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Current, powered by GE Triples Partner Ecosystem in Drive to Build Comprehensive Intelligent Environments
Building on its intelligent app offering for customers across a variety of commercial and industrial industries, Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE) has added dozens of partners in recent months, more than tripling its digital partner ecosystem since June to reach nearly 60 total.
GE’s digital energy startup continues to build momentum in the intelligent environments space, adding 40 new partners to its broad application portfolio to meet customers’ unique needs. Along with its network of partners – whose expertise ranges from hospital wayfinding to office space management to retail layout optimization – Current is helping commercial and industrial customers optimize energy use and drive operational efficiency.
“We’re continuing to grow our partner network to offer customers a holistic portfolio as they add intelligence to infrastructure,” says John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, Current, powered by GE. “Integrating sensors and software to energy systems, like LED lighting or onsite solar, allows companies to better understand and manage energy use while also unlocking possibilities for operational intelligence and new business outcomes. As more businesses move toward connected solutions, it is important that we work with partners to offer a range of ready-to-install applications.”
Current’s partner growth expands the applications that can be integrated into Predix*, GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet.
“Predix is an open software platform built specifically for industrial applications,” Gordon said. “This is a key differentiator for GE and Current, and one of the reasons we’ve been able to integrate a robust portfolio of partners. And buildings are one of the most pervasive assets in the industrial world, making them a great place for every company to start their digital journey.”
Additions to the Current intelligent ecosystem include established entities like Plexure, Teem and PTV Group, which are integrating with Current to serve industries such as retail, office and transportation.
“Thanks to data provided by Current’s intelligent sensors, retailers are able to create customized messaging based on a shopper’s specific location,” said Scott Bradley, CEO of Plexure. “This precise location information is extremely valuable when creating highly focused customer engagement campaigns.” While retail is one of the most prominent settings for intelligent environments applications, it’s far from the only example.
Another partner, Teem (formerly EventBoard) has developed an application to get the most out of meeting spaces and cut down on employee frustrations. By integrating with occupancy sensors, Teem is able to cancel previously scheduled meetings if no one shows up for them. If the sensor indicates that a particular meeting has no attendees, the reservation is cleared for that time slot and the room shows up as available, so that other employees can book it for impromptu meetings.
In the outdoor space, PTV Group’s traffic and logistics software is helping cities across the globe to meet their sustainable development and economic growth goals. PTV Group’s Vice President, Miller Crockart, said, “Current’s Predix microservices provides efficient delivery of detailed real-time traffic conditions and incidence data and detection. This information is then input into our real-time predictive and adaptive traffic signal control solutions. This approach adds substantial value to our end customers and most importantly improves quality of life for commuters around the world.”