Intelligent networking through the Internet is catapulting entire industries into a new era. According to a study by the IDC business consultants, 30 billion machines and other physical products will be communicating through the worldwide data network by 2020. In Germany alone, the IT company Cisco calculates that there will be ten web-connected devices for each citizen by that time.
The possibilities for companies to use the IoT range from process optimization through generating added value for existing products and on to accessing new markets. The M2M/IoT Pavilion in CeBIT Hall 12 has been created as an initial IoT point of call for companies still searching for the right IoT strategy. At this central location, trade fair visitors can gain access to experts and thought leaders in order to discuss their issues or to profit from their experience.
After the Pavilion proved to be such a success last year, it is being expanded in 2017. Twenty exciting companies are already taking part and, besides the M2M Alliance and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), participants include the major industry players Device Insight, Eurotech, and Actility, as well as Red Hat, Kore, and Teleena. This makes the M2M/IoT Pavilion a hotspot for IoT components and for market-ready IoT end-to-end solutions.
The German IoT leader Device Insight will be using the M2M/IoT Pavilion to present its IoT platform that enables fully automatic analysis of the state of industrial machines. Web-based dashboards visualize the machine and its operating data and render the state of the machine park transparent so as to enable identification of potentially endangered plant components at an early stage. Rules for reliable alarm sounding can be simply and intuitively configured by the software user, be this a service worker or a data analyst. This condition monitoring solution by Device Insight reduces downtimes and increases the profitability of machines and plants.
The portfolio of the Italian corporation Eurotech comprises hardware and gateways, firmware, operating systems, M2M/IoT devices middleware, and device cloud services. In the M2M/IoT Pavilion, Eurotech will be putting the focus on sustainable improvements to processes and the implementation of new business models. In collaboration with partners such as OSGi Alliance, Red Hat, and Oneserve the corporation will be presenting IoT solutions for a range of sectors. These are based on open and industrial standards such as Open Source, Java, and OSGi, the importance of which Eurotech aims to underline at CeBIT. The company will also be revealing its joint work with Red Hat on "comprehensive end-to-end, enterprise-ready, and open-source-based IoT architecture." Eurotech partners are contributing expertise in the field of mobile telephony or IT/OT integration. Integrated vertical solutions for field service management and the incorporation of industrial programmable logic controllers will also be on display. Further themes at the Eurotech stand are smart-city and environment technology, smart energy, networked boilers and heating systems in homes, and solutions for counting passengers.