Panel Builder System Integrator

November 6, 2018

Litmus Automation recently announced a partnership agreement with SNC-Lavalin, a global fully integrated professional services and project management company. With Litmus Automation’s technology, SNC-Lavalin can help clients implement IIoT solutions to gather valuable, real-time data from their assets and use that data to make better business decisions and improve their manufacturing processes.  As a partner, SNC-Lavalin will offer software licenses for LoopEdge and LoopCloud in North America and other global markets.

“SNC-Lavalin has a large manufacturing customer base and together we can quickly take our joint IoT solutions to the market,” said Vatsal Shah, co-founder and CEO of Litmus. “Through this partnership we can access the large reach they have into many verticals beyond manufacturing such as government, transportation and more. With offices around the world, they are one of the largest systems integrators, so they can support global deployments for our largest customers.”

As a partner, SNC-Lavalin will provide in region customer support for Litmus Automation products. It will also provide installation, project management and system integration services for LoopEdge and Loop.

“We see the need in the marketplace for IoT adoption and we are pleased to add Litmus products to our offerings,” said Normand Dubuc, VP &GM Industrial Engineering and Construction, North America. Litmus solutions help companies embrace the disruptive IoT technology and leverage it for real business challenges.  For example, our manufacturing customers experience frustrating downtime and maintenance issues. Litmus tools can help them monitor all assets and perform predictive maintenance to solve these problems before they cost valuable time and money.”

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• A real-life example of how a few thousand-dollar investment helped a customer avoid an $800,000 catastrophic arc-flash event

The webinar is free, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session after the presentation. To sign up, visit the arc-flash webinar registration page.

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