Siemens joins partners to drive forward digitalization of industrial production
The project partners
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen is a world leader in applied research into microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. Today, it is the largest institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The Fraunhofer IIS has gained international renown for its significant role in the development of the technologies such as the mp3 and MPEG AAC audio coding standards. In close cooperation with partners and clients, the Institute's scientists perform leading international research work into the research areas audio & multimedia, imaging systems, energy management, IC design and design automation, communication systems, positioning, medical technology, sensor systems, safety and security technology, supply chains and non-destructive testing. About 950 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer IIS now has 13 locations in 10 cities: Erlangen (headquarters), Nuremberg, Fürth and Dresden as well as Bamberg, Waischenfeld, Coburg, Würzburg, Ilmenau and Deggendorf. Apart from basic state funding of 22 percent, the overall budget of 130 million euros is mainly financed by project work under contract. For more details, go to: www.iis.fraunhofer.de.
The Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS of the Fraunhofer IIS researches the complexities of logistics networks, their markets, processes, services and technologies, to make supply chains not only faster, better, more transparent and more profitable, but above all sustainable. The Fraunhofer SCS performs neutral analyses of markets, costs and benefits for identification, communication and positioning technologies, advises on possibilities for their utilization and optimization, and works on the application-oriented further development of products and services.
The software company iTiZZiMO AG, founded in 2012 and based in Würzburg, is involved with the implementation of mobile apps for smart devices and their integration into existing IT landscapes. By establishing the Simplifier, a web-based configuration environment for the implementation of integrated business apps, iTiZZiMO has created a standardized technological basis for the digital transformation of companies. With the Simplifier, iTiZZiMO is making available a technology, which allows the configuration of integrated applications using minimal resources. Reusable modules and the utilization of existing IT systems ensure sustainable investment security and provide the necessary efficiency for the digital transformation of companies and their processes.
KINEXON Industries GmbH is a Munich-based company, which is paving the way for Industrie 4.0 with solutions for the real-time localization and motion sensing (orientation) of people and objects with centimeter accuracy. The KINEXON portfolio includes not only sensor technology for data acquisition but also software applications for the smart evaluation of data and its user-friendly visualization using a variety of terminals. The KINEXON IoT platform also offers facility for the integration, evaluation and provision of wide-ranging sensor data from the production and logistics environment using standard interfaces for any kind of application. As an integrated supplier, KINEXON enables a holistic approach to achievement of the Industrie 4.0 vision. KINEXON's multiple award winning technology is quick and simple to install. It works both in indoor and outdoor environments, and delivers an impressive level of accuracy even in hostile industrial environments. The diversity of KINEXON systems is evidenced by application examples ranging from the navigation of automatic guided vehicle systems to the optimization of order picking processes. Its applications also address issues such as asset tracking, occupational safety, tool localization and process mapping & automation. The KINEXON Group has been operating since 2012 and now employs a workforce of around 60. KINEXON is located in Munich and New York City (USA). For more information, go to www.kinexon-industries.com.
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KINEXON Industries GmbH
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