Europe’s largest city welcomes IBM IoT lab
On 5 December, Europe’s largest city, Istanbul, saw IBM open the doors to an IoT lab in the company’s Client Centre. IBM worked with IoTxTR to create a new hub for start-ups, business partners and IBM employees to come together and build the solutions that will take advantage of the burgeoning Internet of Things.
New lab, new solutions
The 100m2 lab will enable visitors to use the Watson IoT Platform and Bluemix, along with Industry 4.0 frameworks and cognitive capabilities to build IoT solutions. Those solutions will also benefit from the ease of development and integration with other IBM products such as Maximo and Tryriga – along with many other non-IBM solutions.
Supporting the IoT community
Alper Yegin (IoT Turkiye (IoTxTR) Community Leader) opened the Lab and spoke about IBM’s support to the community, the state of the IoT market in Turkey and the importance of IBM in that market. The Lab was brought to life with real-world examples presented by IBM’s Bedir Şiyar Laçin, Sabri Kizanlık and Murat Koncuk. They worked with three different start-up /Business Partners: Mobilist, Veslabs, and Nesta. VesLabs’ scenario was Smart Shelf which can be used in smart factories concept. This scenario shortens the work process by identifying the weight change and creating PO automatically through Maximo. Nesta has been worked on Connected Cars, Smart Parking System, Climate Condition of the Environment, and Chasing People with Beacon.
As the Lab gets under way, the team will start to focus on industry sector demonstrations and IoT scenarios in retail, energy and electronics. There will also be hands-on events for eager developers to get involved. You can find out more about the Lab at the IBM Client Center, Istanbul website, including how to get in touch with the center itself.