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ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Further Partnership to Connect Industrial Customers With Insight

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ABB and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, will
collaborate to deliver a scalable, high-performance wireless
connectivity solution for large industrial customers. Customers will be
able to capture valuable data and insights from their equipment via ABB
Ability™ Smart Sensor technology and access it via a web portal, a cloud
interface or a mobile phone application.

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The expanded partnership leverages ABB’s expertise in operational
technology and HPE’s leadership in information technology infrastructure
to provide industrial customers with an easy-to-deploy, Bluetooth-based
wireless infrastructure. Available in late 2019, the integrated solution
can also be used by customers operating in hazardous industrial

“Aruba is a market leader and a trusted partner that will help us better
serve large facilities,” said Jonas Spoorendonk, Global Product Manager,
ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor. “By combining network infrastructure powered
by Aruba with ABB Ability™, we are extending our existing offering to
help industrial manufacturers make even better decisions about their
equipment. This enables them to increase manufacturing productivity and
reduce maintenance costs.”

“This collaboration expands upon our existing partnership with ABB,”
said Philip Spiessens, Senior Director of Global OEM Partnerships at
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Customers need seamless
and secure connectivity from sensors through access points to their IT
network to capture real-time data and insights in order to make informed
business decisions. This collaboration brings together the strengths of
both global companies.”

ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor technology transforms traditional motors,
mounted bearings and pumps into wirelessly connected devices, measures
key parameters and converts data into actionable information. Used in
conjunction with Aruba’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled access points which
feature zero-touch provisioning, Smart Sensor technology enables
customers with large industrial sites and multiple access points to
easily monitor the condition and performance of equipment. This allows
them to plan maintenance in advance, avoiding unplanned and costly

This collaboration opens innovative opportunities that go beyond
condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. For example,
Infrastructure-as-a Service or location-based services will allow both
companies to add significantly more value for customers.

Collaboration between ABB and HPE began
in 2017
with the creation of solutions that combined ABB Ability™
with HPE’s innovative and secure edge compute and hybrid IT solutions,
as well as new financial business models. The companies have also
developed joint solutions for secure edge computing, and partnered to
deliver a data-driven, intelligently automated solution that balances
data center operations with cost-efficient power sources in real time to
drive energy efficiency for its customers.

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a
comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of
innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in
digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading
businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics
& Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital
platform. ABB’s market-leading Power Grids business will be divested to
Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about
147,000 employees.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused
on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture,
analyze and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud. HPE enables
customers to accelerate business outcomes by driving new business
models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing
operational efficiency today and into the future.