Nokia Enhances IMPACT
February 1, 2017
has updated to its Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected
Things (IMPACT), making it easier for customers to deploy new services
and business models for key IoT vertical applications, including smart
parking, smart lighting and transportation/automotive.
Nokia IMPACT gives communication service providers, enterprises and
governments a secure, standards-based platform on which to build and
scale new IoT services. It manages data collection, event processing,
device management, data contextualization, data analytics and
applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any
application. It also features robust, multi-layered security across the
platform to safeguard data, identities and devices.
The latest version of the Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform provides new
capabilities and a suite of pre-integrated applications that allow
customers to easily create and deploy secure revenue-generating IoT
services. New features of the Nokia IMPACT IoT platform include:
•NB-IoT and LoRa Connectivity: Building upon existing Lightweight M2M
(LWM2M) and Category M1 (CAT-M1) device support, interfaces to both
licensed NB-IoT and unlicensed LoRa networks provide customers with
additional IoT network efficiency improvements via low-power wide area
•Video Analytics: Powered by Nokia Bell Labs' machine learning
algorithms, IMPACT provides new functionality for a range of IoT
applications by automatically detecting anomalies in video feeds in real
time, such as traffic accidents, speeding vehicles and unauthorized
entry into secure locations, and triggering alerts for further action.
•Smart Parking Application: Allows municipalities to better manage
inventory, resulting in more efficient use of parking spaces, reduced
traffic and pollution; provides drivers with real-time information on
parking space availability and streamlines payment processes.
•Smart Lighting Application: Enables municipalities to optimize
electricity use and reduce costs through real-time inventory management;
automatically detects lighting issues and failures to help ensure
•Vehicle Applications: Enables predictive maintenance, fuel efficiency,
supply chain optimization and geo-fencing solutions triggered by vehicle
data, including fuel levels, speed and GPS location. This data can be
collected from a Connected Head Unit or an aftermarket (ODB2-based)
Ploumen, CTO of IoT platform and applications at Nokia, said: "In
addition to delivering industry-leading device management, security and
analytics capabilities, IMPACT uniquely provides a single, horizontal
platform allowing customers to manage and analyze data across multiple
IoT applications. This makes each application richer and the insights
more valuable. Our focus is on enabling customers to more easily build
and deploy new, high-value services and business models while keeping
data secure and optimizing the network infrastructure efficiency."
Scott D. Fairholm, CIO, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, said: "The
Nokia video analytics technology addresses a real industry challenge
around real-time anomaly detection. PTC considers the Nokia approach
unique and is looking forward to testing it out in the field."