Hitachi unveils Lumada Inspection Insights

Hitachi has launched the Lumada Inspection Insights end-to-end portfolio of digital solutions for the inspection, monitoring and optimisation of critical assets.

The portfolio enables customers to automate asset inspection, support sustainability goals, improve physical security and reduce risks and impacts of storms or fires by using powerful artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse photographs and video, including LiDAR, thermal and satellite imagery.

It addresses various root causes of failures and forced shutdowns by deploying AI and machine learning to analyse a wide spectrum of image types, assets and risks. Predictive analytics assesses the risks to operations or environment, letting organisations streamline remediation before outages occur.

Available as a comprehensive solution or standalone, the portfolio’s four core applications are Hitachi Image Based Inspections, Hitachi Intelligent Infrastructure Monitoring, Hitachi Vegetation Manager, and Hitachi Map.

“The energy transition is one of the most urgent issues of our times and together with customers, we are co-creating pioneering digital solutions to enable the carbon-neutral future. In collaboration with Hitachi Vantara, we are delighted to launch the Lumada Inspection Insights portfolio, which gives industrial organisations the tools they need to get the right information to the right teams when they need it most. The result is improved reliability, safety, and sustainability,” said Massimo Danieli, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s grid automation business.

Lumada Inspection Insights features comprehensive, microservices-based capabilities that allow visibility of assets and factors such as current state, asset health, and encroachment, in a “single pane of glass” actionable view, from a variety of sources.

With unified insights, organisations can improve safety, reliability, and agility. The use of high-resolution, autonomous, and accurate wide-area surveillance ensures that truck rolls and workforce deployments are optimised, reducing waste and furthering a sustainable approach to operations and maintenance.

“Becoming data driven is essential to accelerating digitalisation and sustainability. This collaboration across Hitachi creates better outcomes for businesses, broader society and our environment by harnessing data and AI to solve multiple operational and business challenges. Together, we can improve industrial asset reliability, prevent wildfires and accelerate global sustainability efforts,” said Frank Antonysamy, Chief Digital Solutions Officer of Hitachi Vantara.