Honeywell gets new mobile operator technology from Shell

From the press release:

HONEYWELL ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO SHELL'S OPERATOR ROUNDS TECHNOLOGY TO EXTEND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE TO THE FIELD WORKER

Technology Will Help Provide Process Manufacturers' Field Workers the Right Information to Perform the Right Tasks at the Right Time

 

PHOENIX, Jan. 13, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has acquired rights to technology developed by Shell Global Solutions (Shell) for gathering field data and helping industrial plants to safely increase production while reducing maintenance and operating costs.

This acquisition strengthens Honeywell’s reliability and operational excellence offerings and delivers an integrated solution for the mobile field worker. In combination with Honeywell’s OneWireless network and Dolphin™ mobile computer devices, this technology will allow 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. It also delivers best practices to all field operators; provides decision support capabilities; improves regulatory reporting; and facilitates communication between groups to address problems immediately. 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.

Shell, for example, uses the OTTER technology along with Honeywell’s Operations Management Pro (OM Pro) solution as part of its Ensure Safe Production (ESP) program. The ESP program has significantly reduced Shell’s unplanned downtime and process safety incidents and is being rolled out to its facilities globally.

"By providing timely and convenient access to relevant data in the field and improving communication between teams, OTTER gives operators the information they need to make the best decisions, which can ultimately improve plant and business performance. Honeywell has a strong future vision when it comes to solutions for the integrated mobile field worker and I am sure that OTTER technology will be a strong addition to their portfolio," said Mark Stevens, vice president downstream technology services at Shell Global Solutions.

"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," said 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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  • I think that Honeywell have made a great decision on getting this new technology. From the first sight it can look as useless thing, but remember my words, in the future this technology will earn some nice sums of money for Honeywell. I have read about it few years ago and I can see the progress now. Thanks for publishing this article here by the way. It was interesting to read it.
    Regards, Andrew from mobile development

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  • Hi mate,

    I wish all the very best to Honeywell. I am very happy that they are getting into new mobile operator technology from Shell. This is the important technology which would rule in future. Thanks for publishing this important with all. Expecting more informative post from you in future.

    Regard's

    Ron Williams

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  • I think by incorporating Shell’s data collection app into its operational excellence portfolio, Honeywell fills a gap in its mobile asset management offering. Nice article, thanks for sharing. Regards, Allie from iPhone Development.

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  • I think this is the right decision by Honeywell. I think this is really an innovative idea. I heard about it some years ago and didn't know much about this. And now i am looking for the more future updates.

    Regards..

    Aayesha

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  • The project will help to customiza and to dafe time - the most precious resource. So, let's wait for the latest results.

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    Sincerely yours, Vincent , iphone developer from uk

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