major step forward in both connectivity and utilization of machine data to drive efficiency, performance, and innovation on the shop floor.”
“Plex has a robust ISV and services partner ecosystem dedicated to extending the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to equipment, sensors, and devices across plant environments,” said Don Clarke, interim chief executive officer for Plex Systems. “We expect the new technologies and solutions we’re bringing onboard with DATTUS to be a powerful and complementary addition to that partner network, adding new capabilities that our partners can leverage to deliver even more robust solutions to our mutual customers.”
“Plex is an ideal fit for DATTUS, as we share the same central vision of transforming manufacturing in the cloud,” said Anurag Garg, chief executive officer of DATTUS. “I’m confident that our work in machine connectivity, data management, and analytics will be a major force in that transformation going forward, and I couldn’t be happier to join Plex.”
“The IIoT Platform space is one of the fastest growing technology markets today,” said Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst for LNS Research. “In just a few short years we already see adoption rates at 15 percent with another 23 percent of companies in the pilot phase. The acquisition of DATTUS compliments and extends the current capabilities of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. With a successful integration of the two companies, Plex will be well positioned to holistically address the needs of many industrial companies pursuing a Digital Transformation initiative.”
Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.
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