Advantech and IBM Japan announce partnership on offering IoT platforms and solutions
07/12/2017 | Source: Advantech
Advantech, a leading provider of industrial computing
solutions and IBM Japan Ltd. ("IBM Japan") announced the two companies
are collaborating to offer Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart
manufacturing and other targeted markets.
The cooperation enables WISE-PaaS of Advantech, the global
leader in the field of industrial computer, to partner with IBM’s
SoftLayer cloud service and IBM® Bluemix platform. This creates a collaborative platform for users to develop and run IoT-related applications.
Advantech’s hardware solution for IoT acquire data from
sensors and machines via a variety of physical interfaces such as serial
communication interfaces, Ethernet, analog and digital I/O interfaces,
and wireless sensor nodes. WISE-PaaS enables Cloud Service to data
management function for use of data acquired from those IoT hardware and
device management function to monitor the hardware status through
Through the collaboration of WISE-PaaS, SoftLayer and IBM® Bluemix,
Advantech Japan and IBM Japan deliver IoT solutions targeted at the
market: smart manufacturing. These solutions can visualize and maintain
the operational and working environments of factory equipment on a cloud
platform. This is achieved by using Advantech’s sensor gateway that
offers Internet connectivity with IoT-related machines, as well as data
acquired by sensor nodes that equipped with communication and sensing
capability. Users can experience these services at the IoT Experience
Garage in IBM Client Experience Center, Tokyo Japan. The center welcomes
customers and business partners of IBM Japan.
Advantech Japan has been developing hardware platforms
dedicated to a wide range of industrial markets and applications, and
IBM Japan boasts IT systems and know-how under its belt across various
industries. The two tech giants are —and will be working together
aggressively to not only make inroads into the smart-manufacturing
market, but also drive other IoT-related business field.