Walter Yeh’s promise of a show focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) was upheld in my very first meeting, as Brian Chen of Lanner Electronics walked me through the company’s four-pronged approach to intelligent systems. Chen says that over the past year, Lanner has devoted much of its attention to product development in the Intelligent Transportation, Building Automation, Industrial Cybersecurity, and Networking and Cloud sectors, yielding a portfolio can cover most IoT deployments from edge to datacenter.
Of particular interest were Lanner’s industrial networking products, which include the LEC-6000 series of industrial cybersec box PCs designed for automation and smart grid applications (Figure 1), as well as IPC building management solutions built around the Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT that help operators increase energy efficiency and reduce costs. Being a member of the Intel’s IoT Solutions Alliance ensures that Lanner’s offerings are protected by Intel’s long-term embedded roadmap, and also enables the company to concentrate on architecting rugged, extended temperature systems for harsh environments.
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On the networking side, it will be interesting to see if Intel’s recent acquisition of Altera factors into the telecom and datacenter offerings of organizations like Lanner as well. To find out more about the merger, read this recent blog by Embedded Computing Design’s Rich Nass.