Tilia Labs introduces tilia Cloud at PRINT 19; a platform to power Industry 4.0
New cloud platform offers scalable, secure, and reliable core building blocks for print service providers embarking on the next digital revolution.
At PRINT 19 (Chicago, Oct 3-5) Tilia Labs, Inc., a leading developer of planning, imposition, and Artificially Intelligent automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, will unveil its new technology platform for the first time on Booth 327 in the North Hall. Designed to support and facilitate the opportunities of Industry 4.0, tilia Cloud is presented as a secure but open framework that aims to revolutionize the way print service providers connect, access, and manage their data.
Industry 4.0 offers unlimited opportunities for businesses to optimize productivity, convenience, speed, and cost across all manufacturing processes, but the graphic communications industry has lacked a platform capable of utilizing Industry 4.0 data. In tilia Cloud, Tilia Labs is providing a cloud-based IoT toolkit customized for printing and packaging. By gathering and storing data in real-time from connected devices and equipment, and molding that data into meaningful information, tilia Cloud allows actions to be automated and decisions made instantaneously. Vendor agnostic and secure, it also enables companies to share licenses, centralize resources, and bring on new facilities and users as required over time.
Three key features of tilia Cloud capture its proposition for growing print services providers:
- IAM (Identity and Access Management) – a secure policy-based service which provides fine-grained control for access to all resources.
- Enterprise Ready – built using microservices, tilia Cloud allows license compliance and management control of the entire team’s software in the cloud.
- Open API – enables automated requests and responses via modern RESTful Web Services.
“When systems communicate effectively, smarter cost-based decisions can be made in real-time,” explains Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “tilia Cloud makes this possible by offering automated communication across an open but data-secure framework. Our technology not only provides scalable connectivity and integration capabilities for today but opens up the infinite opportunities of IoT to expedite ongoing business improvements and innovations along the entire value chain.”
As with other Tilia Labs solutions, tilia Cloud provides open, comprehensive REST APIs to enable full business and process automation. Brand new to tilia Cloud is its real-time streaming API for live updates and collaboration across all connected clients. Using a modern microservices architecture and serverless technology, tilia Cloud scales horizontally to meet any demand. All microservices are multi-tenant aware and use secure, token-based authentication to provide safe integrations with virtually all private or hybrid cloud environments, eliminating any risk to existing integrations or processes.
Built for scalability, tilia Cloud is designed to be Enterprise Ready in every facet. Auto-scaling and automated backups provide security against any single-point of failure. User accounts can be created, and roles defined in detail, while policies can be specified, and licenses accessed on any resource in the system anywhere in the world.
“Our vision at Tilia Labs has always been to apply the latest software technologies coupled with first-class UX [User Experience design] to gain efficiencies and improve usability for the benefit of print providers,” concludes de Jonge. “Through the success of our products tilia Phoenix and Griffin we have proved our ability to master cross-platform solutions that tackle extremely complex optimization challenges. At PRINT 19 we’re inviting visitors to explore how they might extend these benefits into the core of their operation and grow with Tilia Labs into the next digital revolution.”