Intel to Reveal Breakthrough in Smart and Connected Technology at IoT Solutions World Congress

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Next week at IoT Solutions World Congress (October 25-27) in Barcelona, the leading global event for industrial IoT, Intel will be unveiling IoT solutions designed to support the next wave of innovation, helping connected entities become more responsive, efficient, and aware. Intel’s latest development will enable high scale machines and systems to greatly expand capabilities in the most challenging of environments.

 

Intel – IoT Solutions World Congress Hackathon

Intel co-sponsored a hackathon at IoT Solutions World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.
To kick off the excitement of our presence at IoTSWC, Intel is co-sponsoring a hackathon two days before the event on October 23 to inspire contestants to develop creative and innovative industrial solutions for healthcare, the environment, education and transportation.

With support from the Intel tech teams, participants will have access to the latest technologies at the edge and the gateway using the Intel IoT Platform. This hackathon is part of Intel’s continued mission to support and drive next generation of technology in transportation, industrial, retail and medical systems that will require a significant amount of processing power to bring data to the edge of computing, as well as new data, scalability and insights that translate to meaningful change.

 

Advancing Solutions for Next Generation IoT Today

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On October 25, I will also be presenting a keynote entitled, “IoT: From Hype to Reality.” During the presentation, I will discuss data on progress the industry has made over the past year as well as current use cases that have made IoT a reality in many sectors of the economy.

From the promise of always-on 5G connectivity and deep machine learning to strengthening security and protecting privacy, Intel is investing heavily to enable industries to unlock the potential of IoT. We believe that next generation solutions for smart and connected technologies will empower a broad range of optimized and interoperable multivendor solutions.

To highlight how Intel and its collaborators are fully prepared to provide next level smart and connected devices across an array of sectors, we will demonstrate a variety of IoT solutions that drive advancements for the industrial internet, smart cities, and machine vision.

 

Building Smarter Cities, Unlocking Economic Value

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Smart and connected cities can deliver an unprecedented value across both public and private services. Through a video demo of various use cases, Wind River’s portfolio of products such as VxWorks, Helix Device Cloud and Titanium Server, will show how Wind River software helps to control, manage and protect the city infrastructure and systems that we rely on every day.

Commercial and residential apartment buildings can also reap the benefits of IoT solutions when property managers are equipped with tools to better control building assets with actionable insight that can help improve maintenance and overall tenant experience. By leveraging Amazon’s end-to-end smart building management solutions, Intel will demonstrate a live setup of an energy clamp, motion sensor, and smart switch that will process and pass data through to the AWS Cloud Service while the Helix Device Cloud manages the devices. Insight from the device management and data provisioning processes will display on a screen with a live sensor data dashboard that will be fed from the cloud. This demonstration will leverage both Intel products (Intel IoT Platform, Wind River Helix Device Cloud, Intel IoT Gateway Technology) and Amazon products (AWS IoT, AWS S3 and Amazon Echo).

 

Building High Scale IoT for Industrial Solutions

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Intel’s smart and connected solutions drive innovation in manufacturing and other industrial sectors, optimizing production and improving operations through real-time insight and seamless management solutions. With Siemens’ smart manufacturing solution, Intel will demonstrate how to optimize existing manufacturing facilities using retrofitted sensors and an intelligent IoT Gateway to gain more transparency of existing bottlenecks, without disrupting the running production.

Other industrial technologies that leverage Intel’s new IoT solution, such as ADLINK’s SEMA Cloud E2E industrial IoT platform, will showcase the ability to remotely update software and process basic input and output on manufacturing devices through the SEMA Cloud platform.

The agriculture and farming industry can also benefit from IoT solutions when collecting real-time data on weather, crop maturity, and soil and air quality. For example, in drought-stricken regions, predictive analytics solutions such as IBM Precision, can be used to make smarter decisions about a crop’s watering needs to help improve operations while reducing consumption and costs.

By using IBM Watson IoT Analytics, IBM Weather Company weather data and Intel IoT technology, Intel will demonstrate how coupling real-time soil moisture readings with historical weather patterns for a particular farm can increase crop yield and manage irrigation needs more efficiently. The demo will include three different pots of soil with moisture sensors in each pot at the Intel booth as well as a soil moisture sensor located remotely at a farm. Demo viewers will gain insight on how sensors collect data in real time to reveal the “health scores” of the water content in the soil and measure watering needs for a given area of the farm.

 

Connected, Real-Time Communication Optimizes Transportation and Logistics

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IoT is helping to create smarter and more efficient connected rail ecosystems from actual train cars to operations centers. With real-time analytics, locomotive managers can reduce fuel consumption, decrease emissions, boost velocity and improve operations.

With Accenture Connected Transport, a complete connected vehicle solution that leverages the Intel Atom x3 Processor Series 3G-R, operations managers have the ability to capture and analyze data locally, enabling real-time driver feedback and connectivity to the cloud through 3G capability for rich backend cloud analytics.

GE Transportation, another Intel IoT solution collaborators, is also making an impact in the connected rail space by leveraging a next generation, Intel-based locomotive data center for its GoLINC platform to enhance communication and improve productivity throughout operation. Its mobile data center provides robust processing, wireless communication, networking, video, and data storage. GoLINC interfaces with both locomotive and third party systems to make data available, and features onboard wireless capability for easier data transfer.

 

Enabling Interoperability Across IoT Devices and Applications

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As more smart and connected machines come on-line with cross-connectivity and varying sensor needs, interoperability will be crucial in ensuring that devices and applications are in-sync with each other and running smoothly. At IoT World Solutions Congress, Intel will demo a practical implementation of service-level semantic interoperability across different IoT standards and specifications. This setup will consist of three gateways emitting sensor data in IPSO, OCF and Haystack formats. It will then convert to a uniform data format at service-access API level for “big data” IoT aggregations and services.

Stay tuned to this space for additional details about our upcoming announcements and presence at IoT Solutions World Congress.

To view Intel-featured demos and learn more about our solutions, please visit us at booth 301.

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Jonathan Ballon

About Jonathan Ballon

Jonathan Ballon is vice president in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and general manager of the Markets and Channels Acceleration Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for managing and driving revenue across a portfolio of growth segments, while also incubating new sectors and business models. In addition, he is responsible for driving scale across all IoT segments through various channels and routes to market. Prior to joining Intel, Ballon served as chief strategy officer and chief operations officer for General Electric’s Industrial Internet business, and served as corporate vice president at Cisco leading the office of strategy and planning. He presently also serves as an advisor and board member to several Silicon Valley based startups and accelerators. Ballon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, summa cum laude, and an MBA degree in strategic planning and operations management from the University of Pittsburgh.

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