IoT solutions' integration
Dr. Richard Soley, executive director of the IIC added: "...testbeds are where the innovation and opportunities of the industrial Internet – new technologies, new applications, new products, new services and new processes – can be initiated, thought through and rigorously tested to ascertain their usefulness and viability before coming to market.”
The testbed will also be used to assess the security value of TSN and provide feedback on the ability to secure initial TSN functions as well as deliver integration points for smart real-time edge cloud control systems into IIoT infrastructure and application.
IoT smart electric grids
The development comes at a time when utilities and technology providers are rallying towards the utilization of IoT to improve their network reliability, efficiency through improved communications.
In mid February, Telefónica announced the expansion of its M2M solution portfolio for enhanced operations of German utility companies.
The telecoms company claims that Smart Meter Connect provides improved availability and accessibility for smart meter gateways.
Telefónica says the solution will positively help German utilities to acquire data from smart meters connected in basements.
The CommsHub will also allow smart meter communication with utilities via IoT.
Utilities can plug CommsHub into existing intelligent metering systems resulting in the Hub creating a direct connection to the mobile network for transmission of meter data to the utility.
Telefónica said the development comes after an “extensive survey has shown that a mere 75% of electricity and gas meters in the Federal Republic of Germany can be reached with even one of the existing mobile networks.”