Johnson Controls | September 16, 2022
Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, has expanded its computer vision analytics offering, which focuses on driving sales, reducing risk and enhancing the shopper experience. The company’s computer vision solutions are created in partnership with Intel and optimised for retail using proprietary Sensormatic IQ artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. With Sensormatic Solutions’ computer vision capabilities, retailers can leverage existing video infrastructure and a smart hub appliance to tap into the data needed to open a world of problem-solving solutions across the retail landscape.
First introduced in 2021, Sensormatic Solutions’ computer vision offering can be easily deployed using a smart hub device in conjunction with existing camera infrastructure, to facilitate streamlined, cost-effective adoption of next-generation AI in retail environments. Computer vision automates tasks and derives meaningful information from video footage in real time, helping to strengthen loss prevention efforts, provide insights on shopper behaviour and maintain safe environments for shoppers and assistants.
The flexible architecture of this solution allows retailers to tailor systems to their unique needs. Computer vision analytics can be used to address a wide range of real-world challenges, including customer engagement, stocking, labour allocation, loss prevention, shopper satisfaction and much more. Current capabilities include:
Shelf Sweep Detection: monitors shelf activity for large-scale removal of items so that in-store personnel can take pre-emptive measures to mitigate theft. Alerts assistants of low stocks and tracks the movement of high-value items that are taken from shelves.
Vehicle Alert: monitors car parking areas to identify unauthorised or abandoned vehicles and to monitor customer wait times in order to mitigate organised retail crime (ORC) and improve customer experiences.
Loitering Monitoring: helps retailers to mitigate ORC events by identifying individuals lingering in low-traffic areas after business hours, when criminal activity is more likely to occur.
Group Detection Alert: monitors any groups entering or forming within stores and alerts assistants to help prevent ORC events.
Traffic Pattern Insights: observes paths to purchase and shopper movements throughout the floor to facilitate more effective layouts, stocking and more.
Slip-and-Fall Detection: monitors sales floors for shoppers who may have injured themselves on the premises.
Audience Measurement: provides insights into shopper demographics and sentiments so that retailers are equipped with the necessary data to curate exceptional shopping experiences by tailoring marketing plans, promotions and offerings to their unique customer base.
Dwell Time Measurement: analyses the length of time customers spend engaging with different displays to help retailers evaluate the effectiveness of their campaigns and promotions.
“We’re working side-by-side with incubator customers to identify and design timely solutions that target the most challenging retail problems; our computer vision offering allows us to solve these problems and streamline operations using existing video infrastructure, The technology architecture allows retailers to add and remove computer vision analytics capabilities as needed to complement their current solutions. The latest enhancements can help retailers to learn about customer behaviour, mitigate losses and develop better shopping experiences, while also allowing them to look beyond loss prevention for video integration.”
-Subramanian Kunchithapatham, chief technology officer at Sensormatic Solutions.
These product enhancements come at a time when the popularity of AI-based video monitoring is growing in the retail industry. A recent study conducted by Sensormatic Solutions and Coresight found that 43% of retail leaders surveyed currently use AI to analyse in-store video, and a further 31% expect to adopt these solutions in the next 1-3 years. Sensormatic Solutions is at the forefront of this growing market and has recently been named one of Business Innovation Group's 2022 AI Excellence Award winners for its computer vision capabilities.
About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
Building on a proud history of more than 135 years of innovation, we deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, our comprehensive digital offering. Today, with a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions from some of the most trusted names in the industry.
About Sensormatic Solutions:
Sensormatic Solutions is the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls powering operational excellence at scale and enabling smart and connected shopper engagement. Our intelligent digital operating platform – Sensormatic IQ – combines the full Sensormatic Solutions portfolio, including third-party data to deliver unmatched insights into shopper experience, inventory intelligence, loss prevention and operational effectiveness with advanced technologies, like AI and Machine Learning. This enables retailers to act on prescriptive and predictive data-driven outcomes to confidently move into the future.
ISG | June 30, 2022
Software is playing a growing role in reshaping engineering at European companies, causing a major upheaval in the digital engineering services market as providers scramble to hire more developers, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Digital Engineering Services report for Europe finds digital transformation has emerged later in Europe than in other regions but is now growing at a pace that is rapidly changing the market for engineering services. Providers from outside Europe are expanding their presence there, while European providers of traditional engineering services are trying to enter the digital market.
