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Cisco and the Internet of Things

Find out how Cisco’s Internet of Things solution Application Hosting on Catalyst Access Points changes the game. It allows you to deploy IoT applications directly onto Cisco 9100 series Wi Fi 6 access points.

It’s 1950. I ask you to tell me what technology will look like in 70 years. I’m guessing you will list some science-fiction-like answers, such as space exploration programs, artificial intelligent robots, and the invention of an all-knowing neural network that illuminates humanity through easily accessible information. Although such ideas were at the edge of science-fiction back then, it is amazing to see that many of these innovations are now available and ready for customers!

Remember that all-knowing neural network you mentioned earlier? This is what we now refer to as the internet. It is also what you use to access this blog right now. The internet has become so commonplace that it is no longer a technological marvel, despite its initial invention in 1983.

I am the unwarranted catalyst. Let me re-ignite internet excitement by introducing a new type of internet-powered technology. This is a new generation of technology that harnesses the infinite knowledge of the internet to create inanimate objects that connect us in ways we never imagined. I’m referring to the Internet-of-Things, a technological innovation led by Cisco and its state-of-the-art Application hosting on the Catalyst Access Points platform.

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet-of-Things refers to a system that uses a wireless network to communicate with smart devices in order to perform tasks more efficiently, quickly, and often automatically. Many IoT products are likely to have made their way into your home before you know it. These products come in all shapes and sizes, but some examples could be a voice-activated speaker such as an Amazon Alexa, a mobile application-controlled thermostat such as a Nest Thermostat, a motion-activated doorbell camera such as the August Doorbell Cam, or more excitingly, a voice triggered music playing salt dispenser such as the SMALT!

These products, except for the salt-dispenser, are simple and practical, and have been seamlessly integrated into many people’s lives.

If IoT is already in existence, what role does Cisco play in this field?

You will see how IoT products operate if you think about it. A robust wireless network is required to link the IoT devices to the information they need. A single wireless router is capable of accomplishing this task for a household deployment. However, it’s difficult to do this at the enterprise level where many IoT devices need to work together to create a single solution. IoT at scale can prove difficult to deploy and manage without a solid management infrastructure that provides visibility, serviceability and security.

Cisco’s Internet of Things Solution

This solution is Application Hosting on Catalyst Access points and Cisco’s intent-based network platform, Cisco DNA Center. Cisco DNA Center integration allows users to use this integration to create custom IoT apps and deploy them directly to docker containers on Cisco’s Catalyst WiFi 6 access points. By integrating with Cisco DNA Center, visibility and serviceability at large are solved. Users can use their existing Cisco wireless infrastructure to IoT communications.

During Day 0, a user uploads an IoT application to Cisco DNA Center and can then choose where the application will be deployed. Applications throughout a network can be monitored and managed easily through a GUI. You can even upgrade by uploading and deploying a newer version. This integration with Cisco DNA Centre makes it easier to manage IoT applications.

Once the IoT application has been installed onto the access points it will begin communication with its application server. Each access point is used as an IoT gateway and allows the application to communicate with other IoT devices. The IoT USB connector is inserted into Cisco Catalyst access points to allow communication with the surrounding IoT devices. It can broadcast any protocol from Zigbee through BLE to vendor-specific RF protocols. This makes IoT solutions truly flexible.

Figure 1: Application Hosting on the Catalyst Access Points IoT Topology.

What about the IoT Application itself?

Here’s where the fun begins! Cisco now welcomes partnerships with third-party IoT developers companies. This will allow them to integrate their IoT solutions into Catalyst access ports. Although developing IoT applications can be difficult, Cisco created DevNet to simplify the process. This website was designed solely for third-party application developers. DevNet provides an easy-to-follow guide that shows you how to create an IoT solution for real-world problems.

Learn how to create an IoT application – Cisco DevNet

The marketplace of IoT Technology

After the application is developed, partners can join the Solution Partner Program. This allows them to post their IoT solutions directly onto DevNet. Cisco’s goal is to provide customers with an easy way to find, discover and then deploy IoT solutions for their specific business niche.

Learn about Cisco’s IoT marketplace – Solution Partner Program

 

Application Hosting, Cisco DNA Center and DevNet create a seamless IoT experience. This allows partners to materialize and customers to deploy any IoT solution using Cisco’s simple yet powerful wireless infrastructure. That is more than anyone could have imagined!

To learn more about Application Hosting, visit the Application Hosting Launch Page or the Catalyst 9100 Access Point Page.

 

About JNS

We deliver commercial wireless deployments including the new Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Point through out IT Services portfolio in Miami and throughout South Florida. Use these Access Points to not only introduce IoT devices into your environment, but also the ability to add guest engagement solutions for marketing purposes as well.

