Today is truly a day to celebrate a new and more connected way forward. We’re in downtown San Francisco hosting IoT Insights 2014, a day of all things IoT, featuring key IoT leaders from across Intel, along with industry partners, all of whom are discussing the latest strategy, products, and deployments that will provide the foundation for accelerating IoT. Here are some of the highlights from the Intel Internet of Things portfolio that are featured at today’s event.
A New Intel® IoT Platform Focusing on Interoperability and Security
Today we’re announcing the Intel® IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model and family of products from Intel and the industry. It provides a foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics.
“With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product family beyond silicon with enhancements to our pre-integrated solutions that make IoT more accessible to solution providers,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel. “IoT is a rapidly growing market, but faces scalability hurdles. By simplifying the development process and making it easier to deploy new solutions that address market needs, we can help accelerate innovation.”
Watch Brian McCarson, Intel Senior Principal Engineer, give us a whiteboard break down of how the platform works.
New Integrated Hardware and Software for the Intel IoT Platform
Intel is also delivering a roadmap of integrated hardware and software products to support the Intel IoT Platform. The roadmap outlines end-to-end solutions which include API management and service creation, edge-to-cloud connectivity and analytics, intelligent gateways and fundamental security.
Here are a few of the products that Intel announced today:
- Intel® IoT Gateway: The updated version of the Intel IoT Gateway integrates the Wind River Edge Management System, so that gateways can be deployed, provisioned and managed throughout the life cycle of the system. This allows customers to rapidly deploy and manage gateways and reduces costs and time to market. In addition, the update gateway includes performance improvements, support for lower cost memory options and a broader selection of available communication options. Intel IoT Gateways are currently available from 7 ODMs with 13 more releasing systems over the next quarter.
- Enhanced Gateway Security: McAfee, a part of Intel Security, announced Enhanced Security for IoT Gateways in support of the Intel IoT Platform. This pre-validated solution adds advanced security management for gateway devices.
- Enhanced Privacy Identity (EPID): Intel Security also announced that its EPID technology will be promoted to other silicon vendors. EPID has anonymity properties in addition to hardware-enforced integrity and is included in ISO and TCG standards. Intel will provide implementation licensing so that edge devices and sensors are more likely to adopt it.
- Intel Analytics Service for Intel® IoT Developer Kits: To get value out of the data generated in deployments using the Intel® IoT Platform, developers need a powerful yet easy-to-use approach to big data analytics. Intel is expanding its cloud analytics support for IoT Developer Kits to include the Intel® IoT Gateway series in addition to Intel® Galileo boards and Intel® Edison Modules. Cloud analytics enables IoT application developers to detect trends and anomalies in time series at big data scale.
- Intel API and Traffic Management: This new solution utilizes Intel Mashery API Management tools to enable the creation of building blocks that make it easy to build new software applications. Customers of the Intel IoT Platform today have access to these tools to create data APIs that can be shared internally, externally with partners or monetized as revenue-generating data services for customers.
Expanding IoT Ecosystem and Standards
IoT has enormous potential to drive economic value and social change but no company can do it alone. Intel is disclosing new solutions and relationships to boost the IoT ecosystem, and has been building strategic relationships focused on providing a foundation for the IoT, which addresses each of the complex components and frees up developers to focus on building solutions that expertly address specific customer pain points. Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, Dell, HCI, NTT Data, SAP, Tata Consultancy Services, WIPRO and others are joining together with Intel to develop and deploy solutions on the Intel IoT Platform.
Intel also continues to work with AT&T, Cisco, GE and IBM, to further promote compatibility and security through standards and test beds with groups like the Industrial Internet Consortium and the Open Interconnect Consortium.
Intel and its ecosystem partners are at the forefront of IoT, and we couldn’t be more excited to demonstrate how our unique combination of integrated hardware, software, and services is helping turn data into action, accelerating the realization of cleaner cities, personalized healthcare, more responsive homes, and smarter factories.
Vertical Market Application Focus
In addition to breakout sessions on Securing the IoT and Analytics and Edge Management, Intel IoT leaders will conduct roundtable discussions on smart home, smart cities, smart cars, and big data. With the flexibility, security, and interoperability of the Intel IoT Platform, it’s a truly exciting time to be coming online with the IoT!