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Windrock Releases New Spotlight Monitoring System

By Ken Briodagh December 11, 2017

In a recent release, Windrock, a Dover Energy Automation (DEA) company specializing in monitoring and optimizing reciprocating assets, announced the launch of its new Spotlight Monitoring System, an automated, real-time solution that is designed to leverage IIoT principles to deliver insights into the health and performance of critical assets.

“We are very excited to be launching Spotlight, a new solution that continuously monitors, diagnoses and optimizes equipment health,” said Steve McNair, Director, Product Management, Windrock. “The ultimate benefit of the Spotlight Monitoring System is that it cost-effectively collects and analyzes performance data from assets in the field and transfers it to the palm of your hand in real time. Simply put, no other product available today can provide the measurable advantages that are personified by Windrock’s new Spotlight Monitoring System.”

The new Spotlight Monitoring System uses edge hardware, called Spotlight PUC, to acquire high-speed rotating data, then the Spotlight Controller sends this data to a Microsoft Azure hosted cloud via gateway, where Windrock Enterprise, a data visualization software proprietary to Windrock, provides actionable insights and uncovers trends concerning the health of the entire fleet of assets.

In addition, Windrock’s Spotlight Monitoring System can allow tiered services to enable digital transformation. DEA chose the Microsoft Azure platform to build the software stack, from the edge to the cloud very specifically.

“We were looking to partner with the best in the world when building our Cloud offerings,” said Rohit Robinson, VP Product Management and Strategic Marketing, DEA. “After factoring in various parameters like time to market, technological superiority, proven track record, and our oil and gas customer base, Azure stood out as the clear choice.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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