Digital Experiments Give Lightbulb Moment to IoT Innovation

11 October 2018

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and San Jose, CA, USA – 11 October, 2018 – ADLINK Technology has published a new white paper that describes how digital experimentation with the Internet of Things (IoT) leads to innovation. Entitled: ‘Culture of invention leads to IoT success,’ the white paper looks at potential solutions for creating a clearer path to innovative IoT.

“The path taken by inventors such as Thomas Edison demonstrates how innovation often results not from one bright idea but from the exploration of many different options,” says Andy Penfold, Director of Offering Management at ADLINK, the author of the white paper. “The key to Edison’s success with invention was experimentation and how important it is to experiment at a relatively small scale before moving to deployment. He had no wish to rush to market with a design that could not be manufactured cost-effectively or would not work to scale.”

The numerous ways in which early experimentation can inform the development of IoT implementations is clearly outlined. The benefits of starting small scale is that the team can think big and learn fast without a large outlay. However, integrating disparate IoT devices, software and services can be a challenge. Penfold proposes that a readymade platform, offered as a subscription, can provide all the relevant elements required for a variety of projects and experiments that are run simultaneously in a manner that minimises risk for the user.

“This divide-and-conquer strategy that uses early experimentation to let implementers gain knowledge as quickly as possible provides a way to cut out the many obstacles to success,” concludes Penfold.

Download the white paper to discover more about experimentation, which reduces the risks and repercussions of failures, while increasing your chances of inventing IoT successes:


ADLINK Technology is a global leader in Edge Computing. Our mission is to facilitate the use of advanced technologies to help optimize the business performance of our customers. We provide robust boards, platforms and user interfaces; real-time data connectivity solutions; and application enablement for state-of-the-art industrial computing (e.g., machine learning via AI-at-the-Edge). Together, these also enable innovative end-to-end IoT solutions in support of operational excellence or new revenue streams. ADLINK serves customers in many vertical markets including: manufacturing, networking and communications, healthcare, infotainment, retail, energy, transportation, and government and defence.

ADLINK has an excellent eco-system of technology partners; we are a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, a strategic embedded partner of NVIDIA, and a valued thought-leader and contributor in many standards and interoperability initiatives, including Eclipse, ETSI, OCP, OMG, OpenFog, PICMG, ROS-I and SGeT.

ADLINK’s products are available in over 40 countries, either directly or through our worldwide network of value-adding distributors and systems integrators. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly-traded on TAIEX (Stock Code: 6166).

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