Emerson Introduces Remote Diagnostics and Real-Time Communications System for Data Center Infrastructure
Emerson Network Power's LIFE™ Technology Dramatically Reduces Time Needed to Complete Repairs
COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYS: EMR) and the global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency, today introduced LIFE™ Technology, an advanced diagnostics and IP-based communications system embedded within the company's data center infrastructure equipment. This new technology, previously unavailable in North America, is unique within the industry in its ability to both proactively identify and remotely diagnose problems and communicate them in real time to ensure a quick, efficient response.
"LIFE™ Technology-enabled remote diagnostics and unprecedented communications capabilities are a logical next step for Emerson, taking us from individual components to a broader value proposition," said Frank Bibens, president of global services for Emerson Network Power. "Until now, the lack of effective, real-time communication capabilities has limited the performance and wide applicability of today's advanced monitoring and diagnostics systems. LIFE™ Technology has enabled us to be more proactive, and can, in many cases, solve problems before they occur."
LIFE™ Technology uses advanced service level data and IP-based communication to alert Emerson Network Power customer engineers of issues or potential issues within the data center infrastructure. In the event of a failure, the response would include the immediate dispatch of a service technician armed with detailed knowledge of the problem and the parts needed to fix it, minimizing or avoiding unplanned downtime. The traditional service protocol model relies on a technician being dispatched to the scene to diagnose the problem onsite and then spending precious time plotting a response and locating replacement parts. LIFE™ Technology eliminates those limitations and can decrease the average Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) by nearly 12 hours.
LIFE™ Technology is embedded in Emerson Network Power UPS systems sold globally. It will be introduced in Emerson cooling systems later this year and in Emerson Network Power infrastructure technologies within the next 12 months.
For more information on LIFE™ Technology or other products, solutions or services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYS: EMR) , delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson (NYS: EMR) , based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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