Advantech unveils 6-sector, Industry 4.0 focus

Dec. 7, 2016
General IIoT, IEM, iFactory, energy and environment, transportation and iNetworking will be the company’s focal point.

Advantech demonstrated its latest IoT solutions, applications, and techniques at the 2016 Industrial IoT World Partner Conference (IIoT WPC), which aimed to accelerate IoT application development.

Advantech’s vision is "Partnering for Smart City and IoT Solutions.” And according to Advantech that means cooperating with ecological partners in the fields of smart cities and Industrial IoT. At the IIoT WPC event Advantech demonstrated the latest technologies, products, and SRP application solutions in six focused sectors in: General Industrial IoT, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (IEM), iFactory, Energy and Environment (E&E), Transportation, and iNetworking.

Its focus on IEM hopes to provide complete motion control and machine visionary components, including motion control, machine vision, robot controllers and a software development platform for smart facilities. These technologies help an OEM construct smart facilities.

For iFactory, Advantech prioritizes markets with higher automation maturity—those with the capability to incorporate smart factory and Industry 4.0 technologies and concepts such as the automobile assembly industry, the food industry and the home electronics industry. For traditional industries such as PCB, solar energy, LED, the company will introduce Industry 4.0 with open solutions.

In the E&E sector, Advantech is adopting the communication standard IEC 61850 to provide solutions in building the infrastructure of smart electrical grids, aiming for a global rollout.

In transportation, every Advantech branch forms dedicated teams to provide suitable products.

“The prevalence of IoT technology, the expanding application of the sharing economy, and the gradual adoption of platform operations for corporations are the three phases which will take us into a new evolution of IoT,” said KC Liu, Advantech CEO. “Advantech operations are based on the concept of a sharing economy; we regard ourselves as a platform, and we seek to construct an ecosystem and put our key techniques or solutions on the platform to share with our clients so they can make most value out of these resources. The platform removes obstacles in the transformation toward intelligent technology for our clients, at the same time as helping us expand IoT technology to various industries.”

Advantech reinforced their commitment to IoT with a recently announced partnership with ARM on an end-to-end IoT platform.

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