Vodafone’s M2M country sales manager, Lauren Morris, talks to John Kennedy about the work Vodafone is doing in the internet of things field (IoT), and Vodafone and EMC’s joint investment in a €2m IoT industrial test platform.
The new testbed will provide facilities for the testing and exploration of technologies like machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
The IoT Innovation platform is spread across three data centres in Cork: EMC, Vodafone, and data centre and cloud provider Cork Internet eXchange (CIX).
Businesses will be able to use the platform to test solutions for the internet of things <https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/2015/05/26/ireland-is-the-crossroads-that-will-connect-the-internet-of-everything-infographic> , in manufacturing, fleet management, machinery, household appliances, and even clothing that contains sensors and that can communicate with other machines.
The scale and scope of the latest Cork project will mean it can be used simultaneously by companies in multiple fields – including healthcare, transport and financial services – to support applications that require mobile communication.