Innovative Solutions for OEM Machine Builders

Smarter manufacturing requires next-generation equipment

Your industrial customers are trying to increase their productivity – all while keeping costs in line. What they’re demanding are smarter, more innovative solutions from their suppliers – OEM machine builders like you.

But how do you make your equipment smarter, without breaking the bank? How do you provide greater visibility and continuous access to critical data and information, and incorporate higher reliability into your systems without adding more complexity and reducing your competitiveness?

Meet the Stratus ztC Edge server.  Designed specifically for OT environments, ztC Edge is a versatile, fully integrated, self-protecting, virtualised industrial computing platform that helps machine builders increase efficiency, reduce IT burden, and lower downtime risk. A pair of rugged nodes, with integrated redundancy, built-in virtualisation, automated recovery, and cloud-based system health management services, ztC Edge delivers virtualised industrial IoT and control applications quickly and reliably. ztC Edge is easy to integrate, easy to manage, and easy to service. Accelerate time to market, while lowering costs at every stage of your product’s lifecycle – from design, development, delivery, operation, quality, security and support – by using Stratus ztC Edge for your machine’s computing needs.

INCREASED EFFICIENCY

With pre-installed virtualisation, automated application and data protection, and support for common industrial protocols, ztC Edge simplifies and shortens the time it takes for you to modernise your machine’s computing system. Redundant, hot-swappable, customer-replaceable nodes save costs on field maintenance.

SIMPLIFIED MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY

ztC Edge’s self-monitoring and self-protecting capabilities make it ideal for unmanned stations, or remote, distributed locations with limited IT resources. Because it takes care of itself, you have more time to focus on other priorities and value-added activities. Plus, built-in features such as restricted USB ports, role-based access controls, and encrypted communications help secure your ztC Edge.

LESS DOWNTIME

Support for fault tolerant or highly available workloads means less unplanned downtime due to unreliable hardware and software. ztC Edge’s virtualization host software can be updated on a running system (without requiring a system reboot), thus reducing planned downtime as well.