ADLINK Partner Numascale Uses SETO-1000 Edge Computing Platform for IoT-based Big Data Analytics Applications

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Smart factory application enables data analytics at the edge of the network to improve shop floor productivity

ADLINK's Extreme Outdoor Server high-performance mobile edge computing (MEC) platform

ADLINK's Extreme Outdoor Server high-performance mobile edge computing (MEC) platform

Leveraging the performance, rugged design & location flexibility provided by ADLINK’s SETO-1000, the Numascale IoT solution performs data analytics at the edge with a computing server installed at the factory and a process model downloaded from the cloud.

ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of Application Ready Intelligent Platforms (ARiPs) and compute building blocks that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), is working with partner Numascale to develop a cost-effective smart factory solution that utilizes ADLINK’s SETO-1000 platform and Numascale software to implement big data analytics at the edge of the network to improve shop floor productivity.

The increase in IoT and analytics applications is generating a huge flow of data, causing network capacity issues and leading to the rise of edge computing, or fog computing, which provides high performance computing in close proximity to the service area, reducing backhaul costs and optimizing infrastructure efficiency. The close proximity enabled by edge computing also brings extra low latency to data delivery, optimizing the experience of Internet users.

Leveraging the performance, rugged design and location flexibility provided by ADLINK’s SETO-1000, the Numascale IoT solution performs data analytics at the edge with a computing server installed at the factory and a process model downloaded from the cloud server. The solution enables businesses to implement preventive maintenance at a cost that is affordable for small- and-medium sized factories, putting IoT-based big data analytics within the reach of smaller companies with limited funding.

In this case, the SETO-1000 has helped Numascale implement advanced IoT applications without the need for building up the data center infrastructure, saving a great deal on infrastructure investment and reducing backhaul usage, and its associated costs, from the Radio Access Network (RAN) to the cloud-end application server.

“Reinforced by an extreme rugged design, the SETO-1000 can be easily mounted almost anywhere even in extremely harsh outdoor environments. The attributes of high performance, ultra-ruggedness and location flexibility make SETO-1000 an ideal solution for edge computing deployments,“ said Yong Luo, head of ADLINK’s Embedded Computing Product Segment.

“In addition to smart factory, SETO-1000 has also been successfully used in deploying outdoor telecom infrastructure and other applications such as augmented reality visualization. We will be glad to see additional prominent IoT software service providers like Numascale explore the hardware resources provided by SETO-1000 and create more edge computing applications to accommodate the trends and requirements of IoT era.”

The thin and compact form factor of SETO-1000 also provides space economy and location flexibility; when there is no available space in the factory workshop, SETO-1000 can be installed in an outdoor corner, e.g., mounted onto an external wall or pole. Therefore, the Numascale smart factory solution is agile and can be applied to almost any factory.

The SETO-1000 is another example of ADLINK’s market-leading extreme rugged platforms. It is the world’s only outdoor telecom/network server providing Intel® Xeon®-class performance with a fanless design, capable of sustaining an extended operating temperature range from -40OC to 55OC, and reinforced with NEBS shock and vibration resistance and IP65 water and dust proof capabilities.

To see a video of the Numascale demo that was recently featured in the ADLINK booth at IoT Asia, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFSHmlFxmc0

For more information on the SETO1000, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com/mobile_edge_computing/

About ADLINK
ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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