Huawei hopes lightweight LiteOS can help its agile network manage connected devices such as wearables, vehicles and industrial equipment
Huawei is to make a lightweight Internet of Things (IoT)-focused operating system called LiteOS available to enterprises, promising it can manage a wide array of connected devices with “zero” configuration.
LiteOS is just 10KB in size and can be deployed on wearables, connected cars and industrial systems, the company boasted at the Huawei Network Congress (HNC2015) in Beijing.
The platform will be opened up to developers in the hope it will act as a catalyst for IoT development and Huawei is also committed to creating industry standard applications, or Business-driven ICT infrastructure (BDII), for the IoT.
“BDII requires close business collaboration and joint innovation efforts between Huawei and our partners,” said Yan Lida, president of the Huawei Enterprise Business Group. “We have been involved in industry alliances, working with standard organizations in the area of IoT, and establishing innovative research centres, open labs, and development communities to foster industry development.”
LiteOS forms part of Huawei’s ‘Agile’ network infrastructure and will work in partnership with the Agile IoT gateway and the Agile Controller – a visual control panel that can manage up to 2,000 pieces of equipment with policies set in natural language.
This combination, the company says, will allow businesses to take advantage of the numerous benefits that M2M can provide, particularly in the areas of manufacturing and logistics.
The software-defined Agile Network platform is a core component of its vision to support smart cities and smart industry. The firm announced a number of IoT and M2M-based products for local authorities at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and is working on the development of 4.5G and 5G technologies.
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