System Insights

MTConnect Data Exchange Drives Manufacturing Profitability with VIMANA Connect


Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2014 -- VIMANA Connect by System Insights is a suite of hardware modules, software applications, and services to support MTConnect compatibility with legacy devices and sensors. Standards are a vital element in building The Internet of Manufacturing Things. MTConnect is a data exchange standard that allows for disparate entities in a manufacturing system to share data seamlessly and in a common format. MTConnect is an open royalty-free standard that describes data from manufacturing equipment using a common, unambiguous vocabulary. The MTConnect standard models the manufacturing domain, allows devices, equipment, and systems to output data in an understandable format that can be read by any other device using the format. The standard is based on XML (Extensible Markup Language), which offers a widely recognized and accepted flexible representation for exchanging semi-structured machine-readable data. The approach allows connectivity from the lowest end of the process chain, nearest the work piece or shop floor, to the highest design or process-planning tool.

VIMANA Connect is a key enabling technology for System Insights’ VIMANA predictive analytics platform; providing compatibility for legacy equipment that is not capable of native MTConnect support. The VIMANA Connect suite includes MTConnect configuration services using the most accurate interpretation by the authors of the standard. Each VIMANA Connect product comprises of hardware, configure services, and data analytics software.

System Insights will exhibit VIMANA at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Booth: E-4736 Pavilion: IANA. The show will be September 8-13 at McCormick Place, Chicago IL.

About System Insights
System Insights (, based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. VIMANA delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve clients’ efficiency, productivity, and profitability. VIMANA is the only software product that combines a comprehensive real-time data solution, based on the MTConnect data standard, with multi-dimensional, complex reasoning and machine learning technologies. VIMANA provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The VIMANA software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.

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William Sobel, CEO