Being smart means being open

Why Cortana & Co. now also Speak Machine (video)

Forcam witnesses breathtaking change: In the Internet of Things (IoT), things transform to data and algorithms define everything. A megatrend of this digital revolution is the platform. First came Apple iTunes (today: App Store), then many more (Amazon, Ebay, Google, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Microsoft Azure Cloud, Netflix, SnapChat, Spotify, Twitter, WhatsApp, Xing).

This platform trend has also taken hold of the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT. Internationally, more than a dozen providers of IIoT platforms are at the start. The consulting firm ISG has analyzed the most important providers. ISG-White Paper

Three criteria make up a IIoT platform

  • Firstly, it seamlessly and quickly links all machine types as well as production and planning (shop and top floor).
  • Second, it is turnkey and has pre-installed key factory applications such as Track & Trace.
  • Thirdly, it works vendor-independent and allows companies to freely and openly integrate third-party systems to create a completely individual IT landscape.
Video>>> Chatbot with Cortana

Alexa, Cortana and other voice controls can be integrated into an IIoT platform in just a few hours, as with the FORCAM FORCE ™ solution, the world’s first turnkey and fully scalable cloud platform solution. Now there is an initial example chat bot for the Smart Factory, based on the world’s first open programming interface for smart manufacturing, FORCE Bridge.

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Productivity is Boss
Maintaining competitiveness in the global market environment means producing more efficiently than others. That is why Lean Manufacturing philosophies and Continuous Improvement is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution including German concepts like Industry 4.0. The very goal is to reduce downtime, errors and scrap to a minimum – or eliminate them all together.
FORCAM delivers the right tool for the job: Advanced Shop Floor Management Technology, the new product suite FORCAM FORCE™. Uniform, robust communications are part of the necessary infrastructure for modern business systems and 21st century analysis and decision-making. FORCAM’s newest technology solution, FORCAM FORCE™, harmonizes all manufacturing operations from to the top — to the shop floor and across the global supply chain and enterprise creating the transparent factory environment.
Production can easily be monitored and live data gathered during actual operation. This data is not only fed back into any connected ERP system but can also be accessed by authorized personnel from any mobile device or tablet. This way any deviation from the target can be addressed and corrected in real time to ensure a more efficient and leaner production process.
Advanced Shop Floor Management Technology not only empowers the shop floor and retains jobs but also positively impacts national economies and the environment.
Benefits of the FORCAM Solution:
·        Smart Data: Reliable and Objective Analysis
·        Reduction: Waste, Downtimes, Cycle Times
·        Increase: Capacity on all Assets
·        Improvement: Quality
·        Accountability: On-Time Delivery
·        Reporting: Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Utilization, and Performance
·        Results: Productivity Increases and a Fast ROI
We Deliver Results in Productivity.