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IU+ IOT Cloud Platform

A breakthrough cloud-based NFV-enabled integrated platform designed to offer excellent service agility, while optimizing time, efforts, and costs of deployment and operation.


Overview

IU+ IOT Cloud Solution Overview

As carriers and enterprises are looking for ways to achieve service agility while optimizing costs, NFV and cloud technologies emerged as a great alternative to traditional solutions. UTStarcom leverage its cutting-edge information and communication technologies to deliver a cloud-based NFV-enabled integrated solution designed to offer unprecedented service agility enabling service providers and enterprises to save costs, create added value and provide added smarts and capabilities way beyond traditional networks.

The IU+ platform builds upon 3 major parts:

  • IU+ Cloud: Centralized cloud-based intelligence that provides control over remote devices, easy access to virtualized functions, big data analytics, AI with facial recognition and much more.
  • VEG/VBG (Virtual Enterprise Gateway/Virtual Broadband Gateway): Intelligent customer edge platform supports multiple Virtual Machines (VM) and Containers to enable flexibly deployed set of virtualized services and service chaining that can meet requirements of various customers.
  • IOT and other connectable devices: to implement various hardware-based features that may be required for specific use cases, while using VEG/VBG as a local IOT gateway and IU+ cloud to provide centralized control and intelligence.

This approach brings multiple advantages to an operator and its customers: unification of platform for various custiners and use cases, simpler installation, operation and troubleshooting, easy upgrade for instant support of new features, faster time-to-market for new innovative services and business models.

Note: The product has not yet been released. Specifications, features and product availability subject to change without notice.

Use Cases

Versatile Platform

Thanks to versatility of the solution's architecture, it can be easily adopted to many use cases and used to provide trully tailored solution matching specific business needs of various customers. Among possible uses are enterprise ntworks, SMB solutions, integrated smart retail, solution-in-a-box type of offering that helps operators to minimize operating expenses, and many others.

Some important use cases are presented below.

Smart Retail

As the “new retail” trend is emerging, more and more traditional retail stores are understanding the necessity to upgrade their infrastructures in order to enable innovations and the ability of offering new services as well as to optimize traditional services – to stay competitive while facing huge popularity of online shopping.

UTStarcom leverage its cutting-edge information and communication technologies to deliver a cloud-based integrated retail chain solution to help chain stores to improve competitiveness and transform to the new retail. The solution includes cloud-based operation center, and intelligent customer edge products that serve as a store’s central point to enable AD broadcasting, unmanned POS, CCTV, facial recognition, IOT and smart label, as well as to provide voice and data services and connect stores to intranet and Internet.

Highlights:

  • Integrated intelligent cloud-based solution
  • Centralize cloud-based control, big data, deep learning, APP store for easy deployment of virtualized functions
  • VEG: Intelligent NFV-enabled customer edge
  • Flexible access: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 4G (LTE)
  • Multiple connectable features: POS, various payment options, IoT, sensors, facial recognition, security, surveillance, AD broadcasting etc.
  • Suitable for retail chains, SMB, hospitality etc.

Smart Commercial Shelf/Refrigerator

An automated intelligent commercial shelf/refrigerator that uses image recognition, sensors and is connected to the cloud. The solution enables automated self-payment and shopping service, as well as additional features including advertising.

Highlights:

  • Integrated intelligent cloud-based solution
  • Centralize cloud-based control, big data, deep learning, APP store for easy deployment of virtualized functions
  • Auto identification of taken goods via image or sensors
  • Monitoring of purchasing process, smart loss control, voice guidance
  • Auto paying at closing the door. Seamless shopping experience
  • Smart marketing: AD and background music broadcast according to the big data analysis
  • Flexible access: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 4G (LTE)
  • Excellent for hospitality, healthcare, education markets, venues, etc.

Note: The product has not yet been released. Specifications, features and product availability subject to change without notice.