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Intel Stakes Claim In IoT Ecosystem With New Platform, Partnerships

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Intel's Doug DavisIntel's Doug Davis

Intel staked out a claim in the freewheeling Internet of Things (IoT) market today at an event in San Francisco, where, the chip giant laid out a sweeping plan to ensure its place as a key player shaping the IoT ecosystem.

The company announced the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security. Intel also introduced a roadmap of integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform, as well as new partnerships with companies such as Accenture and Dell to help developers speed time-to-market for IoT innovations.

"With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product family beyond silicon with enhancements to our pre-integrated solutions that make IoT more accessible to solution providers," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel. "IoT is a rapidly growing market but faces scalability hurdles. By simplifying the development process and making it easier to deploy new solutions that address market needs, we can help accelerate innovation."

Intel’s IoT gateway reference design gathers information from sensors embedded in IoT devices, which can be just about anything at the edge of a network, and streams that data over an IP network. Currently available from seven original device manufacturers, 13 additional ODMs are expected to release these systems early next year.  

To enable developers to make use of the data generated by IoT gateway deployments, Intel said it is expanding cloud analytics support for its IoT Developer Kits to include the Intel Gateway series, Intel Galileo boards and Intel Edison Modules. According to Intel, cloud analytics allow developers to create solutions that can identify trends and anomalies at big data scale.

Intel's API Management SystemIntel's API Management System
Siemens, Brivo Systems and Carvoyant are among those using Intel’s APIs to deliver scalable end-to-end IoT deployments.

Meanwhile, Intel Security’s McAfee division introduced Enhanced Security for Intel IoT Gateways in support of the Intel IoT Platform, a pre-validated solution that adds advanced security management for gateway devices. Intel Security also plans to promote the use of its Enhanced Privacy Identity (EPID) technology for the IoT to other silicon vendors.  According to Intel, EPID technology enables other devices to securely connect to its IoT Platform.

Tuesday’s announcements were all about enabling companies to build and deploy an end-to-end IoT solution based on Intel technology, said Davis. "The Intel IoT Platform enables companies to deliver the IoTs, to be able to realize the value, and to realize the promise that the IoTs provide."