Solution developer moves into web technology

Internet technology supplier, Intuitive Technology has been acquired by eMation in a move which creates a company that can provide a common web interface for the leading suppliers in the industrial controls and automation market.

‘Intuitive Technology supplies companies such as Siemens, ABB, Elsag Bailey, Gensym, Intellution, Wonderware, GE, and Aspen Technology,’ said Dale Calder, eMation President and CEO. ‘With the addition of Intuitive, eMation becomes the only company able to provide a common web interface for all of these major software and hardware players plus that of all major historian systems,’ he claimed.

The purchase follows May’s news that eMation has negotiated venture capital to the tune of £15.6 million with Patricof & Co Ventures. The financing was needed to expand the company’s research and development and reach in Internet infrastructure technology for embedded devices and industrial machines and factories.

Internet infrastructure solutions written by eMation are intended to provide e-business links between industry and customers, a company statement suggested. Internet-driven technology can transform the complex interaction among data, technology and people into a source of new revenue and business-enhancing information, it was claimed.

Headquartered outside Boston, MA, eMation has R and D centres in Israel and the USA. A network of distributors in over 40 countries provides local marketing, training, consulting, sales and technical support services.

Intuitive Technology was founded in 1993 and has specialised in industrial-strength client/server technology and web-based data-driven real time graphics to the manufacturing industry. Intuitive’s products include a multi-platform, client-server enabling technology which has been designed to connect people to real-time process manufacturing data.