ROHM and Litmus Automation Partner to Offer an Optimized IoT Solution for Smart Factories

Synergistic collaboration combines key technology areas to achieve full end-to-end IoT connectivity

Santa Clara, Calif., and San Jose, Calif., – January 03, 2018 – ROHM and Litmus Automation today announced their collaboration on an IoT solution for smart factories that combine ROHM sensor and sub-GHz technologies with Litmus Automation's LoopEdge gateway and LoopCloud platform.

Multiple ROHM sensors nodes are installed in industrial and factory equipment to monitor key parameters for improving performance and prevent unexpected failures. Sensor data is processed using ARM M0 and M3 core MCUs before being sent via Wi-SUN for collection and analysis at the Edge with Litmus Automation's LoopEdge platform. The data can then be transmitted to LoopCloud to enable real-time monitoring and machine learning.

"ROHM is a leading supplier of sensors, wireless communication ICs, modules, and other semiconductor-based products. This partnership will allow us to provide an optimized end-to-end IoT solution for the industrial space utilizing Litmus Automation's software," said Satya Dixit, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at ROHM. "Our collaboration is a natural fit that opens up new market opportunities for achieving a flexible, fully connected system, with Digital Twins in the Cloud that will replicate the physical systems while reducing energy consumption and downtime due to unexpected failures, providing our customers with a competitive advantage."

ROHM will be exhibiting at CES 2018 in Las Vegas at the Tech West Sands Expo, Veronese #2505, on January 9-12. Demonstrations will include a tabletop Smart Factory demo and interactive Gumball Machine integrating an Arduino MCU along with ROHM's color sensor, motor driver, Wi-SUN module, and sensor shield for communication with an Intel NUC powered by LoopEdge. Sensor data is streamed to LoopCloud for real-time analysis, control, and visualization. A PLC is also used for control of system power.

"Through this partnership, ROHM will be able to bring the full value of LoopEdge and LoopCloud for industrial applications," said Vatsal Shah, CEO and co-founder of Litmus Automation. "ROHM is a market leader with a proven track record, which will help us deliver immediate value to this key sector."

About Litmus Automation

Litmus Automation bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and business applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Litmus Automation's offerings, LoopEdge and Loop, work seamlessly together to allow companies to access and exploit data previously trapped inside enterprise hardware, no matter where or when it was deployed. Working with original equipment manufacturers and other industrial companies, Litmus Automation's proven IIoT solutions offer data and device management so companies can optimize both how they run their business and how their customers' businesses operate. The team brings hardcore industrial expertise, a modern development approach, a nimble business model, and a proven IIoT solution to all their engagements. Litmus Automation customers include Nissan, Renault and Kyra Solutions, while partners like HPE, Intel and Dell expand the company's path to market. For more information about Litmus Automation, go to www.litmusautomation.com.