Ericsson has announced the IoT Accelerator at the ongoing Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.
According to Ericsson, IoT Accelerator combines horizontal, feature-rich IoT platforms with Ericsson’s services and a marketplace where customers from sectors such as public safety, utilities, transport and smart cities can connect with partners and monetise their solutions. IoT Accelerator will be offered as a service to enable customers to overcome the barriers of cost and complexity and rapidly develop and deploy new IoT solutions.
The IoT platforms’ capabilities include data management, billing, device management, connectivity services and analytics. Planned expansion modules include a self-service portal, developer environment and software development kit.
Orvar Hurtig, Head of Industry & Society at Ericsson, says “we believe in empowering organizations to connect people, devices and things as quickly and easily as possible. We will initially focus on public safety, utilities, transport and smart cities customers, continuously adjusting to their needs and feedback, and improving ease of use and delivery speed through a DevOps approach to software development. We deliver these capabilities to our customers via the IoT Accelerator.”
IoT Accelerator will be available to customers globally at the end of the third quarter of the year, Ericsson says.