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Digital India? The position of Intel India

The tons of data that will be generated in the coming years will open opportunities in storage, and analytics as IoT is vital for Digital India Initiative, says Debjani Ghosh, VP, sales and marketing group, and MD-South Asia, Intel India.


2014: A bleeding edge effort in chips (SoC), COM and software technology (inc. Wind River) for already marketable wearables by Intel has enabled its overall 2015 strategy in IoT and allows to expand its wearable ecosystem with an ‘art of the possible in technology’

This is representing a much more advanced state than that of leading core network technology vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm under their so called 5G efforts. See the 5G 2015⇒2019 analytical page of Dec 30, 2014 for details on the latter, as well as the companion posts to this one:
December 5, 2014New Intel® Quark™ SoCs to enhance the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (“Moon Island”) portfolio in a year from now article on this same blog to show the chip roadmap for both the IoT and the wearables
December 10, 2014Wind River: Intel’s core technology provider for IoT article on this same blog to present the newly introduced Intel IoT Platform

Jan 5, 2014Why Is Intel Investing $25M in This Google Glass Rival? Vuzix Founder and CEO Paul Travers discusses the company’s smart eyewear products.

Jan 2, 2015: Vuzix Corporation Receives $24.8 Million Investment From Intel Corporation: “Vuzix‘ wearable display technology is focused on next generation optics and displays that have the potential to fit in fashion-based wearable glasses.  Intel’s investment will be used for general working capital to accelerate the introduction of Vuzix next generation fashion-based wearable display products into the consumer market. … Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 39 patents and 10 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others.

The company that could kill Google Glass | Fortune as of Sept 20, 2014

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses | Amazon Store as of Dec 14, 2014: Vuzix Smart Glasses review & detail – http://amzn.to/12QKsUR (for $1K from Oct 8, 2014, on pre-order from Nov 18)

First Wearables coming out in 2014 as the result of Intel effort under the 'art of the possible in technology’ approach - December-2014
The MICA bracelet from Opening Ceremony is in the top left corner.

Dec 3, 2014: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announces Luxottica [the €7.3B Italian eyewear maker] partnership: “We are going to do exactly what we did similar to Opening Ceremony [see all the first wearables on the right which were coming out in 2014 as the result of Intel effort under the ‘art of the possible in technology’ approach—all of them will be presented in this post]. We are coming to them with the ‘art of the possible in technology‘. Here’s what’s possible. Tell us what now would you like to go trying doing this from eyeware standpoint. We’ll start to build an experiment with products built together, and we will learn from each other.”

At the same time Intel issued a press release: Intel and Luxottica Group Announce Multiyear Collaboration for Wearable Tech

Intel Corporation and Luxottica Group S.p.A (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) today unveiled a multiyear R&D collaboration to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

This strategic alliance will push the boundaries of research and development to anticipate what smart technology for eyewear will look like in the future. The ultimate goal is to help pioneer that change and deliver smart, fashion-forward products that are meaningful and desirable to consumers. The first product from Intel and Luxottica is expected to launch in 2015.

“The growth of wearable technology is creating a new playing field for innovation,” said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. “Through our collaboration with Luxottica Group, we will unite our respective ecosystems and bring together Intel’s leading-edge silicon and software technology with Luxottica’s design innovation and consumer expertise. We expect the combination of our expertise to help drive a much faster pace of innovation and push the envelope of what’s possible.”

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to continue to innovate and further shape the future of eyewear,” said Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxottica Group. “Together with Intel, we will continue to develop the potential of wearables, expanding the limits of what eyewear can be. We’ll lead the change to create frames that are as intelligent and functional as they are beautiful. Products that consumers will love to wear.”

About Luxottica Group
Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with over 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world’s most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Michael Kors, Starck Eyes, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, three wholly owned plants in the People’s Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2013, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than Euro 7.3 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at http://www.luxottica.com.

The “bleeding edge effort in … for already marketable wearables by Intel” mentioned in the title of this post has successfully been carried out for the following 2014 products:

MICA bracelet from Open Ceremony
MICA (‘My Intelligent Communication Accessory’) Bracelet designed by Opening Ceremony, engineered by Intel (detailed information is further on in this post). It has come to sales early December in a few U.S. outlets for $495.
Basis Peak - The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker -- 20-Nov-2014
Basis Peak – The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker, from Basis—part of Intel New Devices Group since March 25, after the $100M acquisition of the 2011  healthcare start-up BASIS Science Inc. (in Series C founding of which Intel Capital participated as well). Basis Peak sales started on November 5 at some BestBuys. By the time of a software update announced on November 20 for getting phone, text and email notifications as well as 3d party integration with apps (to be available mid-December) the product became available on Amazon and REI for $200 as well. Amazon in UK, and Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada joined sales in mid-December. Detailed information is further on in this post.
Basis Peak - The redesigned iOS or Android Peak apps

The redesigned iOS or Android Peak apps sync your data wirelessly (with Bluetooth Smart™) and start getting insights right on your phone. This provides not only summary data, but let you dive deeper into each activity or night’s sleep.

BioSport™ In-Ear headphones developed in collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel -- 3-Dec-2014
BioSport™ In-Ear headphones developed in collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel announced in August 2014. The headphones include advanced technology features to deliver a high-quality audio experience while gathering actionable data on fitness progress. The heart rate monitoring headphones integrate biometric sensors for fitness data collection – allowing users to track goals and progress to achieve peak physical performance. The BioSport In-Ear headphones became available on December 3 with initial release at Dick’s Sporting Goods and online at smsaudio.com, amazon.com and bestbuy.com for $150. Detailed information is further on in this post.
Wearable Flying Camera prototype by Nixie -- 2014
A Wearable Flying Camera functional prototype from Team Nixie (being rock climbers as well) winning the $500K 1st prize in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest on November 3. With that money in their pockets they are now working on making the prototype safe, more durable, more functional and beautiful for a great product launch in 2015. Check out their website at http://flynixie.com and follow them on facebook http://facebook.com/flynixie. More information is further on in this post.

