Industry 4.0 offers unlimited opportunities for businesses to optimise productivity, convenience, speed, and cost across all manufacturing processes, but the graphic communications industry has lacked a platform capable of using Industry 4.0 data.
Designed to support and facilitate the opportunities of Industry 4.0, the new tilia Cloud is presented as a secure but open framework that aims to revolutionise the way print service providers connect, access and manage their data.
In tilia Cloud, Tilia Labs is providing a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) toolkit customised for printing and packaging. By gathering and storing data in real-time from connected devices and equipment, and moulding that data into meaningful information, tilia Cloud allows actions to be automated and decisions made instantaneously. Vendor agnostic and secure, it also enables companies to share licences, centralise resources and bring on new facilities and users as required over time.
Three key features of tilia Cloud capture its proposition for growing print services providers:
• Identity and Access Management – a secure policy-based service that provides fine-grained control for access to all resources.
• Enterprise Ready – built using microservices, tilia Cloud allows licence compliance and management control of the entire team’s software in the cloud.
• Open API – enables automated requests and responses via modern RESTful Web Services.
‘When systems communicate effectively, smarter cost-based decisions can be made in real-time,’ explained Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. ‘tilia Cloud makes this possible by offering automated communication across an open but data-secure framework. Our technology not only provides scalable connectivity and integration capabilities for today but opens up the infinite opportunities of IoT to expedite ongoing business improvements and innovations along the entire value chain.’
As with other Tilia Labs solutions, tilia Cloud provides open, comprehensive REST APIs to enable full business and process automation. Brand new to tilia Cloud is its real-time streaming API for live updates and collaboration across all connected clients. Using a modern microservices architecture and serverless technology, tilia Cloud scales horizontally to meet any demand. All microservices are multi-tenant aware and use secure, token-based authentication to provide safe integrations with virtually all private or hybrid cloud environments, eliminating any risk to existing integrations or processes.
Built for scalability, tilia Cloud is designed to be Enterprise Ready in every facet. Auto-scaling and automated backups provide security against any single-point of failure. User accounts can be created, and roles defined in detail, while policies can be specified, and licenses accessed on any resource in the system anywhere in the world.
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