Key Problems with Enterprise IoT
1. Proprietary, Expensive Application Silos
Typically, enterprise sensor networks and applications are custom built with vertical stacks that include custom sensors, gateways, application servers, databases, web services, and management consoles. This approach has resulted in slower innovation, duplicated investment, network overhead across applications, and inferior scalability and interoperability.
2. No Unified, Multivendor Management
Sensor and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications focused on sensors and devices, both for monitoring and control. Operations centers invariably had numerous consoles and personnel for managing various sensor networks for building management, surveillance, badge and access management, energy management, and other applications. Integrating processes and workflows across these applications was laborious and called for custom engagements. Additionally, integrating software “things” and agents into these applications was virtually impossible.
3. “You deployed IoT. So what?”
In a truly connected world, enterprises are seeking new competitive advantages by fully orchestrating business decisions based on data from sensors and things, CRM, sales and partner data, and market trends. This calls for intelligently harnessing the data from sensors and things and seamlessly integrating into business workflows.
Enterprise IoT Cloud Solution
Our solution integrates people, process, and policy, to eliminate application silos, scale to hundreds of thousands of things, simplify overall IoT management, and the foundation for Data Analytics. Cognito’s flexible Entity abstraction enables enterprises to model complex combinations of sensors, things, and business workflows to streamline operations and automate operating procedures.
Cognito Networks provides an Autonomous IoT Edge solution for low-latency applications where real-time policy and process decisions based on sensor data are made right at the edge of the network. Examples include applications in Mining, Industrial IoT, Healthcare, and Safety and Security. The solution, hosted on an Intel® NUC, delivers IoT interoperability, data acquisition, policy creation and enforcement, and workflow automation while supporting 140 protocols including BACnet, Modbus, RS232, RS422, RS485, ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, LoRa, and Ethernet. Additional cloud services can be integrated for historical analytics and recommendations.
Cognito Solution Key Benefits