- LAN and WAN connectivity using protocol-converting gatewayMeasure data speed and data-processing performance by converting vendor-specific industrial Ethernet protocols, such as the CC-Link IE, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP, to standardized protocols such as OPC UA, and then using these protocols for data transmissions to NTT Com's cloud via optical-fiber and mobile circuits.Participants: NTT Communications and TAKEBISHI CORPORATION
- Transmission and real-time processing performance test from various devicesOperate network-control technology (enables reliable receipt of huge data from multiple vendors' devices and then processing and storage of the data in real time), middleware and database systems in NTT Com's cloud and network, and then verify the stability and practicability of data-processing performance and operation.Participants: NTT Communications, IBM Japan and Oracle Corporation Japan
- Implement edge computing technologyImplement data processing and storage to the edge side (devices), including telecommunication gateway and cloud, and verify processing performance and operation stability, aiming at realizing speedy, real-time processing of huge IoT data from diverse sensors and cameras.Participants: Innotech Corporation, Intel K.K., NTT Com, Kanto L-Engineering Co., Ltd. (Kepware's Preferred Distributor in Japan.), Siemens K.K., Cisco Systems G.K. and Net one Systems Co., Ltd.
- Verification of development method leveraging APIVerify feasibility and convenience of developing IoT services and applications by combining APIs of devices, networks, cloud, applications and security using GUI, and building a development environment on NTT Com's cloud for fast, easy development with IoT functions added in. Evaluate convenience by actually developing a proof of concept (PoC).Participating companies: Uhuru Corporation and NTT Communications
NTT Com will continue to invite additional enterprises, industrial institutions and research institutes to participate in the IoT Testbed to facilitate development, practicalization, commercialization and implementation by evaluating technologies and products that contribute to IoT service evolution. NTT Com also will connect the IoT Testbed to its overseas bases via VPN sometime after April. Meanwhile, the company will participate in IoT Acceleration Lab and Smart IoT Acceleration Forum of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to test and verify technologies and create new businesses that leverage the IoT. In addition, NTT Com is jointly developing and testing IoT technologies in cooperation with various institutions and communities, including Virtual Engineering Community (VEC), Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), Connected Consumer Device Security Council (CCDS), IoT Promotion Committee of Internet Association Japan (IAjapan), IoT Research Committee at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo and Nagoya Institute of Technology. Outcomes of initiatives leveraging the IoT Testbed will be broadly shared with enterprises and institutions worldwide to accelerate the development of new solutions and services that contribute to more sustainable, vigorous and affluent societies.Participating companies are as of February 16, 2016 About NTT Communications CorporationNTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com