Barnsley College Selects Fujitsu as Technology Partner
May 27 15
Fujitsu has been selected by Barnsley College as technology partner for a project aimed at enhancing learning, by digitally transforming the college. A range of workstations, tablets and laptops will be deployed across the facility, to directly benefit the student and teaching community, by improving efficiency and mobility. The contract will see Fujitsu deploy ESPRIMO PCs, STYLISTIC Tablets, LIFEBOOK Notebooks and PRIMERGY Servers across the college. The new Construction Centre (for careers in the construction sector), set to open in September 2015, and the Sixth Form College and Learning Curve will be the first departments to be transformed as part of the programme. The benefits are already being reaped as the simple act of logging on to a system has been bought down from three and a half minutes to 30 seconds.
Fujitsu Limited Launches NewFUJITSU IoT Solution UBIQUITOUSWARE, Wearable Device for Enterprises, in Japan
May 27 15
Fujitsu Limited has launched the new FUJITSU IoT Solution UBIQUITOUSWARE head mounted display, a wearable device for enterprises, in Japan. The Head Mounted Display product consists of a 0.4-inch display (854 x 480 dots), a camera, two microphones, and various sensors, with a non-see-through extension positioned in front of one eye. It can be operated with the included wearable keyboard or by voice. Constructed to be tough and for use with confidence in challenging environments such as precarious heights, the product is water-resistant (IPX5/7) and dust-resistant (IP5X) for outdoor use. For infrastructure inspections or factory assembly work, the display allows for safe and accurate hands-free task support in the form of images, video, and audio. In addition, this product will help make it possible to have fewer on-site staff as it allows for remote support from skilled operators, enabling higher work quality regardless of experience. When conducting infrastructure inspections at precarious heights or performing a complex assembly with both hands in manufacturing, less-experienced operators may either need to stop what they are doing to look up the procedure in a manual or confer with a more skilled counterpart, making it difficult to work efficiently. But with experienced workers getting older and the time needed for training considerable, securing well-trained staff is becoming a problem. This has created a demand for an ICT-based form of task support that can be used in a variety of environments and that allows for safe, efficient work. To meet that need, Fujitsu combined the high level of expertise in head mounted display (HMD) development of US-based Kopin Corporation with its own human-centric technologies cultivated through PC and mobile device development to create an HMD designed to support a wide range of field work. Combining an HMD with middleware such as FUJITSU Software Interstage AR Processing Server, an augmented-reality platform product, and operational-support services such as FUJITSU Business Application AZCLOUD SaaS teraSpection allows for task support using still pictures, video, and audio. The operator wears the Head Mounted Display and views the display for information pertaining to the tasks being performed, such as inspection check lists or work procedures, while using both hands for the task. This dramatically improves operational efficiency and avoids problems of overlooking steps or doing them out of order. The unit can be used with the attached wearable keyboard or the audio command function to carry out a variety of operations, including turning pages in a work manual, entering numbers or taking images with a camera. The Head Mounted Display is designed for safety, even in challenging environments. It support for tasks in the field with a wide range of functions and connects to business systems, enabling know-how to be accumulated. The Head Mounted Display product is constructed to be tough, water-resistant (IPX5/7), and dust-resistant (IP5X), survivable at drops from a height of 1.5 meters. A built-in light sensor automatically adjusts display brightness for the surroundings to ensure good visibility indoors or out. The unit includes a high-capacity battery that can last for up to about four hours, and allows for easy battery swaps. The position of the display can be adjusted, and it can be worn with glasses, directly on the head, or attached to typically used helmets. The built-in accelerometer detects changes in the operator's movements, and can notify a manager with an alarm if the operator falls, making it an effective way to quickly discover accidents. The product can communicate with smart devices through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and any problems discovered in the field can be relayed in real time with sound and video using the built-in camera and microphone, to give managers a fast and accurate report on the situation. In addition, more experienced operators can give support remotely while watching the video feed from the scene. This reduces the number of skilled operators that need to be in the field and allows the operator on the scene to receive instructions hands-free for safer and more accurate task performance. Photos and video captured with the built-in camera can be stamped with time and location data collected with a smart device, and stored as an activity log. These logs can be centrally stored on business systems or the management servers of cloud services, and spots that involve heavy workloads or procedures that are prone to be performed incorrectly can be identified so that manuals can be created, to promote safer and more accurate task performance. The Head Mounted Display is available with a software development kit that includes developer documentation and libraries, so that companies can develop solutions that work with their business systems, and the product can be adapted to specific purposes.
ACC Wien Selects Fujitsu Infrastructure for SAP Platform Implementation
May 20 15
Fujitsu Limited has announced that the Academic Competence Center of the Vienna University of Technology, or ACC Wien, has selected Fujitsu infrastructure for the implementation of SAP Business Suite powered by the SAP HANA platform. The new infrastructure enables vast amounts of data to be analyzed in real time without compromising on security. With this installation, Fujitsu provides the ACC Wien with a simple-to-maintain and cost-efficient platform that will be used by educational institutions across Austria for training and research purposes. Implementation of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA on Fujitsu infrastructure provides a solid and reliable foundation for professional training and education of thousands of students. To enable the university to concentrate on research projects rather than designing, setting up and maintaining the solution, it includes an optimized and pre-installed infrastructure, a Fujitsu deployment service for SAP HANA, and the Fujitsu SolutionContract for SAP HANA to help safeguard the high possible system availability. Fujitsu continuously adds value to its infrastructure solutions and services portfolio for the SAP HANA platform by including new features, functions and services. As a result, Fujitsu's offering enables vast amounts of big data to be analyzed safely and securely in real-time, either on premise or in the cloud for smarter decisions based on greater insight with real-time data. With this implementation, Fujitsu contributes to achieving a Human Centric Intelligent Society.