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Fujitsu's High-Speed Thin Client Technology Helps Sysmex Innovate for Diagnostic Equipment

Employs engineering cloud for a design and development environment with remotely operable 3D CAD software and rack-mounted PC workstations

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, March 20, 2015

Fujitsu has announced its support for Sysmex Corporation, a company that specializes in developing in-vitro diagnostics equipment, by providing its engineering cloud for modern manufacturing environments, the FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution FTCP Remote Desktop, as well as 58 units of the FUJITSU Workstation CELSIUS C620.

The FTCP Remote Desktop provides centralized management for large amounts of design data and applications. Using RVEC(1), the world's leading high speed thin client technology for displaying 3D CAD software and other digital images on client terminals, the FTCP Remote Desktop allows designers to comfortably and remotely manage massive quantities of data.

Sysmex plans on consolidating the CELSIUS C620 equipped with a high speed graphics card into their main server, on top of which they will run the FTCP Remote Desktop. This will allow them to cut the time it takes to open 3D CAD data at remote locations from five minutes to one, and improve the response speed of 3D CAD software. In addition, they will be able to smoothly share screens among designers at multiple locations while maintaining a secure environment, as no data is left behind in client terminals.

Going forward, as plans are for Sysmex to further expand the number of people using the system, Fujitsu will simplify main server access, such as by providing enhanced functionality for browsing and approval of designs from smart devices, and support innovative work styles for Sysmex's design and development.

Background

Sysmex, a major maker of in-vitro diagnostic equipment, produced the first blood cell counter in Japan in 1963. Since then, they have continued to create high-value diagnostic technologies to enable personalized treatment to be provided to everyone. They now supply diagnostic equipment to medical institutions in 170 countries. Accurate diagnoses are critical to early detection and prevention of diseases, and there is a need for ever-higher performance in diagnostic equipment.

While Sysmex has already been using 3D CAD for the design and development of its diagnostic equipment, its existing design and development environment, where data stored on its main servers could be accessed and downloaded from any of its locations, had the following needs:

  • Faster 3D CAD responsiveness and efficiency when accessing the main servers from distant locations
  • A way to review the same screen at multiple design locations
  • Stronger security to prevent leaks of valuable design data
  • Running costs of client terminals that handled 3D data needed to be reduced

To address these needs, Fujitsu updated the design and development environment of Sysmex using FTCP Remote Desktop and CELSIUS C620 work stations.

Benefits of the New System

1. Implementation of a design environment that can facilitate high-speed data exchange among development locations

RVEC technology, which ensures that efficiently compressed 3D CAD and other types of large-volume files display quickly on client terminals, slashes the volume of data being transmitted by 90% compared to ordinary thin clients, for frustration-free usability. Furthermore, compared to the company's previous arrangement, where remotely stationed designers would download design files from the main servers to their own PC terminals, the new system cuts the time it takes from when a 3D CAD file is opened until it is usable by 80%, maintaining responsiveness on par with being at the same site as the main server.

2. Construction of a secure design environment that leaves no files on client terminals

The new system consolidates the CELSIUS C620s in the Sysmex server room, which is where their main servers are housed. These workstations run the 3D CAD software, and screen images are transmitted to the designers' PC terminals, which retain none of the data. This ensures that the company's valuable product design data can be centrally managed on a platform in the server room, reducing the risk of a data breach and providing a more secure environment.

3. Quick design review from multiple locations

This collaborative environment will allow multiple parties to smoothly share and review the same 3D CAD screen from different locations without any delay. This will allow designers to view the same screen at the same time to conduct design review without necessitating that they be in the same place.

4. Equipment consolidation lowers costs and expands workspace

By consolidating what had been separate workstations used at each location into the server room, Sysmex has been able to roughly halve both the number of computers used for 3D CAD, and their running costs.

Furthermore, because the CELSIUS C620 is a 1U rack-mounted computer, all of them can be installed in the server room racks, which ensures safe storage while freeing up additional workspace in the office.

For More Information


  • [1] RVEC

    Remote Virtual Environment Computing
    A high-speed display technology that improves responsiveness of transmitted screens. Developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

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Date: 20 March, 2015
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited