Tokyo, Japan – November 27, 2018 – Mitsuiwa Corporation (Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan), in collaboration with i Smart Technologies Corporation (iSTC, Hekinan city Aichi Japan), will jointly develop an Internet of Things (IoT) system for major manufacturing plants. The system will be generally available by March 2019. It is projected the system will be in use by 2,000 companies within three years.
The new system adopts edge-computing technology where a server is installed in a plant and connected to the IoT systems via wired cables. Customization services will be available to tailor the system to meet the needs of targeted major companies. The new system will be developed using the VANTIQ Modelo platform provided by Mitsuiwa. iSTC will design the system, Mitsuiwa and VANTIQ will support system development.
The VANTIQ Modelo low-code development platform offers a large number of modules that are defined such as data input/output and condition setting. Development can be done in a short time because simply constructing a flowchart can create and assemble the system.
iSTC utilizes IoT to provide a service called “Cycle Time Monitor” that observes the interval (cycle time) in which one product can be produced. The Cycle Time Monitor has been provided in the cloud environment because it was mainly for small and medium enterprises to date. This service provides easy development using gateway and wireless LAN besides sensors. iSTC’s solution has been sold to more than 180 companies for factory monitoring.