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Fujitsu Launches Intelligent Edge Platform for Industry 4.0
- Fujitsu INTELLIEDGE Edge Computing Appliance optimises Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 processes
- Provides state-of-the-art edge compute processing for managing Operational Technology devices and data flow
- Enables ‘digital twins’ by connecting machine data and intelligence to real-time information from industrial appliances
Fujitsu is introducing the INTELLIEDGE appliance to manage OT devices, giving enterprises an unprecedented end-to-end view of the entire production processes to achieve a breakthrough in monitoring and managing optimised individual production lines at approximately the same cost as mass production. Controlled via a console that runs on-premises or in the cloud, the INTELLIEDGE Edge Computing Appliance manages the collection, control and actuation of vast amounts of data generated by sensors in OT environments such as manufacturing, power generation and the oil and gas industry.
INTELLIEDGE manages data flow between the network edge and the cloud, often via low-bandwidth connections, to deliver an overview and allow management of entire industrial processes, from supply chain inventory, to order systems and production sequences. This allows for fully digitalised production lines, with automated supply chain optimisation, and the operation of ‘digital twins’ – an overview of all processes, represented digitally, in real-time.
Designed and manufactured by Fujitsu in Germany
, the Fujitsu INTELLIEDGE Edge Computing Appliance is integrated with robust, fully configurable hardware designed for reliable, maintenance-free operation in remote locations and industrial environments. INTELLIEDGE ships with open source Linux CentOS
and can run on other operating systems. With support for OPC-UA, INTELLIEDGE can rapidly organise network edge devices. The Fujitsu edge solution also helps to secure essential enterprise data, by addressing potential vulnerabilities and protecting against cyberattacks. Its certificate-based authentication and encryption ensure secure communications, providing a secure bridge all the way between network edge sensors and IT systems running either on-premises or in the cloud.
Andreas Rohnfelder, Head of the Fujitsu Industry 4.0 Competence Center, says: “The new frontier in the world of IoT is the ability to capture, analyse and act on data to optimise network edge systems in real time. The INTELLIEDGE ‘intelligent edge’ solution bridges the gap between Operational Technology on the shop floor and IT in the cloud or on-premises, providing visibility and easy management of entire, digitalised production chains. INTELLIEDGE enhances the Fujitsu portfolio of enabling technologies to provide real value to our manufacturing and industrial customers, and fits seamlessly with cloud platforms. INTELLIEDGE is also a core component used by Fujitsu’s professional services capabilities when designing and implementing Industry 4.0 solutions.”
Pricing and availability
The Fujitsu INTELLIEDGE Edge Computing Appliance will be available to order from January 2018 in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Pricing and specifications vary by configuration and country.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland
Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.
Date: 16 November, 2017