Tridium and 3eTI announce strategic alliance, advance cyber security

RICHMOND, Va., 27 July 2011. Tridium, a provider of open software frameworks for automation infrastructures, security, energy management, and device-to-enterprise integration, and 3e Technologies International (3eTI), an Ultra Electronics company and a provider of secure wireless networks for systems security, infrastructure security, and industrial automation, have announced a strategic alliance whereby 3eTI is incorporating Tridium’s Niagara Framework into its EnergyGuard cyber security solution for military, government, industrial, and utility markets.

Jul 27th, 2011

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

RICHMOND, Va., 27 July 2011. Tridium, a provider of open software frameworks for automation infrastructures, security, energy management, and device-to-enterprise integration, and 3e Technologies International (3eTI), an Ultra Electronics company and a provider of secure wireless networks for systems security, infrastructure security, and industrial automation, have announced a strategic alliance whereby 3eTI is incorporating Tridium’s Niagara Framework into its EnergyGuard cyber security solution for military, government, industrial, and utility markets.

A cyber-security solution for energy management, 3eTI’s EnergyGuard is compatible with most SCADA and automation systems, and adds FIPS-140-2 Validated and Common Criteria Certified security technology. EnergyGuard helps users establish an enterprise network of disparate and proprietary industrial automation and SCADA systems across a secure wireless network into a central monitoring environment. By centrally monitoring these high-energy consuming systems and leveraging a secure wireless network, customers can increase energy efficiently while reducing costs, says a representative.

"The addition of Tridium’s Niagara Framework to our portfolio enables rapid delivery to a critical market need for secure sensor networks for reliable energy management," says Olugbenga (Benga) Erinle, president of 3eTI. "The core capability of Niagara not only allowed us to develop a solution to our exact specifications and requirements, but also enabled us to expand our product solution based on specific customer deployment needs."

In a recent pilot project for several Naval bases in the Washington area, EnergyGuard was able to reduce deployment costs and time, support multiple wireless data points on a secure network, and integrate multiple devices and technologies through a single, flexible interface, says a spokesperson.

“Developing applications and solutions such as this is exactly what Niagara was designed to do," describes Marc Petock, vice president, global marketing and communications, Tridium. “NiagaraAX provides all the tools necessary and creates a common environment that connects to almost any embedded device imaginable.”

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