According to the company, Edgeware provides the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications and is particularly suited for manufacturing whether improvements in real-time process automation, better real-time inventory tracking, increased visibility of assets enabling proactive maintenance or faster verification and compliance of equipment is the goal.
The Edgeware platform is designed to provided the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications. It allows organisations to build a hardware-independent platform with multiple connected sensors, readers, devices, handhelds, networks and other sensors that integrate with rich data from corporate systems.
Edgeware also translates raw tag data from fixed or mobile devices into relevant business contexts (intelligence) that can transact activity and automatically integrate to back-end systems, without the need to change enterprise or supply chain systems.
Fujitsu Edgeware is a robust, proven middleware platform that is agnostic to devices, sensors and IT enterprise systems. It comprises a software development kit, workflow components and tools, including a visual emulator for rapid applications development and deployment. Edgeware provides high impact, rapid ROI and short-term payback for organisations in operational areas, particularly those in highly regulated industries or with complex supply chains.
The platform provides the ability to scale quickly and easily. Companies can start with one user case (for example: chain of custody or inventory tracking) and then when ready, deploy multiple user cases and then move to a full IoT platform with real-time analytic capability.