Thursday, February 2, 2017

Co-operation to help business integrate into IIoT.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation is to work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture, the company aims to transform its business model, expand its business scope, and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently.

Regarding this business tie-up, Tsuyoshi Abe, a Yokogawa vice president and head of the Marketing Headquarters made the following comments: “Yokogawa has drawn up a long-term business framework and formulated a vision statement that reads, ‘Through Process Co-Innovation, Yokogawa creates new value with our clients for a brighter future.’ The IIoT architecture that Yokogawa will develop under this agreement will revolutionize the way in which value is delivered in sensing and plant information management. By working with these four companies, Yokogawa will rapidly establish its IIoT architecture. Under the corporate brand slogan of ‘Co-innovating tomorrow,’ we will seek to expand partnerships such as these with leaders in each industry.”

Outline of the Tie-up
IIoT technology is now ready for practical use thanks to advances in network technology, the availability of low-cost, large-capacity data communications, and the shifting of corporate information systems to the cloud. However, the use of IIoT technology presents many technical challenges in such areas as sensing, automation, and security, and it is also costly to build such systems and develop the necessary applications. With its wide range of expertise in fields ranging from sensor technology to control logic and applications technology, Yokogawa will be able to help its customers address issues they face in their business by providing end-to-end solutions that incorporate sensing, control, and cloud-based processing.

Through this architecture, business process applications can be configured that enable plug-and-play sensors, sensing clouds with automatic provisioning , database clouds, historian (data storage) clouds, and application development environments to work together. These four companies each possess technologies that will be key components of this IIoT architecture.

This undertaking will be led by the Architecture Development Division California, which was set up in November 2016. Yokogawa’s IIoT architecture will integrate the cloud-based Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, FogHorn’s fog computing software, Bayshore’s security technology for layer 7 of the OSI reference model , and Telit’s communication modules, sensor onboarding, and device management.

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