Intel Delivers on the Promise of IoT at Embedded World 2015

Intel Internet of Things visits Nuremberg, Germany for Embedded World. From smart buildings to retail, Intel Internet of Things solutions brought app-ready IoT platforms to key vertical markets at the Embedded World 2015 Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, last week. At this year’s event, Intel demonstrated first-hand how developers can quickly step on a path to IoT.

From compelling tech talks to popular booth demos, Intel conveyed a clear message that IoT is here to stay. At the same time, Intel is reaching back to its developer roots, with projects that cut across technology and tools applicable to both hardware and software developers while tapping into the broadening Intel IoT ecosystem.

Tech Talks: Women of Intel Shine at Embedded World 2015

Women at Intel give tech talks at Embedded World. As part of the growing Women at Intel movement, Intel sponsored a “Spend Time with Female Engineers from Intel” event featuring Divya Mahesh and Beatris Rusu. The two held six 15-minute sessions followed by Q&A.

Intel also co-hosted a women’s networking reception with Wind River, featuring a female engineers meet and greet. Earlier this year, the company announced a $300 million investment for the recruitment and training of women and other underrepresented groups in technology and has made diversity in the workforce a top priority. For Intel Software Project Leader Divya Mahesh, that begins with role modeling.

Intel Software Project Leader Divya Mahesh

Intel Software Project Leader Divya Mahesh

“When a girl looks for a profession, she’s looking for a role model. She has that in actresses, in models, but it’s difficult to find a female technical role model,” said Mahesh, who has been with the company for 11 years. “Girls need to have technical female role models who say, “this is a thing you can do’.”

“Girls need to have technical female role models who say, ‘this is a thing you can do’.” -Divya Mahesh

The growing Women at Intel movement isn’t just talk. It was evident to anyone who walked through the Intel IoT demos and saw women engineers hard at work, finding innovative ways to explain how the larger Intel ecosystem is working collaboratively to push the Internet of Things forward.

Intel Internet of Things Integrated Manufacturing Architecture, Industrial Chocolate Factory.

Delicious Demo: Industrial Control Chocolate Factory

Intel Software Engineer Beatris Rusu

Intel Software Engineer Beatris Rusu

Chocolate served as both a draw and a teaching tool for explaining the Intel IoT Integrated Manufacturing Architecture to booth visitors. The demo combined technologies such as the Intel® Industrial Solutions System Consolidation Series, virtual machines running on Intel® Xeon® processor-based factory servers, and open source middleware technologies to lower the cost of developing IoT manufacturing systems.

The tasty demo showed how the aforementioned technologies work together to collect, share, and analyze data to achieve new levels of business intelligence, while modeling a real-world factory process that delivered tiny chocolate bars to booth attendees’ waiting hands.

 

Built to Last: Smart Buildings Offer a Safer Way to Live

Intel IoT Building Automation Systems Monitoring Control demo at Embedded World. The Building Automation Systems Monitoring Control demo used Intel technology to illustrate how real-time monitoring and control of building systems creates a highly liveable, workable, and human-oriented space. Systems that were once independent can now work together to enable efficiencies, ease of use, responsiveness, and streamlined functionality.

This fun demo showed the domino effect of a heat-triggered sensor that can quickly respond to emergencies by alerting residents, triggering flashing exit lights, sending elevators to the bottom floor, turning off HVAC systems, and thrusting open doors for quick exit.

Picture Perfect: Using Smart Cameras for More than Traffic Cams

Intel IoT heat mapping demo at Embedded World.The Smart IoT Camera demo used an Intel® Atom™ processor-based platform featuring an IP Camera to run traffic analytics for transportation and security. However, as Intel’s D. John Oliver pointed out, there’s a huge opportunity for retail with the cameras as well.

With the heat mapping feature, retailers can turn on the privacy option so customers have anonymity, and then focus on what really matters—where customers are congregating. Oliver set up heat cameras around the Intel IoT booth to demonstrate the point.

“What we’re showing is where the traffic patterns are,” said Oliver, “and that gives people the ability to know, “hey, let me move my products to where the traffic is, the products I want to move, or the products with the higher margin’.”

Ready to Connect: IoT Dev Kit Puts the Key to IoT in Developers’ Hands

Intel Firmware Engineer Laurie Jarlstrom holds the Intel Galileo board.

Intel Firmware Engineer Laurie Jarlstrom holds the Intel Galileo board.

The IoT Development Kit, Developer Studio, and System Technologies demo provided a hands-on overview of a complete Intel software development solution for the Internet of Things. The demo covered all phases of the development cycle—and layers of the software stack—from the low-level UEFI-based firmware, to the OS, device drivers, applications, and HTML5-based runtime solutions.

Intel IoT Developer Kit is designed for hobbyists, students and entrepreneurial developers interested in building IoT solutions. The Intel® IoT Developer Kit for Intel® Edison development platform adds C, C++, Python, and JavaScript support for developing connected sensor Internet of Things applications.

Collaboration: The Secret Behind a Successful IoT Deployment

Intel Product Marketing Engineer Carmen Enns described how Intel has created a gateway, hardware, software ecosystem that works together to strengthen IoT. She also touted the benefits of being able to tap into the growing relationships between Intel partners in the IoT ecosystem.

Intel Product Marketing Engineer Carmen Enns

Intel Product Marketing Engineer Carmen Enns

“We sell not only the silicon, but a software stack, as well as the security piece to go with that.”Enns said. “The idea is that this is a whole component to go with the Internet of Things,” she said pointing to a row of Intel IoT gateways.

“The idea is that these are really a component of the internet of things. So these gather a lot of sensor information, and can control a lot of different systems, and that goes into the cloud where you can do more processing.”

She went on to highlight many of the software providers and ecosystem partners currently working with Intel. “They are developing applications and providing Intel PC security for essentially whole systems of things for the Internet of Things.”

To learn more about Intel’s IoT Solutions, visit the Internet of Things portal.

 

David McKinney

About David McKinney

Social Media Manager, Internet of Things (IoT) Group INTEL CORPORATION David is a 16 year veteran at Intel and currently the Social Media Manager for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IoTG). Prior to his current position, David led the content creation enthusiast notebook marketing efforts where he defined product strategies to solve content creation workflow problems and establish Intel leadership in the Digital Content Creation (DCC) segment. David has held business development manager and marketing leadership positions in multiple Intel business groups, including the Intel field sales organization. Outside of work, David enjoys a number of hobbies ranging from hiking to volunteer work at the Oregon Humane Society along with the discovery of new technologies related to music creation and photography. You can follow David on Twitter: @dmckinney and continue the conversation on Twitter by following @IntelIoT and friend us on Facebook.com/Inteliot.

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