One of the biggest challenges of the digital transformation for existing manufacturing operations is accessing data from legacy production technologies and connecting them for greater analytic insights. To help address this, Advantech is working with Hivecell, a supplier of edge-as-a-service (EaaS) technology, as part of Advantech’s Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) development. The combination of Advantech’s industrial hardware and Hivecell’s EaaS platform is meant to ease the process of connecting legacy systems to IoT devices for scalable data collection and management.
Jerry O’Gorman, vice president of Industrial IoT Division at Advantech, says, “The continuous growth of connected smart devices and machines is driving a need for cloud-native architectures to be built on the edge, addressing increasing computing, throughput, and privacy needs closer to source.”
“Hivecell provides the industry’s first edge-as-a-service platform enabling cloud-like compute power deployed on premises,” says Jeffrey Ricker, CEO of Hivecell. “By combining forces, Advantech and Hivecell jointly provide customers with a complete edge solution at the data source.”
IoT gateways act as the bridge between devices and the network, converting physical information into digital data for transmission from the edge. Raw data flows through a gateway at the edge where it is processed by machine learning and other analytics. In the end, only business-relevant data is sent to the cloud.
- UNO-238: Compact IoT edge computer with Intel Core i Processor;
- UNO-148: High-performance DIN-rail control computer with Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i7/i5/i3 CPU;
- SKY-640V2: 4U rackmount Intel Xeon scalable GPU server;
- MIC-770 V2: Compact fanless system with 10th Gen Intel Xeon/Core i CPU socket.