Dell launches Edge Gateway 5000 Series to disrupt IoT marketplace
Dell has launched its new Edge Gateway 5000 Series purpose-built gateway with input/output (I/O) options, analytics capabilities and other features for building and factory automation.
The Edge Gateway 5000 Series has an industrial-grade form factor, wide operating temperature ranges, expanded output and input interfaces and powerful analytics capabilities. It serves as an alternative to existing proprietary IoT offerings.
The gateway sits at the network edge near the sensors and devices. Local analytics and other middleware receive, collect, analyse and relay data. Bandwidth is reduced by only relaying meaningful data to the datacenter or cloud. Dell Statistica data analytics expands capabilities out to the gateway, giving customers the extended benefits of cloud computing to their network edge for more secure and faster business insights.
The Edge Gateway 5000 is available for OEMs to build into their solutions, and for factory and building automation customers to use under their IoT strategies. It can be mounted on a wall, and features an expansive I/O structure that can bridge legacy serial connections and modern wireless networks to the internet. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Wind River Linux, Ubuntu Snappy and other operating systems are compatible.
Andy Rhodes, Dell executive director of commercial IoT solutions, said: "Organisations are struggling to make the best decisions regarding the data volume and complexity created by the vast numbers of sensors, embedded systems and connected devices now on the network. As more of the data is processed in real time at the edge of the network, the gateway becomes the spam filter for IoT."
Rose Schooler, vice president of IoT strategy and technology office at Intel, said: "The Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family is designed to bridge the data needs of traditional operational technology with the manageability demands of information technology. The result is a solution that meets the needs of IoT customers."
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