No Lazy Days During Summer for IIoT Solutions Co’s or Industrials [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Aug 06, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as new solution announcements by Samsung and ATS Global; the Honeywell acquisition of Nextnine; an iBASEt/Cogiscan partnership; Sphera’s new partner program; and United Technologies Corp’s AS9110-C certification.

Samsung Offers OEM’s More Cha-Ching-Cha-Ching

If you’re an OEM with IoT data, Samsung says it has new revenue stream opportunities for your business. In the company’s most recent move to grow its ecosystem of IoT solutions, it launched Artik Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things, which might help manufacturers squeeze even more value out of their connected devices. The new offering enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to make their products interoperable with third-party applications and devices, and offers tools to track and charge for data usage. Via technology vendors, OEM’s will be able to unlock new revenue streams from IoT-enabled data services, applications and hardware-as-a-service offerings, and other yet to be devised business models. Device manufacturers will be able to create sustainable paths to profitability with a complete brokering, metering and payment system to share and monetize device data across internal and external ecosystems.

Using Artik Cloud, a company can define service plans that suit their requirements and financial goals, and have devices send data across the IoT; Samsung's platform manages upgrades, meters interactions, handles payments, and sends OEMs their share of collected revenues. Samsung’s gateway modules have already been certified for use on SAP’s Leonardo IoT Edge platform. Read Datamation’s full coverage of the Samsung IoT Revenue Model story now.

iBASEt + Cogiscan: Does Partnership Mean More Robust Solutions for Electronics-Focused A&D and Contract Manufacturing?

iBASEt, a software company focused on MES, MOM, MRO and EQMS solutions for aerospace and defense, medical device and other complex, highly regulated industries announced a few weeks ago a partnership with Cogiscan, a track, trace, and control (TTC) solutions company for the electronics industry. Press announcements by the companies imply that the partnership will allow them to better compete in automated electronics assembly and complex manufacturing arenas. The joint offering will automate data collection and verification processes for manufacturers of complex electronic assemblies, with the goal of streamlining the manufacturing process. iBASEt elaborated that the partnership offers customers more integration options, which supports a vision of Industry 4.0, open software solutions, and a connected manufacturing enterprise. Learn more at iBASEt.

Congratulations UTC Aerospace Systems, United Technologies Corp. –First to Earn AS9110-C Quality Certification

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has obtained AS9110 Rev. C certification for its service center in Prestwick, Scotland, making it the first maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in the world to comply with the revised industry quality standards. AS9110 Rev. C is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group, includes ISO ISO 9001:2000 quality management system requirements, and specifies additional requirements for a quality management system for aerospace maintenance organizations.

AS9110 Rev C was released November 4, 2016, and most notably addressed human error factors, which is particularly important in aerospace, an industry where an estimated 80% of accidents and maintenance errors can be attributed to human factors. UTC’s 250,000 square-foot service center services large components found on newer large commercial airplanes like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 XWB. Read more about UTC’s achievement here.

Honeywell Beefing Up Industrial Cyber Security Offerings with Acquisition of Nextnine

Honeywell recently announced that it completed the acquisition of Nextnine Ltd. to strengthen its capability to offer multi-vendor, multi-site secure remote access, monitoring and support to protect industrial control systems and critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks. The VP and GM of Honeywell’s industrial cyber security business unit commented that the company is now in a better position to deliver enterprise-wise, end-to-end, industrial cyber security. According to a press announcement, the combined offering will result in scalable, flexible cyber security deployments and enhanced managed services. Learn more about the acquisition and Honeywell’s industrial cyber security offerings at www.becybersecure.com.

ATS Global Announces Collaborative IIoT Solution

ATS Global, an automation control, execution, and information solution provider for industrial, process, and IT recently announced the release of ATS Bus 1.5. According to release notes and press announcements, the new offering features expanded connectivity, asynchronous communication, and the ability to transmit operation capability information for production resources like equipment, material, personnel, and process segments. ATS writes that its offering bridges the IT/OT divide (information technology/operations technology) and, “Is a manufacturing service bus that allows users to collate, transmit, contextualize and monitor all production data across every level, from enterprise systems to the production line.” Promotional materials boast that ATS has a modular design for flexibility and security to implement IIoT in the plant quickly. Learn more about ATS and its newest solution at www.ats-global.com.

Sphera Launches New Alliance Partner Program for Environment, Health, and Safety

Sphera, a software provider of operational risk, Environment, Health and Safety, and product stewardship solutions for industrial companies announced recently that it created a collaborative program for channel partners to foster go-to-market relationships to address customers’ current and emerging needs. The alliance program includes partnerships with consultants, system integrators, other tech firms, and value-added resellers (VARs). According to Sphera CEO, the company wants to deliver more value to shared customers, and that’s what the new channel partner program is all about. Learn more about the program and partner members at www.spherasolutions.com/partners/.

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