WebNMS Introduces Location and Vehicle Management Capabilities @ IoT Evolution
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These new capabilities for the WebNMS IoT Application Platform make it the industry’s first open IoT platform to combine remote monitoring and energy management with location and vehicle management. Applications built on the platform’s open APIs allow enterprises to increase the productivity of fixed and mobile, high-value assets while reducing their total operational expense (OPEX). IoT Evolution is being held Aug.17-20, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“IOT Evolution is a great forum to exhibit our enterprise location and vehicle management solutions,” said Prabhu Ramachandran, director of WebNMS. “These unified capabilities, published as APIs on our open IoT platform, enable enterprise IoT application innovation where it makes a big difference to the bottom line.”
The profits of many businesses rely on extracting value from intensive investment in high-value capital assets. These assets include remote physical plant, vehicle fleets and shared or leased portable equipment. Today, managing these assets requires the use of proprietary software applications that inhibit operational integration and limit economies of scale. In order to leverage the efficiencies of IoT technology, enterprises need more flexible, scalable solutions built within an open ecosystem.
Now, the WebNMS IoT solution unifies a comprehensive suite of capabilities, exposed as open APIs on the scalable WebNMS IoT Application Platform. This open platform approach simplifies and accelerates enterprise IoT application development, helping to foster a robust ecosystem for operational integration and coordination of diverse capital assets. WebNMS collaborates with IoT hardware vendors, solution partners and third-party application developers to promote a robust, open IoT ecosystem for scalable, secure solutions for enterprises and service providers.
The WebNMS IoT Application Platform has already won awards for its open architecture and its industry-leading applications. These applications continuously track the real-time security, energy usage, environment and operational condition of remote infrastructure such as cell towers, windmills, ATM sites, data centers (DCIM) and transportation systems. The platform shares collected information via open APIs to enable operational optimization with data analytics.
Now, WebNMS is unveiling new capabilities that include location tagging, geo-fencing, asset routing and on-board diagnostics. Also accessible via open APIs, these functions enable innovative applications for fleet management, logistics orchestration, remote troubleshooting and maintenance scheduling. Fostering the development of open applications for specific vertical markets, the WebNMS solution helps enterprises increase profits by optimizing asset productivity and reducing OPEX expenses such as energy and maintenance.
New Feature Overview
Location Tagging – Tracks asset location in real time via GPS or RFID, a concept similar to that seen in social networking posts.
Geo-Fencing – Correlates asset location with flexibly-defined, geographic zones. This allows the enterprise to enforce custom, complex policies when efficiently routing mobile assets.
Asset Routing – Automates the itinerary generation and path selection to direct vehicles and portable equipment to efficiently and reliably fulfill business or service objectives.
On-Board Diagnostics – Monitors the health of remote assets using open interfaces such as the on-board diagnostic (OBD II) system, commonly embedded in many vehicles and equipment. High-fidelity visibility into the condition of a remote asset increases operational reliability, enables remote troubleshooting and optimizes maintenance scheduling.
WebNMS at IoT Evolution
In Las Vegas, WebNMS will showcase the new location and vehicle management capabilities as well as exhibiting its award-winning, open WebNMS IoT Application Platform and its own suite of enterprise IoT applications. At IoT Evolution, attendees will learn how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can be utilized to significantly improve business processes, minimize risk, spur innovation and drive revenue. IoT Evolution highlights IoT applications within all vertical markets and will concentrate on edge/fog computing, smart buildings, connected transportation and developers programming.
WebNMS, the service provider software division of Zoho Corporation, specializes in solutions for multi-vendor network management, service orchestration and IoT/M2M applications. WebNMS markets these solutions as flexible, extensible platforms to network service providers, managed service providers and network equipment vendors. For example, with more than 25,000 deployments across the globe, their flagship WebNMS Framework is the world’s first choice for scalable and reliable multi-vendor management.