Mounting system costs and complexity are increasingly hampering industrial productivity, effectiveness, and uptime. A significant cost stems from the inefficiencies created by the growing number and variety of systems in industrial environments. For instance, system proliferation is consuming precious space and straining IT resources, especially when systems have unique support requirements for configuration, backups, spares and software patching.
Efficiency can be improved when multiple industrial functions are consolidated onto a single hardware platform, thus decreasing operating expense, system footprint, energy consumption, and integration and support effort. Intel industrial solutions speed the consolidation of individual workloads onto a single system to reduce factory cost, complexity, and footprint while optimizing operational efficiency. Pre-integrated and pre-validated, Intel system consolidation solutions save original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs), and system integrators (SIs), integration time and costs, bringing industrial solutions to market faster and more affordably.
By consolidating industrial subsystems, OEMs, ODMs, and SIs can provide substantial benefits to their customers, such as: