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Qualcomm expands IoT-as-a-Service offerings

Wireless technology provider Qualcomm announced it is expanding the Qualcomm IoT Services Suite at the recent Smart Cities Accelerate event in San Diego. Less than a year after the suite’s launch, it now defines more than 30 smart verticals and introduces an enhanced platform that will support the latest IoT as-a-Service (IoTaaS) applications.

“To directly address the fragmented nature of the IoT industry, our Qualcomm IoT Services Suite offering is helping to bridge the gap for IoT service providers and entities looking to efficiently and effectively deploy smart solutions” Qualcomm Technologies senior director and global head of smart cities Sanjeet Pandit said in a statement. “In just one year, the offering has grown beyond our expectations, and we are proud of the interest we have attained and the shift in mentality we have driven to meet the needs of smart solutions across multiple industries beyond just smart cities.”

Benefits of the Qualcomm IoT services suite

Qualcomm’s IoT platform is designed to help businesses and entities that want to adopt smart solutions. The IoTaaS model is geared to discard the need to invest in expensive and fragmented efforts. Using IOTaaS also allows for streamlined, end-to-end solutions that can replace older processes that took months or years with timelines that can be completed in weeks. This leads to rollout with faster time to commercialization and offers more accessibility to smart solutions as well as infrastructure and business communities.

“What started as intelligent solutions for Smart Cities has emerged as a powerful digital transformation offering, enabling adopters to create self-sustaining revenue models by monetizing their own smart solutions,” the company said. “The Qualcomm IoT Services Suite’s model is proliferating the digitization of industries, helping to enrich lives through the accelerated transformation of infrastructure and services.”

Qualcomm IoT Services Suite product features

The Qualcomm IoT Services Suite introduced a number of platform features to bring users additional capabilities. They include, drag and drop deployment with low code development, automated device onboarding and management, integrated standard operating procedures workflow and Edge-AI and Cloud integration, which enables scalability and efficiency.

Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled more than 30 IoTaaS verticals across multiple industries. The IoTaaS verticals include Inspection as-a-Service, which provides the ability to detect incidents on construction sites. It can also deploy rooftop inspection, safety and security missions as a first responder, provide emergency response and support for natural disasters, and more with FlightOps. The Smart Asset Management as-a-Service vertical offers highly specialized solutions for supply chain visibility, which is expected to transform the asset management experience by improving tracking, compliance and efficiency with “Tag N Trac.”

“When you have all sources of information about your global supply chain in one place, it’s easier to ensure your products reach their destination for your customers,” Venu Gutlapalli, Chief Executive Officer, Tag-N-Trac Inc. said in a statement. “Maximizing visibility of the eight imperatives for supply

chain excellence includes location monitoring, connectivity, global operations, supply chain intelligence, sensors, temperature monitoring, theft mitigation, and data analytics. Teaming with Qualcomm Technologies on IoTaaS helps us meet these eight imperatives at low cost from silicon to edge computing,”

Qualcomm’s Traffic Management as-a-Service vertical reimagines how cities plan, control and adapt traffic flow and movement on their streets and improves road users’ commuting and driving experience, as well as traffic signal optimization for reduced congestion and improved safety with “NoTraffic.”

“Working with cities and traffic agencies throughout the United States and Canada on their urban mobility challenges, we see immediate improvements in their key metrics – such as delay times, CO2 pollution, and safety, not to mention the residents’ satisfaction”, Tal Kreisler, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, NoTraffic said in a statement. “The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies gives us access to innovative technology on the one hand, and to strategic, mobility-focused initiatives on the other hand, generating a win-win-win scenario in the IoTaaS domain. Qualcomm Technologies solutions are fundamental components of the NoTraffic Autonomous Traffic Management platform.”

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