Advantech aims at Japan with co-developed Industrial IoT platform

Advantech aims at Japan with co-developed Industrial IoT platform

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Advantech and the Internet Initiative Japan Inc. have joined their forces to promote Advantech´s WISE-PaaS industrial internet of things (IIoT) platform in Japan.
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Under the terms of this collaboration, the two companies will jointly launch the WISE-PaaS platform in Japan by developing a new service tentatively named »WISE-PaaS JP» and integrated with IIJ´s secure network and cloud services. The new service will be provided by Advantech and available from January 2020.
The WISE-PaaS IIoT platform has been in development since 2016 and is designed to collect diverse real-time data from industrial computers and manufacturing equipment such as machining tools and production line devices. Through the visualization of equipment and production line data, this platform enables operating rate tracking, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Advantech provides the necessary IoT infrastructure for improving operational efficiency across a range of industries – specifically manufacturing, as well as logistics, traffic management, transportation, and energy.

The IIJ, which has extensive application experience, leverages its unique characteristic as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in closed mobile networks with closed connections to private cloud environments in order to provide a highly secure network and cloud services for the IoT. With the goal of expanding IIoT business in Japan, Advantech and the IIJ have combined their strengths in technology and service delivery to provide a one-stop solution of integrated applications, hardware, cloud service, network connectivity, and security – known as the WISE-PaaS JP service.


This includes a comprehensive range of integrated service packages, including basic systems, such as devices and edge servers that collect data, network and cloud infrastructure, as well as production management, equipment monitoring, and energy management applications. This allows customers to easily install IIoT systems by simply selecting the necessary components.Highly Secure Isolated Systems. Because data collection requires mobile service with a closed network connection, data transfer and remote control applications are possible in closed network environments. This enables customers to build secure systems isolated from external threats. Advantech and the IIJ have also partnered with systems integrators in the logistics, traffic management, transportation, and energy industries to promote the development of domain-specific solutions based on WISE-PaaS JP. These partners will introduce and deploy WISE-PaaS JP in cooperation with Nippon RAD Inc., the primary WISE-PaaS solution integrator.

Internet Initiative Japan – www.iij.ad.jp

 

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