ABB and Saab AB have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on new solutions for the civil security market and process industries. These solutions will protect critical network infrastructure and data integrity for municipal customers such as utilities, airports, subways, as well as for process industry customers.
ABB and Saab have a combined expertise in the Automation, Electrical, Telecom and Security fields. This joint development will leverage this collective expertise and lead to further increased Security and Safety at critical industrial installations and municipal sites globally.
ABB and Saab will develop civil security solutions based on ABB’s IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA. These solutions will harness System 800xA’s information integration and visualisation capabilities to provide critical information to operators in real-time, enabling them to respond quickly to potential threats.
System 800xA is a powerful unified environment for the presentation of information to the operators. It presents information in context, to the right people at the right time from any point within the system. The ABB/Saab developed security solutions will be available as an extension of System 800xA that will enhance its robust security features, or as standalone products.
“This is a very exciting collaboration. Saab’s expertise in robust communication and security is a great complement to our technical knowledge and expertise in the electrical and automation field,” says Erik Oja, Vice President and Head of Open Control Systems at ABB.
“Collaboration between ABB and Saab creates enormous opportunities to meet the demand for industrial and municipal security and safety; we look forward to offering our customers solutions that will provide an even higher level of availability and security for their operations.”
The collaboration will provide ABB with access to communication and security products and technologies, which will be complementary to ABB’s current product portfolio, while Saab will benefit from access to ABB’s products, broad customer base and its global resources.
“This cooperation will give us a great opportunity to, together with ABB, address an exciting market with our expertise and our product portfolio,” says Michael Höglund Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing & Sales in Saab Security.