Zebra Technologies Corporation has announced the release of Zatar, a cloud-based software service with a user-friendly experience that aims to make it easy for businesses of all sizes to adopt and use an 'Internet of Things' (IoT) solution in their operations.
The increased use of cloud computing and the ubiquity of wireless networks have made connecting devices and sensors more appealing and cost-efficient. This has fuelled the rapid growth of the IoT and the race to connect devices and sensors that can be remotely monitored, managed and mined for valuable data.
Phil Gerskovich, senior vice president of New Growth Platforms for Zebra Technologies said: "Zatar is a simple and powerful IoT solution that is easy for any small business or global enterprise to implement and operate, even as more devices and collaborators are added to the platform. Similar to popular social media websites, each device on the Zatar website has its own page of information that can be accessed and analyzed from practically anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer."
The Zatar user experience is built to be simple and intuitive, so that anyone can set up and operate an IoT solution. Businesses today rely on billions of devices and sensors to identify, locate and sense conditions throughout their operations. These devices and sensors can easily become cloud connected to Zatar with the deployment of the Zatar Gateway, which is powered by the Intel NUC. The Intel NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, is an enterprise-grade, powerful yet small computer that provides reliable local processing, connectivity and security.
John Deatherage, marketing director for Intel Corporation said: "For businesses to ensure their data is complete, accurate and available when you need it, a cloud-based IoT solution like Zatar needs reliable connections between devices and users," said. "As IoT solutions require true machine-to-machine communications, where actions are executed automatically with less human intervention, the connection and quality of the local computing gateway, powered by the Intel NUC, is even more critical."