In the post-pandemic era, many countries are still facing multiple challenges in production and manufacturing, including labor and material shortages, rise in labor costs, halts in production and manufacturing as anti-pandemic prevention measures, lags in supply chain procurement, among others. The current automated mechanical production lines can no longer keep up with the market's competition, forcing manufacturers to actively seek solutions to tackle the challenges of this ever-changing environment. Through the gradual popularization and development of 5G technology, the integration of edge computing, 5G, and AI will have the greatest impact in the digitization of smart factories. It will also become one of the growth drivers in the servers market.
Chenbro stated that 5G technology has features such as high bandwidth, low latency and the ability to connect a large amount of data. In the future, by establishing a 5G private network in a factory, massive amount of data can be sent from factory machines and production lines to the edge computing server via a 5G network for preliminary interpretation. The data will then be standardized for further analysis and processing. An edge computing server, when integrated with a cloud data center, can also perform AI deduction. It can analyze big data through AI deep learning. Furthermore, the AI analysis can allow decision makers take more accurate and faster decisions, improving the production efficiency and capabilities of factories. This architecture can be applied to different smart factory scenarios such as AOI inspection, preventive maintenance, robotic arms, and automated guided vehicles (AGV) to support manufacturers in their upgrading and transformation processes towards smart manufacturing.
The manufacturing industry is widely diverse. It includes technology sectors such as electronics, semiconductors, aerospace, and machineries. It also includes traditional sectors such as textiles, footwear, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, steel, and cement. Manufacturing environments are usually high in temperature and humidity, and filled with dust. In order to maintain high computing performance, servers need to have high stability and must be able to adapt to harsh environments to meet operating requirements. Equipped with strong hardware technical support, Chenbro provides excellent heat dissipation, verified testing, and complete electromechanical integration services. The company also combines modularized product design capabilities to assist clients and provide them with high flexibility when configuring the hardware framework of a server. This is all to meet the needs of manufacturers' complex operating environments.
Chenbro provides comprehensive server and storage device solutions that meet high-stability and high-performance computing requirements. These solutions include barebone server products, high-density storage solutions, compact server chassis, tower server chassis, diversified options in all-flash storage arrays, and the edge computing server chassis series that has received much market attention recently.
IDC stated that edge computing is a distributed computing architecture. It connects cloud-centered/traditional data centers with terminal equipment and serves as an intermediary. Edge computing servers can be divided into two types. The first type is a standard server deployed at the edge of a network. The second is a specified server designed according to different scenarios at the edge of a network. The IDC predicted that as there are more diverse scenarios in the applications of edge computing at the data-generation end, the demand for edge computing servers that have specific external sizes, low-energy-consumption capabilities, broad working temperature, and other specified designs, will see accelerating growth to adapt to complex and diverse deployment environments. Many edge computing devices must be built in a limited space; therefore, Chenbro uses small-sized chassis to meet the requirements of edge computing deployment. Chenbro's edge computing servers combine high-performance computing, sufficient storage and network kits in a shallow-depth and small-sized chassis for flexible applications in the deployment of edge computing devices.
Edge computing servers have become indispensable in smart factories. Currently, small industrial computers or smart machine boxes are used as edge gateways on the market. Edge computing platforms require a certain level of performance to reach an instant response; therefore, in applications, edge computing platforms are paired with edge computing servers to serve as edge computing servers. Chenbro indicated that the integration of emerging technologies - edge computing, 5G, and AI - will further boost the development of smart manufacturing. In the future, the edge computing server market will witness a rapid expansion. Chenbro will continue to navigate the field of 5G, AI, and edge computing. In addition to OEM and ODM services, the Company also provides OTS standard products to system integration companies and channel partners. In the advent of the 5G era, Chenbro hopes to retain its competitive edge in the market thanks to its AI and edge computing server products.
Chenbro's edge computing server solutions boost smart manufacturing AIoT deployment