SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Hanshow | June 03, 2022
European merchants were among the first in the world to use electronic shelf labels (ESLs) to cut costs and lay the groundwork for retail digitization. The new IoT platform All-Star is being released and introduced by digital solutions provider Hanshow (EuroCIS booth - 9 D13) at this week's EuroCIS 2022 trade show, ready to drive Europe's brick-and-mortar retail into a new era of efficiency and profitability.
Hanshow has been a significant driver of this transition since entering the European market in 2016, with approximately 100 million ESLs installed across the continent. Hanshow is showcasing a variety of new solutions at EuroCIS 2022, ranging from AI-powered shelf monitoring to self-checkout trolleys and in-store marketing, and is continually evolving the smart shops of the future.
The IoT platform All-Star, which focuses on the retail industry and is built expressly to assist merchants extend and update their digitalization, is one of the latest innovations showcased by Hanshow at EuroCIS. All-Star provides one-stop IoT solutions ranging from IoT device management to digital operations upgrades, empowering retail customers to quickly establish IoT equipment management capabilities and be able to flexibly build business applications and integrate customized business connections to boost operation efficiency of smart stores further and elevate customer in-store experience.
The AllStar platform serves as an integrated system for managing a store's full digital devices, with SaaS and private deployment options that offer unified user authentication and third-party application access integration via an open API based on HTTP. As a result, one of its key product innovations is to address the new challenges posed by the growing number of IoT devices, all of which operate on different networks and communicate using different transmission signals, as a single store may require a number of different login systems, each requiring operations personnel who are trained in each. As a result, each retail solution management platform can now be accessed through All-Star for a holistic integration of all essential business operation activities, making device maintenance substantially easier.
"Hanshow has developed All-Star and the rest of its solutions specifically with global retailers in mind to achieve a more holistic form of digitalization. These new solutions, software, and transmission technologies all combine to help retailers in Europe move into an exciting new era of digitalization. This unlocks great new opportunities. We're just seeing the beginning of what's possible,"
In addition to the All-Star system, Hanshow has created an industry-first communications protocol that employs a single transmission frequency to communicate with all Hanshow IoT devices, reducing the number of signal frequencies required previously.
Kontron | June 28, 2022
A new industrial computer in box PC style, the KBox A-151-TGL, will be unveiled by Kontron, a top provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), at embedded world 2022. The KBox A-151-TGL, which is based on 11th Gen Intel CoreTM or Celeron processors, provides adequate processing capability, even for demanding IoT edge or AI applications. As a unique feature, the system incorporates an expansion slot on the front (I/O Door) that may be used to add fieldbuses, graphical interfaces, serial or digital I/Os, and Ethernet interfaces, among other functionalities, to the KBox A-151-TGL. Additionally, the system can be upgraded to support WiFi 6, 4G/5G, or both.
Particularly for demanding IoT gateway applications in industrial settings, the KBox A-151-TGL was created. The new box PC assists OEM manufacturers and system integrators in realizing the full potential of their IoT infrastructures. It is based on the 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM i3-1115G4E, i5-1145GRE/i5-1145G7, or i7-1185GRE/i7-1185G7E or the Intel Celeron processor 6305E with up to four processing cores and 4.4 GHz (burst) each. The high-end Intel Iris Xe graphics with 96 execution units, which users can use for taxing AI or IoT edge applications, are another feature of this generation's CoreTM i7 and CoreTM i5 processors.
The new KBox A-151-TGL has four USB 3.2 ports and two RS232/422/485 interfaces in addition to two DisplayPorts and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, one of which is a 2.5 GbE interface with TSN capabilities.
The three M.2 expansion slots can be utilized to add a variety of features to the system, including NVMe SSD integration, fieldbus integration, and wireless technology integration, including 4G/5G or even WiFi 6 connectivity. The new expansion slot (I/O Door) on the system's front provides access to the majority of system expansions.
Even in difficult industrial situations, the fanless, robust system architecture ensures a long service life and high system availability. The KBox A-151-TGL can be used in the temperature range of 0 °C to +50 °C or, at the user's discretion, in the additional extended temperature range of -40 °C to +65 °C. The KBox A-151-TGL can be mounted on a wall or on a DIN rail, making it simple to integrate into a variety of industrial environments.
Monnit | June 07, 2022
Monnit has unveiled its new ALTA Wireless IoT Gateway, which features a cellular and Ethernet platform for keeping ALTA Wireless Sensor networks connected to the Internet in a variety of situations and remote places.
The cellular engine of the ALTA IoT Gateway supports 4G LTE Category M1 (CAT-M1) and NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 2 technologies (NB2). Its RJ-45 Ethernet socket offers connectivity backup and allows for local device configuration and troubleshooting. The ALTA IoT Gateway is a dual-connection device that can function as a cellular gateway with Ethernet failover or as an Ethernet gateway with cellular failover.
The ALTA IoT Gateway links to the iMonnit cloud software, which allows you to set up and operate ALTA Sensors from your mobile device or computer. Sensor data is protected, aggregated, and sent so you may log data and monitor important conditions around the clock.
“IoT data is one of the most valuable assets. Our new ALTA IoT Gateway ensures it’s safe and available when you need it. The ALTA IoT Gateway’s reliable versatility is its most impressive feature, keeping IoT networks connected seamlessly everywhere from remote areas to main facilities,”
Monnit Founder and CEO Brad Walters
The ALTA IoT Gateway provides long-range radio frequency transmission with interference immunity for up to one mile (line-of-sight) and 1,200+ feet through 12+ walls, in addition to its wireless 4G LTE CAT-M1/NB2 cellular engine (non-line-of-sight). The ALTA IoT Gateway also has a battery backup of up to 60 hours, and GPS data is available for a price.