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Hitachi Power Solutions and Eurotech Enter Agreement to Jointly Develop HiPAMPS-Edge Solution

Monday, July 4, 2016

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TOKYO: Hitachi Power Solutions, an electric power and energy services and solutions provider, and Eurotech, a provider of cloud platform services and solutions, announce entering an agreement to jointly develop the HiPAMPS-Edge Solution.

By porting Hitachi’s HiPAMPS predictive diagnostics engine to an IoT gateway from Eurotech, the joint agreement aims to develop a service that complements existing server- and cloud-based predictive diagnostics by being able to perform simple predictive diagnostics on gateways located at the site where the machinery is installed.

The development of networked devices and applications has resulted in huge volumes of data being generated from ICT and IoT, which raises a concern for constriction of communication capacity. By replacing the existing practice of transmitting information from users (from the machinery) via a network, processing that information on a remotely located system, and then sending the result back to users via the network; edge computing technology is being adopted whereby equipment is installed to enable the processing of information on the user's machinery so that a certain amount of information can be processed without being sent over the network and the results sent to users as feedback.

To help provide solutions to customer requirements such as reducing data transfer volumes and market developments such as the wider adoption of edge computing, Hitachi Power Solutions and Eurotech have agreed to jointly develop HiPAMPS-Edge. The aim of this agreement is to improve customer equipment utilization by expanding strategic global partnerships involving solution businesses that utilize the IoT through services provided via HiPAMPS-Edge.

Hitachi’s HiPAMPS predictive diagnostics system, monitors machinery to prevent unanticipated downtime with ICT and Data mining technology and is part of Hitachi’s Lumada IoT platform. Eurotech provides IoT integration solutions to companies worldwide and includes cloud-based services, software, and hardware solutions.

HiPAMPS-Edge empowers customers with flexibility that supports their requirements, improves system adaptability and security. HiPAMPS-Edge improves the real-time performance of on-site preventive maintenance of machinery complementing existing server- and cloud-based processing with simple predictive diagnostics on gateways and helps optimize the communications infrastructure by reducing data transfer volumes.

Using edge computing to analyze operational data and perform simple predictive diagnostics, HiPAMPS-Edge eliminates the need to take user data off-site. It provides remote management functions protected by robust security on the gateways to monitor the operation of gateways and predictive diagnostics systems, and can upgrade the diagnostics engine and keep systems up to date with an automatic update function. It also improves system adaptability, including reducing equipment modifications and the associated costs at the time of installation, by diversifying the methods available for connecting to predictive diagnostics systems using the gateway functions.

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