SyncusTech wrapped up 2017 by holding our annual workshop to plan for 2018. We kicked off this workshop by discussing and sharing each team’s progress toward last year’s plans. This allowed us to reflect on our successes and make adjustments as needed. We then turned our attention to plans for 2018, which are focused on our new product line-up and exciting new ODM projects in conjunction with our partners.
Industry 4.0 is a major factor in manufacturing industries. SyncusTech is well suited to provide solutions in this environment, and we are launching ODM products at the various requests of customers for Smart Factory implementation. One example is we are launching a variety of smart controller gateways, ranging from high to low-spec, which support data collection and remote control functions. These gateways facilitate the connection of sensors with field equipment, which is a very important part of Smart Factory construction. A second example is that we have developed a server for use in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). IaaS is a cloud computing system provided to customers. To provide IaaS service, SyncusTech has developed and supplied a customizable distributed server configured with several nodes in the same unit. The distributed or clustered server is able to handle the work of several computers in a single piece of hardware, while still maintaining ODM customizability. Finally, we plan to release AI products in the second half of 2018. These products will include features for machine operation and machine learning. Stay tuned for more details.
To revitalize the domestic server market, the government has selected a Xeon server as a G2B product. It has been selected as a competitive product in the mid-term to expand the annual rate limit. In 2018, x86 CPU clock regulation will be extended to E3 and E5 2.5GHz and below. So, SyncusTech is developing a system that has successfully incorporated Xeon server boards, and we plan to market it in the G2B space in the second half of 2018. We anticipate successful advancements in this market.
- Dual sockets for Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3/v4 product family & Intel® C612 Chipset Apply
- ECC DDR4 Memory Technology up to 256GB Apply
- 10 x SATA III, Software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5 Apply
- 4 x 16ch Gen3, 2 x 8CH Gen3, 1 x 4CH Gen2 PCIe Apply
- Implementing the BMC Platform with Application ASPEED AST2400 IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) Chip
- TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Port Apply
- 2U 12Bay or 8Bay system design and selectable by option
Since its creation in 1992, SyncusTech has been dedicated to designing and producing customized and high-value x86 industrial motherboards. In line with the diversity of customers’ needs in recent years, we have extended our line-up from the highest specification Xeon boards to the low-spec Atom board. To better meet diverse needs, in 2017 we began developing low-power, high-efficiency ARM boards that cannot be supported by the x86 family. In 2018, we plan to release ARM boards specific to digital signage and gateways.
- Apply Rockchip RK3288
- CPU board + Carrier board Configuration
- 1080P video support Embedded board
- Upcoming upgrade to enable more than 4K video playback
- Apply ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6 Dual Core CPU
- Dedicated CAN, GPIO, multi-port RS232C I / F module adopted
- Gateway controller supports data acquisition and remote control through connection of various field devices and sensors
At SyncusTech, we pride ourselves on supplying our customers with high quality products. In 2017, our increased emphasis resulted in a 30.3% reduction in repairing activities, going from 177 cases in 2016 to 153 cases in 2017.
The number of repairs
The US information technology research firm Gartner has announced the ‘Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018’ that will affect organizations. In the next year, IIoT is predicted to become a major issue in the manufacturing industry, including the industrial automation and smart factory spaces. Based this outlook, SyncusTech is developing products from various platforms that can be applied to Industry 4.0, such as artificial intelligence (AI), in line with technology trends.
In summary, this year’s workshop established the commitments and goals of each department for 2018. We discussed our projects and plans for the coming year, and we sought ways to improve our service to our partners. As a result of our company-wide discussions, we agreed on a plan for 2018’s goals and new projects. We were also able to discuss possibilities and alternatives for future development. We are optimistic and excited for the upcoming year.