Data management firm Hitachi Vantara, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based digital solutions provider Hitachi, has expanded its digital offerings to help manufacturers restart production and maintain employee safety amid Covid-19.
The company will leverage its internet of things (IoT)-based platform Lumada Manufacturing Insights to offer services such as elevated body temperature identification and hand-washing detection, as per a statement. The platform uses data management and automation to provide insights on equipment effectiveness, operations efficiency and product quality.
With thermal cameras and Lidar technology, employee temperatures can be detected from a distance to ensure constant and safe monitoring of the workplace, the statement added.
“With our powerful information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) experience, Hitachi Vantara can inspire, envision, architect, and accelerate the digital transformation that solves today’s challenges and prepares manufacturers for the challenges of tomorrow,” James Destro, general manager (manufacturing practice), Hitachi Vantara, said.
In March, the firm acquired the assets of Containership, a privately held vendor of software for managing containerised business software applications.
In January, Hitachi Vantara was integrated with Hitachi Consulting to “create a digital infrastructure and solutions powerhouse”.
Last year in October, it rolled out an artificial intelligence-enabled data centre platform and new data analytics solutions for enterprise operations.