NEC Corporation has developed five new solutions for strengthening its business relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). The company will successively release these solutions and will also increase the number of core personnel engaging in IoT-related systems construction.
Currently, the number of core personnel is about 100 and this number is expected to increase to 500 by 2020. Looking forward, NEC aims to make positive use of IoT in extensive areas including social infrastructure, for key facilities and energy management.
"In the coming IoT era, the extra value of data found in the digital world will be incorporated swiftly into real society, industry and life. This will create opportunities for new social value, encourage reforms of the industrial structure and promote changes in the knowledge creation process," said Takaaki Shimizu, executive vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) of NEC.
"NEC will capitalise on its extensive track record and its leading technologies in the software-defined networking (SDN), big data, cloud and security areas in order to construct flexible and robust IoT systems," he added.
The new solutions
The first on the list is Landslide Prediction Solution. Designed for government offices and local governments, this solution is scheduled to be released in the second half of financial year (FY) 2015.
Water Demand Prediction Solution is for local governments and water utility operators and will go live in FY 2016.
Electric Power Demand Forecasting Solution is for power producers and suppliers (PPS) and is available for use.
Fourth release is Image- and Weight-Based Goods Inspection Solution that is designed for distributors and available for use.
NEC's VIP Detection Solution is meant for retailers and the service industry and is scheduled to be released in the second half of FY 2015.
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