Building an IoT Data Framework and Cloud Computing Service for Smart Cities
Dedicated to synergizing IoT and cloud computing, Advantech has divided the development of industrial IoT into three phases:
- Development of IoT architecture based on embedded platforms (data perception and transport layers)
- Development of cloud platforms to provide a framework for cloud service creation
- Development of domain-focused solutions for application in different industries.
In light of the ongoing shift into the second phase of IoT development, Advantech has recently focused on deploying the WISE-PaaS Cloud Industrial IoT Platform and Solution Ready Packages. These integrated hardware/software solutions and machine-to-intelligence (M2I) solutions are implemented at the sensing and network layers.
Creating useful IoT devices
Building a smart city through IoT technology primarily entails the acquisition of data, without which no intelligent application or service that would be needed to run a smart city could ever be materialized. Thus, Advantech has translated its solid hardware know-how and extensive industry experience into the M2I hardware/software solution, which utilizes IoT sensors and industrial communication gateways to enable connectivity with a range of industrial devices. The benefit of being able to then seamlessly connect devices to the cloud is ultimately realized by leveraging the embedded protocol-conversion software WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink, which is installed in the gateways. In addition to simplifying the system architecture of IoT hardware, this solution also expedites the construction of remote management systems and enables the collection of data for predictive analysis to achieve environmental monitoring, energy conservation, device maintenance, traffic monitoring, and other practical applications.