Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Intel® architecture help enable the transformation of today’s urban environments into the smart, connected, secure cities of tomorrow.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a robust network of devices, all embedded with electronics, software, and sensors that enable them to exchange and analyze data. The IoT has been transforming the way we live for nearly two decades, paving the way for responsive solutions, innovative products, efficient manufacturing, and ultimately, amazing new ways to do business.
For retailers, the IoT offers unlimited opportunities to increase supply chain efficiencies, develop new services, and reshape the customer experience. Ultimately our goal is to unify and connect every single shopping experience from brick-and-mortar to digital. As an example, our work with Levi Strauss & Co. created near real-time inventory visibility of every item in its flagship store in San Francisco. Using RFID tags and readers, the store team got instant updates on on-shelf availability, making inventory replenishment more precise.
IoT technology enables today’s factories to enhance collaboration between machines, humans, and enterprise systems – from the supply chain to the shop floor. Intel IoT solutions can help unlock operational efficiency, optimize production and increase worker safety. As an example, Intel partnered with Daqri to create a smart wearable hardhat that would allow today’s workers to use augmented reality capabilities to make repairs more easily, collect critical data, and even create a safer work environment.
We call video the eye of the IoT, as it truly is the ultimate sensor. With applications for their use growing across industries, Intel IoT video solutions are increasing connectivity and enabling real-time situational awareness to help us transform everyday activities into amazing experiences.
Today’s offices, factories, retail outlets, and other commercial facilities are evolving into smart buildings. With the IoT, we can address rising energy costs, control building operations, and improve tenant safety and comfort by connecting, managing, and securing devices that collect data from core systems.
The car of the future will share data with the cloud, infrastructure, and other vehicles. When combined with smart, powerful compute, blazing-fast 5G, and an advanced data center, data will fuel the self-driving car. Intel is working with leading automakers and suppliers to create amazing experiences inside the vehicle today, while forging a roadmap to autonomous driving tomorrow with technologies that span the car, connectivity, and the cloud.
At Intel, our vision for the evolution of the IoT happens in three stages – first, we must connect the unconnected. That means taking current unconnected devices and adding sensors and technology that allows them to transfer data to the cloud, where it can be analyzed and transformed into actionable insight. Intel works with an ecosystem of partners to provide end-to-end solutions for businesses that are looking to improve safety, enhance business performance, and more.
The second phase in the evolution of IoT involves building intelligence and connectivity directly into new devices. This will allow businesses to collect, process, and analyze data without relying solely on transferring it to the cloud. With an estimated 50 billion connected devices in 2020, we run the risk of oversaturating the cloud. That’s why Intel is working with its ecosystem of partners to use edge analytics that would send only the most important insights across the network, solving problems in real-time.
The IoT reaches its full potential with the creation of a software-defined autonomous world. Intel is working to create devices that will become smart enough to function on their own, making real-time decisions, learning from their environment, and using that learning to improve performance. Complex systems will have the power to operate freely, making decisions right where the data is collected. At this stage, the possibilities are endless.
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The Intel® IoT Platform is an end-to-end reference model and family of products from Intel, that works with third party solutions to provide a foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics.
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