Fujitsu Limited and Digital Process Ltd Introduce the New Series of FUJITSU
Jun 25 15
Fujitsu Limited and Digital Process Ltd. announces the introduction of the new series of FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution Virtual Product Simulator (VPS), a digital production-preparation tool developed by Digital Process for the discrete manufacturing industry, which uses 3D modeling to help analyze product-assembly processes. Fujitsu begins global sales of the new VPS series from June 25, 2015. Highly complex assembly processes, such as for train cars, automobiles, or aircraft, can involve hundreds of thousands of separate parts, with massive volumes of 3D data representing them. The VPS line is being expanded with the addition of VPS VridgeR, which performs design analysis (manufacturability) using 3D data on full-assembly models (1) to ensure there is no component interference in the assembly process, and VPS GP4 (Global Protocol for Manufacturing), which enables production-line simulations. In addition, performance and operability have been improved, and processing times have been dramatically reduced for the other existing VPS products. VPS is the global product for digital production-preparation solutions from Fujitsu and Digital Process, which are strengthening their sales efforts in Japan and around the world. These products will be exhibited at the 26th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo, running June 24-26 at Tokyo Big Sight. VPS is packaged software that uses a product's 3D data created in CAD to provide cohesive support for the varied work processes of assembly production planning, from product review to manufacturing instructions. There is a growing need to use 3D data in a cohesive set of tools that cover design analysis, production-line layout, and process simulations, even for massive-scale manufacturing projects, such as complete trains and aircraft. To respond to that need, both Digital Process's Dipro VridgeR (2), which enables design analysis of massive-scale full-assembly models to be performed, and FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution GP4, which enables production-line layout and process analysis and has had its rendering performance improved to handle massive 3D files, have been added to the VPS product line and their interoperability with existing VPS series products has been improved. As a result, the work processes, from design analysis to production preparation, for massive scale 3D data are supported with a unified approach. Features of the New Series Cohesive support for design analysis (manufacturability) of massive-scale products and production-line simulations Addition of VPS VridgeR. Businesses handling massive-scale products with hundreds of thousands of parts, such as train cars, automobiles, or aircraft, have in the past performed design analysis section by section, but with VPS VridgeR, they can easily perform design reviews and interference checks on massive-scale full-assembly models. This makes work processes involved in digital prototyping more efficient overall, and improves design quality. With its addition to the VPS product line, this product now handles VPS-formatted data and has improved interoperability with other VPS products. Addition of VPS GP4 The addition of VPS GP4 to the VPS line and improved interoperability with other VPS products makes it possible to input process information on product-assembly procedures analyzed in VPS Manufacturing for a 3D virtual manufacturing line, as well as 3D shape information, to simulate efficient operator stances and movements, optimized positioning of operators along the production line, and time required to perform operations. Also, rendering performance has been dramatically improved, now taking as little as one-tenth the time, to smoothly render large-scale products and the production lines handling them. Improved performance and operability throughout the VPS series to shorten design & development cycles In VPS Digital Mockup, which performs design analysis (manufacturability) to check for component interference during assembly, the processing performance of the clearance-check function, which determines whether there is adequate spacing between parts, has been drastically improved, now taking as little as one-hundredth the time. In addition, the interference-check and clearance-check functions can now compare current results with past results to determine whether instances of interference have been corrected, further improving the design process. Functionality has been added to VPS IOC Express, which simulates the operation of manufacturing equipment, that, for large-scale equipment with numerous moving parts, can automatically link the moving parts on a robotic arm to the movement of the arm. These improvements to the performance and operability of existing VPS products will help businesses shorten their development cycles. Pricing and Availability for Main Products in VPS Series Pricing and Availability for Main Products in VPS Series Product Name Sales price (excl. tax) Availability VPS Standard JPY 4 million From July 7 VPS Digital Mockup JPY 2.5 million VPS Manufacturing JPY 2.5 million VPS VridgeR (new product) JPY 650,000 VPS GP4 (new product) JPY 4.4 million VPS IOC Express JPY 4 million. A set product of VPS Digital Mockup and VPS Manufacturing. Pricing in the table is the price per network license (covers all the client terminals connected to a single network. No restriction on the number of installations). A license for VPS Digital Mockup is required in order to use VPS Manufacturing or VPS VridgeR.
Qumu Announces Sales Partnership with Fujitsu
Jun 25 15
Qumu announced a sales partnership with Fujitsu. Fujitsu deployed Qumu’s enterprise video solution in 2014 to over 160,000 employees throughout their organization. After rolling out the Qumu solution internally, Fujitsu will now offer the Qumu solution for sale
to its customers. The Qumu solution sold by Fujitsu will provide the full spectrum of features from the Qumu Enterprise video platform. With features like Speech Search, which enables users to search through the spoken word and audio tracks of any video on the platform, and the VideoNet Edge software suite, optimizing video delivery to any endpoint on the network, businesses will be able to take full advantage of the leading enterprise video platform.
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited Unveil New Portable Sensor
Jun 24 15
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited have announced the introduction of a new portable sensor capable of directly connecting to USB ports. The new sensor, to be added to the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-SL Sensor line of contactless palm vein authentication devices for enterprises, will be available for sale only in Japan, from late September. The new sensor's ability to directly connect to USB ports eliminates the need for bothersome USB cables with mobile applications, and also makes it more convenient to use with tablets when out of the office or in the field. The new product uses the same sensor as the existing line of PalmSecure-SL Sensors announced in August 2012 that are designed specifically for logging in to PCs, but it connects directly to the terminal without a cable, thereby increasing convenience when used with tablets or other smart devices. Measuring just 62 (W) 33 (D) 15.5 (H) mm, the new product can easily be carried in a hand, and as it connects directly to USB ports, it is an ideal vein authentication sensor for practical use in mobile settings. It can easily be deployed for devices already in use, letting users log in conveniently and securely with a wave of the hand. The new sensor has built-in functions that rapidly and continuously capture images of the user's palm, instantly selecting the best image for authentication purposes. It then automatically cross checks that data against the registered data. This eliminates the need for a brace to hold the hand steady, and users can instead simply wave their hand over the sensor to accurately authenticate themselves. For users already using the mouse-type sensor or standard sensor of the PalmSecure-SL Sensor line, the new product can be added for use in mobile settings. Users can authenticate with the standard sensor when at their office, and connect the portable sensor to their smart device when on the go.