Bosch rolls out cloud to support IoT offering

Bosch rolls out cloud to support IoT offering
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Bosch has rolled out its own IoT cloud in Germany to facilitate the functioning of various applications for connected mobility, industry and homes.

The company claims that it is the only organisation that works on all three levels of the internet of things that enable connectivity such as sensors and software and is also developing new services on this basis.

Bosch’s IoT Suite forms the centrepiece of the Bosch IoT Cloud and the suite ascertains objects that are web-enabled, organises the exchange of data and powers a multitude of services and business models. Big data management facilitates the analysis of large amounts of data. The Bosch IoT Cloud currently connects more than five million devices and machines.

Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said: “As of today, we offer all the ace cards for the connected world from a single source. The Bosch IoT Cloud is the final piece of the puzzle that completes our software expertise. We are now a full service provider for connectivity and the internet of things. A major factor in the success of connected solutions is their scalability. Business models must be able to grow quickly when necessary. The Bosch IoT Cloud means Bosch now has the relevant infrastructure. We see this as a major milestone for Bosch.”

As part of its connected mobility offering, Bosch provides sensors to detect available park-and-ride spaces and a book-and-park service for tired truckers. The company’s connected home services features the use of a smart home system that serves as a platform to facilitate the connectivity of a home’s heating, lighting, smoke alarms and appliances. Additionally, the company’s HomeCom Pro online portal connects service technicians directly with their customers’ heating systems.

Bosch’s connected industry products feature the use of sensors to across the supply chain to improve efficiency, with a market launch slated for 2017. Additionally, the organisation is boosting commercial asparagus yields with connected radio sensors that track soil temperature.

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