Yokogawa Electric Corp. will work with Microsoft, FogHorn Systems Inc., Bayshore Networks Inc. and Telit IoT Platforms LLC to integrate its technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. Yokogawa aims to transform its business model, expand its business scope and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently with this architecture.

IIoT technology is ready for practical use thanks to advances in network technology, the availability of low-cost and large-capacity data communications and the shifting of corporate information systems to the cloud. Yokogawa will be able to help its customers address issues they face in their business by providing end-to-end solutions that incorporate sensing, control and cloud-based processing.

Yokogawa’s IIoT architecture will integrate the cloud-based Microsoft Azure IoT Suite; FogHorn’s fog computing software; Bayshore’s security technology for layer 7 of the OSI reference model; and Telit’s communication modules, sensor onboarding and device management.