Advantech joins Edgecross Consortium

Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

By Jonathan Nally
Friday, 10 November, 2017

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Global intelligent systems provider Advantech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan and Oracle Japan to establish the ‘Edgecross Consortium’.

The objective of the consortium is to create value centred on edge computing to overcome boundaries between companies and industries in order to realise collaboration between factory automation 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.”

The Edgecross Consortium will enable factory automation and IT collaboration through its open software platform (‘Edgecross Software Platform’).

By residing on the edge layer, the Edgecross Software Platform will facilitate connectivity between factory shop floors and value chains, enabling the rapid acquisition, analysis and utilisation of data essential to smart manufacturing.

“The consortium welcomes Advantech as a key member,” said Yoshikazu Miyata, executive officer and group president of Factory Automation Systems at Mitsubishi Electric.

“We are looking forward to co-creating with Advantech to provide innovative IoT solutions to customers.”

The Edgecross system will be on display at the SCF 2017 Fair and Smart Factory EXPO 2018.

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