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Siemens, Nvidia team for industrial metaverse

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By Nick Flaherty


Two electronics giants, Siemens and Nvidia, are linking their digital twin tools to enable an industrial metaverse.

The two will link the newly launched Xcelerator digital business platform with the Omniverse 3D-design and collaboration platform to combine physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from Nvidia.

The addition of Omniverse to the Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles. Companies of all sizes will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data for industrial IoT systems. This will also provide analytics at the at the edge of the network or in the cloud to give more visibility of the activity of industrial equipment.

The Nvidia AI engine at the heart of Omniverse is already used by more than 25,000 companies worldwide.

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Xcelerator is a curated portfolio of IoT-enabled hardware, software and digital service with tools and applications to speed up development of digital applications iin industry, buildings, grids and mobility.

The planned acquisition of Brightly Software in the US will accelerate growth in digital buildings complementing Siemens’ smart building portfolio, and will see the launch of ‘Building X’, an end-to-end smart building Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) suite.

Siemens also plans to integrate its industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions for industry as Industrial Operations X, which brings together solutions and applications from sensor to edge to cloud, IoT as-a-service and low code development capabilities, as well as a wide range of ready-to-use-apps.

“Today’s launch of Siemens Xcelerator, this week’s acquisition of Brightly Software and our expanded partnership with NVIDIA are major milestones in implementing our strategy to accelerate high-value growth,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens  

“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes,” he added.

“For over a decade, our digital twin technology has been helping customers across all industries to boost their productivity and today offer the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin. When Siemens Xcelerator is connected to Omniverse, we will enable a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software, from the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens’ software and solutions.”

“Siemens and Nvidia share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to make this vision real for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia. “The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open Nvidia’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation that is built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”

www.siemens.com; www.nvidia.com

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