Intel simplifies IoT solutions development with new IoT Platform

With security being a major concern in the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT), Intel, in association with a number of technology partners, has launched a new Intel IoT Platform, designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Some of the partners joining the Platform include Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, Dell, HCL, NTT DATA, SAP, Tata Consultancy, and Wipro.

The IoT platform will help provide a repeatable foundation for IoT and free up developers’ time to focus on building solutions that expertly address specific customer pain points, Intel said.

Intel also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and new relationships with an expanded ecosystem of system integrators that promise to move IoT from infancy to mass deployment.

The new offerings will make it easier for solution providers to move IoT from pockets of pilots to mainstream deployments, Intel said. The platform will help unlock data and extract meaningful information and value for consumers and businesses.

The IoT Platform helps deliver innovations to market faster, reducing solution complexity, and delivering actionable intelligence faster by offering a defined, repeatable foundation for how devices will connect and deliver trusted data to the cloud.

“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,” Davis added.

Intel IoT platform  includes a Wind River Edge Management System that provides cloud connectivity to facilitate device configuration, file transfers, data capture and rules-based data analysis and response.

The latest Intel IoT Gateway will integrate the Wind River Edge Management System via an available agent so gateways can be rapidly deployed, provisioned and managed throughout the life cycle of a system to reduce costs and time to market.

Intel is expanding its cloud analytics support for IoT Developer Kits to include the Intel IoT Gateway series, in addition to Intel Galileo boards and Intel Edison Modules. Cloud analytics enables IoT application developers to detect trends and anomalies in time series at big data scale.

McAfee, a part of Intel Security, announced Enhanced Security for Intel IoT Gateways in support of the Intel IoT Platform. This pre-validated solution adds advanced security management for gateway devices.

Intel Security also announced that its Enhanced Privacy Identity (EPID) technology will be promoted to other silicon vendors. EPID has anonymity properties, in addition to hardware-enforced integrity, and is included in ISO and TCG standards. The EPID technology provides an on-ramp for other devices to securely connect to the Intel IoT Platform, Intel said.

Rajani Baburajan

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