Our IoT world is growing at a breakneck pace. Projections for smart, connected objects—from tiny chips to tremendous machines—show a swell to 200 billion by 2020. IDC’s outlook for global IoT spending between 2015 and 2020 represents 15%+ CAGR, with spending expected to reach $1.29 trillion in 2020.
It’s time for every technology provider to take notice.
The Refrigerator Says You’re Out of Milk
It’s not just the stuff of science fiction; everyday things are increasingly becoming part of this new, connected world. Consider the things you use regularly—health trackers, smart thermostats, IP cameras, digital locks—the list goes on. And, with the launch of the Intel® Compute Card this August, the list will be even longer.
Checking in at roughly the size of few stacked credit cards, the Intel Compute Card brings the power of computing and connectivity to virtually any product, anywhere. The simple, portable design makes it easy to install, maintain and upgrade independently of the partner certified device. It offers tremendous value to designers, OEMs, channel partners and, ultimately, all of our collective customers.
Making More Devices Smarter
Intel Compute Card is a complete computer that can be integrated into devices to enable the benefits of connectivity and intelligence. It can be integrated internally or externally with certified devices via a compute card slot, or it can be inserted into the Compute Card docking station to function as a standalone computer. It is a modular device with a standardized I/O interface designed to support multiple devices across many generations. Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a range of Intel processors, including 7th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processors, the module can extend compute and intelligence capabilities for a variety of devices and appliances.
Delivering Value for the Channel
A wide range of partners are developing solutions that utilize Intel Compute Card. They span laptops and tablets, to digital signage and POS systems, to All-in-Ones and intelligent whiteboards.
For partners, developers and OEMs, Compute Card delivers tremendous value with the ability to:
- Simply insert an Intel Compute Card and create a smart device.
- Upgrade or refresh the compute separate from the device with a swap of a card.
- Swap out a Card to get a system in the field back up and running quickly, or manage it remotely when the module comes with Intel® vPro™ technology.
- Add compute resources to Compute Card-enabled devices later in the manufacturing cycle.
Compute that fits in your pocket and transforms objects into IoT devices opens an amazing range of possibilities.
How will you use Intel Compute Card to enrich daily life in unexpected places?
Sources: IDC, Intel, United Nations.