Enterprise IT vendor Cisco today revealed IoT System and 15 new IoT products that address the complexity of digitization.
The 6 pillars Cisco IoT System include Network Connectivity, Fog Computing, Security, Data Analytics, Management and Automation, and Application Enablement Platform.
Doug Davis, senior vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group at Intel, said: “The IoT pillars, jointly defined by Intel and Cisco serve as a strong foundation for companies to build IoT solutions that can be seamlessly interconnected and achieve the scale that delivers value promised through IoT.”
Cisco also announced 15 new Internet of Things products.
Cisco’s 15 new IoT products
IE5000: Purpose-built IE switch that brings connectivity to factory-level manufacturing and cities.
IW3702: Wireless access point for connected mass transit systems and city Wi-Fi.
IR 809, IR 829 series: Introducing 7 new industrial routers with Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE connectivity, ideal for transportation or IoT application deployments.
4G/LTE module for CGR 1000 for utilities, Mobile IP Gateway (MIG-2450) for connected rail solutions, and 5921 Embedded Services Routers for defense extend reach of industrial networking into remote environments.
Physical and Cyber Security
360° 5MP & 720p IP cameras: These cameras cater to versatile environments and can host 3rd party software applications. Features include 360° view for situational awareness and audio and digital sensors.
Physical Security Analytics: Camera applications include audio detection, sensor aggregation, audio message triggers, metadata generation, local video player and video summarization.
Fog Data Services: Allow operators to create policies that monitor and take actions on data flowing through the IoT environment (data-in-motion). It resides on the IOx platform so users can integrate custom policies with applications.
Management and Automation
IoT Field Network Director: This management software allows operators to monitor and customize IoT network infrastructure for industrial scale.
Fog Director: Allows central management of multiple applications running at the edge. This management platform gives administrators control of application settings and lifecycle, for easier access and visibility into large-scale IoT deployments.
Cisco will target industry verticals such as manufacturing, oil & gas, utilities, transportation, public safety and smart cities for its IoT solutions.
Enterprises that have already ported their software applications to run on the Cisco Fog Computing system include GE (Predix), Itron (Riva), OSISoft (PI), smartFOA in Japan, Bit Stew, Davra, SK Solutions, Toshiba and more.
Kip Compton, VP/GM, IoT Systems and Software Group, Cisco, said: “The Cisco IoT System provides a comprehensive set of IoT technologies and products that simplify and accelerate the deployment of infrastructure for the Internet of Things.”
Cisco also announced the addition of Covacsis, which is using Cisco IOx to provide predictive analytics to manufacturing industries.
Tarun Mishra, CEO, Covacsis, said: “Covacsis’ Intelligent Plant Framework (IPF) uses Cisco IoT System to create innovative solutions for our manufacturing customers. The flexibility of Cisco IoT hardware platform offers Covacsis’ application to communicate with the devices in an easier manner and hence helping us in providing value to our customers.”
How customers are using Cisco IoT
John Magee, CMO, GE Software
Cisco’s innovation in solutions that make it easier to connect to machines and devices of all types and to move intelligence to the edge of the network are helping our mutual customers take full advantage of the Industrial Internet to drive new levels of efficiency and to create new revenue streams.
Ryan Kendrick, chief technology officer, Klas Telecom
The Cisco IoT System allows us to reach new markets like transportation and further expand our offerings in the defense industry. Cisco Embedded routers and switches are part of the Network Connectivity pillar of the Cisco IoT System, which gives us the ability to extend Cisco technology to the tactical edge into areas and situations previously inaccessible.
Sujeet Chand, CTO of Rockwell Automation
By focusing on the key values of the Cisco approach to IoT, our mutual customers can benefit from improved decision making that can lead to streamlined business and manufacturing processes, reduced network complexities and improved security.
Simon Pontin, chief technology officer of Itron
With the Cisco IoT System, our joint customers around the world can more easily realize the promise of IoT, including distributed analytics, real-time monitoring and dynamic control in the network itself.