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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.
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.