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Innovative products, software, training and services in reliability and asset management

[Fort Myers, Florida] -® announced the winners of the 2020 Solution Awards. The Solution Awards recognize innovative products, software, training and services in reliability and asset management. The 2020 winners are:                                         

RDI Technologies received the award for Connected Asset Condition Management for their Iris CM™ product. With the Iris CM, RDI's patented Motion Amplification® technology is now a multi-camera solution that continuously monitors your equipment so you never miss a beat. RDI Technologies was founded in 2013 to commercialize video-based sensing technologies created in the lab at the University of Louisville. “It is such an honor for RDI Technologies to win the Solution Award for Connected Asset Condition Management,” stated Jeff Hay, CEO of RDI Technologies, Inc. “The caliber of products considered each year are consistently the best in industry. We are excited to see the Iris CM win this award as we believe the camera is the sensor of the future, and we are eager to continue to innovate the way reliability professionals see and measure motion.”

The award for Asset Condition Management - Lubrication went to Des-Case Corporation for their Varnish Removal System. Since 1983, Des-Case has been serving its customers with leading, innovative products and services that enhance equipment reliability and increase profitability. The Varnish Removal System removes oxidation by-products out of a lubricant, cleans the system components and prevents varnish formation in the system. Mark Barnes, Sr. VP - Sales & Business Development, stated, “Des-Case is honored to receive this award for our Varnish Removal System. This is the most complete varnish removal and prevention system on the market, and we are excited to share this solution with the world.”

“JFC & Associates is honored to receive the Internet of Things Platform Award for our CONNEX solution,” commented President / CEO John Connell. “The JFC team is hard at work every day ensuring our front-line customers are managing assets under their care with the most accurate and most timely information. CONNEX provides insight to asset owners with real-time situational awareness for mission critical assets.” JFC & Associates has been a leader in providing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Services to world class organizations since 2001. CONNEX is a scalable IoT solution developed to collect, monitor and analyze data utilizing the Microsoft® Azure platform to securely and seamlessly integrate with IBM® Maximo® and other EAM systems.

The award for Digitalization Product or Service went to Bentley Systems for their AssetWise Digital Twin Services – Linear Analytics. This digital twin solution for automated track inspections incorporates advanced analytics to gain insights for earlier detection of track defects, achieving and maintaining a state of good repair for rail and transit assets while increasing safety, performance, and reliability of the railway network. Bentley is the infrastructure engineering software company. It provides innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment.“It is a privilege to receive the 2020 Solution Award for Digitalization,” commented Dan Vogen, Vice President, Road and Rail Asset Performance, Bentley Systems. “Digitalization is transforming rail maintenance as we leverage IoT solutions. Digitalization provides our users with the opportunity to improve the reliability, safety and performance through advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms, and more recently via digital twins of assets across a rail network. Furthermore, autonomous inspection vehicles with AssetWise is delivering near real-time analysis to ensure safety across the network, perfectly encapsulating the Digitalization Strategy Framework developed by”

Winners have been invited to participate in the Solution Awards Ceremony December 9, 2020 beginning at 11:00am ET. The ceremony will be a virtual event and will feature special presentations and keynotes from:

  • Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO and Chairman,;
  • Ben Pring, Author of several books including, What to DoWhen Machines Do Everything.



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