Toshiba Corporation has launched its Spinex Internet of Things (IoT) architecture targeting its main business domains in social infrastructure, energy and storage business. The company aims to expand Toshiba Group’s IoT related sales to 12,954.37 crore (¥200 billion) by 2020, doubling its current sales.

The Spinex architecture has three main components. Edge computing uses edge gateways and embedded technologies to connect business premises with the cloud; Digital twin digitally reproduces the actual operating status of manufacturing equipment in real time, and monitors operation and recommends required action; and Media intelligence integrates image and voice recognition technologies.

“Toshiba is aiming to connect machines and truly enhance our customers business,” said Hironobu Nishikori, president of Toshiba’s Industrial ICT Solutions company. “It is important that IoT solutions understand human intent, and Spinex does that by utilising Toshiba’s many years of experience in the infrastructure sector."