Advantech subsidiary, B+B SmartWorx, a company specialising in network edge data connectivity, has formed a partnership and signed a memorandum of understanding with IoT integration platform developer Reekoh to increase the ease in which data can be gained from valuable assets and decrease the complexity of the IoT implementations needed to achieve this.
The partnership aims to reduce fragmentation in the IoT ecosystem, while assisting organisations to realise the potential of using asset and machine data gained from existing assets at the network edge.
The opportunity will increase the ability of Advantech Wzzard and Reekoh customers to remotely connect and monitor any legacy and new sensor infrastructure, and simply integrate the sensor acquired data into their cloud and corporate applications through the Reekoh platform.
Organisations will get connectivity performance and security through Advantech’s Wzzard platform and be able to quickly and efficiently integrate their IoT data to the applications and processes they use to run their business.
The B+B SmartWorx Wzzard wireless sensing platform and intelligent edge nodes deliver data by MQTT protocol to manage, improve and optimise operations, making the capture of sensor data from existing equipment and operations easy and non-intrusive, lowering costs, increasing productivity and reducing waste.
The platform is slated for Australian release following certification in mid August 2017.
Reekoh delivers device data closer to existing business systems and processes than other IoT platforms because it works either with the tools and platforms that are already in place, or those that are being implemented to solve larger company-wide requirements.
In this way, Reekoh is the perfect IoT platform partner. The platform allows organisations to break free of “lock-in” that takes place due to incompatibility of IoT products and solutions.
David Brigdale, B+B SmartWorx ANZ channel manager, said: “By partnering with Reekoh we reaffirm our commitment to helping customers with increased interoperability and reduced complexity. We improve asset monitoring and increase operational efficiencies. Our aim is to make it easier for clients to benefit from edge-of-the-network asset data they may not have had access to prior. Both organisations are about ease of interoperability, so the partnership makes great sense.”
CEO and co-founder of Reekoh, Dale Rankine added: “Our open integration capabilities and modular framework mean that we’re able to work with partners such as B+B SmartWorx to very quickly add further value to their already-impressive offerings. Customers are looking for a more agnostic-approach to working with their IoT data, and so bringing in a platform like Reekoh gives them this assurance.”
For information about the B+B’s Intelligent IoT and connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks, visit http://advantech-bb.com. For details about this or any other Advantech product or service, contact the company’s local sales support or visit the company website at www.advantech.net.au.