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Intel and Telit announce industrial IoT joint architecture

William Payne
September 22, 2016
UK-based Telit is collaborating with Intel on a joint-architecture for multiple IoT developer platforms for the industrial IoT. The collaboration should make it easier to develop scalable and high power IoT services as well as integrate new IoT products into existing enterprise and production floor systems compatible with Intel's platform architecture.
Telit has an existing cooperation with Intel for high-end industrial IoT, although it also has a long-standing history of developing on the ARM platform. The new collaboration marks a shift further towards the adoption of Intel's IoT platform by Telit.
Many analysts have commented that industrial internet and Industry 4.0 applications will see a shift from low power, light weight processors towards faster, more powerful architectures that are closer or identical to mainstream computing platforms and software architectures.
The joint architecture comprises the commercially available Intel IoT platform consisting of end-to-end reference architectures and products with Telit DeviceWise edge-intelligence technology, including device driver libraries and built-in cloud-readiness.
The collaboration between Telit and Intel is designed to advance remote machine monitoring and control, production diagnostics, and predictive maintenance.
According to the two companies, businesses deploying Intel IoT Platform technology will be able to establish quickly and future-proof their IoT strategy, connect legacy and new systems, help data flow securely between edge devices and the cloud, and save money.
“Earlier this year, Telit announced the formation of its industrial IoT business unit and our collaboration with Intel has created a new way for companies to on-board to the internet of things,” said Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT platforms. “Intel has adopted the widely-deployed DeviceWise platform architecture for its superior edge intelligence, cloud-ready connectivity and seamless integration into enterprise systems.”
The two companies say that DeviceWise can turn any Intel IoT development platform into an industrial internet platform. They claim the platform allows for edge performance giving real-time analytics, advanced data security, scalability, remote upgrades and manageability, fast deployment, a choice of operating systems, and faster time to market.
“The ecosystem is critical to the Intel IoT strategy,” said Doug Davis, senior vice president of Intel’s IoT group. “Collaborations with companies like Telit enable Intel to provide key IoT building blocks for our customers to easily scale and drive growth for their IoT solutions.”