If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years about the power of collaboration it is this: Get the right group of people in a room and anything is possible. In the case of the Internet of Things (IoT), that “anything” will evolve to 50 billion IoT-connected devices by the year 2020. Of course, we can only get there thanks to the tireless collaboration of our Intel ecosystem partners.
In this guest blog post, Robert Andres, CMO, Eurotech, explains how the Eurotech Everyware Software Framework combines Intel technology-based hardware, Wind River Linux Software, Oracle Java Virtual machine, and McAfee security technology, to create an approachable framework for IoT developers. Eurotech offers us yet another powerful example of how collaboration between Intel and our ecosystem partners is revolutionizing the Internet of Things. ~David McKinney
A Simple Way to Manage and Connect IoT Devices to the Cloud
Some say the world is undergoing a dramatic transformation, from isolated systems to cloud-connected devices whose data can be analyzed to extract valuable information. But isn’t this an old concept? Developers have been attaching embedded systems to public and private networks for decades, despite having to design the necessary hardware and software from scratch.
Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is eliminating much of the heavy lifting, bringing about change by providing IoT solutions that will make device connectivity ubiquitous. Forecasters predict we’ll see billions of Internet-connected devices, ranging from small, wearable sensors to large shipping containers, vehicles, and building infrastructure. Although they can share the same cloud, they have little else in common, and their developers have radically different business models and technical needs.
Connecting IoT Devices to Business
Accommodating this variety, Eurotech’s Everyware Device Cloud and Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework solve common infrastructure problems among distributed devices and IT systems. These components provide an easy path to connect cloud-ready devices to IT systems, the cloud, and applications. Whether for sensor data, images, aggregated data, new set points or new rules, end-to-end solutions provide low-bandwidth, reliable, cloud-based communications, storage, and analysis capabilities that scale with any application.
Modular and Standards-Based IoT Architecture
The figure below shows a simplified diagram with an assortment of cloud-connected devices, large and small. Put simply, Eurotech’s solutions encompass everything from the sensor hubs and network gateways all the way up to integration with the developer’s business information systems. This includes the underlying hardware, wired/wireless network interfaces, intrinsic interoperability capability, remote management features, built-in security measures, data aggregation, and more.
The Eurotech Everyware Software Framework provides all the pieces a development team needs to get up and running without spending valuable time on basic, and not-so-basic, hardware and software integration. While this edge-to-application solution encapsulates a lot of hardware, software, and technical know-how, every individual step is customizable by the developer. Eurotech combines Intel-based hardware, Wind River Linux software, Oracle Java Virtual Machine, McAfee security technology, networking expertise, and a global, cloud-based infrastructure to create this framework for IoT developers.
Using Eurotech to Manage and Connect IoT Devices to the Cloud
Eurotech’s Everyware Device Cloud and Eurotech Everyware Software Framework provide an industry-neutral platform for building complex, global IoT networks that makes it easier for subject-matter experts to create value-added services. See how you can save time implementing this solution by downloading the Solutions Blueprint at www.intel.com/iot. In minutes, have Eurotech software running in Intel processor-based gateways using the step-by-step instruction guides listed in the solution brief found at https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/solutions/iot-gateway/connect-sensor-networks-with-eurotech-iot-gateways-solution-brief.html.