Arm Continues to Facilitate the Proliferation of Connected Devices through Pelion IoT Platform

businesswire | April 16, 2020

Arm Continues to Facilitate the Proliferation of Connected Devices through Pelion IoT Platform
  • Study finds nearly one-third of external IoT projects remain in the early implementation phase as compared to the previous years.

  • Arm is focusing its efforts on providing the underlying IoT connectivity and management technologies, enabling its partners to quickly make the leap from proof of concepts to massive global scale.

  • Arm’s and Hexing, together in a strategic partnership are helping smart metering and utilities deploy, connect, secure, and manage their next-generation advance metering infrastructure (AMI).


According to the 2020 Economist IoT Business Index study, nearly one-third of external IoT projects remain in the early implementation phase. While this is a vast improvement compared to previous years (only 14% in 2017), there is still much work to be done. To address this, Arm is focusing its efforts on providing the underlying IoT connectivity and management technologies, enabling our partners to quickly make the leap from proof of concepts to massive global scale. Our new strategic partnership with Hexing is a great example of this as the Arm Pelion IoT platform is providing the buildings blocks to create full-stack IoT solutions for their customers and to expand into new markets.


Furthering Pelion adoption within utilities


Our Pelion IoT platform is helping smart metering vendors and utilities deploy, connect, secure, and manage their next-generation advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The latest example of this is Hexing, who is leveraging Pelion Device Management and standard-based Wi-SUN compliant connectivity, which will enable them to penetrate new and emerging markets, such as South East Asia, India, South America and Europe, with their smart meters and AMI solutions. Wi-SUN unlocks radically lower operating costs for large-scale device deployments that is critical for these markets, by offering a mesh network architecture that minimizes direct cellular connections for devices without compromising on bandwidth, throughput or security. Pelion Device Management ensures that these smart meters can be maintained and updated over-the-air throughout their multi-year lifecycles.


In speaking with Liangzhang Zhou, Chairman at Hexing, he provided some additional context on why Hexing is leveraging Wi-SUN and Pelion.


Single-network, multi-application deployments adhering to Wi-SUN standards ensure utilities can be confident that their technology is on the most reliable, economical, and extensible secure network available today. Integrating Arm’s market-leading Pelion IoT platform into Hexing’s smart metering products and Orca application offerings delivers proven device management and meter control to operate and maintain the in-life assets, as well as the cost-effective solution for utilities.

- Liangzhang Zhou, Chairman at Hexing


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Teaming up to scale to a trillion connected devices globally


Unlocking the value of IoT and reaching massive scale requires a collaborative team effort. Hexing is just the latest example of our growing Pelion partner ecosystem. We continue to work closely with the world’s leading solution providers who are assembling their go-to-market strategies around Pelion to facilitate the proliferation of connected devices.


About Arm


Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and data revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 160 billion chips and our technologies now securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. In combination with our IoT device, connectivity and data management platform, we are also enabling customers with powerful and actionable business insights that are generating new value from their connected devices and data. Together with 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.


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"The Internet of Things (IoT) is already disrupting traditional business models. Consider just one revolutionary example: the ability to deliver all kinds of equipment, from industrial generators to jet engines, as subscription services rather than as sold products, thereby turning a capital expense into an operating expense for the customer. This new model of monetizing product utilization is made possible only when
equipment providers can connect intelligent devices to gather and analyze data from the equipment, which enables them to create a recurring revenue stream based on value rather than a one-time sale. Connected devices also enhance a product’s value proposition by enabling predictive and remote maintenance. Many organizations seek to take advantage of this trend, but they are stymied by the most basic question of how to connect thousands of existing legacy edge devices in
the field and contextualize the data through integrations with disparate enterprise systems. Until an organization resolves the connectivity conundrum, the problems of
business intelligence and prescriptive action cannot be addressed. This white paper explores the solutions Wind River® has developed to resolve the connectivity issue and accelerate the integration of data from networked devices, so enterprises can instead focus their energies and resources on evolving their business models to create value."


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