IBM, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and ILS Technology LLC have developed a service-oriented architecture (SOA) specifically designed for the automotive manufacturing industry. The architecture is intended to help customers meet industry standards for device-to-IT connectivity more quickly.
IBM’s integration services, SOA Foundation extended for manufacturing and project management is part of the alliance. Mitsubishi Electric develops factory automation systems with direct enterprise computing connectivity via the MX MES Interface IT and other factory devices. ILS Technology’s deviceWISE embedded software is integrated into the Mitsubishi Electric e-Factory Portfolio and links IBM’s and plant floor technologies together for those segments. The frameworks connect the device tier to the enterprise-IT tier.
The three companies will jointly market their respective products and services to industrial customers.