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Energy Analytics Leverages StreamInsight Technology

Today, ICONICS a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner of the Year, and provider of Web-enabled, OPC-based, HMI/SCADA Visualization and Manufacturing Intelligence software for Microsoft Windows® operating systems, announced the use of Microsoft StreamInsight technology as an integral part of its Energy Analytics solution.

Energy Analytics, the "green" component to the BizViz family of analytic solutions, assists companies with energy conservation efforts by offering actionable intelligence that helps users make better decisions for the future. This information will allow building owners to reduce energy consumption, aggregate and summarize energy usage by location, and forecast energy costs over time. With costs of energy increasing, the need for such a solution has never been greater. Energy Analytics helps companies reduce their overall carbon footprint through optimization of energy consumption and assists companies in meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. Users gain insight into energy consumption patterns, correlate information using Microsoft SharePoint integrated dashboards, and "dollarize" energy usage data to optimize asset utilization.

Torsten Grabs, Lead Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation, said: "We are very excited about the use of Microsoft StreamInsight in ICONICS' Energy Analytics solution. StreamInsight's Complex Event Processing engine has been designed to continuously process and analyze large amounts of time-critical sensor-born data; and energy efficiency is a key scenario where those capabilities matter. By adopting Microsoft StreamInsight, actionable results are available immediately to increase energy efficiency and to reduce operational cost."

The ICONICS Energy Analytics solution integrates Microsoft's new .NET Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine, known as StreamInsight. Today's energy monitoring and analysis software requires powerful data merging and aggregation features that traditional SQL queries and algorithms may have difficulty with. By integrating Microsoft's StreamInsight technology and building upon the robust Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 platform, ICONICS revolutionizes the energy analysis market with advanced algorithms and data normalization to facilitate easily identifiable and meaningful energy consumption and carbon reduction measures.

"Microsoft's StreamInsight engine is a very powerful event processing engine that has greatly accelerated our implementation of even the most demanding data calculations yielding concrete energy-related key performance indicator values. StreamInsight has helped us to deliver unparalleled insight into energy consumption and carbon emissions, giving key decision makers the actionable intelligence needed to make necessary adjustments in minimal time," stated Melissa Topp, Product Manager for ICONICS BizViz Manufacturing Intelligence Suite.

Microsoft StreamInsight upholds ICONICS' ability to quickly implement robust and highly efficient event processing in its Energy Analytics platform, and continues a deeply rooted partnership with Microsoft. "ICONICS works closely with Microsoft, and being a managed Gold Certified Partner allows us to always remain at the cutting edge of technology," said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS.

Energy Analytics, leveraging the technology of Microsoft StreamInsight, allows users to better understand their energy consumption by providing visualization of data and information resulting in increased energy efficiency and reduced costs.

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