Intel and AT&T Push IoT to Market through “Quick Deployment”…

The XPi by Sonim Technologies Inc., a supplier of ultra-rugged communications tools utilized in excessive environments, is the primary product launched as part of the Intel LIQD Program. (Credit: Sonim Technologies Inc.)

As the Mobile World Congress will get properly underway, drones and Internet of Things are a sizzling subject.  IoT gadgets comparable to drones, connecting to one another and to the cloud, symbolize an enormous alternative to community and chip suppliers.   With it’s main investments in drone and IoT, Intel has been on the forefront of the brand new know-how, decided not to be omitted of the brand new market.  And on the MWC, writes Dipti Vachani, Intel’s VP, Internet of Things Group, Intel unveils a brand new class of “ready-to-deploy commercial LTE-based devices,”  pushing new IoT know-how into the market in a matter of weeks.

“The ‘always on,’ highly available and secure characteristics of the cellular-based network offer many competitive advantages,” writes Vachani. “However, LTE-based cellular networks traditionally require extra regulatory restrictions and several months of planning and coordination. Not to mention, the development, testing and evaluation costs for network certification could require upwards of $1 million and take as long as a year to design, develop and deploy a solution.”

Intel is coping with the issue by introducing a brand new class of gadgets by way of the Intel LTE IOT Quick Deployment (Itel LIQD) Program.  AT &T would be the first main service to work with Intel.  By using pre-built instruments, builders can eradicate the technical issues of constructing customized options.

Intel says that Sonim Technologies are their first OEM associate, and describes their resolution: “The XPi device*2 is the first device from Sonim in this category of quick deployment, ultra-rugged industrial IoT devices. The commercial device comes with carrier pre-certification and a configurable set of embedded sensors, which can be securely managed remotely. The XPi is based on the Intel® Quark™ SE Microcontroller C1000, (Sierra Wireless HL Series module*), and offers users a scalable IoT sensor platform with Bluetooth Smart connectivity and the capability to access AT&T’s platform solutions (M2X). With these key building blocks, enterprises are able to deliver turn-key asset and condition monitoring applications for a variety of different usage scenarios with minimal engineering effort.”

Intel says “the possibilities are limitless,” for business IoT gadgets – estimating the linked machine market at $50 billion by 2020.

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