Wednesday, March 15, 2017

First edge analytics integration for VxWorks

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

The Embedded blog keeps a close eye on the use of edge computing (otherwise known as good old embedded design), particularly for the potential for integrating analytics at the edge. So the move by Greenwave Systems, not a common name in embedded designs, to be the first to link up with Wind River for the VxWorks real time operating system is an interesting move. 

The boom in the number of sensors and the amount of data being produced means more analysis will have to be done at the edge, through microcontrollers with real time operating systems, FPGAs or even AI engines.

As part of this move, Greenwave has ported it AXON Predict engine to VxWorks to allow customised analytics that adds computational power and real-time intelligence throughout Industrial IoT (IIoT) embedded designs. It extends analytics and machine learning capabilities down to the chip level — and at all points in between.
“We sought to give VxWorks developers a tool with the prowess to analyze and autonomously respond to high-volume streaming sensor data at the source; our partnership with Greenwave will enable us to do just that,” said Michel Genard, general manager of operating system platforms, Wind River. “AXON Predict will provide developers with embedded analytics that learn patterns, provide insights and take actions inside connected device operations and behaviors. We’re very pleased to be working with Greenwave to offer a compelling solution to advance IIoT.”

This visual edge analytics engine, AXON Predict, will allow VxWorks developers to build a set-and-forget application with intelligence and process critical data at the edge of a network in real-time. This enables machines and smart sensors to collect information at every step of the network, automatically detect anomalies and take immediate action right at the source of input. Enhanced security features bolster the analytics engine and will provide enterprises with yet another layer of data and device protection.

“We’re excited to deliver Wind River security and predictive maintenance solutions that its VxWorks developer community can embed on their devices,” said Simon Arkell, general manager of software platforms and analytics at Greenwave Systems. “Our technology will enable them to build secure, smart things that reduce asset maintenance costs and add new functionality across myriad industries. As the first analytics solution to integrate with VxWorks, AXON Predict will automate operational efficiency in a way that was previously unattainable by those building connected devices and systems within the RTOS.”

www.greenwavesystems.com 

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