Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lenovo powers growth of edge computing with new ThinkEdge portfolio now available in PH

PHILIPPINES, June 2021 – Global tech innovator Lenovo has announced that its all-new portfolio of ThinkEdge embedded computers will soon be available to the Philippine market. Building from its existing edge portfolio, the new ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 are small, rugged, and powerful enough to meet the demanding needs of enterprise data processing, security, and scalability at the edge.

Edge computing brings computing and the processing power close to or at the source of data that reduces latency and saves bandwidth. As it transforms the way data is handled, generated, and delivered to several devices around the globe, edge computing is seemingly the new frontier of computing.


It is estimated that by 2025, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be processed at the edge. The global pandemic has become a catalyst for digital transformation and accelerated the push to the edge for many levels of the enterprise, as new solutions for operations and sales are introduced in global markets.


As the Philippines continues to accelerate digitization, the opportunity to adopt the technology becomes apparent for enterprises in industries such as banking and finance, healthcare, and business process outsourcing. Edge computing applications are numerous and growing rapidly. Retailers are implementing more automated checkouts and dynamic signage, real-time store traffic monitoring, inventory, and fulfilling. Manufacturers are further automating assembly lines with predictive maintenance alerts and utilizing smart cameras for safety and quality inspections. Healthcare turns to edge computing for remote patient monitoring and medical device integration. With increased need for powerful, real-time insights across industries, the edge is becoming more critical and complex than ever. 


For many companies, edge computing is becoming an urgent priority, presenting potential for further growth in the next few years. Lenovo recognizes this and introduces its latest addition to its edge technology portfolio to the market to ensure that it addresses business needs in achieving optimal efficiency at the edge.


ThinkEdge Portfolio

The new Lenovo ThinkEdge devices are powered by Intel technology and built for the data needs of tomorrow. The embedded edge computers are for customers who need faster processing power, better security, and scalability. With the right data securely on hand for when it matters, businesses can be more efficient, insightful, and competitive.


“Edge computing is critical infrastructure for intelligent transformation within the enterprise,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager. “The new products in the ThinkEdge portfolio are purpose-built devices designed to be networked on premise or embedded in solutions to give Lenovo’s customers an advantage in performance, security, and scalability.”


The new ThinkEdge SE30 is a small and rugged compute device for edge workloads. It includes the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro® processors for industrial computing. The processor improves compute power, accelerates AI workloads, and is built for the challenges of edge implementations in enterprise with extended temperature support from -20 to +60 Celsius, long-life reliability, as well as enhanced security and manageability features.


The ThinkEdge SE30 offers 4G and 5G availability with key carrier support in select areas. 5G edge devices enhance wireless connectivity to match the low-latency, high-reliability, and high-capacity capabilities of existing wireline solutions with both improved agility of capabilities and better return on investments.


Embedded applications for the ThinkEdge SE30 include kiosks and ATMs for smart retail, automated production lines in manufacturing, and medical device monitoring in healthcare, among others.


Key Features / Specs:

·        11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro® processors for industrial computing

·        Up to 16GB memory and 1TB storage

·        Fan-less, operational temperature range of -20 to 60 Celsius

·        Both 4G 1 and 5G 1 modules  

The new ThinkEdge SE50 is designed for versatile applications that require higher analytics and data processing at the edge. The embedded edge compute device includes an Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 vPro® processor for industrial computing and up to 32GB of memory.

End users can deploy the ThinkEdge SE50 to aggregate and analyze real-time data from distributed IoT devices. This smart edge device can filter and forward IoT data across the WAN to the cloud or data center. Customers have the option to enhance their edge AI strategy with cutting-edge silicon and optimized software leveraging the OpenVINO™ toolkit.

Key Features / Specs:

·        11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 vPro® processors for industrial computing

·        32GB memory and up to 1TB storage

·        Fan-less, operational temperature range of 0 to 50 degree Celsius, and IP50 rating

·        2-liter design with full industrial I/O

Lenovo’s Solutions Give Customers the Edge

The same commitment to continuous innovation that drives Lenovo’s global leadership in PC manufacturing provides the foundation for its edge device roadmap. Lenovo’s portfolio of ThinkEdge devices gives enterprises the flexibility to specify what they need today with the value to include processing capacity to grow for future functionality.


The ThinkEdge portfolio is supported by a growing group of industry-leading software providers, OEMs, and system integrators to deliver devices that become a seamless part of the overall ecosystem. The ThinkEdge Certified Solutions Partners include Telit, IMS Evolve, Software AG and many more.


ThinkEdge devices are ready to be embedded in solutions to accelerate time to market and improve efficiencies for OEMs. Lenovo, through its OEM Solutions business, provides secure, reliable hardware and services to design purpose-built appliances and solve industry pain points.


“Data is exponentially rising each day, especially now that digital transformation across industries is accelerating. As market trends dictate, we need machines that are capable of working on extreme locations and conditions, while still connected all the time. Our ThinkEdge portfolio is aimed at empowering the local growth of edge computing in data-dependent industries in our mission to deliver smarter technology for all. It offers state-of-the-art technology that gives enterprises greater competence in a smaller footprint, while improving scalability and response times. Lenovo continuously creates new technologies that will prepare different sectors for a more digitally powered future,” said Ngan.


The Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 and SE50 are now available in the Philippine market by order basis via solution partners where pricing will be available upon request. Check out the Lenovo Philippines website <lenovo.com/ph> and Facebook page <fb.com/ThinkPCPhilippines> for updates. More information about the devices and other offerings under the ThinkEdge portfolio may be found at the ThinkEdge page <techtoday.lenovo.com/ph/en/solutions/smb/thinkedge>

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