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NEC develops new platform supporting the launch of IoT

- "NEC the WISE IoT Platform" expands IoT solution menus -

Tokyo, September 29, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the successful development of "NEC the WISE IoT Platform,"  to enable the rapid transition from the launch of a customer's Internet of Things (IoT) validation process to their production environment.

This new platform enables the following: (1) Utilization of efficient data collection platforms and advanced analysis engines such as artificial intelligence (AI), (2) Rapid system development using a building block structure, (3) Secure and robust system construction.

The main features are as follows:

  1. Utilization of a highly efficient data collection platform and cutting-edge AI technologies
    Data collected by sensors and devices will be processed in an IoT data collection platform, where it will be converted to the format that facilitates analysis in an AI engine. This will make it possible to process data efficiently at high speed. For AI engines, NEC's cutting-edge AI technologies, "NEC the WISE," (*1) are incorporated into the platform along with partners' AI engines, making it possible to achieve combined use for a variety of purposes.

  2. A building block structure that enables seamless system construction and transition from testing to production
    This platform provides the functional groups required as building blocks for the construction of IoT systems, including software, AI engines, services, API and others. These blocks can be selected to suit a variety of purposes, and can be placed in each layer of the IoT architecture. It is therefore designed to be used as the validation process for launching a new business or starting operations on a small scale business, where functions can be added and changed quickly and flexibly as the business and environment changes.

    Moreover, building blocks can be placed in multiple cloud services, such as the NEC cloud and partner clouds when needed. It is therefore possible to respond flexibly to system requirements. For the development of building blocks, it is possible to actively use open sources that are advantageous for technology testing and the rapid expansion of functions, and to utilize software that applies a broad range of state-of-the-art technologies.

  3. Secure and robust system construction
    By applying the experience in mission critical system construction that NEC has cultivated over many years to IoT systems, NEC securely coordinates the entire system from L1 to L5 (*2), and provides a robust system by taking cyber security measures, including vulnerability management and measures against malware. In addition, partner companies that develop equipment connected to the IoT system can use it as a secure environment.

"NEC aims to continue providing IoT solutions that create high customer value by enabling the construction of business infrastructure that promotes greater efficiency and operational reform," said Yasunori Mochizuki, Senior Vice President and Head of the IoT Strategy Office, NEC Corporation.

NEC has expanded IoT solutions for businesses in industries such as manufacturing, distribution and logistics, and is seeking to drive the growth of IoT solutions for social infrastructure based on the "NEC the WISE IoT Platform."



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