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Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) focus on transforming bits of data collected at the edge of a pervasive distributed system into actionable information and knowledge for business decision makers and end users. These transformations are driving the biggest change in industry since the steam engine!
However, they are not simple.

Eurotech helps you to discover the competitive advantage that these new technology can bring to your organization and puts you on the right track for a quick deployment on proven platforms and solutions.

That’s why our experienced M2M engineers are available to work closely with you and understand your unique needs. Through the analysis of your business processes and business drivers, we will work together to leverage M2M solutions to amplify your business through: cost minimization, increased productivity, new business models and revenue streams.

Eurotech helps customers and partners to enter this new fascinating dimension in the easiest and very fastest way with a suite of consulting and professional services. Engaging with our team of experts will enable you to move quickly with your projects and increase your ROI. Whether you are in the early stages of an M2M project, or in the latter stages of defining your offering, Eurotech’s experienced team of M2M specialists and partners will get you to market on time, on budget, and with a best-in-class solution.

 

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Eurotech Simplifies the Internet of Things (IoT), Connecting Devices and Managing Data with Everyware Cloud™ 2.0

Cloud-based M2M platform offers faster, more flexible data delivery and storage to drive business decisions and optimize results.

Amaro, Italy – May 30, 2012 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces the launch of the Everyware Cloud 2.0 platform providing a foundation to deliver and manage M2M data within the business enterprise. The Everyware Cloud offers proven cloud, M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enable clients in the transportation, logistics, and industrial markets to reach their business goals.

“The intersection of three disciplines, device development tools, cloud services, and network infrastructure, creates an opportunity for real smart systems innovation by combining device communication infrastructure with cloud services,” explained Glen Allmendinger, Principal at Harbor Research. “Managed application software and services, like the Eurotech Everyware Cloud 2.0, will help bridge gaps in today’s systems and drive new value across many vertical industries.”

“Enterprises need information to make better business decisions, reduce operating costs, and enable new services. With Everyware Cloud 2.0, now they have a platform to gather real-world data on demand and leverage it for their benefit,” said Marco Carrer, Vice President Software Engineering, Eurotech. “Eurotech’s new Everyware Cloud goes beyond the general benefits of cloud computing to collect, transport, store and analyze data from the field. The new solution will allow customers to act on their data in the most powerful, efficient way possible.”

“At Sensuss our mission is to enhance lives through knowledge: our products detect impact levels, environmental, and personal vital signs within a body network,” said Jeff Lawson, Chief Engineer of Sensuss, an innovative startup company which aims to prevent extensive injury to athletes due to head contact. “Through trials of Everyware Cloud we know we’re able to provide critical information to parents, coaches and athletes in real time, while also storing that crucial information for later use by the medical community.”

The Everyware Cloud is based on open standards, allowing users to connect their applications to the cloud platform quickly using a simple open application programming interface (API). Secure and efficient, the Everyware Cloud allows any size business to access powerful data and capabilities that used to only be available to companies that could invest huge amounts of time and resources in building large IT infrastructures and complex processes.

Benefits of Everyware Cloud 2.0 include:

Improved Device Connectivity – Everyware Cloud data model optimizes the device data communication aspect reducing protocol overhead and easing device management
Real-time Data Management – On the fly device data analysis and correlation to trigger business decisions, with no programming skills required
Long-term Queryable Data – Data can be stored and queried later at any time (for 36 months or even longer)
Flexible – Any format of data can be stored and accessed in the high-performance schema-less database
Platform Console – Easy-to-use web interface for device and platform management
Rich Set of APIs – All the platform features, even the console, are accessible through standard REST interface for easy IT integration
Quick and Easy Setup – Zero configuration required for new device connectivity
Device Independent – Open platform readily supporting ESF-enabled devices (from Eurotech or third parties) and enabling custom device connectivity.

‘Internet of Things’ gets its own cloud

‘Internet of Things’ gets its own cloud | ITworld  – ‘beep, ‘ it responded upon hearing the news.

From ITworld

A European company specializing in embedded systems announced today it would make available on the Internet of Things a resource that has become increasingly important to the actual Internet (The Internet With Some People, But Mostly ‘Bots, Trolls and Marketing Remoras).

The Internet of Things, according to Amaro, Italy-based EuroTech, consists of any device with the ability to gather and process information, whether it’s mounted in buildings, vehicles or carried by humans, and communicate that data across a network.

Not surprisingly, it’s difficult for many of those devices to communicate their data with the servers interested in hearing from them.

EuroTech has created own cloud designed to make it easier for machines to find one another in this crazy, mixed-up world and help companies too small to build their own Internet-of-Things meeting places a place to let their devices go and do what comes naturally (or industrially, depending on your point of view).

The Everyware Cloud 2.0 is a software development and runtime platform designed to allow customers to connect automated sensors, embedded devises, mobile devices and other automated gear using relatively standard standards and protocols optimized for efficient machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

The cloud as middleware tier in multi-tier web apps

Everyware Cloud 2.0 isn’t quite “open” and “standard.” It depends on Eurotech’s own Everyware Software Framework (ESF) – a proprietary, specialized layer of middleware that installs on top of the operating system of an embedded device, but below the application that runs it.

ESF allows companies with devices that are too smart to remain unconnected to get connected without having to write all the arcane, low-level systems-management code that differs with each device.

Instead they can write to the APIs in ESF, which handles all the picayune requirements of making software talk to non-standard, non-PC hardware that could be anything from a smartphone to the temperature-regulation monitor on a nuclear-fuel-storage facility.

Everyware Cloud, is “device-independent,” meaning in this case that is supports any device with embedded intelligence, as long as the device itself runs ESF.

That’s not quite what most people think of as “open,” but things are different in the device world. Not everything has the same sense of ethics as the imprecise, fallible, wetware-occluded bags of random biochemistry for which they work. A little extra propriety in the middleware might be acceptable, even in an “open” cloud.

Eurotech’s own devices, which range from smart gateways for other devices to embedded systems boards, run Wind River Linux, support development tools, full networking capability, full remote-access, control and remote on/off as well as support for the ESF middleware.

Both ESF and the Everyware Cloud support other vendors’ hardware as well as long as they support Eurotech’s ESF first.

The real benefit of the Kind-of-Proprietary Cloud of Things, according to Eurotech, is that customers can run analysis and reporting apps on the cloud to crunch the numbers all those lonely devices are sending out in their search for love.

Depending on how immediate the need, data from those devices can be run in real time, at intervals or analyzed in retrospect after all the excitement is over and the fire trucks have gone home.

It’s a good option for new services like the one Euro-startup Sensuss is launching to prevent head injuries in sports using helmets with embedded sensors whose data can be transmitted and analyzed by apps running in the Everyware Cloud according to quotes from the company’s chief engineer in the Eurotech announcement.

Sounds kosher to me. The first real clouds were also proprietary, as were the first real web-based apps.

The Everyware Cloud isn’t designed as a universal solution, but it’s certainly a start.

Now we just have to hope our devices are mature and responsible enough to handle all that direct Internet access without individual supervision.

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Intel “Internet of Things” illustration