3D-printed robotic prosthetic hand prototype by Open Bionics -- October-2014
The prototype of a 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand from Team Open Bionics. Open Bionics came out of the Open Hand Project, where they developed such a hand (then called Dextrus) that would cost amputees less than $1,000. Open Bionics is open-source, which means that all of the know-how needed to create a robotic prosthetic hand will eventually be posted on their website. The idea is that potentially anyone can improve and customise the designs themselves, and then upload them for everyone to share. For the Open Hand Project project they raised 43.593 (~$68K) by October 14, as a finalist in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest they got $50K, and by winning the second place on November 3 they added to that $200K. You can follow their progress with the product on http://www.openbionics.com/. More information is further on in this post. In the video below there is the pitch for crowd sourcing of the Open Hand Project:

ProGlove - a smart glove prototype for workers in discrete manufacturing processes -- 3-November-2014
ProGlove – a smart glove prototype for workers in discrete manufacturing processes like the car industry from Team ProGlove winning the $100K 3d place prize in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest on November 3. This wearable production tool enables the user to work faster and easier by making hands smarter for manufacturing and beyond. At the same time it opens up a new level in control and business intelligence for production management. You can follow their website at http://www.proglove.de/. More information is further on in this post.

Explanations of the terms used in the title of this post from this same blog:

Explanations of the terms used in the title of the post from Wikipedia:

From Intel Enables Makers and Wearable Creators press kit in Intel Newsroom as of Nov 25, 2014:

Wearable computing is an accelerating phenomenon that is re-defining how people use and interact with information. Intel’s strategy is to imagine and create reference design devices and platforms ready to be used by customers in the development of wearable products.

Intel® Edison is a product-ready, general purpose compute platform that is well-suited to enable rapid innovation and product development by a range of inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers in this space.


Intel Edison COM Module -- 2014

Intel Edison COM Internals -- 2014
Intel Edison COM Module. SoC (called Tangier) with a hybrid architecture : 22-nm Intel® SoC that includes a dual-core, dualthreaded Intel® AtomTM CPU at 500Mhz and a 32-bit Intel® QuarkTM microcontroller (MCU) at 100 MHz. RAM: 1 GB LPDDR3 POP memory (2 channel 32bits @ 800MT/sec). Flash Storage: 4 GB eMMC (v4.51 spec). WiFi: Broadcom* 43340 802.11 a/b/g/n; Dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz); On board antenna or external antenna; SKU configurations. Bluetooth: BT 4.0. Intel Edison Developer Options. For the Microcontroller (MCU) development the RTOS (Real-Time OS) was derived from Wind Rivers’ VxWorks 7 (as a lightweight version of it), and to be called ViperOS according to Jim Chase, product manager for the Intel Edison and Galileo platform hardware and ecosystems. The Atom part of the SoC used in the Edison COM Module is run by the latest Yocto Linux 1.6. Yocto is based on an OpenEmbedded core (used for creating Linux distributions aimed for, but not restricted to, embedded devices), and comprises standardized templates, tools, and methods for embedded Linux. It also provides a large, collaborative community, and makes it much easier to track license compliance, a key concern for customers. Note that both Intel and Wind River are major contributors to the Yocto Project, and Wind River Linux distribution (the latest is Wind River Linux 6) is based on Yocto (Wind River Linux 6 on Yocto Linux 1.5).

Intel Edison Developer Options -- 2014

Feb 27, 2014: Yocto Project: Foundation for the Internet of Things Become a Super Developer today with the Yocto Project and Intel’s tools and technologies to vanquish the Frankenstein OS. The Yocto Project, a collaborative open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, offers a central hub of templates, tools, and methods that streamline custom Linux development and ease the effects of fragmentation in the embedded Linux market. Involvement by commercial and open-source ecosystem members, including silicon vendors, OS vendors, consultants, and embedded developers fosters innovation across architectures and device types. As a founding project member, Intel provides key contributions to the Yocto Project kernel, helps foster standards-compliant advances in the project as a whole, and ensures excellent performance and compatibility with Intel® architecture. Learn more about the Yocto Project and how it could benefit your OS system here:

Sept 8, 2014Announcing Intel IoT Developer Kit I am [Ajay Mungara (Intel)] pleased to announce the launch of Intel® IoT Developer Kit (beta)a complete set of hardware and software resources for creating innovative IoT solutions.  IoT dev kit is part of a larger Intel IoT developer program targeted at hobbyists, students and entrepreneurial developers. In addition to the IoT dev Kit, the program includes IoT developer zone for downloads, latest content and support, local Hackathons & meet-ups to showcase and share ideas, and IoT Academic courseware program that will assist leading universities in building curriculum for the Internet of Things.

IoT Dev Kit consists of:

(1) Hardware components (Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison boards, shields, sensors, actuators)

(2) Software image and/or the software packages

(3) Support for various IDEs allowing you to program in your favorite language

(Eclipse, Intel XDK IoT Edition, Arduino & Wyliodrin)

(4) Cloud services for a data management and analytics

(5) Additional tools and solutions for optimization and performance

(Intel System Studio [ISS]for IoT & Wind River VxWorks for Makers)

More details: … 

(1) Hardware components:
  • Choice of IoT Development board:
    • Intel® Galileo Gen 1
    • Intel® Galileo Gen 2
    • Intel® Edison
  • Sensors/ ActuatorsKick start your IoT solution with Grove Starter Kit Plus – Intel ® IoT Edition (for a limited time we are offering a special 15% discount). You have the choice of many supported shields, sensors, actuators  to bring your project to life.  If you don’t find your favorite sensor/shield, please let us know. We are always looking for additional sensors to bring to our platform so do not hesitate to contribute and if you have some suggestions for our current drivers you can always make a git pull request.
(2) Software Image:
  • For Intel Galileo:  Yocto 1.6 based embedded Linux* boot image that includes helpful Linux tools (GCC tool chain, perf, oProfile, etc.),  required drivers (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), useful API libraries, and daemons like LighttPD and Node.js.
  • For Intel Edison: The dev kit libraries are already included in the OS distributed with the Edison development board. Make sure you: (1) follow the latest Edison getting started guide (2) periodically check for any new package updates
(3) IDE/ Programming language choice: Once you have chosen the hardware components and the software image to use, download the IDE you want based on your programming language preference.
  1. C/C++ – Eclipse* IDE – C/C++ application development toolkit includes:
    1. Eclipse IDE for Windows*, Mac* or Linux*
    2. All the essential tools you need (cross-compiling tool chain, debugging and profiling tools)
    3. Libraries to connect and access the Galileo or Edison boards + Sensor libraries
    4. Useful templates/ samples to help you start building IoT applications quickly
  2. JavaScript / Intel® XDK IoT Edition.  You can build complete IoT solutions using Node.js on-board apps and companion apps (html5). Please note that Intel XDK – IoT Edition will be available for download on Sept 30, 2014.
  3. Arduino IDE. Develop IoT solutions using the Arduino Sketches. Make sure to download and install the latest Arduino software and board support package
  4. Wyliodrin – Visual programming (Galileo Only): Wyliodrin is a service that allows you to visually create applications for your Intel Galileo Board and control it directly from a browser. With Intel Galileo you get one year free subscription that allows you to use 3 boards and create 15 applications. Some very good step by step video tutorials to help you understand what you can do with Wyliodrin.
(4) Cloud Analytics ( https://dashboard.us.enableiot.com): Intel IoT Analytics includes capabilities for data collection, storage, and analysis of sensor data. It also allows you to run rules on your data stream to trigger alerts based on advanced analytics. This is a free service from Intel for limited non-commercial use.  Getting started guide for Cloud Analytics shows how to take advantage of this service.
(5) Additional tools and solutions for optimization and performance
  • Intel System Studio for IoT –  An integrated software development suite that provides deep hardware and software insights to speed development, testing and optimization. Supports Intel Quark (Galileo) and Intel Atom (Edison) with features such as debuggers (JTAG, using open OCD), Intel C++ compiler and performance libraries/tools.  Intel System Studio is available with a non-commercial use trial license.

