This week’s top takeaways in IoT: Microsoft Azure catalogs IoT devices, AR keeps elevators going up and down, Intel releases new IoT chips, fast paths to IoT ROI.
Smarter Cities and Cleaner Air: A Quick Guide to Intel IoT Environmental Monitoring Solutions at IoTSWC
Environmental monitoring, which covers air, noise, water and soil monitoring, is expected to have a major impact on human life and safety. Considering that 7 million people die worldwide due to air pollution, urban centers and governments are turning to effective IoT-based environmental solutions and air quality management solutions that monitor environments, send timely alerts and provide analysis of trends. Intel and partners are bringing their expertise to these issues and more at this week’s Internet of Things Solutions World Congress.
How to Get Started on the IoT Journey: Four Fast Paths to Payback
The IoT journey often starts with a small implementation that solves a business problem. As solution providers, your biggest challenge is helping customers identify how and where to apply IoT. Connecting devices, adding remote monitoring/operations, predictive analysis and predictive maintenance are four paths that deliver payback. These four use cases merge savings and ROI with real-world examples of IoT solutions that can be replicated across multiple industries.
Microsoft Supercharges Azure IoT Suite for Partners
Microsoft chose IoT Solutions World Congress as the launching ground for its new Azure IoT certified device catalog. Solution partners can use the catalog to navigate through devices from the Azure Certified IoT program and select the best options for their customer solutions. The catalog also removes lots of the guesswork in designing an IoT solution by describing how devices connect to the Internet and identifying compatible sensors and protocols.
Intel Chips Build IoT Solutions that See, Think and Act
Intel introduced its Atom E3900 chips with improved computer vision and industrial-grade timing. Designed for a range of applications, the chips are expected to both sense and act in commercial applications. Devices can stop a manufacturing line when they detect a defective part, for example, or set off an alarm in a car if a driver is drowsy. Industrial systems are especially interested in IoT solutions built with these capabilities.
Bringing Augmented Reality to Elevator Service with HoloLens
Technicians are completing service maintenance interventions by as much as four times faster when using HoloLens, holographic computers running Windows 10. ThyssenKrupp is putting the augmented reality technology into the hands of more than 24,000 elevator service technicians worldwide. Built with the IoT-enabled MAX, a predictive maintenance solution, companies in construction, manufacturing and design are ready for more commercial applications.