Technical Background and Features
The entire VAWM system is powered by unreal engine. This allows for lightning fast adaptation to changes within the warehouses digital infrastructure.
All performance critical components are written in C++.
Blueprint enables designers to implement changes efficiently. Java EE provides an adaptable and highly compatible environment to communicate with existing APIs.
A microservice architecture builds the backbone for the VAWM, providing easier maintenance and update cycles.
A modular approach opens up exciting development opportunities, such as virtual inventories, to share sets of data with other users, as well as assembly kit functionality for building and testing out new systems.
Target Market and Figures
Industrial sectors are planning to invest US$ 907bn p.a. into Industry 4.0, 5% of their total revenue p.a.; a huge market for VAWM to tap into.
People will be an essential part of the development of Industry 4.0 workflows. Advanced human-machine interfaces will allow everyone involved to quickly understand and act on data-input.
Over the next five years, companies implementing Industry 4.0 expect to reduce their costs by 3.6% p.a.; a huge incentive to invest in new technology.
By 2020 80% of all industrial companies are expected to use data analytics for decision making. Actionable structuring and visualization will be key factors for this step. That is where VAWM fits in.Reference: pwc (2016) "Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise" (PDF)