Oct 31, 2014Intel® System Studio comes with many new capabilities
Nov 5, 2014
:  Webinar: Intel System Studio 2015
Accelerate Development for Embedded, Mobile, and the Internet of Things – YouTube

  • Wind River VxWorks* for Makers (Galileo Only) – is a professional operating environment for embedded devices. It is the platform you choose if you want to commercialize that really cool idea you have for a killer product. VxWorks is modular and optimized for different types of applications. There are medical, industrial, safety and security profiles that can be added to core VxWorks to tune the solution for users. VxWorks for Makers is available with a limited non-commercial use trial license.
Are you ready to build something using the IoT dev kit then register and attend our IoT Roadshows[as announced at IDF, Intel® is bringing ten IoT Roadshow events] and get a FREE kit (Hardware + Software) plus connect with Intel & Industry IoT Experts . Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have in the IoT support forum.
As the Product Manager for Intel IoT dev kit[Ajay Mungara (Intel)], I am always looking for product feedback, ideas for product improvement and opportunity to connect with developers/makers using the dev kit. I am very excited to make the IoT dev kit available to you. Use the Intel IoT developer kit and GO make something inspirational and innovative happen! 

Oct 1, 2014Chip Shot: Intel Releases Internet of Things Developer Kit for Makers. To cater to the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market, Intel today extended the Intel® IoT Developer Kit by releasing the Intel® XDK IoT Edition, simplifying the development of IoT apps written in JavaScript. The tool provides makers with an integrated approach to create, run and debug apps on Intel® Edison and Intel® Galileo boards. In addition, Intel® XDK IoT Edition can be used to develop an HTML5 companion app that runs on phones, tablets and PCs to control the IoT devices. Intel® XDK IoT Edition is available as a free download for Windows, OS X and Ubuntu Linux.

Nov 18, 2014: Innovative Projects from the Intel® IoT Roadshow

… our IoT Roadshows  [as announced at IDF, Intel® is bringing ten IoT Roadshow events] …

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USA (Sept 20-21, Oct 4-5 w/100+, Oct 25-26 w/130+ & 22 projects)
India FlagIndia (Nov 22-23, 130 people, 42 projects)  Germany FlagGermany (Oct 18-19, 100+ people, 17 projects)  China FlagChina (Nov 29-30,  113 people, 33 projects
Brazil FlagBrazil (Nov 28-29, 99 people, 26 projects) France FlagFrance (Sept 27-28, 90- people, 18 projects)  Russia FlagRussia (Nov 22-23, 120 people, 42 projects)  South Korean FlagSouth Korea

Dec 15, 2014Intel® and the Internet of Things – What will you Make?

July 29, 2014: How Intel is approaching the burgeoning wearables market, perspective from two leaders on the Inside. A Conversation with Intel’s Mike Bell [VP & GM, Intel New Devices] and former Basis CEO Jef Holove article published by Intel Free Press.

Oct 3, 2014Smart Bike Helmet: Biking safety documented by the crowd while keeping your brain safe with mind-blowing tech – Intel Edison. Save the Intel Makers Playlist: http://bit.ly/1tFUjJd

For more information read Tech Interns Create Smart Bike Helmet That Could Save Your Life article published by Intel Free Press on August 28, 2014.

Oct 3, 2014Creating a New Experience for Motorcycle RidersIntel teamed up with the BMW tech office to open up an R1200 GS motorcycle. Integrating Intel® Edison technology, we exposed a whole new set of experiences for the rider.

Oct 14, 2014Intel’s Ayse Ildeniz on the Convergence of Technology and Fashion: Ayse Ildeniz, VP/GM of Business Development and Strategy, Intel’s New Devices Group, discusses the convergence of technology and fashion. (16:18)

Intel's Ayse Ildeniz on the Convergence of Technology and Fashion -- 14-Oct-2014

Nov 7, 2014: At the Web Summit in Dublin, Mike Bell, VP & GM, Intel New Devices talks about how technology and fashion are colliding through wearable devices.

Nov 17, 2014Opening Ceremony, Intel Take Wraps off Capabilities for MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory


  • MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, designed by Opening Ceremony, engineered by Intel, connects fashion-forward women to text messages, Google** and Facebook* notifications, and local business recommendations powered by Yelp* and TomTom*.
  • An intelligent bracelet composed of precious gems and Ayers snakeskin, MICA will retail for $495, which includes two years of AT&T* wireless data service provided by Intel.
  • MICA will be available by early December exclusively in the U.S. at Opening Ceremony New York and Los Angeles, select Barneys New York locations, and online at OpeningCeremony.us and Barneys.com.

“Our pioneering collaboration with Opening Ceremony and the introduction of this category-defining smart jewelry piece advances wearable technology as a distinctively stylish accessory that places importance on both aesthetics and functionality,” said Ayse Ildeniz, vice president and general manager for business development and strategy, New Devices Group at Intel Corporation. “MICA captures Intel’s philosophy that technology should enhance jewelry in order to make wearable technology truly ‘wantable,’ in addition to seamless and productive.”

“MICA acts as an extension of a customer’s smartphone, for those times when it’s not convenient to carry with you,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. “It allows customers to receive texts and email notifications so that they can stay connected, while still wearing a fashionable jewelry piece to almost any occasion.”


Reflecting market research garnered from the Opening Ceremony community and influencers in the industry, Opening Ceremony and Intel developed the design, features and purpose of the MICA bracelet for the woman who is always on the go and enjoys being socially connected, and who has a deep appreciation for fashion. Via a touch-screen sapphire display, wearers can easily view content. Vibration-based alerts, a curated VIP contact list and customizable quick replies deliver notifications directly to the wrist – eliminating the need to fumble through a handbag or interrupt a meeting or event.

