Samsung Goes for Industrial Market With IBM and Red Hat Collaboration

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South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is teaming up with IBM and open source provider Red Hat to collaborate on edge computing, hybrid cloud, and 5G for the industrial market.

The collaboration will combine Samsung’s Galaxy 5G mobile devices and advanced enterprise network products, in addition to products driven by Artificial Intelligence and Red Hat’s open architecture.

One of the goals is in industrial applications, where the aim is to help enterprises harness the power of 5G into public and private networks through further collaborations with global mobile operators, using Samsung devices with industrial IoT solutions.

IBM’s Edge Application Manager runs on Red Hat OpenShift, and one project will be to integrate IBM’s solution with Samsung hardware and software to drive its adoption on an industrial scale.

The move comes after an earlier 2020 announcement in which Samsung said it would work with IBM, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority and telecom provider M1 to showcase smart factory advancements, including 5G enabled AI analytics and Augmented Reality functionalities.

The aim of the partnership is to Industry 4.0 innovations leveraging 5G, which can then be scaled up within factories in Singapore as well as IBM facilities around the world.

Potential use cases include enabling manufacturers to take advantage of visual recognition and video analytics, as well as acoustic insights, to understand operating performance of equipment in real-time and rapidly troubleshoot issues, supporting improved uptime and reduced defects. 

Augmented reality also offers great potential for factory engineers to conduct preventative maintenance, relying on large data models accessed via a mobile device, as well as streaming of high-resolution video.

Without hyperfast 5G, a field engineer could lose hours of productivity in downloading the right AR model, or require multiple technicians to be brought onsite to address an issue that could have been resolved remotely.

IBM and Samsung have a history of collaboration on government and enterprise solution projects, and in the US the two firms recently established an IBM/Samsung Growth Factory to driver enterprise mobility solutions.

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