FAIRFAX, VA – November 12, 2018 – Sightline Systems today announced the North American launch of a global manufacturing analytics solution in partnership with Sightline Japan and NEC Corporation to leverage artificial intelligence to collect, analyze and visualize Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data to address the Industry 4.0 priorities of today’s smart manufacturers.
The joint solution integrates the real-time big data analytics and visualization capabilities of Sightline’s Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) with the advanced AI engine of NEC’s Invariant Analyzer to help address manufacturers’ increased demand for digital transformation to streamline operations, reduce downtime and increase profitability.
“Sightline is excited to join forces with NEC to develop highly innovative solutions that help global manufacturers better forecast demand, increase efficiency and improve profitability,” said Brandon Witte, CEO of Sightline Systems. “Our joint solution makes it easier for manufacturers to unlock the full value of their machine data to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and compete more effectively in today’s digital economy.”
Sightline EDM leverages predictive analytics and machine learning to help manufacturers continuously analyze vast quantities of smart sensor data — such as temperature, weight, time stamps, etc. — to identify subtle fluctuations in plant processes in real time to maintain production quality and decrease equipment failure.
NEC’s Invariant Analyzer AI engine further helps manufacturers discover potential performance issues earlier by automatically learning system behaviors and detecting unusual activities, which increases the efficiency of computer systems and plant lifecycles and leads to enhanced performance and capacity management throughout the factory floor.
“Our latest work opens up the potential for AI engine usage at the operational level, in addition to allowing customers to track their system activities and convert such data into valuable resources for adjusting their system designs,” said Tomoyasu Nishimura, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation. “Going forward, we plan to further develop and enhance NEC’s AI engine availability for enterprise organizations on a global scale.”
To learn more about Sightline and NEC’s global manufacturing analytics solution, please contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000, visit Sightline online at www.sightline.com/edm-mfg or visit NEC online at https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/bigdata/technology/index.html#invariant
About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers real-time operations intelligence solutions that leverage machine learning and predictive analytics to provide root-cause analysis, performance management and capacity planning from any data source — critical IT systems including mainframes, applications, storage and databases — as well as manufacturing systems including programmable logic controllers (PLC) and machine sensors. For more than 12 years, Sightline reports a 98% renewal rate from customers in 15 countries that include many Fortune 50 and Global 100 companies in automotive, packaging, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical, utility, airlines, finance and telecommunications, as well as federal, state and local governments.
About Sightline Systems Japan K.K.
Sightline Systems Japan offers IoT/IIoT real-time monitoring, enterprise performance data management, and capacity management solutions as well as related services in Japan. For more information, please visit https://www.sightlinesystems.co.jp/
About NEC Corporation:
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com/
Brandon Witte, President and CEO