China's Huawei Technologies on Wednesday announced its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on the 'LiteOS' operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online. LiteOS is a lightweight IoT operating system and is part of Huawei's Agile IoT Solution, which consists of the Agile IoT gateway and the Agile Controller.
"Huawei believes that standardizing ICT infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including IoT applications. To address this, Huawei is launching our Internet of Things operating system, LiteOS," said Mr. William Xu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei, at the congress.
LiteOS is small in size at 10KB and requires zero configuration while supporting auto-discovery, and auto-networking. It can be applied to different areas including smart homes, wearables, connected vehicles and across industries. Huawei announced that LiteOS will be opened to all developers.
LiteOS marks the firm's most significant push into a sector that has lured heavyweights from Google to Intel and IBM into pushing their own standards and communication protocols.
In addition to focusing on developing IoT infrastructure products and solutions, Huawei is trying to establish an industry application-oriented IoT ecosystem through collaborating with upstream and downstream partners and develope industry solutions. This is part of Huawei's approach to develop and provide Business-driven ICT Infrastructure (BDII).
In his keynote speech, Yan Lida, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei, said, "BDII requires close business collaboration and joint innovation efforts between Huawei and our partners. We have been involved in industry alliances, working with standard organizations in the area of IoT, and establishing innovative research centers, open labs, and development communities to foster industry development."
"Over the last three years, Huawei has been involved in a number of in-depth technological collaborations with our global industry partners in IoT. We have developed a series of IoT solutions that have already been applied to buildings, electricity meters, vehicles, gymnasiums, factories, retail outlets, and street lights. In line with our approach to provide BDII, Huawei will continue to work with more partners to launch solutions based on our Agile Network architecture for different vertical industries," said Liu Shaowei, President, Switch and Enterprise Communication Product Line, Huawei.
In addition to the Agile IoT solution, Huawei also released a number of new products and technologies in the areas of data centers, enterprise wireless campus, Wide Area Network (WAN) and network security. These products include the 100T data center switches, the Wi-Fi and LTE Integration Access Agile Mobile Solution, high throughput routers and the Device, Network, Cloud End-to-end Security solution.