“For many European companies involved in engineering, software is becoming a much more important part of their product and customer development strategy, Engineering services firms in Europe are teaming up with international providers to secure enough developers to meet the rising demand.”
-Gaurav Gupta, partner and global head, digital engineering, at ISG.
Several factors have slowed Europe’s adoption of digital engineering technologies and services, Midsize companies dominate most industries in the region and tend to favor in-house development. Some industries, including automotive and aerospace, turn to their close-knit supplier networks rather than to large service providers for engineering. And most European companies develop products so specialized that the internal mechanical, electronics and software teams need to work closely together, making extensive sourcing of engineering skills more difficult and complex.
However, many industrial companies in the region are now motivated to undertake digital transformation, ISG says. Discrete industries are adopting automation because of high labor costs and increasing regulation, while also using new technologies to meet growing demand for highly customized products.
In Europe’s process industries, massive enterprises with huge plants are implementing digital solutions to monitor, control and visualize all processes so their facilities can run for long periods of time without interruption. They are also adopting technologies to secure their assets from cyberattacks. Sustainability is part of most conversations, and enterprises are working quickly to align their digital engineering strategies with their sustainability commitments.
As more customers demand digital services and direct access to manufacturers, companies in Europe and other regions are focused on creating digital customer experiences, the report says. An ecosystem of partners is emerging to make up for the lack of in-house expertise at many enterprises, creating a major opportunity for service providers.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Digital Engineering Services report for Europe evaluates the capabilities of 41 providers across five quadrants: Design and Development, Connected & Intelligent Operations — Discrete Industries, Connected & Intelligent Operations — Process Industries, Integrated Customer/User Engagement and Experience, and Platforms and Application Services.
The report names Accenture, Cognizant, HCL and Wipro as Leaders in all five quadrants. It names Capgemini, Infosys and TCS as Leaders in four quadrants each. The report names LTTS as a Leader in three quadrants and HARMAN Digital Transformation Services (DTS) as a Leader in two quadrants. AVL, Ferchau, FEV, IAV, Tech Mahindra and Zensar are named as Leaders in one quadrant each.
In addition, Mphasis is named as a Rising Star — a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition — in three quadrants. Cyient, GlobalLogic and Tech Mahindra are named as Rising Stars in one quadrant each.
About ISG Provider Lens™ Research-
The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K., France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets to be added in the future.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.
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Trimble | August 12, 2022
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today data integrity monitoring for its precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, CenterPoint® RTX Fast. The Trimble RTX Integrity™ monitoring system is an innovative, patented solution, built in direct response to client requirements for production-ready applications. It continuously validates the reliability of correction data processed by the network, which is broadcast to users in the agriculture, geospatial, construction and automotive industries, ensuring positioning data is right the first time.
Through a unique two-step process, the Trimble RTX Integrity system verifies the integrity of GNSS data received from satellites and filters faulty information in the network server before the data is broadcast. A secondary post-broadcast check is conducted on the entire data transmission process where additional errors may be detected and removed. The integrity monitoring system is fully automated and reacts in seconds to detect, isolate and block faulty data to provide even more highly accurate and reliable positioning.
Trimble RTX Integrity is comprised of independent monitoring stations strategically positioned across RTX Fast networks in the United States, southern Canada and across Europe. These stations continuously monitor data output during multiple stages of the Trimble RTX positioning process. Any suspicious satellite data is removed during the integrity protection process and positioning is calculated using only validated data.
Trimble Alloy™ GNSS reference receivers power the independent monitoring stations using redundant internet connectivity for added reliability. To date, no other positioning network offers the same level of data integrity validation across such expansive, contiguous geographies.
Trimble RTX Integrity monitoring system was developed in accordance with Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) and ISO 26262 automotive safety standards, making it easy to integrate into major automotive manufacturers' autonomous driving systems. Trimble RTX Integrity can also be used by Trimble's customers in the agriculture, geospatial and construction industries to ensure correction stream integrity and reliability for applications such as machine control and high-accuracy surveying applications.
