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AWS IoT suite now includes SiteWise for industrial data collection

November 27, 2018 / Asha McLean

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) managed service for industrial-scale data collection. AWS IoT SiteWise is targeted at sensor-enabled industrial equipment, with the service allowing for the monitoring of data collection points to identify issues across facilities such as equipment failure and production defects, as well as to centralise the data collected. IoT SiteWise, although announced only as a limited preview, will connect to an organisation's industrial equipment through a gateway that connects on-premises data servers, collects data, and sends the data to the AWS Cloud. IoT SiteWise can also be used on an AWS Snowball Edge gateway or installed on a third-party industrial gateway that will interface directly with onsite servers that store equipment sensor data. Coupled with IoT SiteWise is AWS IoT Events, a new cloud-based, fully managed IoT service for event response and detection. "AWS IoT Events recognises events across multiple s...