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Cisco launches six pillar, 15 product “simplified” IoT solution


Cisco has launched a new Internet of Things system aimed at large-scale deployments and managing the wealth of data they create.

The solution, which comprises six pillars and the launch of more than 15 new products, aims to "simplify" the management and deployment of connected systems.

The pillars comprise the likes of edge computing, data analytics and security. Cisco said its edge computing capabilities, dubbed "fog computing" will process 40 percent of IoT-created data by 2018. More than 25 Cisco products use fog computing or its edge data processing platform IOx.

Among the welter of new products announced are an IP camera, physical security analytics, LTE modules, wireless access points for public transport and city Wi-Fi, and network directors.

Cisco said it would aim the platform at verticals including smart cities, energy, transportation and public safety sectors. The telecoms sector was not mentioned.

The vendor said it has already embedded software into the new platform from the likes of SK SOlutions, Toshiba and GE.

Kip Compton, VP/GM, IoT Systems and Software Group, Cisco, commented: "The Cisco IoT System provides a comprehensive set of IoT technologies and products that simplify and accelerate the deployment of infrastructure for the Internet of Things. This unique systems approach delivers a framework that makes it possible to deploy, accelerate and innovate with IoT."

Last month, Cisco bolstered its virtualisation portfolio by adding a range of products to improve cloud management and aim multi-site deployments.