Firms Team for End-to-End, Open, Modular IoT Architecture

Eurotech has announced the availability of an end-to-end IoT architecture based on open standards, developed in collaboration with Cloudera and Red Hat. The new IoT architecture is an open, modular, multi-cloud architecture with security features organically built-in to enable scalable and more secure end-to-end device management and analytics from the edge to the cloud. It combines operational technology (OT), information technology (IT), data analytics and application integration.
The architecture has been built on top of key open source projects and innovations out of the Eclipse Foundation and Apache Foundation. By bridging OT and IT, this open source-based architecture can help address the main aspects of managing an IoT infrastructure including connectivity, configuration, and embedded application life cycle. The architecture can also aggregate real-time data streams from the edge, archive them, or route them towards enterprise IT systems and analytics.

With this solution, Eurotech, Red Hat and Cloudera are aiming to make it easier for organizations to roll out IoT use cases by providing a validated, modular, end-to-end IoT architecture built to be open, interoperable and cost effective.

Eurotech | www.eurotech.com

New Consortium to Focus on Industry 4.0

Advantech has announced that it has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan and Oracle Japan to establish the “Edgecross Consortium” to overcome boundaries between companies and industries in order to realize collaboration between factory automation (FA) and IT. The objective is to create new value centered on edge computing. The joint press conference to announce the establishment of the Edgecross Consortium was held on November 6, 2017, in Tokyo, Japan, and the establishment of the consortium is planned for November 29, 2017.

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The Edgecross Consortium will focus on the easy realization of FA and IT collaboration through its open software platform (“Edgecross Software Platform”), which is based on edge computing. By residing on the edge layer, the Edgecross Software Platform facilitates connectivity between factory shop floors and value chains, while enabling the rapid acquisition, analysis, and utilization of data, which are essential to smart manufacturing. In addition, user applications can be easily created and shared on the edge to realize various IoT utilization purposes.

The consortium aims to co-develop the platform specifications for and achieve certification of Edgecross products, in addition to co-marketing promotion and global co-selling for consortium members. Starting from Japan and then globally, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Edgecross booth display at the SCF 2017 Fair and Smart Factory EXPO 2018. Advantech is organizing the IoT Co-Creation Summit from November 1 to 3, 2018, in Suzhou, China, with more than 2500 attendees from all over the world. The summit will seek to foster the three phases of growth brought about by IoT and to demonstrate the co-creation achievement of IoT WISE-PaaS, EISs, and SRPs.

Advantech | www.advantech.com