Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in India

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    Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in India
    BANGALORE: Networking solutions giant Cisco announced a strategic engagement with Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA) to develop Asia's first end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) innovation hub here.

    Riding on India's fast growing internet penetration, the collaboration will help establish the foundation for a new ecosystem to help Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) companies and other companies of electronic city engage on IoT product development, the company officials said.

    ELCIA has been chosen for this ambitious project as it is the only brown field ESDM cluster in the country, which has received an in principle approval for a financial grant from the government of India to spur innovation in product design and manufacturing, they added.


    Electronics City is the biggest hub of Bangalore's IT industry located in the outskirts of the city. Spread over 800 acres, it houses 186 companies including biggies like Infosys and Wipro. The companies here have a combined turnover of over Rs 40,000 crore.

    "Digitisation of the the country is what we are trying to do here in India, it is digitisation of Industry where we are trying to transform healthcare, aerospace and everything else; to do that we need to create new ecosystem, we need to create new models of businesses, we need to create new platforms and new innovation...

    "...that is what we are trying to do with Electronics City Industries Association," CISCO president, Smart+Connected Communities and deputy chief globalisation officer Anil Menon told reporters here.

    According to officials as part of this effort, Cisco will help provide the network infrastructure and expertise for testing and production of electronic product prototypes for an IoT enabled smart city environment.

    Through the 'Living Lab'spread across 5 sq km area in the electronics city, ESDM start-ups and other electronic city companies can build solutions for City Infrastructure Management (CIM) including smart parking, smart CCTV surveillance, smart street lighting, smart water management/leak detection and community messaging.

    The project will utilise the Cisco Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi solution that will help enable community Wi-Fi services and allow access to public utility offerings.

    ELCIA will also embed Cisco network equipment comprising access points, routers, switches, and other required hardware and software applications that will be connected to the smart city's fibre-optic backbone network, they added.

    He said the first phase of this smart city project will be rolled out in Electronics City and will serve as a replicable model for the rest of Bangalore as well as other cities in India, across the region and other emerging markets.

    Participating companies would gain access to boot strap funding for their ventures under Cisco's IoT Innovation Fund, provided there is a strong idea for new IoT product/ application development with a commercially viable business case, as well as a chance to participate in the global Cisco IoT Challenge, Menon said.

    The company officials said this project was being undertaken as part of the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities concept and the focus is on using the network to deploy digitally enabled transportation, healthcare, education, utilities, energy grid and real estate in cities.

    Such project has been done in six countries that include Barcelona in Spain, Nice in France, Hamburg in Germay, Songdo in Korea, and work is on at couple of cities in Australia, they stated.

    To a question on when the project be completed, an official said: "the work on this will start next week, by Deewali, October-November time frame we should have the infrastructure ready, then it will go into soft testing for about four weeks, by end of December it should be ready that is the plan which we have."

    "....the intention is to attract companies based in electronics city to come be a part of this ecosystem and develop the new generation product, which we can take to market not only for smart city projects across India but emerging countries," they added.

    Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in India - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    Very good news

    it would create enormous job oppurtunities for software & network enginners .

    Also it would digitise the town planning:D

    CHEERS
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    Chalo badhiya hai. .
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    iNDIA IS THE HUB OF innovation
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    Never heard such good news spree when other govts was in power..
    GoI... keep rocking!!!
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    Good news!
     
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    Re: Cisco to build Asia's first Internet of Things innovation hub in I

    i seem to echo your idea that this is a result of the present goi
     
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    Some of the products we work on in CISCO !

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    Great news.

    It will surely help in more automation of repeated processes.

    But what about security, as it is of the most importance in IoT applications ? Do , we have enough infrastructure and expertise to handle "cyber terrorism" ?
     
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    India needs to build a lot of capabilities in this regard, we are lagging !
     
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    Can't see the pics.
    Can you load them again?
     
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    I work on FPGA part of those systems !
     
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    Hi Srinivas,

    Can you tell me if all the Printed circuit boards and metalwork are also designed in India and made?

    By the way, the first photo shows an module for an Ethernet hub or switch. I used to work with telecoms equipment and also designed some ethernet kit in the late 1980s. Unfortunately I became too senior to program things like FPGAs when they came along. I had to be content with doing System Design.

    I just wanted to know how the electronics industry I has developed. I know that the semiconductor industry is ins infancy.
     
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    Most of the PCB work is done outside India for us.

    These days with the arrival of high density devices the design are becoming bigger and better. Altera Stratix series is huge similarly xilinx Zynq , they also have very good on chip processors and DSP related ips.
     

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