Video&Data Solution Business

The first step toward “DX” of production sites starts with visualization in the factory.
Our “video integration and digitalization” solutions make it easy to get started.

Currently, the manufacturing industry is facing a difficult environment in Japan, with a shrinking workforce and rising labor costs. In addition, challenges such as globalization of supply chains and innovation of work styles require major changes in Japanese manufacturing workplaces. In the video & data solution business, the keywords are “visualization” and “safety. We support our customers’ DX at their production worksites with video solutions that utilize cutting-edge IoT and cloud technologies.

Main Fields of Application

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Do you have any of the following problems?

  1. Desire to proceed “visualization” of production sites, but how can we start this?
  2. Surveillance cameras have been installed, but they are only remote monitoring and the video is blurred and moving slowly and stuttering.
  3. Currently, the cameras are installed in the limited areas. Since they are not able to view the entire factory and all processes, they are not fully utilized to improve operations at the production site and traceability of quality issues.
  4. Since equipment from different manufacturers is operated separately, data cannot be managed together (data for the entire facility cannot be managed centrally).
  5. Anxious because the “safety management,” “disaster prevention,” and “security measures” in the factory are not perfect.
Leave it to JFE Shoji Electronics’ Video&Data Solution Business!

In the video&data solution business, we have a lineup of high value-added products that can meet the diverse needs of our customers.
We offer a lineup mainly of network cameras that provide high image quality and ultra-low bandwidth.

We are capable of proposing optimal solutions to customers seeking to improve their operations and productivity by combining high value-added products while utilizing existing assets onsite.

Below is a partial list of our major solutions.

Solution 1Ultra-low bandwidth, ultra-low latency network cameras

Ultra-low bandwidth, ultra-low latency network cameras

Network cameras are the starting point for utilizing video at production plants. We propose solutions that effectively utilize network cameras with high image quality, ultra-low bandwidth, and ultra-low latency, which are based on TMFE’s proprietary video compression technology.This high image quality, ultra-low bandwidth, ultra-low latency network camera achieves ultra-low bandwidth of approximately 1/10 that of conventional competitors’ models while maintaining high image quality, and can deliver high quality video without interruption even over LTE (4G) public lines. Wired use over an internal network is also possible. Installation costs, including construction costs, can be drastically reduced by installing more cameras without installing new lines or using WiFi to transmit images by taking advantage of the low bandwidth. When using cloud computing, recording starts simply by connecting a 100V power supply. High quality video can be viewed anytime, anywhere.

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Solution 2VMS realizes “DX with images”

“Application of DX by video = Conversion to smart factories” using VMS

VMS (Video Management Software/System) is an integrated video management system/software for recording, managing, and viewing video. JFE Steel, a core operating company of the JFE Group, has accumulated experience and achievements in implementing video solutions at production workplaces using VMS, mainly Genetec’s VMS products. We strongly promote “DX with video = creation of a foundation for data utilization” at customers’ production workplaces. We support the realization of on-premise video platforms for our customers. Our unique solution capabilities with our many group companies. This is a strength that only JFE Shoji Electronics can offer.

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Solution 3SCADA + Video = Fusion of plant data and video data:SDxV®

SCADA + Video = Merging the plant data and video data

Integrated monitoring of various plant data and video data, which are often scattered and difficult to manage together, can be solved with “SCADA + Video Fusion: SDxV®”.SDxV® is our unique solution that can fuse camera images and plant data. It enables centralized visualization and centralized monitoring of what is happening in the customer’s plant.

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Solution 4Video × AI Solution

Video × AI solution

The latest AI technology contributes to various issues such as factory safety management. We will introduce the best AI partner for the AI and various projects that our customers are considering.

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Expected Benefits

Improve analytical capability through DX of video data

Digitalization of videos enables linkage with various tools. In conventional factory management, cameras had to be installed to manage (monitor) and make decisions with the human eyes. However, once our solution is installed, analysis can be performed using data without the need for visual confirmation. We realize “visualization of the production site” for our customers, such as operational status in the factory.

Improve traceability

Accumulation and analysis of video and data improves traceability when quality problems occur. Data and video images enable an accurate understanding of not only the current situation, but also the past situation and the status of other processes. In addition, the analysis of problems and the planning of countermeasures contribute to the improvement of operations and the enhancement of the production system, leading to cost reductions and increased output at the production worksites.

Increase Productivity with AI

AI analysis using video images can be used in a variety of ways, such as detecting signs of potential failures in advance based on equipment operating conditions, vibration, and abnormal noise, etc. If equipment life and failures can be predicted in advance through AI analysis, unforeseen situations such as line suspensions can be prevented, and productivity can be improved.

Change the way of working by remote operation by skilled technicians

One of the major challenges facing domestic production workplaces is the decline in the number of outstanding and knowledgeable engineers. Skilled engineers are retiring and the number of people with skills, knowledge, and know-how is decreasing.

Our business has created a solution that allows the few skilled engineers to provide support from remote locations. This is a system that provides a clear view of the on-site situation with data and support up to remote operation. This enables the sharing of skilled technicians’ skills within the company and standardization of the work site level.

Improve disaster prevention management and security level at production area.

Through the use of video data and AI, the system enables “worker intrusion into dangerous areas,” “remote detection of worker falls,” and “disaster prevention management. It also contributes to improving the quality of security in the factory by controlling access to the factory, reading vehicle license plate numbers, etc.

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