4 tech strategies every manufacturer should consider post-pandemic

A manufacturing plant.

How can process manufacturers overcome challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? By Aric Prost, senior director of business development, Stratus Technologies look at four computing approaches every manufacturer should consider for success in 2021—and beyond.

While the COVID-19 pandemic affected virtually every industry in 2020, it hit manufacturing harder than most. According to a survey, nearly 80% of industrial manufacturers said they expected the COVID-19 crisis to...

Lockheed Martin opens advanced manufacturing site for Orion spacecraft

Lockheed Martin NASA STAR Centre

Aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin has opened its Spacecraft Test, Assembly and Resource (STAR) Centre to expand production for NASA’s Orion spacecraft programme.

The facility, based in Titusville, Florida, will be a “digitally transformed factory of the future” says Lockheed.

“The STAR Centre is a spacecraft factory of the future and is the centrepiece of our commitment to build sustainable and affordable capabilities for NASA to send astronauts to...

InterDigital and Anritsu partner to present smart factory multi-access edge computing demo

Factory robots building a car.

Mobile and video technology R&D firm, InterDigital, has partnered with Anritsu, a provider of comms test and measurement solutions, on a smart factory use case for 5G New Radio (NR) using network slicing and multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Utilising InterDigital’s Intelligent Edge solution for smart factories alongside the Anritsu Rapid Test Designer (RTD) and MT8000A Radio Communication Test Station, which simulates a Standalone (SA) mode 5G NR network, the...

Emerson unveils edge software for advanced machine analytics

Emerson’s PACEdge.

Technology and engineering firm, Emerson, has launched its PACEdge industrial edge platform, designed to help manufacturers accelerate digital transformation projects by enabling users to quickly create and scale up apps. 

The PACEdge platform is said to simplify application development by bringing together open-source tools into a flexible, integrated and secure platform for utilising machine data and analytics. The PACEdge release coincides with the launch of Emerson’s...

Intel explores edge rationale for retail, healthcare and industrial spaces

Another day, another report exploring the benefits of the edge and how organisations are behind the curve in making it happen.

The report from Intel, 'The Edge Outlook', looks at four industries and how edge computing will benefit: retail, industrial, healthcare, and telecoms.

Overall, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled said that identifying 'the ideal location' for data process was a challenge. The report, citing Intel's own examples, looks to guide IT...

Edge computing in manufacturing: Organisational progress and product updates

For manufacturers, the digitisation and automation of processes, from the factory floor to research and development, is a key step to competitive advantage. Edge computing, as an emerging paradigm, can fit squarely into this Industry 4.0 vision.

But how are manufacturers getting on? A new report from IDC and Lumen Technologies has found more than two thirds (69%) of companies polled were using edge solutions to better acquire, analyse, and act on critical data.

The...

How Stream Analyze is looking towards the edge and beyond ‘stale data’ to make AI happen everywhere

Stream Analyze, headquartered in Sweden, describes itself as a provider of 'AI everywhere' technology. The company's story is a fascinating one - and it is using edge computing to deliver on its promise.

Co-founders Tore Risch, Erik Zeitler and Jan Nilsson joined forces in 2015 with the mission of turning Risch and Zeitler's research around real-time data analysis into a product.

The company takes up the story. "Initially, the computing was hosted in the cloud, in...

Jeff Ready, CEO, Scale Computing: On the evolution, use cases, and tailwinds of edge

There is a long-standing joke around edge computing and driverless cars. Back in 2019 Mike Fay, then of Dell but now at Amazon Web Services (AWS), told an audience at the IoT Tech Expo event: "If an autonomous car is driving and a deer runs out, you can't send those calculations to the cloud. If you do, you're having venison for dinner."

The need for lower latency to enable the types of computation required for edge use cases has never been more apparent. Jeff Ready,...

Litmus and Google Cloud establish industrial edge partnership

Edge computing firm Litmus has established a partnership with Google Cloud for industrial applications.

Litmus Edge, the company’s flagship platform, will enable customers to gather industrial data from their assets and have it readily available in Google Cloud.

John Younes, Co-founder and COO of Litmus, said:

“Litmus Edge is a modern edge platform, purpose-built for industry and to bridge factory floors to the Cloud, so this partnership with Google...

EdgeX Foundry’s Hanoi release focuses on edge use cases for manufacturing and retail

EdgeX Foundry has released its latest semi-annual iteration, called Hanoi, with a plethora of new features and industries targeted.

The release from the LF Edge-based project within the Linux Foundation, which is a minor offering, includes simplified deployment protocols, as well as improved performance and scalability testing.

The key launch from the product side is command line interface (CLI), enabling develoeprs and users to issue various EdgeX API calls to its...