At the leading smart grid event,
Cisco conservatively estimates that there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. These devices are creating a tidal wave of data that is expensive to move to existing cloud environments for analysis and conversion to useful content.
To better monitor, manage and respond to the massive amount of data generated by IoT, IOx allows applications to run as close as possible to the data source and create automated responses that drive value. For example:
- Smart Energy Distribution: Energy load balancing applications running on network edge devices that automatically switch to alternative energies like solar and wind-- based on energy demand, availability and the lowest price.
- Smarter Traffic Lights: As a video camera senses an ambulance flashing lights, it can automatically change streetlights to open lanes for the vehicle to pass through traffic. Smart streetlights can help achieve energy savings with intelligent lighting, which only turns on once a sensor identifies movement and switches off as traffic passes.
- Self-Maintaining Trains: Sensor monitoring on a train's ball-bearing can detect heat levels, allowing applications to send an automatic alert to the train operator to stop the train at next station for emergency maintenance and avoid potential derailment.
- Lifesaving Air Vents: Sensors on vents monitor air conditions flowing in and out of mines and automatically change air-flow if conditions become dangerous to miners.
Cisco IOx brings the open-source Linux operating system and industry-leading Cisco IOS network operating system together in a single networked device, which allows applications to run and respond instantly to actionable data sensed in an IoE world.
The open application environment encourages more developers to bring their own applications (BYOA) and connectivity interfaces (BYOI) at the edge of the network and help advance the deployment of IoE across different industries such as utilities, manufacturing and transportation.
Cisco IOx capabilities will initially be available in Cisco industrial routers this spring. Cisco is working with industry leaders to collaborate and develop IOx-based solutions that will ease the deployment and support of the billions of connected devices in IoT.
"Cisco is very excited to accelerate innovation in the Internet of Things by delivering IOx, which provides the ability to combine computation and communication on our ruggedized routers and other devices. We believe that this turns the network into the fourth platform for computing (in addition to PCs, mobile and cloud), which will unleash new applications in manufacturing, transportation, smart cities and many other industries".
" This innovation supports and extends the
"With the release of IOx, Cisco is accelerating the adoption of Internet of Things by delivering key capabilities for distributed computing and the deployment of applications securely at the edge of the network. At SAP, we look forward to a new set of smart applications for devices on the network edge enabled by IOx, that will work in tandem with SAP's Internet of Things portfolio across the industries and lines of business that we cover. IOx will accelerate IoT project delivery worldwide and allow customers to realize immediate benefits from reliable and real time process automation, operational insight and user enablement at the edge of the network."
"As a leading supplier of sensors, microcontrollers, and other key technologies,
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