Deutsche Telekom launches the ‘Cloud of Things’, powered by Cumulocity

Bernd Gross, CEO of Cumulocity

Cumulocity’s Cloud Field Bus solution aims to simplify the real-world concerns of customers connecting their “machines” in an easy and productive way.

According to Cumulocity, there is neither a lengthy integration process nor special training required to connect “machines”.

Cumulocity’s Cloud Field Bus solution is designed to allow users to connect their machines in minutes. With Cloud Field Bus the machine securely registers itself to the Cumulocity platform at power up over any communication connection and allows the Cumulocity platform to assign a predefined data model and protocol configuration.

This means that Industrial IoT deployment and operations costs are dramatically reduced through the use of much cheaper IoT modems, commodity communications and increased automation in the deployment process; at the same time the security protection is increasing to A+ carrier grade.

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Dr Alexander Lautz, senior vice president M2M at Deutsche Telekom

It also drastically improves the efficiency of the operations and maintenance of IoT deployments as it allows the field service teams to replace a faulty IoT modem with virtually any other modem they have in their van.

Deutsche Telekom launched the ‘Cloud of Things’, powered by Cumulocity, in spring 2015 and recently launched the Cloud Field Bus with Modbus TCP support.

Cloud Field Bus modems are already available from a range of manufacturers and Cumulocity’s open approach allows virtually any compatible IoT device to be used as a Field Bus modem.

“The Deutsche Telekom ‘Cloud of Things’ offering was developed in close collaboration with Cumulocity. The Cloud Field Bus extension has already captured the interest of many customers and first commercial deployments are happening.

The solution removed many concerns about the perceived overheads for IoT deployments and allows our customer’s equipment to be connected in minutes.”, stated Dr Alexander Lautz, senior vice president M2M at Deutsche Telekom.

“With today’s announcement we improve the simplification of connecting and operating industrial machines including compressors, air conditioning units, trucks, heavy equipment vehicles, pumps, sewing machines etc.

Once the machines are connected the wider business benefits can be securely created including cost reductions from field force automation, increased customer satisfaction through predictive maintenance and introductions of new business models.

At Cumulocity we strive to remove complexity and costs so that the benefits of IoT to be exploited rapidly, comprehensively and securely by all organisations.”, explained Bernd Gross, CEO of Cumulocity.

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