Altizon is an IIoT platform company, while Cross is a systems integrator specializing in critical industrial controls and data solutions.
The companies say Cross’ information services group will utilise Altizon’s Datonis platform for smart manufacturing.
The new system will enable customers to quickly and more easily implement smart manufacturing initiatives, modernize asset performance management, and pioneer new business models for service delivery, say the companies.
Altizonn says its Datonis IIoT platform accelerates information and operational technology integrations by connecting diverse industrial assets and launching new applications over a hybrid infrastructure using edge computing, sensors, advanced in-stream analytics, and deep learning capabilities.
Richard Consoli, president of Cross Company ISG, says: “Altizon’s Datonis is widely recognized and recommended by leading industry analyst firms, and is a massively scalable platform with support for device management, big-data analytics and machine learning with end-to-end security.
“Coupled with our 25 years of experience in design, implementation and systems integration, our alliance with Altizon will enable us to rapidly connect machines, devices and sensors – providing our customers with real-time actionable insights that deliver real value and ROI [return on investment].”
The companies say that, according to a recent survey by Gartner, organizations are keen to integrate IoT and IT technologies – such as sensors, data stewardship, security and analytics – into OT systems.
Since IoT deployment is still in the early stages, most organizations don’t yet have the skills, expertise or time to drive the IT/OT alignment requirements, say the companies.
Gartner predicts that 50 per cent of OT service providers will create key partnerships with IT-centric providers for IoT offerings by 2020.
Vinay Nathan, CEO of Altizon, says: “At Altizon, we continue to accelerate frictionless deployment of IoT technologies across the industrial enterprise by partnering with a global network of systems integrators, the latest of which is Cross Company ISG.
“With Datonis, companies can monitor and control all of their smart manufacturing systems while optimizing productivity of their personnel and economizing resources to bring their finished products to market with increased accuracy and at improved costs.”