Hitachi Forms Alliance with Disney on IoT Technologies

Economy

New York, Oct. 9 (Jiji Press)--A U.S. subsidiary of major Japanese technology company Hitachi Ltd. <6501> said Wednesday it has formed an alliance with U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. over internet of things, or IoT, technologies.

Disney hopes to improve its theme park operations through the alliance with Hitachi Vantara.

"The combination of Disney's innovative entertainment experiences and Hitachi's data-driven solutions will allow more guests than ever to make magical memories," Hitachi Vantara said in a press release.

Sensors are expected to be set up at attractions at Disney theme parks in Florida and California for more effective maintenance as well as for easing congestion.

"We hope for long-term cooperation with Disney," Hitachi President Toshiaki Higashihara said at an event held in Las Vegas.

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