AT the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Actility announced the launch of ThingPark X, a data-mediation and transformation platform.
The first deployment will see RS Components (RS) combining LoRaWAN sensors with ThingPark X data connectors and IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and IBM Maximo Asset Management to enable predictive maintenance and process optimization in their Nuneaton warehouse. ThingPark X extends the ThingPark IoT Platform, allowing data from any device connected to a ThingPark-powered network to be aggregated, transformed, analyzed and exposed to applications by standard APIs or delivered onward to third party cloud platforms such as IBM Watson.
RS is one of the world’s largest electronics and industrial-components distributors, offering more than 500,000 products to more than a million customers. “We are partnering with IBM Watson IoT and Actility ThingPark to put in place a LPWAN-to-cloud network in our 70,000 sq. feet warehouse in Nuneaton,” said Paul Redmond, business relationship manager at RS. “This initiative has the potential to deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of savings through the application of predictive maintenance to optimize performance and uptime, and big data to improve productivity, efficiency and energy sustainability.”
“ThingPark X allows our customers like RS Components to use the power of our platform to help turn data into valuable business insight,” explains Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “The real value in the IoT comes not from gathering millions or billions of data points, but from making sense of that data to drive real business value, by making better decisions about maintenance or optimizing processes. ThingPark X is a key element of that process, making a bridge for the data between the ThingPark Wireless IoT network and the applications our customers are using to analyse their data with their preferred cloud platforms host. We’re delighted to be able to harness the global reach of the ThingPark to the power of cloud platforms like IBM Watson to transform businesses around the world.”