Rigado accelerates deployment of enterprise IoT solutions with launch of Edge Connect Platform

Kevin Tate of Rigado

Rigado, a provider of Enterprise Bluetooth for Commercial IoT, has launched its Edge Connect Platform providing an update to its Edge-as-a-Service offering.

Edge Connect reduces complexity and time to market for large-scale IoT projects, providing easy, extensible device connectivity, edge computing and cloud integration. Solution providers benefit as Edge Connect allows them to create cost-effective managed services that reduce TCO and time-to-deployment for their integrated solutions.

Key edge connect features include:

  • Plug-and-play connectivity for Bluetooth devices such as occupancy sensors, environmental monitors and asset tags.
  • Configurable edge data processing that collects real-time sensor data and streams it to cloud endpoints such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • An edge computing platform for deploying and managing custom IoT applications in the highly secure Ubuntu Core snap framework, managed for customers by Rigado as a service.

In addition to launching Edge Connect, Rigado made several major updates to the other core products that comprise its Edge-as-a-Service offering:

Network security — Rigado now offers network-wide secure key management, making it easier to protect large, distributed groups of endpoints against malicious attacks. Combined with Rigado’s ability to secure devices at the point of manufacture and provide lifetime field security patches, this new capability further ensures reliability when deploying IoT at scale.

Device management — With an expanded set of configuration and orchestration tools in Rigado’s Edge Direct management platform, it’s now easier than ever for solution providers and systems integrators to roll out and manage production Enterprise IoT solutions.

Philipp von Glisa

Rigado partners are already leveraging the new platform features to simplify and accelerate their Enterprise IoT solutions. “Rigado’s Edge Connect speeds up our time to deployment dramatically,” says Philipp von Glisa, CEO of asset monitoring company Kontakt.io. “It allows us to quickly configure Simon, our Bluetooth-based IoT Location Analytics solution, and support new customer pilots in a matter of hours.”

The new Edge Connect platform runs on the Rigado-designed Cascade Gateway, which natively supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mesh wireless connectivity, and is purpose-built for Enterprise IoT environments. Edge Connect will also be compatible with third-party edge compute platforms, allowing companies to leverage Rigado’s configurable edge data processing on existing and future edge infrastructure.

Kevin Tate, chief revenue officer at Rigado, notes “The ability to securely and cost-effectively gather real-time data from commercial environments is the key to unlocking Enterprise IoT’s potential. By simplifying the collection, processing and delivery of Bluetooth sensor data, Edge Connect allows our customers to focus on driving immediate business value – rather than on expensive custom development.”

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