By Alison Dunn
GE Intelligent Platforms recently launched the PACSystems RXi, the company’s new control and computing platform designed for the needs of the Industrial Internet. The RXi platform offers a full complement of high speed interfaces, with multiple gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports. These high performance features are coupled with GE’s PACSystems control engine to deliver performance and application flexibility. The PACSystems RXi family of controllers has built-in redundant PROFINET interfaces. RXi Industrial PC (IPC) configurations are able to run HMI, Historian and analytics applications right at the machine, even in harsh environments. This is designed to facilitate better real-time control of operations and improved integration into plant-wide and enterprise systems. The RXi platform supports GE’s new cloud-based collaborative automation platform development and deployment paradigm.