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MAVERICK Technologies, ISA’s Premier Strategic Partner for Systems Integration, announces new alarm response management solution
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (24 February 2016) — The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces that MAVERICK Technologies—ISA’s Premier Strategic Partner for Systems Integration—has introduced OnTrack, a suite of work process management solutions designed to deliver the insight and real-time data operators need to act quickly and consistently.
The first OnTrack solution to launch, OnTrack Alarm Response, is designed to reduce uncertainty and inconsistency in alarm response processes, which can impact manufacturing safety or process efficiency.
OnTrack captures the tribal knowledge of highly experienced operators and combines it with industry best practices to create optimized, repeatable actions. When alarms are triggered, OnTrack Alarm Response prioritizes the most critical notifications, generates next steps and delivers the right plan of action to the right personnel at the right time.
“Alarm management issues cost the US manufacturing and process industries between $10 billion and $20 billion every year,” said Greg Millinger, vice president of enterprise integration for MAVERICK. “OnTrack allows personnel to address their most important alarms quickly and consistently, so they can avoid lost production and return to normal operations faster.”
Implementing the OnTrack solution does not require a complete overhaul of existing systems. MAVERICK’s OnTrack team performs a two-week on-site installation, including a review of existing standard operating procedures, system installation and validation, and comprehensive training to enable continuous, reliable operation of the system. This intensive, phased approach ensures that personnel have the knowledge they need to respond with speed and confidence. After installation, OnTrack will be paired with MAVERICK’s PlantFloor24 around-the-clock remote monitoring solution, ensuring continuous, reliable performance of a plant’s most critical assets.
“Unplanned shutdowns and process safety concerns have made alarm management a high priority for all industrial sectors and throughout the automation and control community that ISA serves. ISA embraces the opportunity to communicate to our members and customers how one of our partner companies is working to solve pressing operational challenges in this area,” says Jim Keaveney, an industrial automation sales executive who serves as 2016 president of the International Society of Automation (ISA).
For more information about MAVERICK’s OnTrack suite, visit mavtechglobal.com/ontrack
About MAVERICK Technologies®
Founded in 1999, MAVERICK is the largest independent systems integrator in North America, and is a global leader in industrial automation, enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions for clients across a wide range of manufacturing and process industries. Leveraging its unique enterprise-wide perspective, MAVERICK identifies suboptimal operations and improves performance for greater safety, efficiency and overall profitability. The company’s people, processes and technical capabilities ensure delivery of the right solution for every project, using the most appropriate technology. Organizations around the world depend on MAVERICK’s responsiveness, results-driven approach and dedication to their success. Over the years, MAVERICK has completed more than 15,000 projects in 46 countries across six continents. To learn more about MAVERICK, please visit mavtechglobal.com. To download our press kit, please visit mavtechglobal.com/press
The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).