Telefónica Tech launches predictive maintenance solution with Grupo Álava

Predictive Maintenance

Telefónica Tech, Spain’s largest telecoms operator, and Grupo Álava, an industrial equipment supplier, are jointly launching a predictive maintenance solution for heavy industry.

Following a signed strategic agreement, both companies have agreed to build an advanced data platform that will optimise productivity by anticipating potential faults and defects in machinery.

The solution will allow industrial companies to digitise the maintenance processes of all assets in...

Global spending on edge computing to grow nearly 15% in 2022

Global Perspective

Global spending on edge computing in 2022 is expected to increase 14.8% over 2021 spending to reach $176 billion (£129.5bn).

Strong growth is forecast to continue well into 2025, when spending will reach roughly $274 billion (£201.5bn) according to leading market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC’s latest 'Worldwide Edge Spending Guide' expects enterprise adoption of edge computing to facilitate the bulk of global growth.

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New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

Schneider Electric globally releases edge data centre solution

Data centre

Schneider Electric, a multinational energy management company, has expanded its edge offering with the global release of data centres designed to support edge computing applications.

Its Easy Micro Data Centre Series is purpose-built to deliver all compute, storage, and necessary infrastructure to support edge applications at an affordable yet reliable speed.

The data centres are also network enabled for web-based remote monitoring and include add-on options for further...

Nvidia unveils Fleet Command to scale edge AI services

Graphic of human mind depicting artificial intelligence.

Computer systems designer Nvidia has launched its Fleet Command managed edge AI services platform, which could help companies solve the problem of securely deploying and managing AI applications across thousands of locations.

Nvidia Fleet Command’s remote management software is said to let businesses securely roll out and manage their AI applications without sacrificing the real-time processing of edge computing. Specifically engineered to ease a company’s IT burden, Fleet...

ClearBlade partners with Advantech to offer edge AI smart monitoring

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) firm ClearBlade has partnered with intelligent systems company Advantech for an edge AI-powered smart monitoring solution.

The companies are using AI at the edge for things such as: identifying objects for building occupancies, virtual turnstiles for automated ticketing, and vehicle recognition for parking flow optimisation.

Eric Simone, CEO of ClearBlade, says:

“This bundled offering represents yet another step in...