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Connected Smart Factory: Functional IoT Architecture

In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected, smart factory solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment, and technology characteristics associated with a connected factory solution. Connected factories improve visibility and insight into the real-time and historical status of production lines, optimize machine maintenance and equipment downtime, optimize production line efficiency, rapidly evolve product revisions through better product lifecycle management, and better integrate enterprise business processes such […]

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Analytics: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. This document focuses on analytics. MachNation ran 3 […]

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Nanotron chooses ClearBlade’s IoT edge capabilities

In January, 2018, we rated ClearBlade as an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) vendor to watch on account of its particularly strong IoT edge computing capabilities. Now the company’s capabilities have secured it a deal with Nanotron Technologies, a German location awareness systems developer. Austin, Texas-based ClearBlade’s AEP middleware will be integrated into Nanotron’s advanced tracking software, according to a recent announcement. Nanotron is looking for ClearBlade’s platform to carry out IoT device maintenance and security […]

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IoT platform build versus buy TCO calculator

Today, MachNation launched its newest, freely available, TCO tool to help enterprises understand the costs of building their own IoT platform versus buying IoT platform services and capabilities from a third-party vendor. Check out MachNation’s new IoT platform build versus buy TCO (total cost of ownership) calculator. Every week, large and small enterprises talk with us about building their own IoT application enablement (AEP) and IoT device management (DM) platforms. It’s understandable: enterprises want complete […]

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MachNation demos IoT hybrid cloud/edge solution at Cisco DevNet Create 2018

On 10-11 April 2018, Cisco sponsored its second annual DevNet Create developers conference in Mountain View, California.  This conference seeks to bring together hundreds of developers to collaborate, network, learn and build. MachNation’s Samuel Hale was asked to give a presentation on the top 5 tips for successfully developing on a hybrid, edge/cloud, IoT application enablement platform (AEP). Samuel is MachNation’s head of MIT-E, MachNation’s hands-on IoT test and benchmarking lab. Based on Samuel’s experiences in working […]

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