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ABB and Mesh Systems develop ABB Ability™ platform

Switzerland, Zurich: In a digital development collaboration, Mesh Systems provided instrumental technical advice and expertise to ABB in the development of the ABB Ability™ platform, which is the foundation of ABB’s industrial solutions and services that have used digital technology since its inception.

Core competences of Mesh Systems in the area of Azure IoT and knowledge of the ABB Ability™ platform provide unique opportunities for ABB to accelerate digitalization of its offering, whether through development of Ability™ applications leveraging the core principles of Ability™ architecture or through migration of legacy systems onto the Ability™ platform.

The platform, which is built on the Microsoft’s intelligent Azure cloud technology offers a broad range of analytics and services.

Mesh has been a long-term Microsoft partner (Azure IoT Elite Partner; Microsoft Gold Partner) with 15 years of experience delivering digital solutions across device engineering, wireless communications, cloud-first application development, and program management (e.g. ABB Ability™ Simple Monitoring Service (SMS), ConnectIV™).

“Mesh Systems has been deeply involved in developing the ABB Ability™ platform, having added crucial components to it,” said Shyam Kattepur, ABB’s Group VP Platform Engineering. “Having Mesh Systems’ expertise on Microsoft Azure technology will help our customers more quickly deploy new applications on the ABB Ability™ platform and thus accelerate our digital transformation.”

Digital transformation is one of the most rapidly moving business segments with worldwide spending on technologies and services predicted at $2.3 T in 2023, according to research firm IDC. Spending on such technologies is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 17.1 % in the 5 years from 2019 until 2023.

“We are honored to be a key partner and to support the deep collaboration between ABB & Microsoft. After three years of supporting ABB to build and continuously enhance the Ability™ platform, we look forward to working with ABB divisions in the coming years to help them quickly drive customer value and adoption of the platform.” Andrew Cohoat, Mesh Systems Vice President of Business Development.

Source: ABB