Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Mitsubishi integrates IoT to accelerate development

Steve Rogerson
June 3, 2020

Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi Electric has announced its ClariSense integrated IoT technology, which it will use for accelerated development of IoT systems within the group companies.
ClariSense, which synthesises the firm's Maisart artificial intelligence (AI) technology, security technologies and other strengths as a general electrical equipment manufacturer, is a unified design guideline and library in the form of IoT system that can be centrally maintained and expanded. Sharing ClariSense among Mitsubishi group companies is expected to help accelerate development of IoT systems and added-value products and services.
ClariSense is an IoT system that integrates Mitsubishi’s equipment expertise and AI, security and other technological assets under a unified design guideline and library that can be centrally maintained and expanded. By combining functions of libraries, ClariSense helps to accelerate the creation of added-value products and services.
The unified design guideline defines only the configuration and interface of the IoT system. Flexible implementation specifications enable IoT systems to be integrated in infrastructure that requires reliability and robustness and in factory automation to discover and solve problems in real time. Also, optimal IoT systems can be developed according to the characteristics of each device and system, such as facility-management IoT systems that can be linked flexibly to everything from in-building equipment to smartphones.
Industry-standard APIs and communication protocols make it easy to link ClariSense-based IoT systems to internal and external systems, allowing integrated products and services to collaborate efficiently across various customer and business fields.
The use of IoT to realise digital transformation is expected to create a market valued at some $1tn by 2022. Previously, Mitsubishi developed its Infoprism IoT platform for the operation and maintenance of electric power equipment and other infrastructure.
In factory automation, Mitsubishi's FA-IT integrated e-F@ctory reduces the total costs of development, production and maintenance. The company also has developed IoT systems for consumer appliances and building equipment.
With ClariSense, Mitsubishi Electric will now share its IoT-related experience, device expertise and technological assets, including AI and security, throughout its corporate group for the accelerated creation of added-value products and services to meet needs in infrastructure, mobility, daily life and industry.