GE Intelligent Platforms is about control -- its PACSystems deliver programmable automation control (to integrate plant equipment with networking systems), programmable logic controllers (PLCs, digital computers that control machinery), and other motion control systems. A subsidiary of General Electric, the company also offers embedded systems, including ruggedized boards for extreme environments, and industrial automation software, as well as additional training and services that address customers' needs in the consumer packaged goods, energy, military and aerospace, and telecommunications industries. It markets directly and through manufacturers and distributors.
Intelligent Platforms is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's military and aerospace segment has US headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, and European headquarters in Towcester, England.
Sales and Marketing
Intelligent Platforms works in a diverse set of industries, which include automotive, avionics, power and energy, and military and aerospace. Customers have been Pirelli, TempuTech, and the City of Cincinnati's Metropolitan Sewer District.
The company's fortunes ride on its ability to develop new products and enhance current products. In 2014, it released a new ruggedized computer. The SBC314 rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer can be used in mission computing and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance situations.
Intelligent Platforms also works with other companies that incorporate Intelligent Platforms products into their offerings. An example is a 2015 deal in which General Dynamics will include embedded computing subsystems from Intelligent Platforms in a vehicle built for the British army.