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December 2, 2015

HPE joins Intel in taking IoT to the edge

News: Systems will run on the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

By Joao Lima

As 6.4 billion things are expected to be connected in 2016, HPE has unveiled a set of IoT systems and networking products to tackle the data surge these devices will bring.

The firm has launched the HPE Edgeline IoT Systems, in a joint partnership with Intel, to unify IoT data access with device management, configuration and control.

The HPE Edgeline IoT Systems 10 (EL10) and 20 (EL20) sit at the network edge, enabling people to aggregate and analyse data in real-time and control devices and things.

The systems have been certified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and will run Windows 10 IoT.

Edgeline has been designed to be used within several smart applications including industrial, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government and retail.

HPE’s IoT System EL10 is an edge gateway designed for entry level deployments. The IoT System EL20 is targeted for higher computing needs and designed for more demanding high volume deployments.

HPE Aruba, a networks company, has also unveiled a cloud-based beacon management solution for multivendor Wi-Fi networks. The enterprise-grade IoT Aruba Sensor is the next wave of the Aruba Mobile Engagement solutions.

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The sensors combine a small Wi-Fi client and BLE radio, which enables organisations to remotely monitor and manage Aruba Beacons across existing multivendor Wi-Fi networks from a central location using Aruba’s Meridian cloud.

The Sensors have been developed in a way that companies are able to introduce location-based services, using Aruba Beacons and Sensors at the edge, with the Meridian cloud interfacing with business and analytics applications.

Antonio Neri, GMof the enterprise group at HPE, said: "The new solutions today are important elements of our strategy of delivering more connectivity and computing power at ‘the edge,’ and helping customers maximise the value and minimise the risks from IoT at the speed of business."

Both the EL10 and EL20 are already available in the US, Europe and Japan. Aruba Sensors are available to order as of today.


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