|[May 28, 2015]
New Dell IoT Gateways Deliver Solutions That Will Speed Industry Transformation
Dell (News - Alert) today announced the formation of a division focused on bringing
together end-to-end IoT solutions that span hardware, software and
services. Its first product release is a gateway designed to help
customers kick-start their solution development and begin realizing the
value of IoT immediately. The gateway is robust enough for the rigors of
current projects and can also be leveraged as a proof-of-concept for use
with future specialized Dell gateways.
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As organizations come to terms with the new IoT landscape, they
encounter a difference in approach between operational technology and
information technology. To help bridge this divide, Dell has partnered
with leading OT organizations, such as KMC Controls, to develop
solutions that are specialized enough for OT yet seamlessly manageable
in an IT environment. Through this and other key relationships, Dell is
poised to be a trusted partner for developing innovative solutions.
"Current IoT solutions offer lengthy implementations, overly ambitious
scoping and complex proprietary designs that raise risks and costs,"
said Andy Rhodes, Executive Director IoT Solutions, Dell. "We are
helping customers build out their solutions pragmatically with a broad
portfolio of IoT-enabling offerings including security, manageability,
services, analytics, infrastructure, and endpoints."
"Developing an IoT solution for building automation systems requires
speed and responsiveness, but there are also considerations such as
security and the need for an open development platform that must be
addressed," said Richard Newberry, CEO, KMC Controls. "Dell's IoT
gateways allow KMC to connect building automation systems to the
Internet of Things with a truly open and secure platform that scales
very well from small buildings t large buildings to distributed
properties within a portfolio."
The importance of gateways
Gateways are small, wireless or connected devices that collect, help
secure and process sensor data at the edge of a network. Equipped with
processing power, they provide customers with flexibility to perform
analytics at the edge, reducing latency for data-based decisions, such
as managing energy consumption or triggering a call for proactive
equipment maintenance. This reduces the time and cost associated with
transferring data to the cloud or data center. Dell's new gateways are a
solid foundation for an IoT edge solution that conserves valuable
network bandwidth by relaying only meaningful data back to the cloud.
Dell delivers total IoT solution
Gateways are the most recent addition to Dell's IoT solution stack. This
end-to-end approach spans data center solutions, analytics and
leadership services and is built on Dell's bedrock of global
availability, industry leading support and trusted security options.
As part of a Dell's rich IoT partnership ecosystem, Dell
Services and ThingWorx announced
a collaboration aimed at helping customers on their IoT journey. The
companies will leverage each other's capabilities to deliver a
combination of technology and business expertise to help customers
reduce the time, cost and risk required to build innovative Internet of
Things (IoT) applications. As a part of the agreement, Dell's Digital
Business Services will enter ThingWorx's Global System Integrators
The new Dell IoT gateway
A perfect launch point for developing IoT applications and compatible
with multiple operating systems including Wind River Linux, Ubuntu (News - Alert) and
Microsoft Windows IoT.
Small in size but powerful, featuring an Intel processor with two
cores to drive a wide range of IoT applications including building and
Mounts on walls, desks, or other easily accessible areas of the
No moving parts and built to last, for years of high-performance
"Dell's gateway enables companies to build end-to-end IoT solutions
based on Intel (News - Alert) technology," said Rose Schooler, vice president and
general manager, IoT Strategy and Technology Office at Intel. "Dell's
newest gateway solution delivers the connectivity, security, and
manageability needed to realize the value of Dell's IoT solutions."
"The manufacturing industry has relied on Dell to deliver great hardware
solutions and services for many years," said Peter Han, VP of Worldwide
OEM Marketing, Microsoft (News - Alert). "With their new IoT gateways running Windows
IoT, Dell is poised to bring new security, analytics and efficiencies to
the field of automation that will be sure to delight our mutual
"One of the biggest challenges facing developers in the IoT space is
maintaining focus and reducing complexity," said Mark Shuttleworth,
Founder of Canonical and Ubuntu. "We are very happy that Dell customers
will soon be able to leverage Snappy Ubuntu Core in Dell's robust IoT
gateways - making it easier to do business."
Pricing and Availability
The Dell IoT Gateway is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
Additional countries will have availability soon. Check with your Dell
sales team. Dell gateways start at USD $479.
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