Press_Release_April16_2015

Modius® and Emerson Collaborate to Provide an Integrated Internet of Things (IoT) Solution for Data Center and Facilities Monitoring and Management

Integrated Offering Helps Companies Optimize and Increase the Security, Availability and Efficiency of Critical Facility Resources

 

San Francisco, CA – April 16, 2015 – Modius, a leading software provider of real-time facilities monitoring solutions and Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers, today announced a strategic partnership and joint offering.  The Modius and Emerson collaboration provides an IoT solution that integrates the Modius real-time infrastructure monitoring suite, OpenData, for environmental monitoring and management with Emerson’s Therm-O-Disc (TOD) WirelessHART™ industrial grade sensors.

This integration will enable customers to quickly and easily deploy environmental sensors in any facility and instantly collect real-time monitoring data, and provide intelligent alerts and alarms for issues with the power and cooling infrastructure.  The real-time environmental data collected from the TOD Wireless sensors by the OpenData Software provides the information to make informed decisions for energy optimization initiatives, and alerts facility managers to environmental issues before they lead to unplanned equipment downtime, Strategic collaboration activities provided the technical integration, coordinated marketing, sales and services support for this “plug and play” offering.
 
According to Gartner, in their research on the ‘Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: Digital Business is Driving ‘Big Change’, dated October 2014, “By 2018, the total cost of ownership for business operations will be reduced by 30% through smart machines and industrialized services.”  By using Modius’ OpenData monitoring platform and Emerson’s Smart Wireless Sensor networks, real-time information from the environmental sensor network, this turn-key IoT solution can be used to derive substantial savings from resource optimization and reduced labor costs. The combined solution provides customers with the following benefits:

•    Reduced unplanned downtime and its associated costs
•    Improved response time to critical events with intelligent escalation
•    Real-time and historical reporting of power and cooling loads
•    Superior capacity planning and cost allocations based on real data
•    An easy to install, configure, maintain and expand system

This Modius-Emerson joint solution allows customers to easily collect detailed operational-level data from the range of power and environmental sensors in the Emerson offering and integrate that data with multiple sub-systems, including building management, power distribution, and other key infrastructure systems resulting in significant energy savings and increased service availability.
 

“There is a massive push in the industry today to improve the capacity and efficiencies of facilities and their supporting infrastructure,” said Ken Russell, President of TOD. “When we selected Modius to partner with on developing this joint offering, we knew that combining OpenData software with our new WirelessHART sensors would deliver an advanced solution to help customers fight against spiraling energy costs and at the same time simplify day to day operations.”

“This joint solution has the opportunity to change the way IT and facility support organizations plan, think, and react.” Said Craig Compiano, CEO of Modius, “Customers have previously been challenged to cost effectively improve operational efficiencies in their facilities. By combining Modius and Emerson technologies in an affordable joint offering, now even the smallest organizations can leverage this data from the Internet of Things to drive operational improvements and eliminate unplanned downtime caused by environmental problems or insufficient capacity.”

Learn more by visiting the Modius website at www.modius.com.

About Modius

Modius, Inc. is a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Modius' data center management software enables IT and facilities personnel to work collaboratively to lower energy costs, expand capacity and improve the reliability and availability of all IT services.  The Modius flagship product, OpenData, monitors all power-distribution, cooling and environmental sensors across multiple facilities from a single console, providing intelligent operating decisions based on data from the Internet of Things.  For more information on IoT Solutions from Modius or our data center monitoring solutions , visit our website or call (888) 323-0066

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: 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 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Therm-O-Disc

Therm-O-Disc, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, is a leader in the design and manufacturer of sensors and controls for multiple industrial and consumer industries. The company's product line includes a broad range of specialized sensing capabilities, including bimetal and NTC temperature, differential pressure, relative humidity, thermal cutoffs, and wireless communications. Therm-O-Disc is headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio. For more information, visit www.tod.com.

Media Contact:

Mark E. Stumm
Modius, Inc.
858-663-9805 (office)
mark.stumm@modius.com