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Siemens releasing Xcelerator to push digital twins
Siemens is launching Xcelerator, an open digital business platform, to facilitate digital transformation for customers in industry, buildings, grids, and mobility - making digital transformation easier, faster, and scalable. It includes a portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software, and digital services to connect customers, partners, and developers.
The platform will ease interactions and foster innovation between multiple parties. With Xcelerator, Siemens is revamping their portfolio of hardware and software to become modular, cloud-connected, and built on standard application programming interfaces (APIs).
Standards will be ensured by sound technical and commercial governance principals, with Siemens and third-parties adhering to the design principles of interoperability, flexibility, openness, and as-a-service.
The first SaaS offering as part of Xcelerator, Building X is an end-to-end data and analytics suite breaking down data silos across domains such as energy management, security and building maintenance. It is a modular, fully cloud-based open software suite, with AI enabled applications, robust connectivity, and innate cybersecurity.
Siemens will implement its industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions as Industrial Operations X, which brings together solutions and applications from sensor to edge to cloud, IoT as-a-service and low code development capabilities, as well as ready-to-use-apps.
It enables fusion of data from real world automation with the digital world of information technology, complemented by Siemens’ comprehensive vertical IT/ OT integration knowledge and capabilities.
Partnership with NVIDIA for digital twin technology
The first major partnership agreement under the Siemens Xcelerator umbrella is with NVIDIA. The two companies are expanding their union to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology.
The companies are connecting Xcelerator with NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration. This will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and AI-enabled, physically accurate, real-time simulation from NVIDIA.