Cisco Networking

Experience the Future with
Cisco and the Internet of Things

Find out how Cisco’s Internet of Things solution Application Hosting on Catalyst Access Points changes the game. It allows you to deploy IoT applications directly onto Cisco 9100 series Wi Fi 6 access points.

It’s 1950. I ask you to tell me what technology will look like in 70 years. I’m guessing you will list some science-fiction-like answers, such as space exploration programs, artificial intelligent robots, and the invention of an all-knowing neural network that illuminates humanity through easily accessible information. Although such ideas were at the edge of science-fiction back then, it is amazing to see that many of these innovations are now available and ready for customers!

Remember that all-knowing neural network you mentioned earlier? This is what we now refer to as the internet. It is also what you use to access this blog right now. The internet has become so commonplace that it is no longer a technological marvel, despite its initial invention in 1983.

I am the unwarranted catalyst. Let me re-ignite internet excitement by introducing a new type of internet-powered technology. This is a new generation of technology that harnesses the infinite knowledge of the internet to create inanimate objects that connect us in ways we never imagined. I’m referring to the Internet-of-Things, a technological innovation led by Cisco and its state-of-the-art Application hosting on the Catalyst Access Points platform.

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet-of-Things refers to a system that uses a wireless network to communicate with smart devices in order to perform tasks more efficiently, quickly, and often automatically. Many IoT products are likely to have made their way into your home before you know it. These products come in all shapes and sizes, but some examples could be a voice-activated speaker such as an Amazon Alexa, a mobile application-controlled thermostat such as a Nest Thermostat, a motion-activated doorbell camera such as the August Doorbell Cam, or more excitingly, a voice triggered music playing salt dispenser such as the SMALT!

These products, except for the salt-dispenser, are simple and practical, and have been seamlessly integrated into many people’s lives.

If IoT is already in existence, what role does Cisco play in this field?

You will see how IoT products operate if you think about it. A robust wireless network is required to link the IoT devices to the information they need. A single wireless router is capable of accomplishing this task for a household deployment. However, it’s difficult to do this at the enterprise level where many IoT devices need to work together to create a single solution. IoT at scale can prove difficult to deploy and manage without a solid management infrastructure that provides visibility, serviceability and security.

Cisco’s Internet of Things Solution

This solution is Application Hosting on Catalyst Access points and Cisco’s intent-based network platform, Cisco DNA Center. Cisco DNA Center integration allows users to use this integration to create custom IoT apps and deploy them directly to docker containers on Cisco’s Catalyst WiFi 6 access points. By integrating with Cisco DNA Center, visibility and serviceability at large are solved. Users can use their existing Cisco wireless infrastructure to IoT communications.

During Day 0, a user uploads an IoT application to Cisco DNA Center and can then choose where the application will be deployed. Applications throughout a network can be monitored and managed easily through a GUI. You can even upgrade by uploading and deploying a newer version. This integration with Cisco DNA Centre makes it easier to manage IoT applications.

Once the IoT application has been installed onto the access points it will begin communication with its application server. Each access point is used as an IoT gateway and allows the application to communicate with other IoT devices. The IoT USB connector is inserted into Cisco Catalyst access points to allow communication with the surrounding IoT devices. It can broadcast any protocol from Zigbee through BLE to vendor-specific RF protocols. This makes IoT solutions truly flexible.

Figure 1: Application Hosting on the Catalyst Access Points IoT Topology.

What about the IoT Application itself?

Here’s where the fun begins! Cisco now welcomes partnerships with third-party IoT developers companies. This will allow them to integrate their IoT solutions into Catalyst access ports. Although developing IoT applications can be difficult, Cisco created DevNet to simplify the process. This website was designed solely for third-party application developers. DevNet provides an easy-to-follow guide that shows you how to create an IoT solution for real-world problems.

Learn how to create an IoT application – Cisco DevNet

The marketplace of IoT Technology

After the application is developed, partners can join the Solution Partner Program. This allows them to post their IoT solutions directly onto DevNet. Cisco’s goal is to provide customers with an easy way to find, discover and then deploy IoT solutions for their specific business niche.

Learn about Cisco’s IoT marketplace – Solution Partner Program

 

Application Hosting, Cisco DNA Center and DevNet create a seamless IoT experience. This allows partners to materialize and customers to deploy any IoT solution using Cisco’s simple yet powerful wireless infrastructure. That is more than anyone could have imagined!

To learn more about Application Hosting, visit the Application Hosting Launch Page or the Catalyst 9100 Access Point Page.

 

About JNS

We deliver commercial wireless deployments including the new Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Point through out IT Services portfolio in Miami and throughout South Florida. Use these Access Points to not only introduce IoT devices into your environment, but also the ability to add guest engagement solutions for marketing purposes as well.