Bosch and Nokia cooperate on delivering networks and smart endpoint devices to enable faster expansion of the IIoT.
Nokia and Bosch Connected Devices & Solutions have announced a strategic partnership to enable enterprises and Communications Service Providers to more easily deploy industrial IoT systems from sensors through to applications.
Initial work will focus on asset tracking, predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring use cases, with the companies currently doing several customer trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and commercially available products expected in early 2018. Nokia will provide its IoT connectivity, IMPACT/Netguard secure IoT Cloud platform and WING for IoT connectivity services using the networks of mobile operators and sensing services. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions will provide smart connected sensor devices, which enable industrial customers to improve their overall equipment efficiency and safety. The intelligent devices measure and transmit relevant environmental data based on high-quality Bosch MEMS sensors embedded in an energy-efficient architecture. The partnership will enable easier and more rapid development of solutions designed for large logistics providers, operators and industrial players.
Laurent Le Gourierrec, head of strategic partnerships at Nokia, said: “Bosch is a major smart sensor manufacturer and we are delighted to have reached a strategic agreement with them. This combination of devices, connectivity and services from two major global companies will allow for the rapid deployment of large-scale, innovative IoT applications.”
Dr. Markus Lang, Chief Executive Officer at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, said: “We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with Nokia. With our companies’ complementary products, Nokia is the perfect partner to build comprehensive IoT business systems. We strongly believe that collaboration and interoperability are key enablers to scale the IoT. This cooperation is a major milestone on the way.”