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Florida Atlantic adopts Internet of Things platform

By Laura Devaney
September 22nd, 2015

Platform could aid IoT initiatives.

internet-thingsFlorida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) is adopting Telit’s deviceWISE IoT Platform in an effort to aid the university’s research projects and technology solutions for the Internet of Things.

deviceWISE has already been integrated into several I-SENSE projects, with plans for more.

“Partnering with Telit increases our capacity to pursue FAU’s vision of excellence in sensing and smart systems,” said Jason Hallstrom, Director of I-SENSE. “We’ve found a great collaborator right in our backyard. Telit technologies have been at the heart of our programs for years, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them as a partner.”

“FAU provides an excellent venue for creating advancements in IoT technology through I-SENSE, providing a higher education environment that blends classroom education, academic research, and industry,” said Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. “Telit is delighted to give back to our neighboring state university by providing staff and students with a real-world commercial IoT platform.”

Telit and FAU will share their vision for the Internet of Things on Sept. 22 at “It’s Academic with IoT”, a public IoT information event hosted by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) on the FAU campus in Boca Raton, Fla.

I-SENSE was established to coordinate FAU’s activities in the Sensing and Smart Systems pillar of its Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence. The institute serves as a technology clearinghouse for sensing, communication, and data management technologies, providing relevant expertise and engineering support. Equally important, it serves as an interdisciplinary hub, cultivating research, education, and service initiatives that cut across disciplines, academia, and industry.

The Cloud-based Telit deviceWISE IoT Platform is an end-to-end solution that makes it easy to connect and manage “things-to-apps” – seamlessly integrating remote sensors, devices, and production assets with web-based, mobile apps, and enterprise systems, across any wireless network. The comprehensive platform is supported by extensive developer resources and a thriving ecosystem. deviceWISE allows students and makers to rapidly create IoT prototypes, while offering the flexibility necessary to scale to robust research initiatives.

Telit has been engaged in comprehensive and rewarding relationships with a number of prominent universities and educational institutions for many years. Through a combination of internships, special project grants, memberships in their respective research centers, and sponsored studies, the company gains exposure to relevant leading-edge academic research and tomorrow’s top engineering talent. In 2010, Telit, then known as ILS Technology, collaborated with FAU on the “Living Learning Laboratory” in the newly constructed Platinum-Level LEED-Certified Engineering building. The following year, ILS became a technology partner of FAU’s Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (CAKE).

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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