Advantech (stock code: 2395) and the Internet
Initiative Japan Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. President: Eijiro
Katsu. Herein referred to as “IIJ”) are pleased to announce their collaboration
on the promotion of Advantech’s WISE-PaaS industrial internet of things (IIoT)
platform in Japan. Under the terms of this collaboration, the two companies
will jointly launch the WISE-PaaS platform in Japan by developing a new service
tentatively named “WISE-PaaS JP” and integrated with IIJ’s secure network and
cloud services. The new service will be provided by Advantech and available from
a leading global provider of industrial computers, has been developing the
WISE-PaaS IIoT platform since 2016. WISE-PaaS is designed to collect diverse real-time
data from industrial computers and manufacturing equipment such as machining
tools and production line devices. Through the visualization of equipment and production
line data, this platform enables operating rate tracking, remote monitoring,
and predictive maintenance. Advantech provides the necessary IoT infrastructure
for improving operational efficiency across a range of industries – specifically
manufacturing, as well as logistics, traffic management, transportation, and
The IIJ, which has extensive application experience, leverages its unique characteristic as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in closed mobile networks with closed connections to private cloud environments in order to provide a highly secure network and cloud services for the IoT. With the goal of expanding IIoT business in Japan, Advantech and the IIJ have combined their strengths in technology and service delivery to provide a one-stop solution of integrated applications, hardware, cloud service, network connectivity, and security – known as the WISE-PaaS JP service.
Key Features of
- Full Coverage of IIoT
A comprehensive range of integrated service packages
is provided, including basic systems, such as devices and edge servers that collect
data, network and cloud infrastructure, as well as production management,
equipment monitoring, and energy management applications. This allows customers
to easily install IIoT systems by simply selecting the necessary components.
- Highly Secure Isolated
Because data collection requires mobile service with a
closed network connection, data transfer and remote control applications are
possible in closed network environments. This enables customers to build secure
systems isolated from external threats.
Conceptual Service Diagram
Advantech and the IIJ have also partnered with systems
integrators in the logistics, traffic management, transportation, and energy
industries to promote the development of domain-specific solutions based on WISE-PaaS
JP. These partners will introduce and deploy WISE-PaaS JP in cooperation with Nippon
RAD Inc., the primary WISE-PaaS solution integrator.
By leveraging their advanced technologies and abundant expertise, Advantech and the IIJ hope to develop WISE-PaaS JP and promote practical IIoT applications that transform customers’ business models in Japan.