Dell opened today its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) Lab in Singapore, making it the first in the Asia Pacific and Japan region and the third globally.
Housed within the Dell Solution Centre at International Business Park, the new facility was launched in collaboration with Intel. It features Dell and Intel IoT solutions with end-to-end platform facilities, allowing customers to test the products and consult with Dell technical experts.
According to a media statement, the facility will focus on enabling intelligent devices and gateways, speeding up the connection of legacy systems to the cloud; and enabling end-to-end analytics to turn big data into actionable information. It will also allow customers to build, modify and architect new IoT solutions on active bench space within the lab as well as have access to Dell technical experts.
Other partners within the IoT ecosystem, from developers to independent software vendors, will also be able to benefit from the lab by having a working space to innovate using Dell and Intel IoT solutions.
Additionally, the lab also showcases product demos from Dell OEM customers, Innodep and Silverline, to provide existing and new customers an idea of how they can leverage Dell solutions to deliver their own IoT solutions.
"The IoT market continues to experience strong growth across APJ. We see vast opportunities from IoT with companies benefiting by identifying new business models, increasing operational efficiency and fueling innovation. With a strong connectivity infrastructure and the government's vision to create a Smart Nation, Singapore is the ideal choice for the location of our first IoT lab in the region," said Glen Burrows, Area Vice President, Dell OEM, Asia Pacific and Japan. "The IoT lab in partnership with Intel is part of our commitment to help enterprises realise the potential of IoT to enable future-ready enterprises and societies."
"IoT has enormous potential to drive economic value and social change, but no company can do it alone. A robust ecosystem is needed to scale. The collaboration with Dell to establish the IoT Lab is a key milestone in realising our shared vision of IoT," added Prakash Mallya, managing director for Intel Southeast Asia. "Based on Intel's IoT Platform, the lab systems will be able to provide a solid blueprint for delivering innovations to market faster by reducing complexity and defining how smart devices will securely connect and share trusted data to the cloud. Together with Dell, we are looking to work with stakeholders from across the IoT field to ensure its success."
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