July 19, 2018

Consortium to develop IoT connectivity solutions for industrial customers

The collaboration aims to meet the demand for robust and wireless industrial IoT communication solutions to collect business intelligence.

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A consortium of companies including Advantech, Behr Technologies (BTI), Hitachi Solutions America and Microsoft have collaborated together to provide IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity solutions for industrial customers. With this collaboration, the consortium aims to meet the growing need for wireless IoT communication solutions to connect sensors used by industrial customers in their business intelligence efforts.

According to the consortium, industrial organizations are looking to leverage IoT to draw business intelligence. They say that these organizations seek to deploy wireless communication solutions that provide critical machine data and telemetry in areas which are currently beyond reach.

By developing BTI MIOTY™, a low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) communications solution, the consortium will enable industrial customers to deploy private IoT sensor networks with high capacity and Quality-of-Service (QoS). They say that with this solution, organizations will be able to draw business intelligence, analyze critical machine data and improve operational efficiencies in no time.

Speaking about this solution, Albert Behr, Chief Executive Officer of Behr Technologies Inc., commented:

The BTI MIOTY contribution to the overall, end-to-end ecosystem with Microsoft, Hitachi Solutions and Advantech gives customers an out-of-the-box IIoT solution that provides critical machine data and telemetry in areas they cannot currently access.

BTI MIOTY has been specifically developed for massive and lowest-cost LPWAN communications and is poised to be the commercial standard for wireless IIoT connectivity.

Industry experts believe that the finesse of Microsoft’s Azure will make this solution highly scalable and facilitate the ‘last mile’ of IoT communications. In closing, the consortium added that the BTI MIOTY solution will transmit up to 1.5 million messages per day within a radius of five to 15 kilometers, with no carrier requirements.

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