Internet of Things

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The concept of the Internet of Things is certainly going to transform into something that is way beyond an annoying buzzword or mere a passing trend, whether you like it or not. Following in the direction of the likes of tech giant GE, industrial giant Bosch is launching its very own IoT cloud platform.

Yes, you heard it right. Bosch will soon offer an Internet of Things based end-to-end environment in order to get your home communicating with several other appliances and devices inside.

With the purpose for use on first 50 applications regarding the internal projects, the Bosch IoT cloud services will be made available to consumers across four main market sectors of the firm, namely automotive, manufacturing, energy, and home equipment, in 2017.

The platform of Bosch IoT cloud will soon be underpinned by current Bosch IoT Suite, also regarded as the connected world’s self-styled brain, which allows the software to connect with companies, devices, and users.

This way, the German industrial mammoth is challenging the Silicon Valley unicorns by launching its own computing platform, which will use the power of the Internet in order to connect anything with everything, from cars to dishwashers.

Using their machine-acquired data, the German company hopes to transform itself from an industrial manufacturing sector to a full-blown Internet of Things service provider. Bosch believes that its expertise in engineering will certainly serve as an edge in the IoT market. According to Bosch, the wheels are already in motion as there are around 5M devices in existence working with the Bosch IoT Suite.

Let’s have a look at few of the Bosch’s successes in the Internet of Things platform till date.

Throughout the commuter rail network of Stuttgart, Bosch has developed an online map, which outlines the available parking spaces with sensors to detect the locations of unoccupied parking spaces and delivering this data in the form of a real-time map, which users can browse through their smartphone.

Bosch has introduced asparagus farming, which provides farmers with the exact details regarding the ground temperature enabling them to improve the harvest.

For truck drivers, Bosch has introduced a service known as ‘Book-and-Park’ through which the truck can deliver the data of its location to the Bosch IoT cloud. This helps in reserving a nearby available parking space.

The Bosch Smart Home System delivers the exact current home temperature to the users so that they can change the setting according to their preference while they are still on their way back.

The most interesting thing coming out of Bosch's entry in Internet of Things is the power-sharing between the IT establishments and the industrial operators looking forward to tapping into the opportunity of IoT-enabled culture.