Simplifying IoT deployments

The Intel® IoT Platform identifies the key components of an IoT solution, how they work together, and where essential capabilities – such as security and analytics – happen.

Charlie Sheridan, Director of IoT Systems, Intel Labs Europe

It can be incredibly complex to put together all the different components that make up a good IoT solution. So we decided there's a great opportunity to build a unified solution - an IoT platform, which we launched in 2014.

The Intel® IoT Platform identifies the key components of an IoT solution, how they work together, and where essential capabilities – such as security and analytics – happen. It includes an end-to-end reference architectures model, as well as the Intel family of products and its ecosystem.

Data and analytics

These also work with third-party solutions so together you have a very strong foundation for securely connecting devices in a seamless way, securely delivering the data from those devices to the cloud, and then being able to apply analytics to that data to deliver business value.

In terms of real life industry examples, we have this platform deployed in our own facilities and factories looking at the assembly and equipment. The measured benefits are around $9m per year.

Another example is a US-based trucks fleet management company. We deployed gateway sensors in their trucks with a cloud platform to manage it and we saved roughly 6% in fuel economy, not including the CO2 benefits.

Airline examples

When I think about airline industry examples, you have what Boeing or Rolls Royce are already doing around the connected engines and their servicing models.

There are also interesting things going on with wearables. One example could be to provide smartwatches to maintenance crews so that you have more real time information going to the technicians on the ground.

Go to Intel® IoT Platform for more.

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