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Intel outlines key tasks in realizing Internet of Things in Asia

2014/10/01 14:52:00

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) U.S. chip maker Intel Corp. showcased a number of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Taipei on Wednesday and discussed three imperatives that can help expand its ecosystem for an Internet-connected world.

The Intel IoT Asia Day event, which drew the participation of about 1,000 representatives from business across Asia, focused on exploring innovative IoT solutions that cover several key areas with strong growth opportunities in Asian markets.

These areas include retailing, manufacturing automation, smart cities, smart grids, building automation, smart transportation, smart homes and integration with big data solutions, according to Intel.

The event also showcased a wide range of products and solutions from partners and solution providers in Asia, such as Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, and Advantech Co., a Taiwanese industrial computer supplier.

Rick Dwyer, Intel vice president and general manager of its Worldwide Embedded Sales Group, opened the event by outlining the top three imperatives for realizing IoT in Asia: "innovation in vertical industries," "integrated end-to-end vision" and "partnership with the ecosystem."

These mean that IoT suppliers should seek innovation across vertical industries, create integrated solutions among connected devices and find the right partners to help them solve problems quickly, Dwyer said.

He also highlighted the importance of adopting an open and scalable platform that enables developers to innovate and accelerate IoT deployments.

According to research from International Data Corp. (IDC), a transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for IoT solutions grow from US$1.9 trillion in 2013 to US$7.1 trillion in 2020.

IDC defines the Internet of Things as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints that communicate without human interaction using Internet Protocol connectivity.

(By Jeffrey Wu)