Rolta IT-OT Fusion

Achieving Operational Excellence through middleware integration between IT & OT

Business, Functional and IT Leaders in various sectors have long adopted, collaborated, and invested in Information and Operational Technologies albeit as independent strategic decisions. Rapid evolution of technology convergence is the guiding principle shaping our times. Early generations of equipment for controlling systems were mechanical or electro-mechanical and were a physical part of the equipment. In later generations, complex electronic and software systems evolved, but still as an inseparable part of the equipment.

The discipline of supporting automated equipment has been changing radically, and OT systems are rapidly becoming more volatile and more connected. There is a pressing need to link such Operational Technologies (OT) to traditional Information Technology (IT) systems (e.g. ERP, MRP, Scheduling Systems, etc.) as well as to other related Spatial and Engineering systems.

It is important to securely deploy and manage OT devices and technologies in integrated continuum with IT Management Policies, Processes, and Methodologies across the industry and organizational value chains.

Rolta IT-OT Fusion provides an integration middleware between Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) which helps in meeting the required operational excellence for asset intensive organizations. The solution comprises of various components from the Rolta iPerspective product suite such as Asset Junction, Data Bridge/RAS and Rolta Statistical Analyzer to fulfill different objectives of the organization through IT-OT integration. Asset Junction helps to store the plant hierarchical model which includes the relation between plant, area, unit, assets and tags. Data Bridge and RAS are data integration applications that extract voluminous data from disparate systems and make it available for further analysis.

An important step in the IT/OT integration journey is to establish common and consistent semantics within the enterprise and build on that to achieve true integration. Rolta’s IP solution platform focuses on planning, building, and managing the next-generation solutions – featuring extremely innovative Information interoperability, IT/OT Integration, GIS, Mobility, Social, Cloud, Big Data Analytics and Security technologies for driving Business Excellence.

The Rolta IT-OT Fusion plays a crucial role to integrate and aggregate information. It provides a comprehensive solution to facilitate analytics by securely integrating and correlating systems residing in OT and IT Networks.

Rolta OneView™ Core Platform facilitates the secure electronic transfer of data extracted from a range of OT-IT Systems using pre-built KPI based secure communication.The packaging module brings deliverables from different components into one single location thereby automating installation.Collaboration within OneView has been enhanced by providing the feature to enter the KPI Comments & Dashboard highlights from within the ROLTA OneView™ dashboard. Rolta OneView™ includes business process management functionality which enables easy deployment of business processes based on standards.

IT-OT integration offers multiple advantages in performance, flexibility and integration for efficiency gains and strategic business growth.

Some key value propositions are:

  • Improves performance and production with optimized business processes
  • Better alignment of operational areas with overall business goals
  • Increases regulatory and environmental reporting and compliance
  • Reduces costs from efficiency gains and optimization of operational processes, asset maintenance, and field workforce management
  • Avoids unwanted incidents in the operational plant and improves operational excellence
  • Enables better decision making enterprise-wide
  • System monitoring and proactive actions leading to an improvement in process utilization
  • Speed with Security, to enhance global operations with secure remote access
  • Agility with efficiency, to shift capacities and meet new demands
  • Better decisions, lower risks and shortening of project timelines