Technological Report

Industry

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DIRECTORS
Emili Hernández, David Delgado

Area description

The Industrial Area of i2CAT is focused on introducing innovative broadband Internet-enabled services, communications and tools around the Factories of the Future concept, allowing the Industry to develop advanced distributed manufacturing and controlling processes, and sharing virtualised resources as a means to improving efficiency and competitiveness.

The area is also fostering collaboration and R+D+I initiatives between companies in the same value chain, creating innovation platforms, leveraging knowledge and technologies from international research communities and defining high value-added intercompany services.

Industrial Ring (Anella Industrial)

Description and goals

Since 2007, the Industrial Ring comprises a telecommunications infrastructure and a services and applications platform pioneered in Europe that connects industry companies, research centres and universities with a high performance bandwidth.

In 2013, it began working as a real multi-operator infrastructure using broadband services between companies. The logistics and media sector have been introduced this year.

Keywords/Topics
Applications and Services over the Anella Industrial
Name Description Use Case/s Current status
Cloud Solution Cloud-based computing services, CAD (Computer-aided design), CAM (computer-aided manufacturing), CFD (computer fluid dynamics) CSUC-BSC facilities In service
Polyhedric Labs Remote access to virtual labs at the technological universities Parc UPC In service t
HD Visual Quality Control High resolution IP cameras for surveillance and process control Some of our partners are suppliers In service
eTraffic M2M solution to control electrical batteries in vehicles Automotive sector companies In development
Annual achievements

Anella Industrial is attracting international interest, as demonstrated by the visits of delegations from Moscow (April 2013) and Derbyshire (October 2013) to know about the model of this innovation infrastructure.

Throughout the year Anella Industrial grew with new 29 members, including the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya. With these new partners, coming from different markets, such as manufacturing, automotive and audiovisual, the Industrial Ring has currently more than 70 members of different typologies: network operators, supercomputing centres, car manufacturers, software developers and engineering companies that provide services in the whole automotive value chain.

These are currently the main partners:

industrial-partners

NEW COMPANIES
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSES (CENTRO TECNOLOGICO LEITAT)
ADTEL SISTEMAS DE TELECOMUNICACION SL
ALPHANET SECURITY SISTEMS SL
ANÁLISIS Y SIMULACION SL
ANXANET OPERADORS DE XARXES SL
ASOCIACIÓN CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN TECNOLOGÍAS DE UNIÓN LORTEK
BYTEMASTER SERVICIOS INFORMÁTICOS, SA
CITILAB
COMPANYIA PER DADES I TRANSPORT AUDIOVISUAL, SL
CONSORCI CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA
DASSAULT SYSTÈMES ESPAÑA SL
DISMODEL  S.L.
EASYNET ESPAÑA SAU
FUNDACION CIDAUT
GENTIC (GRUP D’EMPRESES DE NOVES TECNOLOGIES DE LA INFORMACIÓ  I COMUNICACIÓ DEL MARESME
INFORMATION & IMAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, S.A
INTELIGENCIA CREATIVA SL
LOGICALIS SPAIN SLU
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOLUTIONS SL
MANUFACTURA MODERNA METALES SA
NAE COMUNICACIONS S.L
PARC AUDIOVISUAL DE CATALUNYA SL
RUECKER LIPSA, SL
SINTELEC INFORMÁTICA, S.L
SOFT4CRIT, SL
TECALUM INDUSTRIAL S.L
TECSIMAT SL
VIDEO STREAM NETWORKS SL
XARXA OBERTA DE COMUNICACIÓ I TECNOLOGIA DE CATALUNYA
Smart Factories

Currently focusing on Horizon 2020 targets such as Factories of the Future (FoF). The objective of the Industrial Area is to advance the concept of the Smart Factory, to adapt new solutions in the field of ICT in order to integrate and improve production processes in industry:

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  • Remote monitoring
  • Applications and devices to control plant
  • Predictions and Analysis Using Big Data
  • New cloud services
  • Simulation using HPF facilities
  • High capacity networks

 

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  • Access to HPC Resources
  • Integrated workflows
  • Fast transfer of big data files
  • Cloud-based computing
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M)
  • Surveillance and process control