IBM Acoustic Insights identifies and manages product defects through cognitive acoustic analytics, enabling nondestructive diagnostics and improving automation

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-574
December 12, 2017

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At a glance

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IBM® Acoustic Insights enables organizations to use plant and operation sounds to automatically detect anomalies and defects and identify product quality issues. This helps quicken the highly skilled process of acoustic (sound) inspection for product quality tracking, helping to increase yield, reduce scrap, and reduce human inspection time. Through the use of sound analysis, you can:

  • Identify defects in finished products
  • Monitor and track anomalies in in-process products


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Overview

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A new offering in the IBM IoT for Manufacturing suite of solutions, IBM Acoustic Insights, a Cloud Service solution on SoftLayer®, helps monitor product quality using sound. Sound inspection for product quality and anomaly detection is a key step in manufacturing. Quality problems can surface throughout the manufacturing process. Quality is monitored by inspecting different attributes of the finished product, such as finish measurements, visual inspection, and sound or audio inspection. Such inspection typically requires highly trained, skilled personnel who are able to detect anomalies and product defects based on the sound pattern and quality. Acoustic Insights solution can be trained to learn from quality inspectors and SMEs to identify product quality issues and anomalies based on sound patterns.

In addition to established methods of obtaining operational data, the Internet of Things (IoT) can facilitate immediate and detailed insight into manufacturing quality problems. By infusing intelligence into manufacturing equipment, new capabilities, such as cognitive computing, give businesses deeper insights into manufacturing processes and help unlock the true value of production assets. This new world of intelligence, connectivity, and analytics gives manufacturing organizations a means to obtain a more detailed and accurate understanding and greater control of process and product quality.

Established data acquisition methods and newer IoT technologies can help to deliver a wealth of operational data to the desktops and devices of personnel responsible for process and product quality. In a manufacturing environment, data value is a function of timely analysis that can transform it into meaningful action. The cost of poor quality in a company is high and can impact sales revenue. Detection of quality issues, early in the manufacturing process, can help deliver significant cost savings. The Acoustic Insights solution helps nondestructively identify, monitor, and proactively remedy quality problems to improve production yield, reduce scrap and rework, and reduce warranty costs.



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Key prerequisites

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  • Internet connection
  • Browser

For more information, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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December 22, 2017



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Reference information

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For information about IBM IoT for Manufacturing, see Software Announcement 216-194, dated October 25, 2016.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-C11 Cloud Service IBM Acoustic Insights


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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No publications are shipped with these programs.

Documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements
  • Internet connection
  • Browser

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Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

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Product Group: Watson IoT™

Product: IBM Acoustic Insights

Product Category: Watson IoT


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IBM Acoustic insights (5737-C11)

Part description Part number
IBM Acoustic Insights Thousand Items per Month D1WH3LL
IBM Acoustic Insights Thousand Items Overage D1WH4LL

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Acoustic Insights 5737-C11 Thousand Items


Thousand Items

Thousand Items is a unit of measure by which the Cloud Service can be obtained. An Item is an occurrence of a specific item that is processed by, managed by or related to, the use of the Cloud Service. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover every Item processed by, managed by or related to, the use of the Cloud Service, rounded up to the next one Thousand, during the measurement period specified in Client's PoE or Transaction Document.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction for the acquisition of Cloud Services from IBM consist of either the IBM Cloud Services Agreement and the applicable offering Service Description or the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement or the International Passport Advantage Express Agreement and the IBM Terms of Use -- General Terms for Cloud Offerings and the applicable offering Service Description.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Technical support

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Additional technical support information for this Cloud Service offering may be found in the IBM Support Handbook or in service-specific documentation.

Terms of Use

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Limited warranty

See the warranty defined in the applicable agreement governing client's acquisition for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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