COMPUTEX: Intel unveils IoT solutions
Intel Corp. announced five new Internet of Things (IoT) pilot projects and developments with its Taiwanesepartners Wednesday, showing momentum for IoT adoption for what itdescribes as a “transformation of business and better life experience.”
The world’s largest chip maker hosted an IoT themed pressconference at the ongoing Computex Taipei trade show to announce theresults and future expansion plans to make IoT — the concept ofconnecting household devices to the Internet — a reality in Asia andelsewhere in the world.
“The IoT is a fast-growing market that presents tremendousopportunities for Intel,” said Jason Chen ( ), vice presidentof Intel sales and marketing group and country manager of IntelTaiwan.
“Our 35-year history and strong collaboration with the IoTsystem in Taiwan is a critical success factor in our ability toscale IoT, en- able business transformation and enhance the IoTexperience,” Chen said at the press conference.
The press event featured IoT applications developed jointly withIntel’s partners in Taiwan for buildings, cities, factories,healthcare, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, education and homesolutions.
The demonstrations included a smart manufacturing solutiondeveloped in conjunction with Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC, ) thatenables forecasting and monitoring of manufacturing interruptions.
The initial deployment of the smart manufacturing solution will becompleted by October this year and then introduced to other FPC factories in Taiwan and elsewhere in the world, Intel said.
I ntel also announced a smart factory solution with Fusheng Co.( ) , one of the world’s top five air compressor manufacturers,that allows Fusheng to predict and detect mainte- nance needs and manageits vehicle dispatches.
Other IoT demonstrations on display included smart home solutionsdeveloped with Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. ( ECS,
), asmart building solution with Tatung Co. ( ), and a collaborativeplan with Advantech Co. and Microprogram Co. (
) to roll out Taipei’s popular YouBike smart city bike system to more cities in Taiwan and other countries in Asia.
Moreover, Intel has been working with Chunghwa Telecom Co. ( ), Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, to establish IoTsolutions for smart cities in the country.
The smart city solution uses Intel’s IoT gateway on a smart citysystem to connect sensors located on streetlights or electricitypoles, which can manage the data collected for air quality, weather,traffic and power consumption, Intel said.