AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), Wireless Glue Networks and OSIsoft showcased the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) today at Dell World 2015 with a visualization of data streamed live from Arrow’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, including real-time energy usage and asset security.
“This capability is a prime example of the value of IoT technology—just imagine the cost-savings and efficiencies that facilities managers all over the world could achieve with access to similar data and visualization tools,” said Brian Armstrong, vice president of Arrow’s OEM Computing Solutions business. “Arrow is uniquely positioned to bring these types of integrated IoT solutions to market.”
During the data visualization demonstration, Dell’s newly announced purpose-built Edge Gateway 5000 Series, running Linux Ubuntu OS and Wireless Glue’s SmartEdge software, streamed data from Arrow’s 200,000-square-foot Phoenix facility to OSIsoft’s PI System. Arrow’s Systems Integration business developed an easy-to-view dashboard using the OSIsoft’s PI Coresight tool to make the information accessible and viewable to anyone, anywhere in the world.
“Data-driven facilities management will be the norm three to five years from now,” said Matt Fagan, manager of Arrow’s Phoenix facility. “It’s incredibly rewarding to be part of a company like Arrow that is guiding tomorrow’s innovations forward today.”
IoT solutions like this, focused on data capture, analysis and visualization to deliver a compelling return-on-investment for end users, highlight Arrow’s core offerings in global components, enterprise computing and systems integration. Arrow helps customers assemble and integrate IoT solutions into their enterprise organizations, and it also helps customers make sense of all the valuable data they collect from their connected assets.
“It’s these types of capabilities that will enable pervasive monitoring and utilization of data across industry and the suppliers of those industries to deliver a connected world,” said Martin Otterson, senior vice president of sales, marketing and industry at OSIsoft. “With over 1.5 billion sensor-based data streams already monitored by the PI System, PI System customers will be able to complement their existing data with even more data to improve real-time operational decision making, and support advanced analytics for business and operational intelligence.”
“Wireless Glue Networks is excited to provide its SmartEdge software to enable real-time read and write capabilities to on-premise assets regardless of communication protocol,” said Peter McCabe, CEO of Wireless Glue Networks. “We believe cost-effective real-time measurement and verification is an essential first step to driving the commercial and industrial IoT market.”
The Internet of Things refers to the concept of connecting any device with an on/off switch to the Internet—this includes everything from large industrial systems, pumps, turbines, to mobile phones, coffee makers, lamps, wearable devices and even plane engines and oil rigs. The analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices, and the research firm IDC predicts that the global IoT market will grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020 as more devices come online and platforms and services grow up around them.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.
About Wireless Glue Networks
Wireless Glue is a software company focused on the IoT market that offers patented translation technology that easily converts IoT data into a common language for analysis in the cloud and a dynamic rules engine to provide real-time monitoring and control by extracting data at the edge.
About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft, a global leader enabling operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over 30 years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, and safety, security, and asset health improvements across their operations. For more information, visit www.osisoft.com.