The Distrix Platform Provides Unprecedented Communications Reliability
and Resiliency for Power Generators Supporting the Industrial Internet
VANCOUVER, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Leading software networking company
Spark Integration Technologies (www.sparkintegration.com) and leading engineering services firm POWER Engineers (www.powereng.com) announced today Spark's Distrix software defined networking (SDN)
platform is being used to advance the Industrial Internet of Things by
adding new, advanced networking and communications infrastructure for
legacy power generator equipment, thereby, preserving existing
For this power plant project, the Distrix platform provides a software
overlay to create IP-level communications over an existing serial
communications network. This approach delivers lower latency
communication and fail-over network recovery for mission critical power
With its Distrix platform, Spark recognizes that in advancing the
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine-to-Machine
communication, avoiding "rip and replace" approaches are necessary.
Spark provides a next generation SDN overlay solution specifically
designed to enable secure, complex networks across a range of
communications technologies - and across the various layers of the OSI
protocols stack. The Distrix platform easily and seamlessly integrates
IP and legacy non-IP devices into a secure network. Applications for
this platform include remote monitoring, secure data transport for Big
Data solutions, and where reliable communications are important.
"POWER Engineers truly understands the needs of the energy, food &
beverage, facilities, communications, environmental and government
markets," said Jay Friedman, President of Spark Integration
Technologies. "It's a win-win for Spark in combining POWER Engineers'
expertise in industrial application with our advanced, networking
"The Industrial Internet of Things is quickly advancing," said Jim Lowe,
Project Engineer of POWER Engineers. "Spark has created a unique,
software-based network communications approach that meets the needs of
To learn more about POWER Engineers, visit: http://www.powereng.com
To learn more about Spark's Distrix SDN platform, visit: http://www.sparkintegration.com/products/distrix-vl
About Spark Integration Technologies
Founded in 2006, Spark Integration Technologies provides award-winning
Distrix® software that simplifies the delivery of remote management
services, heterogeneous network integration, machine-to-machine (M2M)
and device-to-cloud (D2C) interconnectivity. Distrix is applicable to
variety of market verticals including physical security monitoring,
energy resource management, and diversified communications control.
Distrix plays a central role in helping managed service providers and
service delivery organizations provide cost-effective and flexible
remote access and management services for operational technology,
control systems, enterprise applications, and network equipment.
For more information, visit www.sparkintegration.com.
About Power Engineers
POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in
the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage
facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. POWER
Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering and program
management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company
with more than 1,900 employees and over 35 offices through the United
States and abroad.
For more information, visit: www.powereng.com.
SOURCE: Spark Integration Technologies Inc.
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Spark Integration Technologies, Inc.
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