IBM, Jasper connect IoT devices in the field to analytics behind the scenes

Integration between Jasper's Control Center and IBM's IoT Foundation should simplify enterprise IoT

Jasper Technologies has been connecting Internet of Things gear for years. A new partnership with IBM will help companies do more with the data that comes out of those devices.

The two companies will integrate Jasper's device provisioning and monitoring system with the IBM IoT Foundation, a platform-as-a-service offering for analyzing data in the cloud.

Much of the value of IoT lies in what enterprises and consumers can do with the data their networks collect. Large-scale cloud computing is expanding those capabilities.

Jasper helps companies stay connected to hardware products so they can keep in touch with consumers, give them better service, and make money from services rather than just devices. IBM IoT Foundation goes a step further to help those companies learn bigger lessons from the objects they have in the field. In IoT Foundation, enterprises can take advantage of IBM Bluemix to develop applications for crunching collected data.

The timing is good for integration like this to simplify enterprise IoT, Gartner analyst Eric Goodness said.

"Not only are a lot of people ready to do it, I think there are a lot of people with IoT solutions now that need that," he said. For example, an automaker like General Motors may sell connected cars in many different countries and want to collect and analyze data from all of them on one platform, Goodness said.

Simon Berman, Jasper's vice president of product marketing, gave the example of an oil company's pipeline.

Sensors installed on the pipeline can report data such as the pressure and temperature inside the pipe. Jasper can provision those sensors at large scale in remote locations, using its tight integration with carriers in more than 100 countries. Jasper has access to all the data coming over the cellular connection. Through Jasper's Control Center software, an oil company can keep track of where those sensors are and how they're doing. 

With IoT Foundation, the pipeline operator can apply business rules to the data coming in. A simple example would be to detect that a sensor that should be reporting once a day starts doing it once an hour instead. In that case, IoT Foundation could tell Control Center to remotely restart the malfunctioning device.

The two platforms will be integrated under the same user interface, so to manage these capabilities, enterprises will only need to turn to one dashboard.

The partnership is non-exclusive, and enterprises can choose whether to integrate Jasper Control Center and IBM IoT Foundation.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Stephen Lawson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?