  • Messaging: MICA provides access to text messages and notifications of incoming mails from “important contacts” as designated in Gmail. Users can dismiss notifications from the device and respond with customizable quick replies.
  • Calendar and Event Notifications: MICA displays Google Calendar and Facebook event notifications while enabling users to accept or reject appointments.
  • Personal Concierge: MICA offers intelligent reminders, “Time to Go” (TTG), powered by TomTom and Intel, that dynamically adjust based on location to account for the time required to get to the next appointment. MICA also provides users with access to Yelp local search, which includes business ratings and reviews. MICA wearers can use Yelp to locate restaurants, shops and other local businesses nearby.
  • Priority Notifications: Users can curate a VIP contact list that filters notifications and text messages. Vibration-based alerts discreetly alert the wearer to incoming alerts.
  • Design: Elevating the appearance of traditional wearable devices, MICA’s cutting-edge design is constructed of premium finishes and 18K gold coating with a curved sapphire glass touch screen display.
    One style features black water snake skin, pearls from China and lapis stones from Madagascar, while the other style features white water snake skin, tiger’s eye from South Africa and obsidian from Russia.
  • Configuration and Security: The bracelet provides remote access and locking, the ability to locate the device, and configuration capabilities via a Web-based portal.
  • Two-Year AT&T Data Service Paid by Intel: MICA is connected by AT&T and includes a two-year wireless service plan provided by Intel in the price of the bracelet.

Intel MICA Smart Bracelet | First Look by TechCrunch. Today in Chelsea Intel and Opening Ceremony announced the launch of their first collaboration that happens to be a connected smart bracelet called the MICA. It stands alone from your smartphone, as it has cellular radio with 2 years free data from partner AT&T. Jordan spoke to the VP of Biz Dev Ayse Ildeniz:

For more information read MICA Intelligent Luxury Fashion Bracelet Stays Alert With Style same day article from Intel’s Innovation Everywhere.

Nov 20, 2014Basis Announces New Smartphone Features, Accessory Straps and Retail Availability for Peak Health and Fitness Tracker which was revealed in late September as the ultimate fitness and sleep tracker. With Peak, you get deep insights into how your body is performing, from workouts to sleep and everything in-between. Peak combines comprehensive fitness and sleep analysis – including heart rate during exercise – with smartphone notifications, making it the ultimate, all-in-one device.

Dec 3, 2014’50 Cent’ and Intel Fuse Fitness With Biometric Headphones. It was developed out of an earlier agreement: Intel and SMS Audio [a premier audio headphone and accessories brand] to Supercharge Fitness Wearables (Aug 14, 2014). Biometric Headphones Will Optimize Workouts for Ultra-marathoners, Aspirational Exercisers and Everyone in Between.

On December 3, 2014 the SMS Audio In-Ear Wired BioSport – Powered by Intel – was launched from the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center, NY. Hundreds of press and industry analysts were in attendance as SMS Audio President Brian Nohe introduced 50 Cent, Carmelo Anthony, Intel VP of New Products Mike Bell, and a best-in-class headphone and heart rate monitor.

Learn more about the In-Ear Wired BioSport at http://smsaudio.com/products/biosport-in-ear-wired-with-heart-monitor

SMS Audio’s BioSport in-ear heart rate monitoring headphones combines your love of music with your passion for fitness in one easy to use, wearable device. No extra straps, no bulky monitors, no worrying about battery life. New SMS Audio Biosport In-Ear Headphones are simplified, smarter ear buds that integrate Intel technology and SMS Audio studio quality sound. The self-charging system uses in-ear pulse sensors that sync with the RunKeeper app for an easy-to-use, wearable experience that tracks and enables your personal best.

—– About SMS Audio, LLC —–
A premier audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio, LLC is dedicated to improving the way people experience music. SMS Audio combines technology, function and style to deliver studio mastered sound wherever you go.

A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by combining technology, function and style to bring a superior level of sound, comfort and fashion to every product. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio line includes STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™. SMS Audio offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds, and accessories designed to meet the needs of various consumer segments.

Could be important for 2015:

Intel Make it Wearable Challenge – $500,000 Prize for One Lucky Winner:

Six industry luminaries in fields from fashion and design to fitness and retail are joining Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as judges in the Intel “Make It Wearable” challenge, helping to shape the future of wearable technology. On Nov. 3, they will select three winners who will be awarded a total of US$800,000.

Nov 3, 2014Chip Shot: Nixie Wins $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge

Today Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes. Watch the webcast replay.

Intel Make It Wearable Winners -- 3-Nov-2014

Nov 5, 2014Make it Wearable Winners Talk Wearable Prototypes: This video shows highlights from the top three winners’ presentations at the Intel Make it Wearable finals held in early November 2014. @FlyNixie shows their wearable drone camera, perfect for taking selfies. @OpenBionics shows their open source robotic limb, and #ProGlove shows their smart glove for B2B and humanitarian uses. All wearable prototypes at Make it Wearable use the Intel® Edison module.

Nov 3, 2014: VentureBeat interview about the Nixie flyable and wearable camera with Jelena Jovanovic, COO / Co-Founder at Nixie Labs

Oct 1, 2014Make It Wearable Finalists – Meet Team Nixie: Team Nixie (http://flynixie.com) is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco. Learn more about Make It Wearable and follow the race to the finish line at http://makeit.intel.com. To find out more about Team Nixie, see their work at http://flynixie.com or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/flynixie.

Oct 8, 2014Make it Wearable Finalists – Meet Team Open Bionics: Team Open Bionics is developing a 3D-printed prosthetic with the functionalities of a high-end device, but for a much lower cost. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco.

Oct 20, 2014Make It Wearable Finalists – Meet Team ProGlove: ProGlove (www.proglove.de) is a sensor-based “smart glove” that can boost productivity for manufacturing jobs. The team behind it will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco.

ProGlove, a smart glove designed specifically designed for the professional production process, such as car manufacturers. More a “tool” than trendy accessory, the ProGlove hosts a slew of sensors to offer information on what the wearer is working with, such as the ability to scan barcodes, detect the thickness of a material, displaying an object’s temperature, voltage, offer instructions and more. So this workglove can identify parts or tools as the assembly worker touches them and provide instructions or training on the fly. It could also track the worker’s movements, heart rate, mood, and productivity.

