Semiconductors and Components

Intel Rolls IoT Reference Model

09 December 2014

Intel Corp. has introduced an Internet of Things (IoT) reference design model targeted at making next generation connected devices and wearables easier to secure and connect to.

In order to support the new IoT platform, Intel has also rolled out integrated hardware and software products as well as new relationships to expand IoT from infancy to mass deployment, the company said. Intel has already been experimenting with ways to expand IoT into the manufacturing aspect of factory automation by using a gateway to gather and aggregate data in order to improve component uptime, increased yield and productivity.

Now, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company wants to make it easier for those developing IoT products to do it quicker but with heightened security through this reference design that will include a repeatable foundation of building blocks to unlock data faster for meaningful information and value.

One of Intel’s goals with the new platform is to expand the overall IoT ecosystem because the potential not only for economic gains but as a social change in how we connect to everyday items, Intel said. As a result, Intel is partnering with Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, Dell, HCL, NTT Data, SAP, Tata Consultancy, WiPro and others to help develop and deploy products based on Intel’s IoT platform.

Doug Davis, VP and GM of the Internet of Things Group inside Intel, said in a statement the platform will allow IoT to become more accessible to vendors in addition to expanding Intel’s “IoT product family beyond silicon.” Davis added that IoT is growing rapidly but “faces scalability hurdles” so by simplifying the development process and making it easier to use “we can help accelerate innovation.”

One of the support partners for the Intel IoT platform is Wind River that introduced in conjunction with the platform release its Wind River Edge Management System, a cloud-based IoT platform to securely connect devices to a centralized console.

Wind River’s system is a pre-integrated technology stack running from the device to the cloud that works with Intel’s IoT platform as well as other IoT components, Wind River said.

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IHS Connectivity and IoT

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