IoT News Roundup

SAP betting big on IoT; new Exosite software integrates gateway controls; Parker announces expanded Bluetooth sensor line; new developer tools from The Qt Company; new LoRa sensor line from Trimble.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Sep 30, 2016

SAP Dedicating $2.2 Billion to IoT Business
Enterprise software provider SAP SE says it will invest more than $2.2 billion (€2 billion) in the Internet of Things market throughout the next four years, aiming to support businesses and governments in efforts to establish IoT network hardware and software. In line with this, the company is growing its IoT solution portfolio, powered by the SAP Hana Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things, which it announced this spring, and us increasing its sales, marketing and support services regarding IoT deployments.

The company is also opening a network of SAP IoT labs in Berlin, Johannesburg, Munich, Palo Alto, São Leopoldo and Shanghai. These facilities will provide end users with access to IoT research, development and proof-of-concept modeling services. They will also help customers launch IoT deployments, and will provide consulting and education services through SAP and partner experts in areas of specific IoT focus native to each region, such as Industry 4.0, logistics, cities and digital farming.

Additionally, SAP has made two acquisitions to bolster its IoT business: PLAT.ONE, an enterprise and industrial Internet of Things application platform provider, and Fedem Technology, a Norwegian company specializing in advanced engineering and simulation software for managing energy systems and other infrastructure inside structures.

Exosite Expands Service Through Gateway Engine Software
IoT platform provider Exosite has launched the ExositeReady Gateway Engine (GWE), a software package designed to quickly establish secure communication between end nodes, gateways and Exosite's cloud-based Murano IoT platform.

The software consists of tools for building and monitoring custom gateway applications, over-the-air gateway firmware installation and updates; message queuing; default sensor drivers to accommodate input-output interfaces; and built-in modules to route device data to Exosite's Murano platform or integrate with other on-premise business and building-management systems.

Exosite is making the GWE available to its customers under a royalty-free, open-source license, through partnerships with gateway providers MultiTech Systems, Synapse Wireless, MIQ, Janus Remote Communications and exceet/LUCOM.

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