Building an Innovative, open-source IoT platform
for edge computing
One of the biggest enablers for progressing IoT is the push for companies to obtain more and better data to remain competitive. Organizations need data to perform enhanced services, predictive maintenance, and real-time analytics. Yet, it’s difficult for real-world locations, such as hospitals, warehouses, and oil and gas companies to develop and deploy software to these “edge” locations quickly and inexpensively.
Kilton Hopkins, a technology visionary, Founder and CEO of Edgeworx, wanted to evolve IoT (Internet of Things) using edge computing and open source. In need of a software delivery partner to help accelerate his vision, Hopkins approached Forte Group. What started as a software engineering project grew into Forte Group integrating Kilton’s open-source IoT edge platform across healthcare, retail, and technology enterprises.
Comprehensive SDKs for building and running IoT software
Type of work:
Technology and Platforms:
IoT, Fog Computing, Microservices, Mesh Network Technology, Linux API, Machine Learning
Provide developers with a better way to build for IoT
Enable developers to remotely run and manage software on any device closest to where the data resides (the edge)
Allow business enterprises to gain time, reduce cost, and deliver accomplished multifunctional and flexible solutions
Accelerate its edge computing application platform across operating systems
Connect devices and sensors, integrate with various systems via a microservices architecture
Make it easier and less expensive for companies to utilize ioFog for their applications
Build a highly secure, open source platform
Create an advanced, open-source environment
Allow for real-time data processing and logic on the back-end
Give developers the ability to write in languages they already know, allowing them to develop containers, microservices, policies, and processes that work in the IoT middleware stack
“We love organizations like Forte Group and other integrator. They have the subject-matter expertise. We do not want to be in the business of writing applications. We want to be the platform that serves those applications; we want to be the infrastructure for the edge.”
Co-founder and president, Edgeworx
A new version of the product compatible with other operating systems, initially built for and running on Linux.
An advanced technology stack composed of mesh network technology, machine learning on the edge, fog computing, and Linux kernel API to build a highly secure, open-source ioFog platform.
A microservices architecture connecting devices and sensors, integrate with various systems, and allow for real-time data processing and logic on the back-end.
Orchestration and management of the edge software (microservices) using the Edgeworx ioAuthoring application.
The system posessing a full set of technologies for building and running IoT software that executes wherever a developer chooses and in whatever programming language they choose.
Assistance in the development of tools (SDKs) to make it easier and less expensive for companies to utilize ioFog for their applications.
Design of the SDKs giving developers the ability to write in languages they already know, making it easy for them to develop containers, microservices, policies, and processes that work in the IoT middleware stack.