Siemens, TCS Tie-Up For Industrial IoT Services

LONDON: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and electronics company Siemens on Tuesday announced a collaboration around Internet of Things (IoT) innovation that will enable customers to benefit from data insights and services based on "MindSphere," a cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.

Customers in the manufacturing, energy, building technology, healthcare and railway industries will benefit from new applications that will enable them new digital and analytical services such as predictive maintenance and energy monitoring.

"We have been collaborating with Siemens on technology innovation for several years and this latest development will enable our customers to make major strides in IoT innovation," Milind Lakkad, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing at Tata Consultancy Services, said in a statement.

"Our clients will not only benefit from expertise in application development and systems integration but also from first hand experience of the platform development," he added.

Initially, the programme will be focused in the manufacturing sector where IoT has already gained significant traction due to the immense data volumes generated in the production process.

"Siemens, together with TCS, will help customers evaluate and utilise data to achieve new insights which could ultimately pave the way for completely new business models," added Steve Bashada, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MindSphere at Siemens.

TCS will also support developments around "MindConnect Nano", a cloud gateway that can be used to connect production to cloud-based analysis of machine and production data.

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Source: IANS