New IoT initiative, Advantech B+B SmartWorx Connected Intelligence Ecosystem, will redefine industrial process control and leverage Skkynet’s SkkyHub™ service for secure, real-time data connectivity.
Mississauga, Ontario, January 21, 2015 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB:SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, announces its partnership in the new Connected Intelligence Global Partner Ecosystem founded by Advantech B+B SmartWorx (formerly B&B Electronics). Skkynet’s SkkyHub™ service will support the project goal to “create intelligent networks that can collect, manage, and analyze the data generated by billions of sensors, transforming that data into actionable intelligence that lets companies make predictions and prescribe actions to cut costs, increase productivity or increase revenue.” The partnership will launch with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT).
“This ecosystem, which will bring IoT to life, has the potential to redefine industrial process control, taking it to a whole new level,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Combining the Advantech B+B SmartWorx platform with SkkyHub means remote devices in any location can now connect directly and securely to the cloud, enabling real-time monitoring, control, networking, and big data collection at a far lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than previously thought possible.”
“We’ve aligned with companies like Skkynet who are credited with some of the most innovative technologies and solutions in their industries,” said Advantech B+B SmartWorx CEO, Jerry O’Gorman. “We’re excited about the potential they bring to our Connected Intelligence Global Partners Ecosystem, and ultimately, to the customers using their services.”
The physical infrastructure of the ecosystem is provided by Advantech B+B SmartWorx, whose hardware and connectivity stack aggregate raw data from disparate devices and protocols, and transforms it into useful information. Skkynet’s SkkyHub service provides secure, end-to-end bidirectional connectivity between the Advantech B+B equipment and end users at all levels, from operators and plant engineers to managers, analysts, and customers. The service is capable of handling over 50,000 data changes per second per client, at speeds just a few milliseconds over Internet latency. Secure by design, it requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.
“Finding the right partners to fit a specific application’s requirements enables our customers to achieve better results than a ‘one size fits all’ approach,” said Mike Fahrion, director of IoT and edge intelligence product development at Advantech B+B SmartWorx.
About Advantech B+B SmartWorx
Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx, formerly B&B Electronics, provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. The company designs and builds device connectivity and network infrastructure products that deliver intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments. Working globally with experienced channel and application partners to deliver complete application solutions, the company is known for building rugged networking products that are easy to deploy and manage. At the start of 2016, B+B SmartWorx became part of the global Advantech family, and will be operating as Advantech B+B SmartWorx. As part of the company’s Global Industrial IoT Business group, B+B SmartWorx will lead Advantech’s new Intelligent Networking Business Sector in developing smart networking products. http://advantech-bb.com.
About Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc.:
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and embedded toolkit software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. Customers include Microsoft, Siemens, Metso, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, Cadbury Chocolate, and the Bank of Canada. For more information, see http://skkynet.com.
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