Operating from the Paris office, the company hopes to boost its presence in the French market.
Arlen Nipper, President and CTO of Eurotech’s US branch presented the company’s Everyware vision of the embedded computing market, providing the technology and the infrastructure necessary to distribute process knowledge and associated parameters within the enterprise and beyond.
Eurotech’s Everyware Device Cloud (EDC) solution (also presented at Embedded World) enables engineers to design and deploy device-to-cloud solutions that exchange valuable data between distributed devices and business applications. With EDC, M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions that connect embedded devices to a network and capture valuable data can be deployed in minimal time.
The Everyware Device Cloud solution consists of easy-to-use building blocks, the Isidorey Device Cloud for instant accessibility to device data and management, the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) based on Eclipse IDE for immediate productivity, the Wind River Linux operating system with a complete and robust development tool chain and Eurotech’s industrial-grade and rugged Intel Atom-based family of hardware platforms.
The EDC provides protection against hardware obsolescence through an advanced, feature-rich middleware framework that natively connects to the Isidorey Device Cloud where data is collected, safely stored and delivered to common business applications.
The company demonstrated control applications running sensor devices of which data was processed through the cloud and sent back to a monitor. Compared to most closed-loop systems that only communicate locally, using a secure connection to the cloud means the data of any processing plant or any transport system can be communicated across different branches and operations to interconnect or synchronise operations, with no special protocols to write.
Once in the cloud, the process data can be stored for later analysis or is available for real-time analysis. It could even be opened to third party developers or to end-users. For example, it is conceivable that train or bus passengers could access transport data to run their own iPhone applications when on-board.