SAN FRANCISCO. IOTech recently announced the general availability of Edge Connect, a solution designed for acquiring large amounts of data in complex multi-protocol industrial environments. Industrial IoT applications play significant roles in sectors like manufacturing and energy, but before organizations can benefit from these applications, they must first connect the edge devices and collect that data — a complex and time-consuming process. Edge Connect aims to simplify this process to enable fast deployment of new edge-based use cases.
The Edge XRT v2.0 is available from IOTech. This is a significant release of its open software platform, which is intended for time-critical and embedded OT applications at the industrial IoT edge.
An edge software platform combined with computer vision technology provides a more accurate real-time operational picture from the fusion of video analytics and conventional sensor data.
IOTech announced the release of Edge XRT, a time-critical edge platform for Microsoft Azure Sphere.
Challenges faced by IoT deployments related to latency, network bandwidth, reliability, and security cannot be addressed by cloud-only models, so the focus of IoT is moving towards the edge.