Advantech Builds a Global Water Treatment Ecosystem around WISE-PaaS 4.0
Having gradually built up an intelligent services ecosystem for water treatment, Advantech collaborated with domain-focused solution integrators (DFSI) to co-create industrial app (I.App) solutions that help accelerate the implementation of intelligent water treatment services in Taiwanese, Southeast Asian, and Indian markets. Advantech utilized the WISE-PaaS 4.0 industrial IoT cloud software platform and WISE-Marketplace I.App store to jointly develop I.Apps with DFSIs. These I.Apps were offered to all partners to encourage the growth of IoT solutions and services.
Accelerating the development of water treatment I.App products and solutions
Mr. Chang further used the biological treatment process in the wastewater treatment as an example to explain that biological treatment mainly takes place in an anaerobic, anoxic, and aerobic tanks. This treatment process is primarily intended to remove nitrogen and phosphorus content in order to improve water quality.This comprises various detailed operations, such as aeration, sludge recirculation, and nitrified liquid recirculation. Because of the complex processes it proved difficult to develop a solution that could be transferred and applied elsewhere. Currently, by utilizing the WISE-PaaS 4.0 platform, Advantech can decouple biological treatment solutions previously developed for water treatment plants and focus on the three aforementioned processes to repurpose I.App products and then launch them on the WISE-Marketplace for others to use. As a result, DFSIs with development capabilities can purchase multiple I.App products directly from the WISE-Marketplace to develop biological treatment solutions for unique individual scenarios according to individual domain-specific needs. Moreover, DFSIs who lack this development capability can still collaborate with Advantech to co-create solutions.
Connecting with local SIs to expand the global market
According to Mr. Chang, with this CCJV DFSI’s successful implementation experience in domestic sectors, Advantech is accelerating the expansion of smart water treatment services in the global market by connecting SI partners in markets in Thailand, Malaysia, India, and across Asia. For example, Advantech signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an SI partner in India in October 2020, while actively searching for collaborative DFSI partners in Thailand and Malaysia to implement smart water treatment applications in several regions.
Mutual benefits for water treatment plants, DFSIs,and Advantech
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