PLANO, Texas -- The AT&T Foundry is an entry point for AT&T's ambitious work on the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Plano facility has two floors of foundry activity. The upstairs is dedicated to working on proof-of-concept machine-to-machine and IoT devices for partners. Downstairs is a more generalist unit that is working on SDN, virtualization and other projects.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s IoT Foundry Director Craig Lee took us through the IoT area and showed off most the projects shown in the slideshow.
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AT&T Foundry innovation coach Mike Albrecht, at the foundry downstairs, couldn't go into much detail on the software projects AT&T is working on at the foundry. He did say that many were sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU). AlcaLu has a facility just down the street -- in Texan terms anyway -- in Plano too.
Albrecht's team is also working on the sensor shown in the slide show that detects if a minor or a pet is stuck in an over-heating car.
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