In an effort to built infrastructure for smart factory, where production in the overseas factories can be remotely monitored through IOT connected cameras and sensors, CRI and Hitachi High-Tech are jointly building core systems for smart factory by using CRI's image and video technologies for remote monitoring of the production plant. CRI's using its experience in the gaming and entertainment fields and offering advanced video technologies for processing video data from hundreds of IOT technology enabled cameras placed in a production plant. The sensors and cameras together helps in monitoring production plant effectively from a remote place.
Hitachi High-Tech' s manufacturing experience is combined with CRI video technologies in offering smart factory as a service. These both Japan-based companies are offering Japanese and other manufacturers this technology to monitor their offshore manufacturing plants from anywhere. Video compression technology called DietCode from CRI compress the original video to half to one-third the size without reducing the video quality. This technology is basically helps to save the storage, computing resources and the bandwidth required to transmit the data over the Internet. This technology supports management of video library where hundreds of cameras keep storing the data from multiple sources. It supports simultaneous viewing of multiple videos and access the videos by time and date. The sensors and cameras are so integrated that when any incident or any abnormal event is recorded can be played back by linking the video to sensor data.
By using CRI' s browser-based web video middleware solution LiveAct PRO, factory supervisors can watch video on their mobile/smart Phones, tablet computers or any such Internet connected video display devices.