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Ericsson launches blockchain solution for Predix

Service delivers massive scale, near real-time signature verification, post-quantum proof and high service availability

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The blockchain microservice will provide assurance that data captured is reliable
The blockchain microservice will provide assurance that data captured is reliable

Ericsson has made its Blockchain Data Integrity commercially available on GE’s Predix platform for building industrial applications to offer fully auditable, compliant and trustworthy data to Predix builders.

 

The Predix platform allows users to develop, deploy, operate and monetise industrial internet applications. In industries such as public utilities, transport, healthcare and aviation, stringent requirements for data integrity and verifiable trust must be met in order to achieve regulatory compliance.

 

“Ericsson’s Blockchain Data Integrity has been made available in GE’s Predix catalogue and marketplace to guarantee the availability of fully auditable, compliant and trustworthy data,” said Martin Frojd, head of product line cloud & data platforms, Ericsson.

 

“Predix developers who take advantage of the service can be confident that data residing in Predix has not been tampered with or otherwise modified.”

 

Ericsson Blockchain Data Integrity is based on its Data Centric Security offering and automates the generation and verification of tamperproof, irreversible signatures to guarantee the integrity of the software supply chain across data, system configuration, firmware and field operations.

 

The service can be triggered through RESTful APIs and supports an independently verifiable chain of custody for data pipelines and workflows, from data capture to storage, without reliance on central trust authorities or a public key infrastructure.

 

The service delivers massive scale, near real-time signature verification, post-quantum proof and high service availability, said Ericsson.

 

“Through the use of GE’s Predix platform, Ericsson’s Blockchain microservice provides assurance that data captured during field inspections and/or from IoT systems is reliable and consistent, even as it is transferred across systems,” Brandon Parker, product director, asset performance management and analytics, at GE Transportation Digital Solutions.

 

“This is especially important in both heavily regulated industries, such as transportation, and in analytical environments where outcomes are at the mercy of the accuracy of the data.”

 

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