HPE IoT platform features revealed

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has revealed the main features of the HPE Universal Internet of Things (IoT) platform that will be available for business customers.

Nigel Upton, director and general manager, IoT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said: “HPE Universal IoT Platform simplifies integrating diverse devices with different communications protocols, enabling customers to realize benefits from their IoT data, and is designed to scale to billions of transactions.”

Gartner says the endpoints of IoT will grow at a 31.7 percent CAGR from 2013 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.8 billion units.

HPE has shared three special features of HPE Universal IoT Platform.

First, communications service providers and enterprises — utilizing the HPE Universal IoT Platform – can add new functionality and benefits to users to gain from the growth of IoT.

Second, IoT operators can use the HPE Universal IoT Platform to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of sensors, operate vertical applications on machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a secure cloud platform.

Third, HPE promises that the Universal IoT Platform provides support for long range, low power connectivity, ensuring that LoRa and SIGFOX deployments can be supported alongside other connectivity protocols, including cellular, radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Additional features of HPE Universal IoT Platform

# Multi connectivity – communication over different types of underlying networks, to acquire IoT data and maintain it in a consistent data model aligned with the oneM2M standard.

Device Management – standardized device lifecycle management (oneM2M) across disparate IoT gateways, devices and underlying networks.

Mashup – ability to enrich data from the devices with external data sources, so developing contextual data that provides greater insight.

Developer Portal – sophisticated application development environment for developers and partners.

Data analytics – discovers meaningful patterns in data collected from sensors to derive valuable business insights using HPE Vertica and HPE Haven OnDemand.

Enhance Data Security – utilizes key exchanges and Codec libraries to interpret data flows in a secure manner.

Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, is using the HPE Universal IoT Platform and the LoRa network to deliver IoT services for vehicle fleet management, remote meter reading, predictive maintenance and geolocation.

Stephane Allaire, CEO of Objenious, said: “HPE resources in IoT were key to build solutions that enable Objenious to lead in the IoT market.”

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