ALAMEDA, Calif.—Automation company OMRON Corporation recently selected Wind River Studio to develop its edge platform for industrial operational technology (OT) solutions, according to a release from Wind River®.

Wind River is a developer of software for mission-critical intelligent systems. Omron is a major automation company that serves a variety of markets, including industrial automation, healthcare, social systems, and device and module solutions.

Omron is using Studio workflow automation capabilities with Wind River Studio Pipelines. It is also using cloud-native testing capabilities with Wind River Studio Virtual Lab and Wind River Studio Test Automation to improve development productivity. The company will also integrate tools from Wind River ecosystem partners involved in system development and incorporate them into an automation framework, Wind River said in the release.

By providing sophisticated edge platforms that bridge informational and operational technologies (IT and OT), Omron aims to achieve economic and social value in the manufacturing industry. To increase productivity at manufacturing sites, it is necessary to shorten time-to-market while also maintaining high quality. To solve these challenges and optimize software development, OMRON selected Studio as the top cloud-native development platform to successfully drive its DevOps approach.

Omron is working to visualize the carbon footprint of its product supply chain and create energy management solutions, with the goal of calculating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions based on data from production sites. Studio will be used to develop the software for the application used in this demonstration experiment. The company will also use Studio to develop applications to meet the needs of future manufacturing sites that implement its edge solutions, the release said.

“In the manufacturing industry, where there is a shortage of highly skilled human resources and challenges are becoming more sophisticated and complex, solutions that integrate IT and OT will be key in solving these issues,” said Jaeyoung Park, general manager, Controller Division, Product Business Division Headquarters, Industrial Automation Company, Omron Corporation, in the release. “To this end, it was important to collaborate with Wind River, which has expertise in cloud-native development to develop, deploy, and operate intelligent systems in the edge domain.”

Wind River Studio is a cloud-native platform for software development, deployment, operations, and services of mission-critical intelligent edge systems. It leverages more than 40 years of Wind River knowledge and experience in mission-critical fields. Studio enables development workflows that reduce development costs and accelerate capabilities for building, testing, and deploying on the edge, the company said.

“As systems become more intelligent, they require solutions that enable optimization across the entire lifecycle with rapid development, seamless deployment, and continuous improvement of software using data-driven insights,” said Wind River Japan President Chisa Nakata, in the release. “In Omron’s core field of control automation, it is necessary to provide high reliability, security, and safety. Wind River Studio delivers a cloud-native environment that supports agile and geographically distributed development while ensuring those requirements.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Omron on its innovation journey and help increase productivity and continuously improve its intelligent systems development,” Nakata concluded.