Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, part of Daimler Trucks, have strengthened the commitment of their Fuso brand towards alternative drivetrains.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, MFTBC announced it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years.
At this occasion, MFTBC unveiled E-Fuso as the first original equipment manufacturer to launch a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric mobility of trucks and buses.
As further proof of this strategic move, MFTBC celebrated the world-premiere of its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept with a range of up to 350 kilometers. Continue reading Mitsubishi Fuso launches E-Fuso electric truck and plans to electrify all its vehicles
ServiceDesk Plus extends IT service management capabilities to business functions beyond IT; evolves into a rapid-start enterprise service desk
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, is bringing a unified approach to enterprise service management with an update to the cloud version of its flagship ITSM product, ServiceDesk Plus.
With the ability to launch and manage multiple service desk instances on the go, organisations can now leverage proven IT service management best practices to streamline business functions for non-IT departments, including HR, facilities and finance.
Available immediately, the ServiceDesk Plus cloud version comes loaded with built-in templates unique to various business processes, giving users the flexibility to perform codeless customisations for quick and easy deployment of business services. Continue reading ManageEngine brings enterprise service management to its cloud-based service desk software
Siemens says it will be exhibiting a wide array of applications and examples of how machine and plant builders can “sharpen their competitive edge with digitalization” at SPS IPC Drives 2017.
Exhibiting under the banner “Discover the Value of the Digital Enterprise” in Hall 11 across an impressive 4,400 square meter exhibition space, the company will be presenting the latest additions to its digital enterprise portfolio.
Innovations featured range from new software versions for more efficient engineering through digital drive systems to the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere, which Siemens says “opens up scope” for new business models to machine and plant builders. Continue reading Siemens to showcase wide range of digitalization applications for machine and plant builders at SPS IPC Drives
Zeiss, which claims most of the world’s microchips are manufactured using its optical technologies, has launched the new generation of its scanning electron microscope system.
The company says the new instruments in the Zeiss EVO product family feature various improvements in terms of usability, image quality and seamless integration into multimodal work processes.
With the variety of options available, the Zeiss EVO family of devices can be precisely tailored to life science, materials science or routine industrial quality assurance requirements. Continue reading Zeiss launches new electron microscope
Calian’s systems engineering division has been awarded a contract by DCT Delta.
Under the contract, Calian will design and develop a cable network DocSis 3.0/3.1 Remote PHY hardware module for DCT Delta’s family of industry-leading hybrid fiber coax-based fibre node products.
While the contract is not financially material to Calian, it represents a key win in the evolution of its communication products business. Continue reading Calian’s systems engineering division wins contract from DCT Delta
Dassault Systèmes has reached an agreement to acquire its partner No Magic, a provider of model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling for software, and system of systems.
No Magic is headquartered in Allen, Texas and has offices in Lithuania and Thailand.
The acquisition of No Magic strengthens Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences based on the 3DExperience platform by generalizing systems engineering for developing the “Internet of Experiences” – the smart and autonomous experiences that are digitally connecting products, nature and life in the physical world. Continue reading Dassault Systèmes strengthens systems engineering software with No Magic acquisition
The concept of smart manufacturing is to play a central role at this year’s China Industrial Industry Fair.
Smart manufacturing is a term used to mean any manufacturing system which uses advanced technologies – such as robotics, automation and network connectivity.
Other related terms are Industry 4.0, intelligent manufacturing, and lights-out manufacturing. Continue reading Smart manufacturing to play central role at China International Industry Fair
Wal-Mart has hired a number of robots to wander around the aisles of its stores and check if products are in stock and displayed correctly.
The company is said to be rolling out the robot shopkeeping assistant at 50 locations around the US, according to a report on ArkansasOnline.com.
The robots themselves are from a company called Bossa Nova Robotics, which we previously reported had developed an automated planogram compliance system in partnership with software developer Digimarc. Continue reading Wal-Mart using robots to wander around the shelves and scan products
The chief executive of logistics giant UPS says the company is using automation technologies to move a greater number of parcels with the same number of people.
In comments to Yahoo Finance, UPS CEO David Abney says: “Last year we hired about the same number of people and we’re doing it this year with an extra 5 per cent of packages and it is because of automation.”
The company’s busiest periods are the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holidays, and Cyber Week, which is a week after that. Continue reading UPS using automation to move more parcels with same number of people, says boss
Security, collaboration and development trends driving enterprise app adoption in EMEA according to Okta Businesses @ Work Report
Okta, an independent provider of identity for the enterprise, has revealed the results of its first EMEA focused Businesses @ Work report, which uses anonymised data from Okta’s customer base to shed light on the way apps are used within the enterprise.
Zoom, a provider of enterprise video communications technology, is the fastest growing application within EMEA over the past six months, with 87.5 percent growth. In joint second place, Lucidchart, the collaborative diagramming solution, and New Relic, the performance and monitoring software provider, both grew by almost 60 percent.
The top three applications in terms of customer adoption in EMEA were Microsoft Office 365, Amazon Web Services and G Suite. Continue reading Okta survey reveals how apps are used by enterprise