With Xcelerator, Siemens takes industries into the metaverse

Launched a platform that transforms the entire hardware and software portfolio of the vendor making it modular, connected to the cloud and based on standard APIs . In parallel, a partnership with Nvidia opens the door to integration with Omniverse to create intelligent digital twins. Posted on 13 July 2022 by Roberto Bonino The digital transformation of companies has accelerated in recent pandemic years, but in many cases it has been built thanks to the development of a sort of ecosystem in which vendors, developers and customers work together to create sustainable projects, pooling characteristics of flexibility, adaptation and cooperation. Based on these principles, Siemens has built its own new open digital platform, which has named Xcelerator and which will transform the entire hardware and software portfolio of the company, to make it modular, connected to the cloud is based on standard APIs. In fact, we are talking about a kind of digital supermarket open both to companies looking for adaptable solutions to their most complex problems and to application developers, who can access this showcase to distribute their tools. In addition, each customer will decide how to access these solutions according to their needs. Siemens described it as a portfolio of IoT-enabled digital hardware, software and services, which follows interoperable, flexible, open design principles and is built on on-demand services. Around this new universe, the company has already built an ecosystem of more than fifty certified partners, including AWS, Accenture, Atos, Microsoft and SAP. According to Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens, the pandemic has highlighted the need to include technology in all the processes of companies, from supply chains to ensure the supply of products to reducing communication times between teams: "There must be a better way of doing things than we have done them so far, Pointed out. "Xcelerator marks a change in the way we use technology and collaborate."

Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens To understand the extension of the novelty introduced by the German manufacturer, we can mention the extension of the partnership with Nvidia, announced more or less in parallel with the launch of the platform. As part of the agreement, It is planned that Omniverse, Nvidia's 3D assisted design platform will integrate with Xcelerator, to create an industrial metaverse where Siemens' physical element-based digital models and Nvidia's real-time artificial intelligence are combined. The goal of the partnership is to allow the creation of digital twins with a high rate of realism, while at the same time putting them within the reach of companies of all sizes. the concept, as we know, refers to the creation of virtual replicas of physical objects, with potential for application in different fields, such as engineering, industry or construction. they offer the possibility to model and simulate manufacturing projects before going into production. The integration of technologies will ensure that the omniverse AI-based industrial virtual world creation engine will enable the creation of digital twins in real time, while Siemens' platform will help expand the ecosystem to the world of industrial automation. Through simulation, industrial companies should be able to identify problems related to the production process more quickly and bring solutions more quickly: "Photorealistic digital twins based on the physics integrated into the industrial metaverse contain formidable potential to transform our economies and industries, offering a virtual world in which people can interact and collaborate to solve the real problems," Busch pointed out.

Tags: iot, automation, digital twin, manufacturing, metaverse, production process