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Murata Energy Solutions Americas: Company Integrates SkyFoundry Analytics Into Energy IoT Platform


Carrollton, Texas — March 15, 2016 — Murata Energy Solutions Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Murata Electronics North America, Inc., announced the integration of SkyFoundry’s SkySpark analytics package into Murata’s PowerConnect platform. 

This combination delivers cost-effective, seamless data collection with analytics functionality — a critical facet in the performance of automated load management and emergency power supply system (EPSS) monitoring and control.

The SkySpark analytics package identifies operational issues and opportunities for savings. Further, it presents graphical and tabular data analysis to inform operators of exceptions and anomalies, including the ability to compare information from different time periods, temperature ranges, and other environmental factors.

With its recently released Tariff Engine, SkySpark allows various operating scenarios to be analyzed with costs automatically calculated based on actual energy contract rates. The built-in functions are easily configured by the end-user to deliver a highly proprietary analysis. Further, custom functions, views, and reports can be created using the compact Axon scripting language.

“While the PowerConnect platform has met customers’ needs for automating buildings’ load management functions and increasing backup power supply system reliability, adding the analytics of the SkySpark software creates a solution unmatched in the energy automation space,” said Tim Cutler, general manager, Murata Energy Solutions Americas.  

SkySpark is included as part of Murata’s Automated Load Management product and EPSS Premium product. SkySpark can also be added as a separate item to the EPSS basic solution. The combination allows a single user login and automatically updates information to create a cost-effective data collection and analytics-driven control solution.

The combination of PowerConnect and SkySpark will be on display in the MESA booth, #1306, at the NFMT show in Baltimore, March 22–24, 2016.

Murata Energy Solutions Americas is a provider of cloud-based automation solutions for energy load management and backup power supply systems for commercial buildings, hospitals, educational institutions, government entities, and data centers. For more information, visit www.muratasolutions.com.


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