IoTium, a secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Relevant Solutions, a provider of critical service solutions, announced a strategic relationship to bring patented One-Click deployment to Relevant Solutions customers. Under the terms of the agreement, IoTium’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering will be deployed alongside Relevant Solutions’ building automation and energy management products to enable real estate industries such as commercial, corporate, government, and institutional to securely connect legacy onsite building automation systems to greenfield cloud-based applications.
VMware announced a collaboration with SAP, aiming to create an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solution that supports the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains. The goal is to enable fast deployment, scalability and on-schedule execution of IoT projects. With its family of VMware Pulse IoT solutions, VMware will offer enterprises a consistent infrastructure plane for all their IoT projects and a management solution to securely onboard, configure and monitor ‘things’.
Schneider Electric announced the introduction of EcoStruxure Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings. EcoStruxure Building is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open architecture, which delivers end-to-end solutions in various domains of expertise for four end markets: building, data Center, industry and infrastructure. With an open architecture, developers, partners and customers can securely interact with and share data via SDK and API.
Alexa is no longer just a layer of voice controls that supplements other smart home systems, it’s becoming a smart-home platform. With its built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Echo Plus will automatically discover and set up compatible lights, locks, plugs, switches, and more without the need for additional hubs or apps. This simple set-up works with a variety of ZigBee products from leading brands such as Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more.
Hitachi launched Hitachi Vantara to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. The new company is targeting the emerging IoT market opportunity. Hitachi Vantara will continue to develop the trusted data management and analytics technologies Hitachi is known for, including Hitachi’s popular data infrastructure, storage and compute solutions, and Pentaho software. It will also be driving the development of strategic software and services solutions, including Hitachi Smart Data Center software and services, Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, now available as a standalone, commercial software offering, and Hitachi co-creation services. Lumada 2.0 has been fully updated with enhanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced analytics capabilities.