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.