Advantech product sales manager Alex Kuo demonstrates how smart factories powered by Advantech’s iFactory solution rely on data analysis and visualization to sort through vast amounts of information to make real-time decisions for optimizing energy efficiency.
The smart city concept has become ubiquitous worldwide. In China, recent economic growth and more open policies have led to rapidly increasing levels of urbanization. At the end of 2017, approximately 60% of the total population resided in urban areas, a dramatic increase from the 20% estimated in 1978.
As more and more solid state drives are being deployed in enterprise and industrial environments, an effective power failure protection scheme must be implemented to avert the damages that unexpected power interruptions could bring.
Automated optical inspection (AOI) systems perform visual inspections of printed circuit boards (PCB) during manufacturing in which a camera is used to scan the board in extremely fine detail to check for any defects or failures. AOI is the integration of optics, mechanics, electronic control, and software to replace the human eye.
Industrial end customers are embracing the value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In doing so, the need for memory and storage is growing substantially. As more and more data is collected at the edge—instead of sent to the cloud—edge processing is becoming vital.