There now exists an opportunity for business transformation previously unseen in the embedded marketplace. Intel recently made some significant announcements and communicated our vision for the Internet of Things (IoT) with solutions to help accelerate development and deployment of intelligent devices, creating systems of systems by connecting legacy devices to the cloud, and enabling end-to-end analytics to transform business.
For the past year or so we’ve been studying the pain points in the industry and working closely with our customers to better understand what IoT really means to them. In terms of productivity and efficiency, only a few percentage points improvement make a considerable improvement to the bottom line. There are also vast opportunities waiting for companies in data they already produce; but first they need to capture it, unlock the valuable insights, and take them to market.
First, we are now bringing platforms to market, called intelligent gateways, in a variety of price/performance points that allow our customers to connect existing devices with cloud services. The gateways provide integrated and pre-validated hardware and software from McAfee and Wind River, to ensure that the data generated by devices and existing infrastructure can be shared securely. Second, we are scaling our product portfolio and extending our reach into emerging IoT applications with the low-power, Intel Quark SoC X1000 and the new Intel Atom processor E3800 product family. Third, we’re developing horizontal building blocks for vertical end-to-end analytics as well as distributed analytics for edge systems and data centers to turn Big Data into actionable information.
A great example of business transformation can be seen in the industrial segment with Daikin Applied, and industry leader in environmental solutions. They are developing an intelligent equipment product line with Intel-based intelligent gateway solutions for commercial HVAC equipment to unleash the data from their buildings, move it into the cloud, apply analytics, and allow their customers to interact with their buildings in new ways. The benefits from this business transformation include reduced energy spend and maintenance, integration with the smart grid, and improved comfort for their customers.
We at Intel are in a very unique position in the market given the breadth of our assets to make IoT a reality. By bringing together data center, cloud, network infrastructure, gateways, and device platforms, we’re delivering value and democratizing the benefits of the Internet of Things.
For more information on the Internet of Things, visit intel.com/iot.