IoT is still enigmatic for various verticals and even amongst company peers in the embedded industry, it’s important to maintain a high level of customer intimacy. Kontron understands its customers’ markets, the challenges they face and certification requirements for their industries. These understandings, along with the company’s innovation prowess in connectivity, mobility and security, have enabled them to separate themselves from the competition. “Whether it’s technology that brings Wi-Fi and internet access to airline passengers or asset management to reduce costs and provide quicker delivery, Kontron’s spectrum of hardware platforms, helps bring IoT applications out of hype into valuable reality,” explains Rolf Schwirz, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at Kontron.
Over the years Kontron has supplied global original equipment manufacturers’ and system integrators in Avionics, Defense, Energy, Industrial Automation, Medical, Retail, Telecom and Transportation. These verticals are moving towards exploring or adopting IoT business models and solutions.
Kontron initiated a Proof of Concept with Salesforce.com to directly integrate asset information into the cloud based service solutions
Roadmap for Kontron
IoT architectures can enable and accelerate many new service opportunities and also accelerate revenue generation, but there are significant challenges that impede scalability across vertical markets, including differing requirements of those involved in the industry. There is complexity and customization requirements, as the technologies involved in creating intelligent systems are extremely broad and complex. Slowly evolving standards in technology or application deployment is another question resonating in the vicinity. Kontron is looking forward to addressing these obstacles through building viable partnerships with robust clients, and to grow its IoT portfolio and services for enabling its customers to realize new business models and faster time to revenue.