Previously they would have had a hand held machine they would have had to pass the item over of physically pick up a unit and scan the device. This change alone provides apparent benefits to the company in just 3 months. You can also analyze big data from the glove and its environment and enable early warning system to be recognized to prevent problems in the assembly line. The ProGlove has already generated a significant amount of buzz in terms of companies reaching out to query implementation in their facilities. Workers already wear gloves on the job, including sensors to detect heat and cold, or vibrations to generate intelligent feed back will make the worker and the business more intelligent.

The story of the development is described in the Make It Wearable – ProGlove article of November 3 by Intel iQ.

We are still looking forward for wearables in healthcare solutions of the similarly advanced types as the above ones.

The potential is enormous as evidenced with A day in the life of a Clinician in the 2020’s vision video from Intel (Sept 30, 2014). See how technology will transform the way physicians treat their patients. Watch this video to learn how wearable’s, rich digital collaboration, and enabling personalised medicine through genomics will be part of a physician’s workflow as we enter the 2020s.

Wind River: Intel’s core technology provider for IoT

This is representing a much more advanced state than that of leading core network technology vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm under their so called 5G efforts. See the 5G 2015⇒2019 analytical page of Dec 30, 2014 for details on the latter, as well as the companion posts to this one:
December 5, 2014New Intel® Quark™ SoCs to enhance the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (“Moon Island”) portfolio in a year from now article on this same blog to show the chip roadmap for both the IoT and the wearables
December 11, 2014 – January 3, 2015: 2014: 2014: A bleeding edge effort in chips (SoC), COM and software technology (inc. Wind River) for already marketable wearables by Intel has enabled its overall 2015 strategy in IoT and allows to expand its wearable ecosystem with an ‘art of the possible in technology’ article on this same blog to present Intel’s much more advanced state of its 5G effort (albeit not named as such) than either Ericsson’s or Qualcomm’s

Yesterday (Dec 9, 2014) came the news that Wind River Advances IoT With Introduction of Edge Management System with the following highlights and essential parts:

  • Cloud-based IoT platform enables devices to connect securely to a centralized console, providing device management and solution extensibility.
  • Wind River Edge Management System an integral part of newly launched Intel® IoT Platform.
The Intel IoT Platform -- 9-Dec-2014
The Intel IoT Platform — 9-Dec-2014: … is an end-to-end reference model and family of products from Intel—that works with third party solutions—to provide a foundation for seemlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics (source: Intel® IoT Insights 2014). For More information see the Fact Sheet: Intel Extends and Scales the Internet of Things with New Alliances, System Integrators as well as the Weaving the Connective Tissue for the Internet of Things blog post by Douglas W. Fisher who is corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group for Intel Corporation. 
  • With platform, Wind River provides end-to-end product portfolio for IoT that addresses management of intelligent devices at the edge, to the gateway, into the network, and up into the cloud.

Wind River Edge Management slide -- 9-Dec-2014

Edge Management System includes the following key features:

  • Device management: Remote device management capabilities reduce service costs by enabling remote diagnostics and maintenance.
  • Security: Secure software updates are integrated with on-device security features such as white listing and integrity monitoring.
  • Telemetry and analytics: Remote data capture collects sensor and system health data, and transforms them into actionable intelligence.

As part of Intel® IoT Platform, Edge Management System will be integrated and validated with Intel IoT® Gateway, which includes Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT, a complete software development environment that provides pre-integrated and fully tested, ready-to-use components to secure, manage, and connect gateways. In addition, Edge Management System supports a wide variety of hardware and operating systems, providing customers with maximum flexibility in IoT implementations.

For more information on Wind River Edge Management System, visit http://tinyurl.com/WREMS. To learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges created by the Internet of Things, visit http://tinyurl.com/iotsite.

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly 2 billion products. Wind River offers the industry’s most comprehensive embedded software portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.

Wind River Edge Management System -- 9-Dec-2014
Wind River Edge Management System — 9-Dec-2014  (source: Intel® IoT Insights 2014). For more information see the Product Overview: Wind River Edge Management System 

According to a simultaneous Intel Unifies and Simplifies Connectivity, Security for IoT press release it is part of new integrated hardware and software products based on the Intel® IoT Platform which unifies gateway, connectivity and security components to simply deploy IoT. For more information please read the IoT Insights Event Announces New Intel Internet of Things Portfolio blog post from Intel aimed at the social media.

The Edge Devices side of the Intel IoT Platform Solution -- 9-Dec-2014
The Edge IoT Side of the Intel IoT Platform Reference Architecture — 9-Dec-2014 — MCU & Gateway: Identity Protection + Secure Boot — UPAL = Protocol Abstraction Layer  (source: Intel® IoT Insights 2014)

Mike Bell Explains the benefits of the New Intel IoT Platform for Wearables of Dec 9, 2014

Note that my another post published a week ago already provided information about New Intel® Quark™ SoCs to enhance the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (“Moon Island”) portfolio in a year from now which contains more advanced information (from leaked sources) than was made available in Intel’s press release now. So please read that as well.

The Cloud Side of the Intel IoT Platform Solution -- 9-Dec-2014
The Cloud Side of the Intel IoT Platform Reference Architecture — 9-Dec-2014  (source: Intel® IoT Insights 2014)

In addition to Wind River Edge Management the Intel press release specifically emphasizes the following new products:

  • The latest Intel® IoT Gateway will integrate the Wind River Edge Management System via an available agent so gateways can be rapidly deployed, provisioned and managed throughout the life cycle of a system to reduce costs and time to market. In addition, the gateway includes performance improvements, support for lower cost memory options and a broader selection of available communication options. Intel IoT Gateways are currently available from seven ODMs with 13 more releasing systems in early 2015.
Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things -- Sept-2014April 2, 2014: Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) is a family of platforms that enables companies to seamlessly interconnect industrial infrastructure devices and secure data flow between devices and the cloud. It offers key hardware and software building blocks—pre-integrated and validated—resulting in an application-ready platform for unlocking the value of data. We caught up with Adam Burns, director of the IoT Solutions Group at Intel, on Skype*, to get his insights on how the solution came to be, how it works, who can benefit, and the impact on the marketplace. More information on the Skype Video Series:Gateway Solutions site existing since May 17, 2014. More information on the justification of the approach: Making the Internet of Things Real—Part I: Intelligent Gateways as of Febryary 9, 2014.

