Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Verizon and Domo demo IoT asset tracking at AWS Re:Invent

Steve Rogerson
December 17, 2019
 
At this month’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Verizon and Domo demonstrated data-to-outcome, enterprise-grade IoT asset tracking with Amazon Web Services. This is designed to put IoT data quickly, easily and securely into the hands of customers, helping them make more timely decisions and optimise their operations.
 
It combines three components that work together out of the box: Verizon’s LTE CAS critical asset sensor; AWS IoT Core, a managed cloud service that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices; and Domo’s asset tracking application. The result is suitable for utilities, construction, logistics and manufacturing, where knowing the state and location of assets is crucial to operations.
 
“The Verizon CAS was developed for customers looking to implement low-power IoT across a variety of use scenarios, from tracking retail shipping containers to managing equipment at large construction sites to environmental monitoring of pharmaceutical shipments,” said Steve Szabo, head of global products for Verizon’s IoT. “Verizon’s LTE sensor gives access to our secure, scalable and reliable LTE network, which helps companies monitor their assets virtually anywhere along the supply chain, or at any point in time. Getting real-time data insights enables companies to quickly identify and resolve issues, while also driving operational efficiencies and controlling costs.”
 
The combination can ingest and store large amounts of IoT data, combine them with data from other parts of the business, and then apply data science and analysis to set up alerts and deliver insights to decision makers. In addition, it eliminates the time, cost and complexity of cobbling together a traditional asset tracking technology from scratch.
 
“As a managed cloud service, AWS IoT Core offers customers the ability to leverage many of their AWS services to build IoT applications that gather, process, analyse and act on data generated by connected devices, without having to manage any infrastructure,” said Josh Hofmann, director for partner ecosystems at AWS. “As the data from Verizon’s CAS devices run through AWS IoT Core, the built-in rules engine can filter and route data through to the Domo platform. As the logic within the rules engine is fully configurable, customers can route data through other AWS services.”
 
Domo says its mission is to be the operating system for business, digitally connecting people, data and systems, empowering them to collaborate better, make better decisions and be more efficient, right from their phones.
 
“One of Domo’s strengths is that we bridge the elusive last mile of data,” said Jay Heglar, chief business officer at Domo. “With more than 1000 pre-built connectors, we can easily bring together data from different siloes and make it easily accessible, consumable and actionable by real business users. We’re proud to be working with Verizon and AWS to help customers more easily put IoT data to work for their business.”