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Collaborative Worker Safety Solution Developed by Hitachi Solutions America, Advantech, BTI, and Microsoft Named IoT Breakthrough’s Industrial IoT Solution of the Year

Hitachi Solutions America, a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud, is proud to be part of the IoT worker safety solution selected as the winner of the Industrial IoT Solution of the Year award by IoT Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market today. Development partner Advantech accepted the award for the winning solution, which is a collaboration between Hitachi Solutions, Advantech, Behr Technologies (BTI), and Microsoft to deliver a reliable and secure wireless communications solution for private industrial IoT networks.

Hitachi Solutions America, a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud, is proud to be part of the IoT worker safety solution selected as the winner of the Industrial IoT Solution of the Year award by IoT Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market today. Development partner Advantech accepted the award for the winning solution, which is a collaboration between Hitachi Solutions, Advantech, Behr Technologies (BTI), and Microsoft to deliver a reliable and secure wireless communications solution for private industrial IoT networks.

“We congratulate Advantech for the award and are very pleased to be part of the revolutionary worker safety solution that IoT Breakthrough selected as its Industrial IoT Solution of the Year,” said David Bishop, Senior Vice President of R&D at Hitachi Solutions America. “Our IoT Service Hub is a key component of the winning solution and provides a turnkey platform that leverages predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning to analyze IoT data and turn it into actionable insights that provide safer work environments and help protect workers’ health and well-being.”

“While much of the development around IoT solutions focuses on single solutions and innovation, the reality is that the true power of IoT will only be achieved through collaboration and interoperability from innovative solutions working together,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “We are pleased to recognize Advantech and this collaborative effort with BTI, Hitachi Solutions America and Microsoft in progressing the secure wireless connectivity that sits at the core of the Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0 revolution.”

The collaborative worker safety solutio n aims to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for robust and comprehensive out-of-the-box wireless industrial IoT communications solutions to connect the various sensors used by industrial and commercial customers in their business intelligence efforts. It combines innovative IoT and robust wireless connectivity to provide industries with unprecedented level of visibility into workers’ health and their environments. Sensors installed onsite and in wearables capture environmental data such as temperature, humidity and air quality as well as health data like heart rate and outdoor location. Leveraging Hitachi Solutions America’s advanced analytics platform, situational data can then be distilled into actionable insights on a remote management console; empowering data-driven decision-making and improving the safety and productivity of the cross-industry field workforce.

About Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. helps its customers successfully compete with the largest global enterprises using powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable industry solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud and enhanced with world class Business Analytics, Portals, and Collaboration. Hitachi Solutions America provides global capabilities with regional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Japan, China, and Asia Pacific. For more information, call 888-618-1521 or visit: http://us.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the core IT companies of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, China, and Asia Pacific. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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