Yamaha races to connect the things to the IoT

Japanese conglomerate Yamaha has launched its own Advanced Robotics Automation platform, a system that connects Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices together.

The platform looks to lower the cost of automated production lines and provide more compatibility between IoT products, according to Yamaha.

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The integrated controller is compatible with 91 models and 202 individual variants, including SCARA robots and controllers, making it highly valuable in a market of fragmentation and incompatibility.

Adding an integrated controller removes the need for a controller in each robot or device, which heavily reduces the amount of time a company will spend setting up an IoT system. It also reduces the amount of space required, according to Yamaha.

New ground for Yamaha

IoT is still a fragmented world, where one device may not work with another, and all of them may not work with an application or platform. Yamaha is trying to fix this by adding a controller that is supported by hundreds of devices, but that still won’t be enough for major industrial developments that use thousands of devices.

That said, the company is exploring new ground and with a strong list of compatible devices, it may be able to win over some businesses that are looking to start their IoT operations in the next few years.

Yamaha is not one of the most well known IoT brands, but it has been pushing into the market steadily over the past few months, egged on by its strong robotics and electronics division performance.

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