How Open-Source IoT Solutions are Redefining the Edge
For the tech industry, finding solutions is a daily priority. So, the discovery of new and improved solutions is always a constant goal for the advancement of this.
In a new episode of “To the Edge and Beyond,” host Michelle Dawn Mooney interviewed Intel Product Engineer Sean Williams, and IOTech CTO Jim White, to discuss how the two companies collaborate on IoT and edge computing software solutions with industry end customers.
In the last several years much has changed in tech and a lot of that change has been bolstered by companies starting to take more initiative.
According to White, less focus on doing trials, and rather applying them is driving better outcomes. “We’re really seeing IOT and Edge emerge as technologies and companies are no longer playing and experimenting with, they’re now putting solutions in the field. So, playtime’s over — they’re having to put things out there that are actually scalable, working, getting real results with their money,” said White.
Finding better solutions with a platform that can offer a multitude of answers is the basis of EdgeX. Williams said it’s similar to an all-in-one but more so a, “… Common platform, a common solution that can solve, if not all, or some of their use cases or a majority of them,” said Williams.
He added that companies tend to have separate solutions for specific problems, but these answers are not exactly foolproof either. “Particularly, we can find some companies will have five different solutions, some five different use cases, but neither one of those solutions can talk to each other or share data and that’s kind of where EdgeX comes in at. It’s a … platform. It allows you to talk to heterogeneous devices that can then solve different types of use cases.”