Huawei partners with Infosys and Wapwag on open edge computing IoT

Natalie Bannerman
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Huawei, in partnership with Infosys and Wapwag, launches new offerings in machine tools and smart water technologies based on open edge computing IoT

Huawei has entered into a collaboration with Infosys, a provider of information technology and business consultation services, and Wapwag, a provider of smart water solutions.

As of a result of the partnership, the three have released a series of innovation practices to accelerate the implementation of industry applications, these include smart robots/ machine tools and smart water technologies all based on open edge computing IoT.

In industries such as manufacturing and water management, the network edge still has many challenges such as numerous connections and problems with data analysis, data processing, and device management. In response, the industrial robots or machine tools solution jointly released this time by Huawei and Infosys, supports interconnection of industrial robots or machine tools of different vendors, it adapts to intelligent data processing requirements, helps manufacturers anticipate faults and improves maintenance efficiency of robots or machine tools.

Mike Liu, vice president of Infosys and country head of Infosys Greater China, said: "Infosys and Huawei have jointly innovated the intelligent industrial robot or machine tool interconnection solution. The solution implements predictive maintenance, helping manufacturers greatly improve maintenance efficiency. The downtime of industrial robots or machine tools is reduced by over 70% and the defect rate is reduced by 40%. The solution can help schedule production based on device resource usage and it can also optimize production lines, significantly improving the production efficiency."

In addition, the smart water affairs solution created by Huawei and Wapwag, adapts to various scenarios including where old and new water supply devices coexist, when devices from multiple plants are deployed and where there are many types of interfaces and protocols. Both companies say that the solution meets the demand for intelligent data processing at the edge in different water management scenarios.

Commenting on the new offering, Feng Yang, vice general manager of Wapwag, said: "The innovative smart water affair solution jointly launched by Huawei and Wapwag based on edge computing IoT provides a comprehensive solution, covering water supply planning, design, construction, operation, and O&M. The solution monitors equipment and water quality in real time and anticipates device faults. It also helps water affair enterprises and business management departments ensure the safety and quality of supplied water and reduces O&M costs."

Huawei’s edge computing IoT is in use in areas such as elevator connection networks, smart manufacturing, smart water affairs, power IoT, cities and lighting IoT. The company recently joined up with 116 industry partners including: Intel, ARM and iSoftStone, to launch the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), which aims to promote innovation and digital transformation through open architecture.  

Swift Liu, president of Huawei Network Solutions R&D department and ECC vice chairman, added: "The Huawei edge computing IoT solution is extremely open. It supports various industrial protocols and interfaces and is widely applied to various industry connectivity scenarios. In addition, it leverages its open edge computing capabilities and cloud management architecture to rapidly meet intelligent data processing requirements in different industries. This helps industries quickly innovate, improves production efficiency and quality, reduces O&M costs, and improves public services."