Partnership to deliver 360° Edge Analytics

19th February 2019
Alex Lynn

It has been announced that, nanotron Technologies and ClearBlade are working together to deliver the new 360° Edge Analytics platform solution. Expanding the two companies’ previously-announced collaboration, 360° Edge Analytics is the starting point for a new range of configurable analytics tools for the Industrial IoT with all the required secure software infrastructure in place.

By extracting and processing real-time data directly at the edge, actionable insights can be derived with the lowest possible latency.

The solution is built on nanotron’s location-aware IoT sensors, which generate context information and location mapping. The company’s Edge Anchors then forward 'what, where and when' information from these sensors to nanotron’s configurable Analytics Engine. Edge Anchors have been proven in real-world and large industrial applications, with many thousands of them deployed and running 24/7 worldwide.

The open architecture for any sensor and any radio location technology currently supports Chirp radio location and communication for low cost and long range, and ultra-wide band UWB radio technology for very high precision down to ten centimetres. The system recognises inputs from motion, temperature and gas detection sensors.

Nanotron aims to deliver its Analytics Engine with a set of generic event types such as area and proximity events and provides end users with the flexibility to configure their own unique event definitions which are then automatically recognised and reported by the system.

ClearBlade’s secure IoT Edge Platform reportedly provides the framework for building IoT solutions that make streaming data actionable by combining business rules and machine learning with powerful visualisations and integrations to existing business systems. Platform security includes encryption, authentication, and authorisation of API access with tokens and certificates.

Since partnering in April 2018, nanotron and ClearBlade have identified the commercial value of developing a platform which facilitates configurable events that are automatically recognised in real-time data streams in a secure software environment. This combination empowers end users to focus on mapping their business processes onto the analytics platform.

This approach ensures quick time to market and creates the very insights that customers need to drive process optimisation and increase performance while reducing cost. Nanotron and ClearBlade’s 360° Edge Analytics platform hopes to represent a solution which helps customers to avoid the risks and costs inherent in building their own system from the ground up.

"360° Edge Analytics is the catalyst for digital transformation; converting sensor and location data into meaningful business insights right at the edge – what is happening, where and when," said Dr Thomas Foerste, VP Marketing and Products at nanotron. "Combining our unique capabilities with ClearBlade’s IoT Edge platform is yielding a product with flexibility and security. This lets nanotron’s customers roll out their IoT projects quickly with ease and confidence."

Aaron Allsbrook, CTO at ClearBlade, added: "Nanotron’s low-latency sensor and location data analytics provides the data that businesses need by executing analytics at the edge. As integral part of the product ClearBlade’s IoT Edge Platform supports connectivity and provides the framework for true secure real-time performance. We look forward to working with nanotron and Sensera to deliver 360° Edge Analytics and help our customers to seamlessly roll out large projects in multiple locations worldwide."

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