Exosite launches Exchange - A Curated Library of Reusable IoT Elements
By Paula HernandezExosite, a leading provider in the IoT market has announced Exchange, a unique IoT repository that helps industrial manufacturers in solving common IoT challenges. Exchange can be termed as a one of its kind of managed library of reusable IoT elements. With the help of Exchange, the manufacturers will be able to increase the product quality, reduce development costs of connected-product by 50 percent, and decrease time-to-market by 30 percent. As IoT is emerging, companies have now started showing interest in it. In order to develop IoT ecosystem, they have to spend a lot of money and time. Many traditional IoT marketplaces have now offered services to alleviate these challenges. To manage those services still manual integration is required to a major extent.Exosite’s Exchange is different, as it has pre-integrated elements to help industrial manufacturers solve problems with the click of a button. With the unique architecture added, the elements can be shared and reused across divisions. It can be integrated with other business systems to maximize budgets, fast-track ROI, and accelerate time-to-market.With the help of Exchange, users will able to design and share elements within a private version of Exchange. This will help internal resources to develop applications by using already approved brand standards, security requirements, and communication protocols. Exchange can be integrated with Exosite’s Mosaic process to develop custom elements. To learn more about Exchange, visit https://exosite.com/iot-marketplace/
Microsoft Announces IoT Central - A New SaaS Solution to Simplify IoT
By Ruslan BraginMicrosoft is one of the few companies which has started realizing the potential of IoT. The company has also seen that how IoT has become an integral part of businesses. Microsoft has now announced IoT Central, a new Service-as-a-Service to help companies by taking benefits from IoT. The main idea behind Microsoft IoT Central is to reduce the complexities of IoT solutions. Through IoT Central, customers and partners will be able to build strong IoT scenarios with minimal effort. Microsoft will be offering IoT Central along with their existing platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Azure IoT Suite. It was initially introduced in 2015 and provides more customization options and full control. “This new IoT SaaS offering has the potential to dramatically increase the speed at which manufacturers can innovate and bring new products to market, as well as lower the barriers to creating IoT solutions that generate new revenue opportunities and better experiences for customers”, according to Microsoft Blog. Along with this, Microsoft is also investing in its existing PaaS service, Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Microsoft is going to introduce Connected Factory, preconfigured solution in the Azure IoT Suite. “This helps in accelerating a customer’s journey to industrie 4.0 and makes it easy to connect on-premises OPC UA and OPC Classic devices to the Microsoft cloud and get insights to help drive operational efficiencies”, Microsoft wrote in the blog. Over the coming months, Microsoft will be releasing IoT Central more publicly to the customers. Sign up to MicrosoftIoTCentral.com for more updates.
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Harman and IBM Watson IoT collaborates for Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms
By Ruslan BraginOn 19th April 2017, IBM Watson IoT and Harman Professional Solutions announced about Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms. By integrating both the technologies, the companies want to provide highly connected experience to medical facilities, corporate offices, hotels, cruise ships and other hospitality environments. Harman is going to use IBM Watson IoT and cognitive technology to incorporate AI into its microphones, speakers, and audiovisual equipment. Their main objective is to make users ask questions or issue commands to the products using natural language. These requests are first sent to the IBM Watson Cloud, which works with Watson IoT platform enabling these in-room systems to work via voice control. “The enterprise and entertainment market possibilities are massive, as IBM and HARMAN seek to connect people more intimately with their environments through cognition and natural language processing,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Customer Engagement, and Education, IBM. The collaboration is centered around bringing the power of Watson and AI to connected environments ranging from hotels, hospitals, and offices. With the help of Watson APIs such as Natural language understanding and Speech to Text, these cognitive rooms will also provide a closer level of interaction to specially abled users.
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PTC added Kinex Product Family - Generation of new Industrial IoT Applications
By Ruslan BraginLast week PTC introduced Kinex, a new addition that will consist of Industrial-IoT applications. This will help companies to achieve digital transformation and accelerate time to value. Kinex-based applications will help in providing users simplified enterprise data so that they can improve their decision-making ability and performance. ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform is the brain behind Kinex applications. These applications will help users determine changes in the product design, manufacturing, service, and experience. Peter Vescuso, Chief Customer Journey Officer, PTC, said, “Kinex role-based applications will enable customers to rapidly adopt and realize value from their digital transformation initiatives.” PTC will be using ThingWorx to build additional Kinex applications. ThingWorx enables partners and customers to use its development capabilities to extend Kinex applications to meet multiple business requirements.Kinex Navigate is the first application in the Kinex product family. Through Kinex Navigate a company’s stakeholders will get access and use data derived from multiple another system of records within the company.Kinex is also integrated PTC’s PLM system Windchill. This integration will help Windchill customers to use information about product’s functionality and performance and use it for further development.
