AT&T announced today that it’s partnering with GE to create smarter connected energy solution for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT).
The companies said they are jointly working on proof of concepts at the AT&T IoT Foundry in Plano, Texas.
Building on an agreement that was announced 2013, many of GE’s machines and assets, such as locomotives, fleet, aircraft engines and, most recently, smart grid infrastructure, are already connected through AT&T.
GE and AT&T are are now testing several new technologies, including an advanced meter solution and intelligent light solutions.
The companies said they will look to market and sell these solutions to customers in 2015. Smart grid solutions will use GE’s Grid IQ SaaS platform to deliver system intelligence, GE Wireless solutions for asset connectivity, and the AT&T network for data transport.
“We are continuing to innovate, find new ways to work together and bring opportunities to the marketplace,” Penrose said. “We see our pilot projects as just a precursor for what’s to come.”