Industry Leading Computing Supplier Corvalent Announces CAT-APM Oil and Gas IoT and Edge Computing Platform and Applications

Feb 11, 2020 | News & Announcements, press releases

Industry-Leading Computing Supplier Corvalent Announces CAT-APM Oil and Gas IoT and Edge Computing Platform and Applications

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Cedar Park, TX - February 11, 2020 — Fulfilling the promise of matching one of the most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms with highly-performant enterprise-level applications combined with world-leading industrial PC’s, Corvalent today announces CAT-APM.  Short for “Connected Asset Technologies-Application Performance Management”, CAT-APM’s Oil and Gas Well-Monitoring system is well-suited for remote monitoring of Oil and Gas (upstream), Wind, and Solar energy production using customer’s existing sensors, or those provided by Corvalent.

“The Oil and Gas business has been a little slower to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to improve efficiency, prevent and predict equipment outages, improve safety, and manage their fleets of vehicles,” said Senior Product Manager Alan R. Weiss.  “Now that they are diving in, they’re finding that many vendors want to complicate IoT, remote monitoring, and fleet management.  We don’t believe this needs to be excessively complicated.

“Our approach to software takes advantage of our deep knowledge of computing hardware and operational technologies. We use the same philosophy for our hardware as our software:  completely customizable”, Weiss noted.  “Rather than complicated, expensive, and difficult to use applications, or worse yet building your own homegrown solution taking years to deploy, we work with customers to build exactly what they want and need, and deliver that in months rather than years”, Weiss explained.

For more than 26 years, the Cedar Park, Texas-based Corvalent has been a leading industrial supplier of long-life motherboards, Servers, Edge and Gateway systems. With CAT-APM, they are moving into vertical market applications for IoT using their powerful Edge computers and industrial-strength sensors, providing a complete end-to-end solution.

“The Corvalent Platform and enterprise-grade applications exhibit security, flexibility and allow for its edge- computing as well as on-premises server or cloud computing” said Ed Trevis, Corvalent President and CEO. “We believe strongly that a lot of processing will be done both in the cloud and on the edge of the IoT, and having a Platform that completely supports both transparently results in a much more fault-tolerant system with practically no down-time due to connectivity disruptions.”

“Our Oil and Gas customers have fracking trucks, and by equipping these expensive trucks with sensors we can detect location using GPS but also potential breakdowns due to excessive shaking.  That’s how we expanded into Fleet Management with geofencing.  Because these energy companies also have buildings on-site in the oil patch, we naturally extended CAT-APM to support Building Automation, too.  No one wants an air conditioning unit to suddenly conk-out in, say, the Permian Basin in summer”, Weiss added.  “But more than that, we can track mobile assets such as fracking trucks, and help the customer reduce the amount of down time and asset misallocations dues to having to keep many fracking trucks on-site in case one breaks,” noted CEO Trevis.

“Many companies are rapidly adding wind and solar to their energy portfolios, and we support them with fit-for-purpose solutions,” added Weiss.  “We’re taking appointments now to demonstrate our solutions and to work with selected customers to design, build, deploy, and operationalize these digital transformation technologies.”

ABOUT CORVALENT

Texas-based Corvalent supports embedded developers, IoT and IIoT Operational Technology, and OEMs with rugged, customized, made-in-America industrial computing systems, products, and software. Ensuring longevity by design since 1993, Corvalent offers smart, flexible solutions and products optimized for connected embedded markets and enabling reliable high-performance computing on-premise, in the cloud, or via customized hybrid architectures. The company offers custom materials planning and advisory services; real-time engineering to address any technology or platform; modification of COTS or standards-based solutions for unique, mission critical applications; and elite, white glove technical support.  For more information, please visit www.corvalent.com or email Chris Coyne, Senior Marketing Manager at chris.coyne@corvalent.com

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Corvalent manufactures long-life, rugged computing systems at the heart of OEM systems and devices, including revision- and document-controlled industrial motherboards, single board computers and embedded controllers. Serving industrial customers since 1993, Corvalent offers custom materials planning and advisory services; real-time engineering to address any technology or platform; modification of COTS or standards-based solutions for unique, mission critical applications; and elite, white glove technical support.

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