GE Digital, the division of GE in charge of the company’s digital capabilities including software and analytics, has announced the upcoming availability of the first Predix Industrial IoT Developer Tool Kit which will run on Intel Edison. A Predix Toolkit is a hardware and software bundle supplied by GE that can be used to build applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyze machine data, and leverage other industrial IoT features of the Predix platform. Predix Industrial IoT Developer Tool Kits for Raspberry Pi and GE Field Agent will also eventually be made available.
Predix is a cloud-based industrial platform (PaaS) from GE Digital that is capable of securely collecting and analyzing industrial machine data at scale. The company describes Predix as an “operating system for the Industrial Internet” and the platform is capable of securely handling vast quantities of data from many different sources. A few examples of industrial machine data that GE Predix is capable of collecting and analyzing include jet engine, gas turbine, wind turbine, and MRI scanner.
GE Digital has announced the upcoming availability of Predix Developer Tool Kits, the first of which will run on Intel Edison. According to the announcement blog post, the upcoming Predix Developer Tool Kits will be equipped with “all of the basic components developers need to start building with Predix” including configuration with Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison and GE Field Agent. Raspberry Pi and GE Field Agent Predix Tool Kits will be made available sometime after the release of the Intel Edison Predix Tool Kit.
The company plans on releasing industry-specific Predix Tool Kits such as solar energy, mining, and intelligent environments in the coming months. Predix Tool Kits will be made available to select developers and partners starting in August and should be generally available by the end of the year.