The systems and devices in a utility’s operation produce petabytes of data and play a vital role in their daily operations. Unfortunately, each system stores data in different formats and locations and uses varying approaches to access the data, which frustrates end-users and affects operational efficiency.
Enter 3Insys. As utilities are modernizing and adding green and renewable energy solutions to their operations, this technology solutions provider has simplified the entire process for integrating systems, the data generated by the systems, and the security required to access the data. 3Insys delivers complete end-to-end products that integrate the IT and OT ecosystems for electric, gas, and water utilities.
“We provide a state-of-the-art integration suite that ensures interoperability, automation, and efficiency is driven across the utility’s Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments. Our Cross Integration Suite benefits utilities by simplifying the areas they fear – integrating new systems with their existing systems, unifying the data across the company, and protecting it,” says Mike Koch, Vice President - Utility & Energy, 3Insys. “The Cross Integration Suite is comprised of three solutions and makes integration incredibly simple —the Cross System Integrator, Cross Data Integrator, and the Cross Security Manager.”
The Cross System Integrator (XSI) brings interoperability to disparate IT and OT systems. “The process of integrating applications from multiple vendors or enabling the applications to communicate with any of the devices in the field used to be complex. We simplify the integration of IT and OT systems and make integration plug-and-play. Through our extensive utility application connector library (ACL) and our robotic business process automation (RBPA), utilities and businesses can quickly enable data to flow between any of their applications or field devices.
The next product in their portfolio is the Cross Data Integrator (XDI) - a complete data management and warehouse solution. XDI orchestrates your data, independent of its location or format, enabling it to be consumed by employees, business intelligence applications, or archived. “XDI extracts the raw data, organizes it, defines it, and files it – making it easier for organizations to find and make data-driven business decisions. XDI is a comprehensive data management solution delivering robust data management and data warehousing capabilities,” adds Allan Rakos, Executive Vice President, 3Insys.
Rounding out the suite, the Cross Security Manager(XSM) addresses the concerns of data security and cybersecurity. XSM provides enhanced authentication methods, identity access management (IAM), and consent and compliance capabilities – all while improving the user experience.
“We have developed a suite of products that address all aspects of IT-OT System, Data, and Security integration.3Insys provides a complete end-to-end solution under one umbrella—the Cross Integration Suite. The suite simplifies the complex integration of systems and technologies throughout a utility’s operating environment,” says Rakos. The Cross Integration Suite supports organizational change while delivering improvements in operational efficiency, significant cost savings, enhanced customer experiences, and increased security.
As the Cross Integration Suite has been deployed to numerous clients, 3Insys is focusing on expanding the capabilities of their solution based on the ever-evolving market requirements. “Although the majority of our clients come from the energy and utility space, our products help all businesses where system, data, and security integration is a prerequisite,” Rakos informs. Truly, 3Insys is enabling utilities and businesses to grow with innovative, insightful, and intelligent systems.