OMRON Boosts Industrial Edge Platform With Wind River

Wind River® said that its edge platform for industrial operational technology solutions got the nod of automation company OMRON Corporation. Particularly, OMRON has selected Wind River Studio to develop its edge platform for industrial operational technology solutions.

OMRON is using Studio workflow automation capabilities with Wind River Studio Pipelines to improve development productivity. In addition, it is also utilizing the cloud-native testing capabilities with Wind River Studio Virtual Lab and Wind River Studio Test Automation. Moreover, the company will also integrate tools from Wind River ecosystem partners involved in system development and incorporate them into an automation framework.

Wind River has been delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems while OMRON has been providing solutions for a variety of industries, including industrial automation, healthcare, social systems, and device and module solutions.

Integration of IT, OT

Recently, providing industrial edge platforms bridge informational and operational technologies (IT and OT). Thus, OMRON aims to achieve both economic and social value in the manufacturing industry.

To increase productivity at manufacturing sites, it is necessary to shorten time-to-market while also maintaining high quality. For that reason, OMRON selected Studio as the top cloud-native development platform to successfully drive its DevOps approach.

Moreover, OMRON is working to visualize the carbon footprint of its product supply chain and create energy management solutions, to calculate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on data from production sites. Studio will be used to develop the software for the application utilized in this demonstration experiment. Additionally, OMRON will use Studio to develop applications to meet the needs of future manufacturing sites implementing its edge solutions.

Lately, Jaeyoung Park, General Manager, Controller Division, Product Business Division HQ, Industrial Automation Company, OMRON Corporation said the manufacturing industry is becoming more complex. Thus, solutions that integrate IT and OT are becoming more crucial to solving these issues.

“To this end, it was important to collaborate with Wind River, which has expertise in cloud-native development to develop, deploy, and operate intelligent systems in the edge domain,” said Park.

Accelerates Edge Adoption

Meanwhile, Chisa Nakata, President, Wind River Japan said systems are becoming more intelligent. Hence, they require solutions that enable optimization across the entire lifecycle. Particularly, with rapid development, seamless deployment, and continuous improvement of software using data-driven insights.

“In OMRON’s core field of control automation, it is necessary to provide high reliability, security, and safety. Wind River Studio delivers a cloud-native environment that supports agile and geographically distributed development while ensuring those requirements,” said Nakata.

Wind River Studio is a cloud-native platform for software development, deployment, operations, and services of mission-critical intelligent edge systems. It leverages more than 40 years of Wind River knowledge and experience in mission-critical fields. Moreover, Studio enables development workflows that reduce development costs and accelerate capabilities for building, testing, and deploying on the edge.