WISE-PaaS Alliance is the IoT partner program launched by Advantech that helps partners solve IoT application challenges and take those applications to market. There are four major offerings in this program: “Diverse Software Solution”, “Eco-System Partner Collaboration”, “Marketing & Business Engagement” and “Comprehensive Developer Services”. With six Diversify Software Solutions, partners can unify different protocol standards, thus enabling data, image, device and network management, and ensuring that IoT device and data infrastructure is reliable and scalable. Another key objective is to expedite IoT application development. Alliance programs provide comprehensive development service, including development tools, professional consultant and technical support service and VIP IoT Developer Forum. Program members leverage the Advantech marketing platform to generate product awareness, and also engage with local salespeople for sales leads and opportunities.
MBED Cloud is an IoT device management capability delivered as a service from the Cloud. mbed Cloud offers the capability to SECURELY manage ANY DEVICE on ANY ARCHITECTURE with ANY CLOUD. mbed Cloud is ARM’s first Software as a Service product aimed at OEMs. It enables them to simplify connecting, securing, provisioning and updating of devices across complex networks. This allows devices to have flexibility to work with multiple clouds. It offers coverage across Cortex-A & M, and any other device with an included flexible Cloud client component. It is optimized to take advantage of the energy efficiency of the ARM architecture on constrained devices through the use of CoAP – the constrained application protocol. Efficient caching capabilities allow to reduce operational costs for networks that need sleepy devices to conserve battery life as well as frequency of communications needed.
WISE-PaaS/Security is a central security management console, which is a comprehensive and quickly deployed security solution for the protection of IoT devices. It is ideal for protecting systems that are fixed-function in terms of CPU or memory resources. Its low overhead does not impact system performance, requires very low initial and ongoing operational computing resources, and is equally effective either in non-network standalone mode or in a Cloud.
WISE-PaaS/OTA is aimed at remote software updates and supports application, provisioning, firmware, driver and BSP updates. The WISE-PaaS/OTA server can be used to monitor the upgrade process and status, and can configure an upgrade schedule for implementing planned updates. Additionally, WISE-PaaS/OTA supports rollback to a previous configuration for exceptions, and supports shell and batch scripting upgrades for more flexible updates, as well as RESTful API web service, which allows OTA functions to be integrated with other applications.
Advantech is partnering with Microsoft © Azure as the IaaS and also PaaS solution provider through the Microsoft CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) Program in order to offer diverse functions for IoT applications. Through the CSP program, Advantech provides total solutions, from devices to cloud services. Advantech and Microsoft Azure help customers build new-generation products and services for the IoT era.
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that allows you to quickly deploy infrastructures and services to meet all of your business needs. Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. The predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service, and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured, and streaming IoT data.
WISE-PaaS/RMM is part of Advantech WISE-PaaS cloud solution, and focuses on remote device management and monitoring. WISE-PaaS/RMM serves as an IoT device management platform that manages connected devices remotely, providing centralized management features, including HW/SW status monitoring, remote control, system backup/recovery, etc. Moreover, it supports server redundancy and hierarchical server management, which increases service reliability and availability. WISE-PaaS/RMM utilizes standard IoT protocol, like MQTT from IBM, to communicate with IPCs, IoT gateways and sensors, provides WISE Agent framework for data acquisition from devices, and offers RESTful API web service, which allows the user to integrate RMM functions with other applications or do further customization.