Dublin ‘Internet of Things’ company Asavie has partnered with tech giant EMC and network operator Vodafone to provide connectivity for the duo’s state-of-the-art testbed facility in Cork.

The €2m ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) industrial platform — known as Infinite — allows companies to trial and test a range of solutions across the IoT spectrum before scaling them into production.

Established by EMC, in partnership with Vodafone, the Infinite testbed has helped drive innovation and opportunities across a wide-range of industries in the region, including financial services and healthcare since its launch last year.

Assavie’s technology is being used to underpin the innovation testbed by providing the underlying connectivity needed for the project to function.

The continuing global adoption of IoT is delivering millions of euro of revenue for Asavie each year.

The company has also announced its membership of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), which co-ordinates and prioritises different online projects across the globe, having been founded in 2014 by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel.

“We look forward to contributing to the advancement of innovation around the IoT through our involvement with both Infinite and the Industrial Internet Consortium,” said Asavie chief executive, Ralph Shaw.

“By partnering with Infinite we are able to demonstrate to both large and small companies the potential of the IoT to generate increased cost efficiencies in their existing business processes, as well as driving new revenues and business channels.”

EMC Ireland chief technology officer Donagh Buckley, based in the company’s Cork office, also lauded the role Asavie is playing in helping businesses road-test their innovations through the Infinite innovation platform.

“Asavie is fulfilling an important role in the industrial IoT community through their involvement with Infinite,” he said.

“Infinite is proving to be a valuable industrial internet testbed for a growing number of industries including Smart Cities and healthcare.

"As the need for more dynamic systems continues to grow, organisations are utilising mobile networks to connect to virtual systems. Asavie PassBridge technology enables companies prove the viability of doing all this in a secure scalable manner.”

Separately, Asavie announced a second partnership to provide its PassBridge technology to eir to power its IoT Connect service.

The Eir service will allow companies to work mobily by connecting devices and other assets outside of an office to the Internet and collect real-time data.

‘We are delighted to partner with Asavie to deliver IoT services nationwide,” said Eir business managing director Bill Archer said.

“Together with Asavie, eir Business makes managing connected devices easier than ever, so businesses can focus on, collecting their data, refining their applications and ultimately building a better service for their customers.”


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