"Trimble remains committed to exceeding expectations by providing accurate corrections to our customers to support safety-critical and other day-to-day applications, Implementing additional checks and balances to ensure our data is authenticated, trustworthy and accurate is of paramount importance to maintaining the integrity of our RTX network and instilling confidence with our users that the data is correct."
-Patricia Boothe, SVP of autonomy, Trimble.
About Trimble Autonomy:
Trimble Autonomy delivers leading positioning and orientation technology to major industrial markets worldwide. This approach to autonomy is built on decades of engineering expertise, system intelligence and field-proven solutions, covering billions of acres and millions of miles. Trimble's autonomous technology enables advanced action in any environment, designed to meet the unique needs of our customers no matter where they are on their autonomy journey.
Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.
inteliwell | August 19, 2022
Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it has agreed to join Inteliwell, a joint venture (JV) with Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), and Intelilift AS, a subsidiary of Nekkar ASA. Inteliwell's mission is to decrease drilling times through rig automation and streamlining of the well construction process using new processes and tools driven by artificial intelligence ("AI"). Inteliwell will offer a suite of applications that will provide an end-to-end, closed-loop workflow for well construction planning, execution, and monitoring.
Inteliwell's software has been meticulously designed to leverage cutting edge technology and data that will improve consistency in operations by improving safety through reduction of personnel exposure to red zones and reducing well planning and construction time.
For its part, INTELIE™, which was part of the Company's 2021 RigNet acquisition, will provide operational AI expertise, real-time data analytics, and planning components to the Inteliwell JV.
"The joint venture between Transocean, Viasat, and Intelilift aligns a potent mix of expertise in the areas of well construction, automation, and artificial intelligence, INTELIE is already in use on the majority of drill ships today for real-time analytics and remote operating centers. Through the Inteliwell JV, we are poised to accelerate autonomous well construction while reducing cost and improving safety."
-Brendan Sullivan, SVP, Intelligent Edge Solutions, Viasat, Inc.
By reducing the days needed to drill a well, Inteliwell and its suite of applications creates incredible value to a large addressable market that is primed for change, said Scott McKaig, Director, Technology & Digital Solutions at Transocean Ltd. By aligning expertise from the three entities in our platform, we will be advancing the well construction process from preparing a well program to completion of the well. This advancement will streamline planning, increases rig site efficiency, and reduce unplanned non-productive time ("NPT") to generate significant cost savings that can be realized quickly by the well operators.
Stig Trydal, managing director of Intellilift added: In short, the JV will provide software solutions combined with automation that are designed to allow operators to further improve the consistency of their operations while reducing drilling costs through more reliable and faster drilling operations.
The offering -- that can be applied across all rig classes -- will be comprised of three key applications: InteliPlan, InteliAutomate and InteliAssist, which will create digital well plans that interface with a drilling rig's control system to autonomously execute tasks, greatly expediting the well construction process. Additionally, an integrated real-time monitoring platform will measure downhole progress and evaluate conditions in the well to provide critical, precision-enhancing feedback to the drilling control system.
The Inteliwell Suite of Applications
InteliPlan will create a well construction program in both human readable and automatable, machine-readable format. The software will enable engineers to input well design data and generate the well construction program, including rig-specific well construction sequences. For standardization, specific operational practices can be embedded in the InteliPlan logic to ensure these critical practices permeate across all ongoing and future programs.
InteliAutomate is a digital drilling control system which will automate well construction tasks by sending instructions from the well construction program, created by InteliPlan, to the rig equipment controllers. InteliAutomate receives feedback from such machines to automatically acknowledge completion of tasks and from InteliAssist for validated adjustments.
For operations oversight, InteliAssist will monitor well construction parameters and simultaneously run engineering simulations to allow comparison with real-time observations. The process will allow optimization of ongoing operations, avoid deviations from plan, provides prediction of operational problems, and can identify when human intervention in required.
To learn more about Inteliwell, please visit: www.inteliwell.com
Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. Transocean specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and operates the highest specification floating offshore drilling fleet in the world.
About NEKKAR ASA:
Nekkar (OSE: NKR) is an industrial technology group offering impact technologies combined with high-end software solutions. The group combines 50 years' heritage from the world's number one shiplift company, Syncrolift, with new investments into sustainable, digitalised technology businesses that aim to unlock growth within ocean-based industries such as offshore energy and renewables and aquaculture.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea.