Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Advantech and Clovity combine IoT hardware and software

Steve Rogerson
August 8, 2019



Taiwanese embedded platform company Advantech is working with California-based professional services provider Clovity to focus on IoT products for industrial, retail, smart city and healthcare sectors
 
Clovity has aligned with Advantech, a specialist in gateways and sensor products for the IoT, to ensure their proofs of concept and large scale IoT deployments achieve fiscal and insight-driven impact.
 
By aligning on healthcare, industrial, retail and smart city use cases, Advantech and Clovity want to enable mass data collection from business’ or cities’ crucial assets with relative ease. As these deployments get larger and more complex, the integrity of the hardware can affect the usefulness and backend costs.
 
Advantech’s hardware options plus its reach globally facilitates Clovity’s ability to design products for safety, optimisation, pre-emptive maintenance or pure data collection for deriving insights. By having such a large array of devices to choose from, Clovity says it can deploy simplistic and edge compute devices to work in synchrony to develop a well-rounded connected device.
 
Integrating Clovity’s proprietary IoT platform CSensorNet on the hardware devices offered by Advantech can accelerate the path to secure data transmission, analysis, visualisation and backend integration.
 
“Bringing together two complementary companies like Clovity and Advantech, who provide wide-ranging IoT capabilities in software and hardware, is a highly tactical move to deliver industry revolutionising technologies that will usher in a new age of understanding and optimisation,” said Clovity CSO Chris Medina. “Focusing on building out the right ecosystem to deliver value has always been a focus for Clovity and our partnership with Advantech is one of the most poignant examples of our dedication to this goal.”
 
Advantech’s coverage of wifi, LPWAN, LoRa, NB-IoT, 3G, 4G and LTE on its array of devices coupled with CSensorNet pre-configured abilities to orchestrate all these connection protocols into an accelerated offering, very little is left out of the scope of IoT capabilities whether the assets are stationary or mobile.
 
“Advantech sees itself as an enabler and believes strongly that the company cannot make it alone in IoT,” said Jerry O’Gorman, Advantech’s IIoT group’s associate VP. “Advantech’s success depends greatly on our partners, like Clovity. They have the domain expertise and their powerful software combined with Advantech’s offering allows us to co-create resulting in better solutions for our customers and accelerating the pace of the IoT.”
 
Founded in 1983, Advantech’s headquarters are in Taipei, with regional offices in 23 countries. The company has two manufacturing sites, four logistic centres and 15 repair centres.