The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a new reality. The insight derived from data collected from new Internet-connected devices can be used to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and create new and innovative experiences. However, as more devices connect, companies face increased fragmentation, interoperability, and security challenges. To address this, Intel, along with McAfee and Wind River, is delivering integrated, scalable hardware and software solutions specifically designed to meet diverse market needs that seamlessly integrate into existing energy infrastructure to enhance security, reliability, and efficiency.
The combined capabilities and expertise of Wind River, Intel, and McAfee make possible the true end-to-end security that IoT requires: Intel provides the scalable architecture to host the deeply embedded OSs and applications from Wind River, and McAfee’s solutions leverage more than 30 years of securing the most demanding digital environments, which Wind River then augments for IoT applications.
Together, the companies deliver interoperable, end-to-end solutions that bridge the intersections between information technology and devices, while drawing on decades of innovation and control expertise. They are also developing pretested, pre-validated IoT products and solutions, like intelligent gateways, to provide fundamental building blocks that streamline integration, lower development costs, and accelerate time to market. From the device to the data center, these solutions will include capabilities that support a wide range of vertical markets, like industrial control and energy where devices operate in domains with extreme temperature and safety requirements.
For energy companies, this means greater flexibility to accommodate new energy sources, better management of assets and operations, greater reliability, enhanced security, better customer service, and enablement of new business models and services.