Advantech breaks down the barriers to digital transformation

At IOTSWC, Advantech reveals its plans for helping organisations with their commitments to the environment, energy efficiency and safety.

Advantech, one of the leading lights in industrial computing since 1983, has carefully studied the digital transformation market to identify any barriers to its adoption – starting with the end users.

Jim ten Broeke, Business Development Manager IIOT at Advantech Europe explains: “From meeting with clients across sectors, industries and around the globe, it’s clear that public and private sector operations alike recognise that digital transformation can make a significant impact in achieving their goals. More than that, they’re ready to take on this challenge.

“But, making progress beyond an initial declaration is still difficult. After all, simply answering the question of ‘where to begin’ an IOT project can take up a lot of time.

“Traditionally, we worked as suppliers to system integrators, who themselves supplied their customers.  Much of the work was done in isolation. With so much to achieve, often to very tight deadlines, we struggled to give clients the results and value they deserve.

“So, instead of working with them at arm’s length, we’re partnering with end-users, system integrators, connectivity suppliers and anyone else that provides essential components of the IoT solution. Together, we’re co-creating a more intelligent future.”

At IOTSWC, which runs in Barcelona from 29th to 31st October 2019, Advantech and its partners will showcase the results of these efforts.

Solve Digital, an AWS Partner, for example, will give visitors on their booth a demonstration of what can be achieved with AWS Greengrass edge computing.  Partners in this project, as well as Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary, include IFM, the sensor and actuator company.

At Advantech’s booth 235, visitors can discover the possibilities offered by Solution Ready Packages, which meet this rapidly growing market’s demand.

With these SRP’s Advantech and its partners are combining world class hardware and communications with industrial grade software and domain knowledge. With these out of the box application solutions the customers are able to speed up the development and implementation of their improvement POC’s and projects.

The Advantech specialists can explain how this will work for the specific applications in multiple vertical markets. One of the solutions is built by the Spanish wireless technology experts from Galgus who has developed a ground-breaking connectivity solution for our industrial and railway WiFi access points which vastly improve bandwidth and performance in these demanding environments.

Advantech will also show a powerful example of ecopartner co-operation in a cooling tower monitoring system for Spanish company EWK, integrated by Cool Industries, using Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform and Advantech’s IoT edge devices.


About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is the leading manufacturer of industrial computing, display and communications products. Advantech offers its build, configuration and design services worldwide, through a global sales, logistics and support organisation that works with its customers and their end-users wherever our equipment ends up. We cooperate closely with our distribution partners, software, hardware and communication partners, system integrators and consultants to provide complete solutions to complex computing and communications challenges. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing the automation and embedded computing products on which it will run. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential is unlimited.