Otis to use AT&T IoT technology to enhance lift connectivity
Telco giant AT&T and Otis Elevator, a unit of United Technologies, have announced a partnership aiming to utilise IoT technology to improve connectivity of its lifts and escalators.
The collaboration will also ensure the provision of mobility to over 30,000 service employees at Otis companies across the globe.
Otis companies will utilise AT&T IoT technology to gather data from cell networks and connect to a new enhanced cloud environment. Otis will be able to make use of real-time equipment performance data with AT&T's Global SIM card and IoT Services, such as Control Center, M2X and Flow Designer. The collaboration is aimed at boosting performance, cutting costs and providing better results for customers in building systems and aerospace.
Chris Penrose, senior vice president, IoT Solutions, AT&T, said: “We're seeing more global businesses use IoT technologies to take their business to the next level. They're extracting actionable information from their machines, equipment, factories, fleet vehicles and more.”
Meanwhile, AT&T also announced its new satellite connectivity services to help companies better manage IoT deployments. Such a solution facilitates asset tracking in in remote areas with limited connectivity. The company is partnering with Globecomm, a global solutions integrator and data management company, to roll out a new service that provides satellite connectivity in conjunction with the cellular network, providing an integrated solution to customers.
Gartner projects a 30% year-on-year increase in connected "things" to 6.4 billion units in 2016, while Markets and Markets holds that units with satellite connectivity should see 9.8% year-on-year growth over the next four years.
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