Oct 1, 2014Intel IoT Zone Pipeline Monitoring. Kevin Williams, a platform architect in Intel’s intelligent platform solutions group, developed a demonstration complete with drones, infrared sensors and gateway communications to illustrate pipeline monitoring. Williams admits that infrared communications to drones is not feasible for real-world environments, but the purpose of the proof of concept for IDF was to showcase how the coupling of technology from sensors to gateways can be innovative within the critical and established pipeline monitoring industry. Assesment of its real world impact is given in the Technologies Mimic the 5 Senses to Monitor Pipelines Intel Free Press article of October 29, 2014.

  • To get value out of the data generated in deployments using the Intel® IoT Platform, developers need a powerful yet easy-to-use approach to big data analytics. Intel is expanding its cloud analytics support for IoT Developer Kits to include the Intel® IoT Gateway series, in addition to Intel® Galileo boards and Intel® Edison Modules. Cloud analytics enables IoT application developers to detect trends and anomalies in time series at big data scale.
  • McAfee, a part of Intel Security, announced Enhanced Security for Intel IoT Gateways in support of the Intel IoT Platform. This pre-validated solution adds advanced security management for gateway devices.
  • Intel Security also announced that its Enhanced Privacy Identity (EPID) technology will be promoted to other silicon vendors. EPID has anonymity properties, in addition to hardware-enforced integrity, and is included in ISO and TCG standards. The EPID technology provides an on-ramp for other devices to securely connect to the Intel IoT Platform.

At IoT Insights in San Francisco, Intel Security announced Enhanced Security for IoT Gateways in support of the Atlantic Ridge reference model introduced today. This pre-validated solution from McAfee, part of Intel Security, adds advanced security management for gateway devices.Intel also announced that it has taken a major step to enable secure interoperability between third-party IoT products by licensing its Enhanced Privacy Identity (EPID) technology. Previously available only on Intel processors, EPID enables Atlantic Ridge deployments to incorporate sophisticated anonymity technology and hardware-enforced integrity in a manner that is compatible with existing ISO and TCG standards. We believe we have the technology, expertise and reach to bring simple, secure access to consumers worldwide. Intel Security offers a full range of solutions from cloud and data enter to edge and even services creation allowing System Integrators (SI) to offer end-to-end security to their IoT installations. (Source: IntelPR)

Intel Security IoT Insights – Chris Young of Dec 9, 2014

Intel Security’s Chris Young introduces the Intel Security vision for IoT. Intel Security combines the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. Intel Security’s mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. Through our solutions, platforms and silicon, Intel Security is uniquely positioned to provide a holistic security strategy across all segments enabling the industry to continue to innovate while also giving consumers peace of mind.

For more information please read the IoT Security Overview from Intel’s IoT Insights Day blog post from McAfee.

  •  The Intel API and Traffic Management solution utilizes Intel Mashery solutions to enable creation of building blocks that make it easy to build new software applications. Customers of the Intel IoT Platform today have access to the Intel Mashery API management tools to create data APIs that can be shared internally, externally with partners or monetized as revenue-generating data services for customers.

Intel Services is powering an innovative software-defined approach to scaling the Internet of Things (IoT) across the enterprise with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Announced as part of the Intel® IoT Platform reference architecture, Intel’s API and Traffic Management solution for IoT leverages the ability of Intel Mashery API Management and Intel Mashery API Gateways for Service Creation/Management to enable enterprises with data platforms on which to scale IoT-enablement simply and securely by creating and managing IoT data APIs with endpoints in the cloud, data centers, as well as externally with developers and partners.
Intel Mashery API Management makes it simple for enterprises to connect IoT data from sensors and machines to more endpoints such as cloud analytics platforms and data centers. Leading IoT innovators such as Siemens, Brivo Systems and Carvoyant are using API management powered by Intel to achieve scale in across end-to-end IoT deployments. IoT Data APIs can help improve efficiency, optimize customer experiences and power revenue-generating data services. To learn more about APIs and IoT data management, read our blog or visit the Intel Services’ website. (Source: IntelPR)

For more information see the Powering “Thing” Data at the Scale of “Smart” for IoT Platform Architecture blog post from Mashery as well as the additional information included here from Mashery’s sources:

 Siemens – Customer Video of November 25, 2014. Watch how Siemens leverages Intel(r) Mashery(tm) API Management to power its Smart Parking System, coupling consumer mobile apps with data from sensors along the street to increase the availability of parking to ultimately reduce traffic congestion in large cities.

The Next Evolution of API Management of July 22, 2014

Watch Intel Services Chief Strategist and Mashery founder, Oren Michels, introduce the next wave of our API Management platform.

The Evolution of APIs: From Social to Mobile to IoT – Oren Michels, Intel Services of November 12, 2014

The role of APIs in your business is evolving. Oren Michels, Founder of Mashery and now Chief Strategist at Intel Services, discusses reinventing the role of APIs in your organization to adapt to the changing technology landscape. APIs can help you leverage valuable data in your organization with tangible benefits for you, your partners, and your customers alike.

Web as a Real-Time Platform – Tom DeMaria, Intel Services of November 12, 2014

Think of your business, and how you will transform your products into “smart” versions of what you have today. What could something like a fire hydrant do by leveraging 200 million lines of code in the cloud? Think of the data volume and intelligence that needs to pass through those “smart” objects in just one minute. Quality of Service, resiliency, and Machines as a Service are just some of the key concepts leading Fortune 100 companies are building into their IoT playbooks for today and tomorrow. Tom DeMaria, CTO at Intel Services, explains why you should be thinking of these and others for your connected device strategies.

Navigating the Shift to Digital Data – TomTom of Aug 15, 2013

Learn how you can use APIs to empower your business and monetize your data.

TomTom’s Fellow, Location-Based Services, Peter Moeykens shares how TomTom used APIs to move beyond selling just personal navigation devices (PNDs), to also monetizing the very data that powers those devices. With an API strategy, TomTom broke out of a traditional industry and changed the way it does business, not just internally, but with partners and customers as well.

– How to use APIs to uncover new revenue channels for your business and monetize your data
– A real-life use case of how TomTom transformed its business model using APIs and achieved scaling capabilities and better speed to market
– Best practices for quickly integrating APIs into a traditional company

Now about the current state of Wind River offerings for Intel and other companies (mostly in the ARM space) in the IoT (M2M) industry

Overall Positioning as of April 4, 2014 for Wind River: Intelligence in the Internet of Things

Look at the Wind River IoT Infographic of September 20, 2013 as well.

Then A Crayon Simple Look at Wind River presentation published at the same, April 4, 2014 time is giving additional details about the company:

For all that the company reinvented its leading Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) offering with its new VxWorks 7:The Evolution of VxWorks RTOS -- August-2014

The Evolution of VxWorks RTOS. Source: VxWorks7 webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCehgvRMqt4.

