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Hitachi

Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems.

Year founded: 1910
Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014)
TYO: 6501

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    1910
    Public
    > $10b
    > 50,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.

    ​IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security.

    Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
  • CASE STUDIES
  • Hitachi: IIC - Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA-PAAS) Testbed
    In recent years, amid increasingly intense global competition in the manufacturing industry, there has been a growing demand for more rapid product development and market introduction, quality improvements and shorter lead times in order to quickly respond to the rapidly changing market environments and management environments through the introduction of new technologies and collaborations between companies. In this backdrop, there has been a growing expectation for overall optimization that uses data related to manufacturing in the increasingly global supply chain to connect the front lines of manufacturing with management, suppliers, and customers. This in turn has given rise to a need for secure connections between a variety of devices in FA environment and cutting-edge IT services (e.g., Big Data and the cloud) and for the accelerated development of applications in the field of next-generation factories connecting business-to-business (B2B) applications unleashing real economic value to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
    Hitachi: Manage Resources More Intelligently for a Smarter, Greener World
    Renewable energy production can fluctuate with weather changes. High volatility from intermittency of renewables adversely affects grid integrity. Traditional energy sources are run as a backup, causing pollution, waste and inefficiencies.
    Hitachi: Wind turbines using digital technology
    Issues involved in expanding commercialization of wind powerIn 2015, the worldwide capacity of renewable energy facilities exceeded that of coal-fired power.*1 With the aim of creating a low-carbon society, in July 2012, Japan put into effect the feed-in tariff scheme for renewable energy, stimulating the construction of solar and wind farms. In 2016, the full liberalization of the electrical retail business resulted in an increasing number of companies planning either to enter the power generation field or to expand their business. These market conditions engendered a need for the development, design, manufacturing, and sales of wind turbines optimized for Japan's environmental conditions. Utilities considering entering the field of wind power also sought assistance in the streamlining of maintenance and other such business operations.
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  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
    We produce globally applicable standards for Information & Communications Technologies including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast, internet, aeronautical and other areas.
    Wi-SUN Alliance
    Wi-SUN Alliance provides wireless mesh solutions for Field Area Networks for applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Distribution Automation, and for Home Energy Management. Wi-SUN has been chosen by Utility companies as the Wireless solution delivering Interoperable products from multiple vendors.
    IoT M2M Council (IMC)
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