ADLINK: smart gateway selected for Michelin-SoftBank tire control system

ADLINK announced that its intelligent, industrial gateway has been selected for the Nihon Michelin-Softbank IoT tire control system. The first launch of an IoT tire monitoring system in Japan by a tire maker, the Michelin Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Cloud Service provides improved safety and efficiency, as well as cost savings benefits, for industries such as fleet management and construction.

The TPMS system contains sensors that measure a tire’s air pressure and temperature, sending out alerts when these deviate from their standard levels. ADLINK’s industrial IoT gateway, the MXE-110i, provides an extremely compact form factor with versatile RF connectivity and fanless rugged construction to serve as the vehicle-mounted communications device. Softbank provides the IoT platform within the Michelin infrastructure and overall system. The versatility of the TPMS allows it to handle vehicles of all classes, including camper vans, light trucks, heavy vehicles, trailers and buses.

When factors within the tire are outside of normal tolerance levels, the ADLINK MXE-110i will send an email over-the-cloud to the end customer’s operations manager and the Michelin tire vendor. An alert will also go out automatically to the Michelin Rescue Network, which can dispatch a vehicle to provide assistance.

Based on the Intel Quark SoC X1021 and integrating Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT 3.1, ADLINK’s MXE-110i industrial IoT gateway delivers manageability and security critical to industrial IoT applications. The IoT gateway presents an intelligent and robust embedded system supporting wide application development and easy service deployment, delivering outstanding performance in industrial applications such as smart city, facility management and industrial automation applications.

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