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Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure promises unity

Schneider Electric is now offering its EcoStruxure solution architecture in Australia. EcoStruxure is an approach which unites the company’s expertise in power, datacentres, process and machines, building control, and physical security to enable intelligent energy management solutions for customers seeking to opti mise energy efficiencies across multiple domains of their business.

“Uncoordinated component-level attempts to solve energy management issues by different corporate functions without a comprehensive plan can actu ally inhibit a company’s ability to meet efficiency goals,” said Lionel Finidori, managing director, Schneider Electric Pacific (pictured).

“By providing our customers with clear and comprehensive reference archi tectures across key environments and applications, we intend to reduce ineffi ciencies and increase a company’s ability to make invisible energy waste both visible and actionable.”

Capacity constraints, efficiency losses due to poor system design, lack of stan dardisation, low adoption of renewable energy and implementation conflicts between broad and local energy policies are some of the factors that contribute to the ongoing energy obstacles that compa nies face.

With EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric is able to leverage its competencies to deliver solutions to its customers at all levels of energy utilisation.

The promise of EcoStruxure relies on two main principles:

Firstly, EcoStruxure is based on a port folio of purpose specific applications in five domains of expertise that are essential to solve the energy equation:

• Power – Complete power management solutions for facilities, plant and large sites operations that enable efficient, safe and reliable electrical distribution.

• Datacentres – APC by Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure architecture for datacentres uses a modular, scalable approach to optimise power and cooling utilisation and mitigate inefficiencies from overbuilding.

• Process and Machines – PlantStruxure- Automation solutions dedicated to indus trial and infrastructure companies or machine builders with focus on flexibility, scalability, performance and ease of use.

• Building Control – Management solutions that focus on reducing installation and operational costs while enhancing end-users comfort through real time temperature, lighting and shutters control.

• Physical Security – Architectures include Pelco by Schneider Electric, with technology in access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance to minimise costs and efficiency losses from unplanned downtime while providing comprehensive risk analysis.

Secondly, EcoStruxure is able to connect these five domains of expertise within an open and flexible ecosystem of technology that relies on the use of IP and web services, allowing purpose specific applications to connect whenever needed, at the right level.

“Schneider Electric’s vision for EcoStruxure is simple – develop and deploy an integrated architecture that ties together its five key domains of expertise to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green,” said Finidori.

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