Taoglas and Vodafone Ireland
Taoglas announced that Vodafone has selected Taoglas Edge, an industrial-grade hardware and firmware connectivity solution, for the Vodafone Business Invent application development platform. The platform allows for the creation of custom-built IoT solutions that serve a variety of industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, and transportation.
Today, businesses are looking for ways to overcome the complexity of building next-generation IoT solutions and to accelerate their adoption and deployment. The integration of Taoglas Edge with Vodafone’s Invent platform means businesses have immediate access to a connected IoT solution. They can easily design, develop, pilot and deploy a range of bespoke IoT applications with a cost-effective short and long-range wireless hardware and firmware platform, complete with a variety of sensors. They can leverage the advanced data analytics gathered from edge devices and sensors and integrate with Vodafone’s existing IoT managed connectivity platform, providing the speed and flexibility of a global IoT SIM, with industry-recognized security.
“The partnership between Vodafone and Taoglas helps IoT customers and their applications get to market on time the first time. Successful adoption of IoT is all about enterprises using sophisticated intelligence from their IoT data to help them make more insightful decisions,” said Dermot O’Shea, Co-CEO of Taoglas. “A connectivity revolution is taking place and gaining more steam as companies like Vodafone roll out high-speed 5G networks worldwide. We have seen significant interest in IoT application development around industrial appliances, medical devices, smart grid, smart farming and animal health, asset tracking, predictive maintenance and more.”
Combining Taoglas Edge and Vodafone’s suite of IoT services and global connectivity, businesses have the ability to create next-generation IoT solutions that can scale massively, offer enterprise-class security and support comprehensive management across many different connected machines, systems, instruments, and appliances. Taoglas uniquely also uses embedded low power AI machine learning in the Edge to create intelligent solutions that can be battery powered and recognize and interact with the world around them, making decisions in real-time without needing to compute back in the cloud.
“Vodafone is the global leader in providing IoT connectivity, with over 88.9 million connections worldwide. The recent introduction of our Invent platform, with the Taoglas Edge, will provide an end-to-end IoT solution for businesses of all sizes and will allow them to connect globally,” said Debbie Power, IoT Country Manager, Vodafone Ireland. “This will help democratize the IoT landscape by giving businesses connectivity, device, app development, data insights, hosting and a fully managed service in one place.”
For more information about Taoglas Edge, please click here. Taoglas is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress Americas today at booth 2602 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center.
About Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers and employs over 2,000 people directly and indirectly in Ireland.
Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses. Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms, machine to machine services and professional ICT support.
Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading international mobile communications groups with mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.ie