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Qualcomm launches IoT-as-a-service platform

10 December 2020
Qualcomm has launched Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego to show realistic use cases for IoT solutions including smart trash cans. Source: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has introduced an internet of things (IoT) services suite designed to aid the digital transformation of smart cities and smart connected spaces.

What Qualcomm is calling IoT-as-a-service (IoTaaS) is designed for a plug-and-play deployment of connected devices to address what the company views as a fragmented market. Qualcomm’s IoT Services Suite will work with Qualcomm’s Smart Cities Accelerator Program that has 300 members in its ecosystem.

The service will be applied across five verticals including:

  • Smart cities and spaces-as-a-service: For solutions such as smart lighting, signage, parking and more.
  • Education-as-a-service: For school districts across the United States to get direct access to Smart Cities Accelerator ecosystem members for smart classrooms and hybrid learning settings.
  • Construction management-as-a-service: For construction safety and digital management of construction sites, focusing on worker safety.
  • Logistics-as-a-service: For end-to-end logistical chain management from teams to inventory with Smart Cities Accelerator ecosystem partners.
  • Healthcare-as-a-service: Give direct access to Smart Cities Accelerator ecosystems partners for remote patient monitoring and tele-ICU capabilities.

The platform includes Qualcomm’s chipset-enabled subsystems to support middleware, data operations, cloud services, enhanced security, user experience, analytics, collective intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI).

Additionally, Qualcomm has launched its Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego to show realistic use cases for commercially available, end-to-end IoT solutions. The Smart Campus includes a 5G network and other capabilities such as smart parking, lighting, transportation, logistics, trash cans and AI-based cameras for security. The campus includes a command-and-control center that acts as the hub with operational visibility across entire networks of connected sensors and IoT devices in real-time.

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