Dell has formed its IoT solutions division and launched IoT gateway. The price will be $479 in the U.S. and Canada.
Andy Rhodes, executive director IoT Solutions, Dell, said: “We are helping customers build out their solutions with a broad portfolio of IoT-enabling offerings including security, manageability, services, analytics, infrastructure, and endpoints.”
The Dell IoT Gateway is now available in the U.S. and Canada for a starting price of $479. Dell will launch its IoT Gateway in other countries in a phased manner.
Dell has partnered with KMC Controls to bolster its IoT business. “Dell’s IoT gateways allow KMC to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things with a secure platform that scales very well from small buildings to large buildings to distributed properties within a portfolio,” said Richard Newberry, CEO of KMC Controls.
Dell IoT gateways provide flexibility to perform analytics at the edge, reducing latency for data-based decisions, such as managing energy consumption or triggering a call for proactive equipment maintenance. This reduces the time and cost associated with transferring data to the cloud or data center.
“The manufacturing industry has relied on Dell to deliver great hardware solutions and services for many years,” said Peter Han, VP of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft. “With their new IoT gateways running Windows IoT, Dell is poised to bring new security, analytics and efficiencies to the field of automation that will be sure to delight our mutual customers.”
Meanwhile, Dell Services has become the ThingWorx system integrator partner, offering digital capabilities across cloud, mobility, social media, big data and digital transformation consulting to deliver comprehensive professional services dedicated to IoT.
In 2014, Dell and Intel announced their partnership to focus on IoT solutions for customer projects such as building automation for smart buildings. They are also both part of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) that sets standards for connecting a multitude of household gadgets and appliances.
“Our customers today are seeing true business value in the Internet of Things, which is occupying a prominent place on their digital business agenda,” said Raman Sapra, executive director and global head, Dell Digital Business Services.
ThingWorx System Integrator Program consists of consulting and services companies that provide delivery capabilities, and executive commitment to the ThingWorx product line.
“The digital services solutions offered by Dell will help ThingWorx customers accelerate the real, tangible benefits of implementing IoT-based solutions,” said Russ Fadel, president and general manager, ThingWorx, a PTC business.