Intel announced a new IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products. This is the second Intel IoT Platform reference architecture for smart and connected things.
Intel said the new IoT platform provides a blueprint for delivering innovations to market faster by reducing complexity. Moreover, it defines how smart devices will securely connect and share trusted data to the cloud.
New products for the IoT Platform include Intel Quark processors, free cloud-connected operating systems and cloud suite from Wind River.
Quark processors provide low-power silicon for intelligent things. The Intel Quark SE SoC and the Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 and D2000 feature powerful processing in an energy-conscious envelope.
The Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 is currently available, while the Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 will be available by the end of this year. The Intel Quark SE SoC for IoT will be available in the first half of 2016.
The first company to announce IoT solutions based on the new Intel IoT Platform is SAP. SAP will develop its IoT enterprise solutions utilizing the Intel platform along with its SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
Further, the enterprise IT major said it is working with a variety of companies across market segments to scale from a proof of concept to pilot to deployments.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one among them. It collaborated with Intel and implemented a proof of concept for the Intel IoT Platform to address inventory management in three of its stores.
The proof of concept allows the Levi’s stores to gain visibility into what products are on the shelf or what might be running low, making the process of inventory management more effective.
In addition to Levi’s, Honeywell and Yanzi use Intel IoT Platform in everything from industrial wearables to retail to smart buildings.