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MIMOSA Recognizes Commitment by Invensys

MIMOSA, the industry trade association providing open information standards for Operations and Maintenance (O&M), is pleased to acknowledge the announcement by Invensys of its new InFusion product line. Invensys, a leading industrial automation supplier and a leader in industrial asset performance management has affirmed its commitment to the OpenO&M initiative by incorporating OpenO&M capabilities, including MIMOSA standards, into the recently introduced InFusion enterprise control system (ECS). The InFusion ECS leverages MIMOSA and other open standards organizations involved in the OpenO&M™ Initiative and is focused on achieving shop floor to enterprise integration within the manufacturing industry.
MIMOSA, a founding member and maintainer of the OpenO&M Initiative, sees this announcement as another validation of the purpose, vision and practical benefits being experienced from the initiative. Some standards organizations seek to impose the views of a single community of interest on all industry participants, while the OpenO&M Initiative seeks to harmonize standards which individually represent the best efforts from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints. Active participants include MIMOSA, OPC Foundation, ISA, WBF and OAG. Collectively, these standards enable a federated model of distributed information which can be managed in a coordinated fashion, meeting the requirements of many types of vendors, integrators and endusers of industrial systems, applications, tools and technology. This program provides an efficient model for achieving open standards-based interoperability while leveraging existing open standards, and minimizes duplicate efforts through an open, collaborative approach. Significant O&M requirements in manufacturing, fleet, and facilities management, are addressed in collaboration with major private and public sector end-users Page 2 MIMOSA Recognizes Invensys more through a series of Joint Working Groups. Membership in the OpenO&M Initiative is free and other appropriate organizations are encouraged to join and participate in this important industry activity.
According to Peter Martin, vice president of performance management at Foxboro, Mass.-based Invensys Process Systems: “Invensys is extending our current S95./B2MML and OPC functionality to include MIMOSA based connectivity. This is incorporated in products and deliverables that are currently being tested and evaluated at several key customer sites. With these new InFusion capabilities, Invensys will become the first major automation vendor to offer full OpenO&M compliance. This type of standards-based interoperability is an essential element of the InFusion enterprise control system and is widely recognized as key to achieving the agility required to compete in today’s business climate.”
Alan Johnston, MIMOSA President, commented, “I applaud the Invensys move to broadly adopt the open standards developed by the organizations participating in the OpenO&M Initiative, including the maintenance and reliability management standards developed by MIMOSA. Open standards-based interoperability is a critical enabler to efficiently span the existing information gaps, both between the shop floor and the enterprise and between interrelated sites, enterprises and industry groups. Product announcements such as this one confirm that open standards-based interoperability is no longer just an academic or corporate research topic. The OpenO&M Initiative participants open standards turn this task into a practical engineering exercise.”
About MIMOSA
MIMOSA, a non-profit organization, has worked with the maintenance and reliability management community since 1993. The MIMOSA efforts relate to physical asset management, both through developing open standards and by identifying synergies with related industry groups. MIMOSA maintains a wide range of collaborative relationships including those with OpenO&M Initiative participants, as well as with formal standards bodies such as ISO and ANSI. The Condition Based Operations (CBO) concepts that MIMOSA supports in the OpenO&M Initiative help maintenance and reliability professionals participate as a full peer partners in achieving and sustaining operational excellence. Core elements of the MIMOSA open standards support multi-site, multi-enterprise, multi-industry maintenance and reliability management, meeting the increasingly complex asset management requirements of private organizations and the public sector, including the military service branches.
About OpenO&M
The formal association of several industry standards organizations, including the OPC Foundation, the World Batch Forum (WBF), ISA, OAGi, and MIMOSA, who have agreed to work together to provide a common, harmonized set of information standards for the convenient exchange of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) data.

MIMOSA, the industry trade association providing open information standards for Operations and Maintenance (O&M), is pleased to acknowledge the announcement by Invensys of its new InFusion product line. Invensys, a leading industrial automation supplier and a leader in industrial asset performance management has affirmed its commitment to the OpenO&M initiative by incorporating OpenO&M capabilities, including MIMOSA standards, into the recently introduced InFusion enterprise control system (ECS). The InFusion ECS leverages MIMOSA and other open standards organizations involved in the OpenO&M™ Initiative and is focused on achieving shop floor to enterprise integration within the manufacturing industry.
MIMOSA, a founding member and maintainer of the OpenO&M Initiative, sees this announcement as another validation of the purpose, vision and practical benefits being experienced from the initiative. Some standards organizations seek to impose the views of a single community of interest on all industry participants, while the OpenO&M Initiative seeks to harmonize standards which individually represent the best efforts from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints. Active participants include MIMOSA, OPC Foundation, ISA, WBF and OAG. Collectively, these standards enable a federated model of distributed information which can be managed in a coordinated fashion, meeting the requirements of many types of vendors, integrators and endusers of industrial systems, applications, tools and technology. This program provides an efficient model for achieving open standards-based interoperability while leveraging existing open standards, and minimizes duplicate efforts through an open, collaborative approach. Significant O&M requirements in manufacturing, fleet, and facilities management, are addressed in collaboration with major private and public sector end-users Page 2 MIMOSA Recognizes Invensys more through a series of Joint Working Groups. Membership in the OpenO&M Initiative is free and other appropriate organizations are encouraged to join and participate in this important industry activity.
According to Peter Martin, vice president of performance management at Foxboro, Mass.-based Invensys Process Systems: “Invensys is extending our current S95./B2MML and OPC functionality to include MIMOSA based connectivity. This is incorporated in products and deliverables that are currently being tested and evaluated at several key customer sites. With these new InFusion capabilities, Invensys will become the first major automation vendor to offer full OpenO&M compliance. This type of standards-based interoperability is an essential element of the InFusion enterprise control system and is widely recognized as key to achieving the agility required to compete in today’s business climate.”
Alan Johnston, MIMOSA President, commented, “I applaud the Invensys move to broadly adopt the open standards developed by the organizations participating in the OpenO&M Initiative, including the maintenance and reliability management standards developed by MIMOSA. Open standards-based interoperability is a critical enabler to efficiently span the existing information gaps, both between the shop floor and the enterprise and between interrelated sites, enterprises and industry groups. Product announcements such as this one confirm that open standards-based interoperability is no longer just an academic or corporate research topic. The OpenO&M Initiative participants open standards turn this task into a practical engineering exercise.”About MIMOSA
MIMOSA, a non-profit organization, has worked with the maintenance and reliability management community since 1993. The MIMOSA efforts relate to physical asset management, both through developing open standards and by identifying synergies with related industry groups. MIMOSA maintains a wide range of collaborative relationships including those with OpenO&M Initiative participants, as well as with formal standards bodies such as ISO and ANSI. The Condition Based Operations (CBO) concepts that MIMOSA supports in the OpenO&M Initiative help maintenance and reliability professionals participate as a full peer partners in achieving and sustaining operational excellence. Core elements of the MIMOSA open standards support multi-site, multi-enterprise, multi-industry maintenance and reliability management, meeting the increasingly complex asset management requirements of private organizations and the public sector, including the military service branches.About OpenO&M
The formal association of several industry standards organizations, including the OPC Foundation, the World Batch Forum (WBF), ISA, OAGi, and MIMOSA, who have agreed to work together to provide a common, harmonized set of information standards for the convenient exchange of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) data.