Read also the Wind River Reinvents the Real-Time Operating System for the Internet of Things press release of February 26, 2014, as well as the VxWorks 7 Product Overview – Wind River of the same date.

Learn about that briefly as Stephen Olsen Discusses Wind River’s Security Expertise and the IoT on April 29, 2014

Componentization introduced with this major release has allowed an incredible scaling impossible before: from smallest and heavily resource constrained devices with a tiny 20KB microkernel version—that is ideal to tiniest edge IoT devices—to 64-bit, multicore platforms, and even to largest cloud networks:

The incredible scaling with VxWorks 7 impossible before -- 2014
The incredible scaling with VxWorks 7 impossible before. Source: The RTOS as the Engine Powering the Internet of Things as of March 7, 2014.

Scaling across applications is also supporting Industrial System Consolidation as presented in this Intel video:

For this and other type of workload consolidation requirements a Virtualization Profile for VxWorks® is provided for VxWorks 7 which extends the scalability capabilities of VxWorks by integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of VxWorks. Through embedded virtualization, the VxWorks hypervisor allows customers to combine multiple workloads on a single multi-core processor:

The Virtualization Profile for VxWorks 7 -- 14-July-2014
The Virtualization Profile for VxWorks 7. Source: Virtualization Profile for VxWorks Product Overview as of 14-July-2014

Read also the Wind River Integrates Virtualization Technology into Next-Generation RTOS for Internet of Things press release of August 18, 2014.

For demonstration watch Virtualized Industrial Workloads at Embedded World 2014 by Intel as of April 8 which is showing a virtualization software stack with a Linux partition and two instances of Wind River VxWorks:

For the Cloud Networks the company has also what is called “Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server“, a network functions virtualization (NFV) solution designed to help address some of the biggest complexities and issues that telecom providers are facing today:The Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server Architecture -- 26-June-2014

The Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server Architecture. Source: the brief video given below discussing this type of server as of June 26, 2014:


At the same time they launched a complete Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program for their NFV solution:

This is a special area of IoT solutions which one needs to understand briefly from Mike Langlois discussing Network Transformation and NFV video recorded at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in the end of February where the NFV solution was announced:

To put all this together you must watch the Wind River IoT – Presentation by Alexander Damisch, Wind River – M2M World Congress 2014 video of May 30, 2014 which is also presenting the whole topic from the point of view: “How Intelligence in Critical Devices is Transforming Business” (highly recommended):

Then visit the Wind River VxWorks site where you can learn about the additional parts of the VxWorks 7 portfolio:

Technology Profiles

Safety Profile for VxWorks NEW
VxWorks with Safety Profile delivers a rich real-time operating environment that helps reduce the costs, risks, and lead times required to create and certify differentiated IEC 61508 SIL 3 industrial systems.
Download the Product Overview >>

Virtualization Profile for VxWorks
Virtualization Profile for VxWorks enables consolidation of multiple standalone hardware platforms on a multi-core platform, significantly saving costs and time-to-market.
Download the Product Overview >>

Security Profile for VxWorks
Security Profile for VxWorks delivers an expandable, future-proof solution to safeguard devices, data, and intellectual property in the connected world of Internet of Things.
Download the Product Overview >>

Microkernel Profile for VxWorks
Microkernel Profile for VxWorks is a 20 KB–small RTOS that complements the VxWorks 7 standard kernel, offering unique scalability and a single RTOS for different device classes.

Wind River VxWorks Cert Platform
Wind River® VxWorks Cert Platform is an RTOS for safety critical applications, including those requiring RTCA DO-178B, EUROCAE ED-12B, and IEC 61508 certification evidence.
Download the Product Overview >>

Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform
Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform is an ARINC 653-compliant RTOS with RTCA DO-178B and EUROCAE ED-12B certification evidence for Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA).
Download the Product Overview >>

Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform
Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform implements the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) system architecture and includes a security evaluation evidence package.
Download the Product Overview >>

as well as the ones corresponding to the below figure:

The additional parts of the VxWorks 7 portfolio -- April-2014

The additional parts of the VxWorks 7 portfolio — April-2014

among others. Note that the Announcing VxWorks 7 – Wind River site of February 26, 2014 is much more complete in that regard (eg. Aerospace Industry Profile + Modularity, Scalability, Connectivity and Graphics Technology Profiles etc.).

Finally more information on operating system offerings for all this:

An in-depth presentation on VxWorks7 as of Aug 29, 2014:

Then about the Linux offering used in the NFV solution:

Wind River’s Commitment to the Yocto Project and Open Source of August 1, 2012:

thereafter about the  The Yocto Project as of  Sept 12, 2014:

and finally from the Wind River Linux webpage of April 29, 2014:

Wind River Linux Core Platform

Wind River Linux is the industry standard for embedded Linux software. The latest version includes expanded hardware support for the latest ARM, Intel, MIPS, and Power architectures, and is updated with the current Linux kernel, toolchain, and user space.

With the Yocto Project 1.5 open source development infrastructure as its core foundation, Wind River Linux uses the latest Linux kernel as its upstream source to ensure customers have commercially supported access to the newest advancements from the open source community.

Maintaining a roll-your-own embedded Linux project is expensive, time-consuming, and risky. Wind River helps you lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) by taking the cost, time, and risk out of embedded Linux development with a proven commercial solution. Our investment in each Wind River Linux release and our ongoing patch and security vulnerability management equate to over 160 person-years of effort. Our customers benefit from this investment by trusting Wind River to provide their embedded Linux solution.

Wind River provides board support packages (BSPs) for widely adopted processors, including Intel Atom™, Intel second- and third-generation Xeon®/Core™ processors (Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge), Texas Instruments OMAP 3, Freescale QorIQ P4080, LSI Axxia ACP34xx, and Xilinx Zynq.

If the hardware you require for your next project is not supported on our list of Wind River Linux BSPs, the Wind River Professional Services team can help create a custom BSP. Please contact Wind River Sales or your local area account manager for more information.

Read the Product Overview »
Read the Product Note »

Wind River Linux Core Platform - Wind River Linux 6 Architecture -- 29-April-2014
Wind River Linux Core Platform – Wind River Linux 6 Architecture. Source Wind River Linux as of 29-April-2014.

