Internet of Things company Echelon Corp announced the SmartServer IoT platform, an addition to its SmartServer family that connects traditional and emerging industrial devices to cloud analytics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications. The SmartServer IoT features web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and an IoT-friendly distributed intelligence architecture. The product supports IIoT (industrial IoT) protocols such as LonWorks, BACnet, Modbus and M-Bus along with IT-centric connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The new product is up to ten times faster and has more than 50 times the memory of the previous generation platform (SmartServer 2), and with its set of APIs it works to enable developers to create solutions in days or weeks instead of months or years. SmartServer IoT will be available for sampling in Q2 2018 and ship in volume before the end of 2018.
The SmartServer IoT is intended for both OEMs and system integrators in the IIoT space. Both will now be able to collect and analyze data from existing traditional control system installations running protocols such as LonWorks, BACnet or Modbus, as well as extend those installations with IT-centric solutions such as Wi-Fi.
SmartServer IoT is open, programmable and extensible.
Source : automation.com