Portwell, as one of the initiators and member of the standardization group, has been instrumental in the standard presented and published at Embedded World on March 27, 2018, the Universal IoT Connector (UIC). The UIC is the first pure software standard of the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

The SGET-defined software interface serves as a universal docking point for cloud services to embedded hardware. Portwell is one of the initiators of the SGET standardization group, which accelerated the definition of the standard. In order to guarantee rapid market penetration, Portwell supports the launch of the UIC with its comprehensive portfolio of modules, boards and systems.

Since UIC is available on Microsoft Windows 10 IoT and Linux, it is addressed to a very broad user base. Portwell fully accommodates this approach as it covers the concept of UIC with a variety of processor classes from Intel Atom to Xeon. This means that Portwell’s products, such as the Intel processor families Baytrail, Braswell, Apollo Lake, Skylake and Kaby Lake, offer great support module- and system-wise.

Portwell supports the SGET standards Qseven and SMARC as well as the PICMG standard COMexpress for modules. This means that UIC is currently available for 14 modules out of Portwell’s portfolio. There are currently eight boards, such as Mini-ITX, Nano-ITX, 3.5"Embedded Board, PICMG 1.3 and ATX and a total of eight fanless systems.

In order to realize fast and easy cloud connection, Portwell's M2MGO PST system provides an out-of-the-box solution for OEMs who attach particular importance to time-to-market of new solutions.