The power quality division of Eaton Corp. had plenty to discuss with attendees of its 2018 Partner Summit last week about the past, including the recent changes to its sales organization and the recent progress it’s made toward becoming a software and services company as well as UPS and PDU hardware maker. The Raleigh, N.C.-based vendor had much to say about what the future holds in store too, though. Here’s a look at some new products and programs slated to arrive soon and some longer-term market trends Eaton sees approaching down the road.
Artificial intelligence is practically all that major names like Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, and IBM can talk about these days. Not surprisingly, Eaton has AI on its collective mind too, as a potential means of speeding up UPS deployments.
“To me artificial intelligence is all about getting rid of setting up the product,” Tardy says. “I want the system to be smart enough to detect automatically what kind of environment I’m in and to adjust all the default parameters to the way it should work.”
He expects to get what he wants in about three years, too.
“It will take time to get there obviously, but this is what artificial intelligence can really bring to the system,” Tardy states.
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