New Intel® Quark™ SoCs to enhance the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (“Moon Island”) portfolio in a year from now

– Wind River: Intel’s core technology provider for IoT [this same blog, Dec 10, 2014]
– 5G 2015⇒2019 analytical page of this same blog– Incremental Evolutionary Development and Standardization of 5G Technologies for the New Era of Wireless Internet of the 2020’s and 2030’s: An Outlook as of January 1, 2015
– 2014: A bleeding edge effort in chips (SoC), COM and software technology (inc. Wind River) for already marketable wearables by Intel has enabled its overall 2015 strategy in IoT and allows to expand its wearable ecosystem with an ‘art of the possible in technology’  [this same blog, December 11, 2014 – January 3, 2015]

How Intel Technology Enables IoT (July 29, 2014):
The world is undergoing a dramatic transformation, rapidly transitioning from isolated systems to ubiquitous Internet-enabled “things” capable of generating data that can be analyzed to extract valuable information. Commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), this new reality will enrich everyday life, increase business productivity, improve efficiency, and more. Intel® technology is designed to help you get to market faster and allow users to scale solutions across a variety of platforms. Watch to learn more.

Intel® Gateway Solutions for IoT (June 3, 2014): [the “Moon Islandproduct portfolio]
Billions of things that affect virtually every aspect of our lives are becoming connected and sharing data in the Internet of Things (IoT). This connectivity is critical to generating the intelligence that can transform business, but how do you get valuable data off of legacy equipment securely, without replacing existing infrastructure? Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things connect legacy and new systems, and enable seamless and secure data flow between edge devices and the cloud, unlocking the value of industrial data. Intel, along with McAfee and Wind River, provides pre-integrated, pre-validated hardware and software building blocks, with security, connectivity, and manageability features that speed to time to market and reduce deployment costs.
Learn more about Intel® Gateway Solutions for the IoT: http://intel.com/iotgateways
Learn more about the Intel IoT Solutions: http://intel.com/iot
Join the conversation on Twitter with @Inteliot and #Inteliot

“Liffy Island” for H2’15 and “Seal Beach” for 2016 (source: Myce.com, Nov 19, 2014):

Commonality (only the major ones, for more details see the slides):

  • Single core, Single thread, @533MHz, 64KB L1 cache, up to 2GB DDR3 RAM
    (the existing Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 [Clanton: Q4’13-Q2’14] is only @400MHz, 16KB L1 cache)

Intel Quark 'Liffy Island' SoCs for IoT -- Nov-2014

Intel Quark 'Seal Beach' SoCs for IoT -- Nov-2014

Specifics to “Seal Beach” (only the major ones, for more details see the slides above):

  • Windows OS Support + the ones emphasized by Intel on the slide below

Intel Quark 'Seal Beach' SoC differences from 'Liffy Island' SoC  -- Nov-2014

With Quark range of products now completed Intel provided the following design-in recommendations (retyped from an Intel slide with related Intel video inserts by myself):

  • Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 – 2014 [Clanton: Q4’13-Q2’14– Fast Time to Market
    • Ready for market and shipping for headless applications
    • Good for Moon Island Gateways and bolt on!
  • Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 – 2015 1H
    • Design for BOM sensitive telematics applications
    • Moon Island SW based Devices design-in—ReUse SW acceleration w validated software stack for non gateways
  • Liffy Island – 2015 2H
    • A fantastic IoT Gateway solution!
    • Good for typical long lead design-in of Deeply embedded applications
    • Potential IVI companion ship to Broxton solution for Transportation Solution Division
    • Great for Indu[stry] w GbE capabilities and hardware switch
  • Seal Beach – 2016
    • A fantastic IoT Gateway solution!
    • SSE2 instructions for additional performance, features, and OS support
    • Adding Graphics capabilities for general market with right low-cost interfaces to connect to panels and touch screens

More Details

Intel IoT Gateway solution - 2014

Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) (April 8, 2014):Targeting industrial, energy, and transportation markets in the Internet of Things (IoT), Intel intelligent gateway solutions connect legacy and new systems and enable seamless and secure data flow between edge devices and the cloud. In this video from Embedded World 2014, Craig Owen, a solution architect at Intel, demonstrates a model train system equipped with two Intel® Galileo boards based on the Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 application processor that act as sensors for temperature, light, distance, and weight, and connect to the cloud.
For more information on Intel IoT solutions, visit http://intel.com/IoT

Smart Cities USA: San Jose, CA (June 26, 2014)
Fast-growing, future-focused cities like San Jose, California are leading the way in harnessing the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technologies to help them manage sustainability challenges. San Jose deployed a platform using Intel® Gateway Solutions for the IoT with an Intel® Quark™ processor and third-party sensors to provide real-time data on air quality, with plans to also measure water quality, noise, traffic, temperature and other quality-of-life metrics. Improvements in these systems promise to transform everyday life in U.S. cities and around the world. The joint project was showcased as part of the White House SmartAmerica Challenge.
Learn more about smart cities: http://intel.com/smartcity/.
Learn more about the Internet of Things: http://intel.com/iot/.

An Intelligent Gateway For Smart Energy (June 30, 2014):
Intel, Tatung and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) are working together in Taiwan on an Internet of Things (IoT) application focused on smart energy savings for businesses. The newly developed intelligent gateway integrates an Intel® Quark™ SoC and combines the I/O board to provide a smart connection between energy management systems and other commercial building devices. Intel, Tatung and ECS have now completed first-step verification with excellent performance on a smart, energy-saving conference room. The next step will be to realize an entire smart building. Learn more about the Internet of Things: http://intel.ly/1qaTy6B.
  • Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 – 2015 1H

    • Design for BOM sensitive telematics applications

    • Moon Island SW based Devices design-in—ReUse SW acceleration w validated software stack for non gateways

Intel IoT Demo at IBM Impact 2014 (May 16, 2014):
At IBM Impact 2014, Intel’s Tim Allen or #TechTim introduces Jonathan Skeele from the Intel Internet of Things Group. Jonathan walks us through an IoT demo featuring Intel® Gateway solutions and how sensor data can be used in a real-world train scenario to aid safety performance. Find out more about Intel IoT solutions by visiting http://www.intel.com/iot. Read more on Tim’s blogs on the Big Data Outpost: http://www.tomsitpro.com/tags/big-data-outpost/

Intel Indu-Transport Software Stack for IoT Gateway solution - 2014

  • Liffy Island – 2015 2H

    • A fantastic IoT Gateway solution!

    • Good for typical long lead design-in of Deeply embedded applications

    • Potential IVI companion ship to Broxton solution for Transportation Solution Division

    • Great for Indu[stry] w GbE capabilities and hardware switch

  • Seal Beach – 2016

    • A fantastic IoT Gateway solution!

    • SSE2 instructions for additional performance, features, and OS support

    • Adding Graphics capabilities for general market with right low-cost interfaces to connect to panels and touch screens