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Advantech Partners with 5 Global Leading Companies on Co-creating “Edgecross Consortium” for Accelerating Global Industry 4.0 Growth

11/7/2017

Advantech Partners with 5 Global Leading Companies on Co-creating “Edgecross Consortium” for Accelerating Global Industry 4.0 Growth

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.

Taipei, Nov. 7, 2017 — Global intelligent systems leader Advantech (2395.TW) 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.

Advantech 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.

“Partnering with leading global companies in accelerating our global business in Industry 4.0 is Advantech’s key strategy,” stated Allan Yang, CTO of Advantech. “Advantech joined the Mitsubishi e-F@ctory Alliance this April to foster business opportunities for smart manufacturing in Asia through co-marketing and co-exhibition. Joining the Edgecross Consortium is our next big step to expand global collaboration and business in Industry 4.0. We are very proud to be a part of the Edgecross Consortium with these leading global companies; we are looking forward to collaborate with consortium members to develop Industry 4.0 products and solutions to enhance our customer experiences.”

Yoshikazu Miyata, Executive Officer and Group President of Factory Automation Systems at Mitsubishi Electric, gave the following statement regarding the new partnership: “The consortium welcomes Advantech as a key member. We are happy to work with Advantech, a worldwide leading innovator for Edge computing and IoT solutions. We are looking forward to co-creating with Advantech to provide innovative IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions to customers.” 

The Edgecross Consortium allows 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.

“Advantech has been a leader in providing IPCs and edge intelligence servers (EISs) as a key component for FA–IT collaboration. We plan to further collaborate with the Edgecross Consortium in order to provide WISE-PaaS software through the Edgecross Software Platform and to co-develop iFactory solution-ready platforms (SRPs) with consortium members,” stated Jonney Chang, Associate Vice President, Advantech Industrial IoT Group.

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.

About Advantech
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in various industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the number of potential applications and innovations made possible becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com)

About Edgecross
Edgecross is an open software platform based on edge computing. The goal of this platform is to realize collaboration between FA and IT solutions, thereby overcoming company and industry barriers. Edgecross Consortium members will together contribute to co-create the Edgecross Software Platform. “Edgecross” is currently in the process of applying for trademark registration. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks for Oracle Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States and in other countries.

Advantech Contact:
Brand Development & Public Relations Dept.
Jennifer Huang
Tel: +886-2-2792-7818, Ext. 7388
Mobile: +886-987-246-804

Industrial IoT Group
Sherry Lin Tel: +886-2-2792-7818, Ext. 7491
Mobile: +886-911-791-339


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