Last week PTC introduced Kinex, a new addition that will consist of Industrial-IoT applications. This will help companies to achieve digital transformation and accelerate time to value. Kinex-based ap...Continue reading
IoT Testing Market expected to grow over 33% of CAGR and reach at USD 1708 Million by 2022
By Paula HernandezThe world is now becoming a web of connected devices/objects with sensors, software to collect and exchange data. As IoT-enabled devices are on the rise, it has become really important to manage advanced IoT applications. The global market’s response to IoT has given rise to the IoT testing market.IoT testing market is gaining popularity because of some of the factors including the - need of IP testing with increasing number of IoT devices, growing importance of DevOps, and IoT applications testing. IoT testing has different types and these are dependent on the requirements. It is segmented on the basis of Testing types, tools, and applications.According to a report of marketresearchfuture, “The Internet of things (IoT) testing Market is growing rapidly over 33% of CAGR and is expected to reach at USD 1708 million by the end of forecast period". According to the study, the IoT testing confronts many challenges such as hardware-software mesh, dynamic environment, real-time complexity, and scalability of the system, safety concerns, privacy issue, hardware quality, network availability, complex use cases and others.Since testing tools are divided as software testing tools and hardware testing tools. Therefore, the testing types include different types - upgrade testing, regulatory testing, pilot testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, network connectivity testing, usability testing and others.To get sample of the report - https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/sample_request/2510
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Microsoft acquires Deis from Engine Yard to Boost Container Platform
By Geneva ClarkMicrosoft has announced that it has acquired Deis, a company which offers tools and services of the container transformation. Deis can run on a single server from Engine Yard. Engine Yard is a startup company through which the Deis open source software tools were first developed.The deal with Deis however, were not closed and now, it is moving to Microsoft.Microsoft’s Azure container service supports all container orchestration frameworks like Mesos, Docker Swarm, Apache Mesos, which in turn are capable of supporting cloud adoption.To encourage this vision, Microsoft acquired Deis, in order to build Kubernetes-centric services.Deis supplies three core open source tools to manage deployments in kubernetes as follows:Workflow : The simplest and flexible way for developers and operations team to use and manage apps- to run easily.Helm : The package manager to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.Steward : It is Kubernetes native service broker. It acts as a gateway from cluster applications to other services.Like some of the renowned companies such as Mozilla, Cloudmine and social Radar, the Deis team continuously works on these open-source tools.In one of his recent blog posts, Scott Guthrie, the Executive Vice President of Microsoft said- “Deis gives developers the means to vastly improve application agility, efficiency and reliability through their Kubernetes container management technologies”.This acquisition came into effect when amazon web services introduced Blox open source tool, which was designed to host container-based applications.
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Google Introduces Upgraded Issue Tracker for AOSP Developers
By Geneva ClarkGoogle is now going to upgrade its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) issue tracking system to Issue Tracker. As of now, the company is using this tool internally to track bugs and feature requests while building products. With the introduction of Issue Tracker, Google wants to provide better collaboration between its developers and product teams. Issue Tracker shows only the developer’s specific issues. Anytime developers can change the setting to show a hotlist of their choice, bookmark group, or a saved search. As mentioned in Android official blog, “Starting today, all issues formerly at code.google.com/p/android/issues will migrate to Issue Tracker under the Android Public Tracker component.” Google has already started using Issue Tracker to collect feedback on the O Developer Preview. The company has advised developers to check out Life of a bug because the mapping is not similar as it was in code.google.com. If a developer opens a code.google.com issue link, he/she will be redirected to the new system. Issue Tracker will contain all the issues reported earlier in code.google.com. Android Public Tracker component will have all the reported Android issues. Developers can search for some specific categories of issues, such as Tools and Support Libraries by searching for specific components.Along with this, to report any issue, developers can check from the issues list whether it has been already reported or not. However, developers can create new issues by just clicking on “Create Issue” and search for the appropriate component. For more information related to Issue Tracker, please visit https://developers.google.com/issue-tracker/
Google is now going to upgrade its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) issue tracking system to Issue Tracker. As of now, the company is using this tool internally to track bugs and feature requests wh...Continue reading