ParStream and PLAT.ONE to demonstrate the industry’s first end-to-end IoT analytics solution for Fog Computing

London, UK – November 24, 2014 ParStream, the IoT analytics company, and PLAT.ONE, the first Enterprise-Grade IoT & M2M application platform, today announced its joint demo at the Internet of Things World Forum, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) conference focused on IoT applications, IoT solutions and the leading companies behind the IoT movement. The Internet of Things World Forum will be held Nov. 25-26, 2014, at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington in London.

The joint demonstration is the first to utilize Fog Computing; specifically demonstrating the real time integration of PLAT.ONE’s IoT platform publishing real time sensor measurements from managed devices with the ParStream database. The ParStream database powers analytics on a Datawatch analytics dashboard to monitor real time variations in sensor metrics and conduct rapid analysis of historical sensor data. The ParStream platform also includes Geo-Distributed Analytics bringing the power of analytics closer to the source of data. Fog computing addresses various applications and services beyond the Cloud including fast mobile applications, geographically distributed applications and large-scale distributed control systems.

ParStream’s Analytics Platform was purpose-built for scale to handle the massive volumes and high velocity of IoT data. The Platform helps companies generate timely, actionable insights from IoT data by providing more innovative and efficient ways to analyze that data – faster, with greater flexibility and closer to the source.

The PLAT.ONE Enterprise-Grade platform is the first to bring distributed computing to the IOT, enabling companies to rapidly develop and deploy highly-scalable and secure applications to connect their remote devices with their people and systems. The platform is highly extensible and based on open standards, allowing it to easily integrate with advanced analytics platforms and providers like ParStream.

PLAT.ONE CEO Explains the Value of Fog Computing

PLAT.ONE was an exhibitor, speaker, and sponsor for the Fog Computing Conference in San Jose last week, where CEO Filippo Murroni explained the relevance of fog to the Internet of Things and what his company is doing on this front.

Murroni said that PLAT.ONE – which sells a complete, enterprise-grade IoT platform with open interfaces, reliability, and security – has been working with Cisco Systems in recent months on an IoT reference architecture. Fog is level three of that architecture.

The role of fog computing, Murroni noted, is bringing data closer to the user or the machine; creating dense geographical distribution; supporting mobility and IoT; helping with security and privacy issues; and seamlessly integrating with cloud services. In short, he said, fog lets you react on the edge, ensure low latency, and process events as they happen.

He also talked about a couple of fog use cases involving the PLAT.ONE platform. The first one he mentioned involves a telecom operator for which PLAT.ONE installed fog components to aggregate data coming from devices. The benefit to the operator is the delivery of predigested, preprocessed data about its resources. WI-NEXT, also a sponsor of the Fog Computing Conference, provides low-power Wi-Fi for the deployment.

The second use case involves parking meters, which Murroni noted are everywhere and are very rich appliances with printers inside and HMI. Embedding components of fog within a parking meter, he said, enables cities to use the parking meter as a hub at which to collect information from surrounding things like light fixtures.
The inaugural Fog Computing Conference also included, Cisco Systems, the Diamond sponsor of the event, and Opengear – the conference sponsor.

Wi-NEXT and PLAT.ONE Partner to offer the first Industrial Edgeware Platform to power IoT and Fog Computing

PLAT.ONE® today announced their partnership with Wi-NEXT™, a leader in industrial edge networking and computing devices known as Industrial Edgeware. The combined offerings enable the rapid development and deployment of Fog Computing solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

PLAT.ONE offers a full-stack, Enterprise-Grade application platform for mission-critical Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT applications. PLAT.ONE works with hardware and software companies to pre-integrate their products with their application platform, greatly simplifying the development and deployment of M2M and IoT solutions for solution developers. PLAT.ONE has over twelve companies in its PLAT.ONE-Ready partner program providing solutions from smart sensors, devices, gateways to data analytics and enterprise integration.

Wi-NEXT has strong roots in industrial networking solutions, powered by their patented WiseMesh® network operating system. This enables the creation of reliable and secure wireless network infrastructure compatible with the industry-standard Wi-Fi and Low Power Wi-Fi protocols. Their new Industrial Edgeware products adds edge processing and storage which allows software agents like PLAT.ONE’s Edgeware agent to run right on the device providing distributed edge intelligence to analyze, filter, and take action locally.

“In the Internet of Everything a key challenge for companies is to collect and analyze data quickly, reliable and securely. Our Industrial Edgeware product line combines self-configuring, resilient communications with distributed edge processing and storage making us the ideal platform for Industrial applications and for PLAT.ONE’s Enterprise-Grade platform,” said Nicola De Carne, CEO of Wi-NEXT.

“We are excited to welcome Wi-NEXT to our PLAT.ONE Ready ecosystem. We were the first Enterprise-Grade IoT application platform, and an early leader in the distributed computing concept we now call ‘Fog Computing’. PLAT.ONE and Wi-NEXT provide a complete Enterprise-Grade Fog Computing solution,” said Filippo Murroni, CEO of PLAT.ONE.

PLAT.ONE and Wi-NEXT are proud sponsors of the Fog Computing Conference, held
November 19-20, 2014 at the Marriott in San Jose, California.