Siemens and NVIDIA Enable Industrial Metaverse – IoT Business News

Siemens and NVIDIA enable industrial metaverse

  • Partnership to transform the manufacturing industry with immersive experiences across the entire lifecycle, from design to use
  • Companies will interconnect NVIDIA Omniverse and Siemens Xcelerator platforms to enable full-fidelity digital twins and connect software-defined AI systems from edge to cloud

Siemens, a leader in industrial automation and software, infrastructure, construction technology and transportation, and NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated graphics and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and the use of AI-driven digital twin technology that will help take industrial automation to a new level.

As a first step in this partnership, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xceleratorthe open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse™, a 3D design and collaboration platform. This will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA in which companies make decisions faster and with more confidence.

The addition of Omniverse to Siemens Xcelerator’s open partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across manufacturing and product life cycles. Businesses of all sizes can use digital twins with real-time performance data; create innovative industrial IoT solutions; leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud; and meet tomorrow’s engineering challenges by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.

“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer tremendous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will making metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes,” said Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG. “For more than a decade, our digital twin technology has helped customers in all industries increase productivity and today offers the most comprehensive digital twin in the industry.”

“When Siemens Xcelerator is connected to Omniverse, we will enable a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software from the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens software and solutions.”

“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our collective effort to make this vision a reality for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry.” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open up NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”

Siemens Process Simulate (left) connects to NVIDIA Omniverse (right) to enable a full-design-fidelity, photorealistic, real-time digital twin.

Siemens Process Simulate (left) connects to NVIDIA Omniverse (right) to enable a full-design-fidelity, photorealistic, real-time digital twin.

This partnership brings together complementary technologies and ecosystems to realize the industrial metaverse. Siemens is uniquely positioned at the intersection of the real and digital worlds, information technology and operations technology. The Siemens Xcelerator platform connects mechanical, electrical and software domains across product and manufacturing processes and enables the convergence of IT and OT.

NVIDIA Omniverse is an AI-enabled, physically simulated and industrial virtual-world engine that enables full-fidelity live digital twins for the first time. NVIDIA AI, used by more than 25,000 companies worldwide, is the intelligence engine of Omniverse in the cloud and autonomous systems on the edge. NVIDIA Omniverse and AI are ideal calculators to represent the comprehensive digital twin of Siemens Xcelerator.

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