Innovative software from Omnio* running on Intel® architecture-based gateways simplifies the Industrial IoT (IIoT)
“How do you scale your IoT solution from pilot to full implementation? How do you onboard additional devices without the integration cost breaking your business case? How do you deal with legacy devices, multiple communication standards and unique data models? Omnio is ‘Google Translate*’ for industrial device communication.”
CEO and founder, Omnio*
Many industries today operate brownfield plants or facilities with mixed communication standards and devices that have unique data models, making them difficult to connect to the internet. Omnio’s edge and cloud solution allows any industrial device—legacy or new—to connect to any Internet of Things (IoT) platform in seconds. The solution runs on Intel® architecture-based gateways to bring fast, scalable connectivity across industrial environments and deliver data for nearly unlimited use cases.
Data is translated through a process of scaling, labeling, and normalization, making it easy to connect and removing variation in the data for holistic visibility into operations. With the Omnio and Intel solution, industries have the data-driven insight to improve operations, optimize business models, lower costs, and offer new services and products.
IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from nearly 15 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion by 2025.1 Despite the forward momentum, a study conducted by Cisco shows that 60 percent of IoT initiatives stall at the proof of concept (PoC) stage.2 In addition, while 35 percent of IT decision-makers called their IoT initiatives a complete success, only 15 percent of business decision-makers did—with the implication that delivering the business value of IoT deployments is lagging even further behind overcoming the technical hurdles.2 The top challenges across all stages of implementation range from time to completion, limited internal expertise, and quality of data to integration across teams and budget overruns.2 Seventy-seven percent of IoT professionals see interoperability as their biggest IoT challenge.3
There are a number of reasons why deploying successful IoT is so challenging for industry. Industrial devices are typically pre-internet technologies that are not designed to communicate with each other or the internet. Each device has a unique data model and set of commands needed to call for data. Large-scale implementations often involve many different devices and it can take days or weeks to manually integrate a single device in order to access data, making timely scalability all but impossible. Furthermore, each model reports data back in different units, making it hard to compare data or run analytics.
Because integration and normalization are being handled on a device by device basis, it typically cannot be reused, making it highly inefficient. And, typically, pilots don’t test all the factors that will impact a full implementation, limiting scalability.
Omnio offers a software solution designed for industry that connects any device to any IoT platform. CEO and founder, Mikkel Sørensen, describes the solution as “Google Translate*” for industrial device communication. Running on reliable, highperformance Intel architecture-based gateways, the solution brings plug-and-play integration to even the most complex brownfield and greenfield deployments.
Manufacturers, power and water utilities, the maritime industry, commercial buildings, and agriculture are some of the industries utilizing Omnio software for a breadth of use cases, including equipment monitoring and tracking, predictive maintenance, and operational optimization.
Omnio configures its innovative software to meet the requirements and help solve the challenges of specific industrial implementations. The middleware connects any device to the internet for two-way data transmission at the edge and the cloud, cleans and normalizes the data, and delivers it in a predictable way to any application. With Omnio’s plug-and-play integration, legacy and new devices can work with Amazon Web Services* (AWS*), Microsoft Azure*, or other public or on-premise clouds; speak a common language; and deliver the data in any format needed.
In part because it eliminates the need for custom drivers, the Omnio and Intel solution scales easily to connect more devices and speeds IoT outcomes based on near-real-time operational data.
Industrial decision-makers and IT can determine the device data points they would like to gather and analyze. The Omnio driver library hosted in the cloud is used to configure and talk to devices, download the requested data, and transmit this to the customer’s IoT platform. The process is simple and fast:
Omnio’s software running on the Intel® architecture-based gateway connects any device to any IoT platform
Through a flexible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Omnio allows companies to pay only for the onboarding they need, rely on continuous support, and receive the latest firmware updates and output formats.
Omnio’s software supports a wide range of vertical industry use cases. Though the solution mines equipment and device data in a consistent way, it is configured to address the specific requirements of a particular industry and operation. For example, gathering predictive maintenance data for selected equipment in a particular plant.
Here are some of the ways industry can take advantage of the Omnio and Intel IIoT solution.
Connect devices across a production line for predictive maintenance and energy optimization.
Connect containers for data-driven remote inspection.
Monitor pumps, smart meters, inverters, and variable frequency drives (VFDs).
Manage climate controls, refrigeration, heating, and elevators.
Connect and monitor equipment and devices on ships.
Intel and its ecosystem help businesses use the IoT to solve long-standing industry-specific challenges. Quickly develop IoT solutions that connect things, collect data, and derive insights with Intel’s portfolio of open and scalable solutions—so you can reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase revenue.
Intel® technologies support the rigorous requirements for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial PCs (IPCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), robotics, machine vision, and many other industrial applications.
Omnio’s hardware- and platform-agnostic edge translation layer seamlessly onboards devices, ensuring interoperability. All device data is reported in one consistent format and customized to an organization’s existing IoT platform. Depending on customer needs, Omnio can be deployed in both edge and cloud scenarios.
Omnio supports device commissioning processes on IoT platforms by offering device drivers via APIs. Raw data is extracted from devices by the Intel architecture-based gateway and cleaned by Omnio either at the edge or the cloud. The result is validated, scalable, labeled data which is readable and available to apps running on the platform. Once deployed, the solution serves drivers for all connected devices on demand.
Omnio also provides read/write capabilities, so settings on devices are easy to change and industries can evolve data requirements and expand insight over time.
“In order to succeed, device onboarding must be as intuitive as plugging a mouse into your PC.”
CEO and founder, Omnio
The Omnio solution is one example of how Intel works closely with the ecosystem to help enable smart IoT solutions based on standardized, scalable, reliable Intel® architecture and software. These solutions range from sensors and gateways to server and cloud technologies to data analytics algorithms and applications. Intel provides essential end-toend capabilities—performance, manageability, connectivity, analytics, and advanced security—to help accelerate innovation and increase revenue for enterprises, service providers, and industry
With Omnio and Intel, industries can focus on creating value from their data instead of on time- and labor-intensive device onboarding. Access to data and increased operational visibility can solve immediate issues, while generating new insights and driving business efficiency and growth.
Omnio is a leading provider of device onboarding solutions for Industrial IoT. Omnio’s software is powered by machine learning to provide understanding of how devices communicate. This knowledge is embedded in the software, which in turn enables customers to onboard devices in just a few clicks.
Omnio’s solution is targeted at helping IoT platform providers, OEMs, system integrators, and industries onboard devices quickly and easily. Omnio
For more information about Omnio, please visit omnio.net or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Intel IoT Technology and the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, please visit Intel Internet of Things (IoT).
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to intel.com/benchmarks
Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com/iot.
Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction
Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.
Notice revision #20110804