Kontron's CEO Rolf Schwirz on the Internet of Things

Where does your company fit in the Internet of Things technology trend? How will you benefit from the projected growth?
Kontron’s customers are creating innovative IoT-solutions and transforming how products and services are perceived in the market. Kontron enables its customers to create the right services and products... 

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A World Leader in Embedded Computing Technology

Numerous industries that have long maneuvered in the premises of traditional business environments are now embedding themselves in the fabric of latest technologies such as IoT because of its potential and transcendence. For instance, retail segment is witnessing a complete refurbishment with the integration of the brick & mortar stores and the digital shopping experience. In industrial automation, Industry 4.0 and new business models around asset optimization are spurring the IoT growth. In the medical segment, the promise of wearable sensors and home-health market are sowing the seeds of a new horizon. For the in-vehicle market, autonomous driving and precision farming is leveraging IoT to become reality. With such shifts occurring in the industrial landscape today, corporations across the world need an omniscient, who can aid these industries with the most quintessential tools and sophisticated services needed to thrive in this new dimension. The possessor of such dazzling auxiliaries is German based company Kontron, whose platforms and solutions securely connects devices, meet Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) requirements to enable customers to reduce their R&D costs and create new business models.

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Kontron named industry lead for CREST IoT Connected Healthcare Cluster in Malaysia

Kontron’s local R&D and worldwide IoT expertise along with global embedded computing support acknowledged as right capabilities to lead Cluster Kontron today announced that it will be the industry lead for the CREST (Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology) Connected Healthcare Cluster (CHC) in Malaysia, i.e. an initiative formed to drive relevant and far-reaching technology advancements in the application of Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare.

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IoT Standards Enable Interoperability

By Kenton Williston, Roving Reporter (Intel Contractor), Intel® Internet of Things Alliance The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a future where everything is online. But today, a lack of standards makes it difficult to connect. To learn how developers can solve this problem, I spoke with three industry experts:

  • Jens Wiegand, CTO of Kontron, a Premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Alliance (Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance)
  • Ido Sarig, Vice President and General of IoT Solutions Group at Wind River, an Associate member of the Alliance
  • Tony Magallanez, OEM Systems Engineer at McAfee, an Associate member of the Alliance


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Hyperconnecting: Enabling the Internet of Things end-to-end

By Jens Wiegand, Kontron

It is safe to say that the Internet of Things (IoT) is an exploding marketplace that brings new opportunities to companies worldwide. However, even though the IoT has been in existence for more than a decade through various implementations of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, to many it still represents a widely fragmented marketplace that lacks an end-to-end implementation solution. To realize the full promise of the IoT, organizations require a development approach that transcends traditional barriers between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), and in the process hyperconnects infrastructure and applications to take the IoT from intriguing concept to valuable reality.

Many paths leading in
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to connect billions of intelligent devices and people in exciting new applications. What that means, exactly, depends on where the starting point is. For instance, an IoT installation could be:

  • In retail and customer service settings, beacons and digital signage provide a link between geolocation and discovery. Smartphones serve as gateways to the cloud, finding deals and facilitating payments.
  • When process control is needed, fieldbuses, PLCs, and SCADA connect machinery. Industrial Ethernet gateways link these clusters to the enterprise IP network, and OPC provides a command and data model.
  • For remote monitoring, telehealth, and transportation, M2M technology hooks devices into a network on the move. Infrastructure built on airwaves makes setup easy, and keeps data moving as endpoints migrate.


All these and more intelligent devices evolved separately, with differing connectivity, programming, data formats, and security features. Now, the IoT seems to be asking all of them to work together – and they aren’t ready yet.

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