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Element Highlights from 2022

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December 28, 2022

2022 Was a Breakout Year for Element

This year we saw massive interest from customers using our platform to power digital twins that expanded into deeper partnerships with AWS and Microsoft. We participated in several events across the globe, where curious customers brought their questions to the team and lined up for demos of Element Unify. Our first customer advisory board shed light on the challenges our customers face and where they find the most value using our software. Finally, we built key features within Unify that greatly help customers connect to data faster and work more efficiently.

AWS Partnership Deepens

Our partnership with AWS keeps getting stronger. The Unify integration with AWS IoT TwinMaker makes it easier for developers to create digital twins of real-world systems providing them the ability to use existing data from multiple sources, create virtual representations of any physical environment, and combine existing 3D models with real-world data so that they can deliver against business objectives such as:

  • Improve field operations in manufacturing plants
  • Increase equipment uptime in remote facilities
  • Enhance the tenant experience in commercial buildings

Read the full blog: AWS IoT TwinMaker and Element Unify: Speeding the Path to Digital Twin Success

Expanded Partnership with Microsoft

In June we announce the Element Unify integration with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins. The integration delivers several key benefits to organizations looking to build digital twins:

  • Accelerate the deployment of digital twin models through the use of Unify templates and attributes.
  • Ensure that the digital twin effectively mimics the physical reality and delivers sound analytics in a live execution environment.
  • Leverage pre-existing Azure Digital Twins models by importing to Unify allowing reuse and governance in Unify’s semantic data model.

Read the full blog: Microsoft Azure Digital Twins and Element Unify: Accelerated Deployment for Faster Value

Hannover Messe

Our team spoke to dozens of customers at Hannover Messe and our data experts gave demos nearly non-stop at the AWS and Azure pods in the successful and productive event.

One highlight (out of many) was Andy Bane’s well-recieved presentation “Simplifying the Digital Twin Journey” in the AWS Theater. Attendees to that session learned about the importance of using a semantic data model to manage IT/OT/ET data used for digital twins.

Read the full blog: Digital Twins Galore at Hannover Messe.  Look for us again this year at Hannover Messe 2023.

Customer Advisory Board

Earlier this year the Element team organized our first ever Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting. It was a great opportunity to spend time with some of our leading customers understanding challenges and how they are facing them on the forefront of Industrial Transformation. These companies are leading the way to provide a connected experience for their frontline employees so they can achieve more. Some of the notable takeaways:

  • People, Process, Technology & DATA
  • Optimized Data belongs in the Boardroom & The Shop Floor
  • ‍Data Movement is not a One Time Activity

Read the full blog: 7 Ways to Think Differently about your Industrial Data: Lessons shared by the Element Customer Advisory Board

Continued Innovation in Element Unify

In April, we announced new functionality for simplified connections, knowledge graph-based modeling, and advanced joins. Together they significantly increase flexibility and speed up model development for organizations seeking to deploy digital twins or pursue industrial transformation. New functionality:

Connector portal

  • Pre-build connectors for common data sources and consumers
  • Examples include: Amazon S3, AWS IoT SiteWise, AWS RDS SQL Server, Azure Blob, Azure SQL Database, Ignition, KEPWare
  • Connector framework to support custom connectors

Unify Graph

  • Knowledge graph based approach
  • Supports modeling arbitrary relationships that are ubiquitous
  • Supports local query and visualization and export to graph databases

Advanced joins

  • Part of Unify transformations
  • Allows joins on multiple fields
  • Supports exact, fuzzy, and contains matching

Read the press release: Element Announces Connector Portal, Unify Graph, and Advanced Joins to Speed Digital Twin Development

Want to Learn More?

Register to view a live demo of Unify or sign up for a free trial to use the software for 30 days. You can also sign up for a free trial or purchase a Personal License from the AWS Marketplace.

Questions? Please contact us.