Overview
Supplier SloganEnabling an Intelligent PlanetListen. Think. Solve.Sensor Intelligence.
SnapshotOptek TechnologyAdvantechHoneywellRockwell AutomationSICKCross Company
HQ LocationUnited StatesTaiwanUnited StatesUnited StatesGermanyUnited States
Year Founded197919831906190319461954
Company TypePrivatePublicPublicPublicPrivatePrivate
Stock TickerTPE: 2395NYSE: HONNYSE: ROK
Revenue$100m-1b$1-10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b$10-100m
Employees1,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,00051 - 200
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Our brand Optek Technology designs and manufactures innovative optoelectronic solutions for sensing and illumination applications in the industrial, medical, aerospace/defence, and transportation markets. We specialise in developing highly reliable custom optical sensors and assemblies designed to meet critical customer-specific applications. Equipped to meet the needs of our worldwide customers, we offer standard and custom optoelectronic sensors and switches, magnetic hall-effect and high-reliability sensors, fiber optic components, and VCSELs. With over 40 years of mounting, bonding, and packaging experience, our engineering teams have the skills and expertise to deliver optoelectronic solutions for the most demanding environments.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.

Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. They improves business performance for customers with automation and control solutions, equipment and services that enhance safety, reliability and efficiency. Year founded: 1906 Revenue: $40.3 billion (2014) NYSE: HON

Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.

Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

With specialized sales and engineering teams for machine automation, process control, instrumentation, data communication and fluid power technologies, Cross has the technical expertise to solve industries'​ most challenging automation applications.
IoT Solutions
Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. They cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to help maximize the connectivity of real-time operating data, automate predictive analytics and allow people to work collaboratively in the moment – it can bring incredible agility to decision making, improving company's bottom line. With iiOT by Honeywell, they help you better connect people, assets and processes to help digitally transform the business – more reliable assets, more efficient operations, and optimized performance across company's enterprise. All of Honeywell's ready-to-deploy IIoT technologies have cyber security built in, and Honeywell has designed solutions to help drive a step change in project execution by Honeywell experts with both IT and operations know-how.

Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.

The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.

Cross Company's Integrated Systems Group provides control system design, system integration, programming services and product fulfillment to industry and municipalities. We guide our clients in making sound decisions for factors that are relevant to their manufacturing system performance. We execute projects using proven methodologies to minimize project risk and provide value in the services we deliver.
Key Customers

ABB, Allianz, Boeing

Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesFarm Monitoring & Precision FarmingFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceMachine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation & ControlBuilding Energy ManagementAutonomous TransportationAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & OptimizationMicrogridCollaborative RoboticsSupply Chain VisibilityComputer VisionProcess Control & OptimizationCybersecurityBuilding Energy ManagementFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceAsset Health Management (AHM)Factory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceProcess Control & Optimization

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Partners
PartnersDell TechnologiesIBMMicrosoftSAPVMware (DELL)Rockwell AutomationEmersonHoneywell

Overview
Supplier SloganEnabling an Intelligent PlanetListen. Think. Solve.Sensor Intelligence.
SnapshotOptek TechnologyAdvantechHoneywellRockwell AutomationSICKCross Company
HQ LocationUnited StatesTaiwanUnited StatesUnited StatesGermanyUnited States
Year Founded197919831906190319461954
Company TypePrivatePublicPublicPublicPrivatePrivate
Stock TickerTPE: 2395NYSE: HONNYSE: ROK
Revenue$100m-1b$1-10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b$10-100m
Employees1,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,00051 - 200
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Our brand Optek Technology designs and manufactures innovative optoelectronic solutions for sensing and illumination applications in the industrial, medical, aerospace/defence, and transportation markets. We specialise in developing highly reliable custom optical sensors and assemblies designed to meet critical customer-specific applications. Equipped to meet the needs of our worldwide customers, we offer standard and custom optoelectronic sensors and switches, magnetic hall-effect and high-reliability sensors, fiber optic components, and VCSELs. With over 40 years of mounting, bonding, and packaging experience, our engineering teams have the skills and expertise to deliver optoelectronic solutions for the most demanding environments.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.

Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. They improves business performance for customers with automation and control solutions, equipment and services that enhance safety, reliability and efficiency. Year founded: 1906 Revenue: $40.3 billion (2014) NYSE: HON

Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.

Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

With specialized sales and engineering teams for machine automation, process control, instrumentation, data communication and fluid power technologies, Cross has the technical expertise to solve industries'​ most challenging automation applications.
IoT Solutions
Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. They cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to help maximize the connectivity of real-time operating data, automate predictive analytics and allow people to work collaboratively in the moment – it can bring incredible agility to decision making, improving company's bottom line. With iiOT by Honeywell, they help you better connect people, assets and processes to help digitally transform the business – more reliable assets, more efficient operations, and optimized performance across company's enterprise. All of Honeywell's ready-to-deploy IIoT technologies have cyber security built in, and Honeywell has designed solutions to help drive a step change in project execution by Honeywell experts with both IT and operations know-how.

Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.

The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.

Cross Company's Integrated Systems Group provides control system design, system integration, programming services and product fulfillment to industry and municipalities. We guide our clients in making sound decisions for factors that are relevant to their manufacturing system performance. We execute projects using proven methodologies to minimize project risk and provide value in the services we deliver.
Key Customers

ABB, Allianz, Boeing

Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesFarm Monitoring & Precision FarmingFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceMachine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation & ControlBuilding Energy ManagementAutonomous TransportationAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & OptimizationMicrogridCollaborative RoboticsSupply Chain VisibilityComputer VisionProcess Control & OptimizationCybersecurityBuilding Energy ManagementFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceAsset Health Management (AHM)Factory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceProcess Control & Optimization

Similar Companies
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Partners
PartnersDell TechnologiesIBMMicrosoftSAPVMware (DELL)Rockwell AutomationEmersonHoneywell
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