Yokogawa, partner companies to create IIoT architecture

Feb. 1, 2017
Company teams with Microsoft, FogHorn Systems, Bayshore Networks and Telit IoT Platforms on the effort

Yokogawa Electric Corp. has announced it will integrate its technology into an industrial IoT architecture for the delivery of new services, with an aim to transform its business model, expand its business scope, and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently.

To support the initiative, Yokogawa has forged partnerships with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems Inc., Bayshore Networks Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC .

Through the architecture, according to Yokogawa, business process applications can be configured that enable plug-and-play sensors, sensing clouds with automatic provisioning , database clouds, historian (data storage) clouds, and application development environments to work together. The four partner companies each possess technologies that will be key components of the effort.

“The IIoT architecture that Yokogawa will develop under this agreement will revolutionize the way in which value is delivered in sensing and plant information management,” reads a portion of the company’s vision statement. “By working with these four companies, Yokogawa will rapidly establish its IIoT architecture. Under the corporate brand slogan of ‘Co-innovating tomorrow,’ we will seek to expand partnerships such as these with leaders in each industry.”

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The undertaking will be led by the Architecture Development Division California, which was set up in November 2016. Yokogawa’s IIoT architecture will integrate the cloud-based Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, FogHorn’s fog computing software, Bayshore’s security technology for layer 7  of the OSI reference model , and Telit’s communication modules, sensor onboarding, and device management.

For more information, visit http://yokogawa.com/us.