Intel has opened the doors of its fourth innovation centre for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is located in Swindon
The building, known as the IoT Ignition Labs Swindon, is designed to help customers work with Intel testing and perfecting hardware and systems relating to the world of Internet-connected stuff.
The idea is to innovate (hence the name) in a number of sectors, with the Swindon lab focusing on retail and transport, along with smart buildings, working towards the overall goal of smart, sustainable cities. However, Intel notes that the Swindon facility won't just work in these arenas, and will be open to any industry which could benefit from IoT deployments.
It will also have an educational facet, and will be used for workshop sessions with local schools, giving pupils insight into the world of software and hardware development.
Rod O'Shea, EMEA IoT Marketing Director at Intel, commented: "This ignition lab will provide our customers a place to build and test end to end IoT solutions that will transform our businesses and everyday lives. We pride ourselves in bringing innovative solutions to market and these labs are a testimony to our commitment to this space."
The UK-based lab joins three others Intel already has up and running across Europe in Turkey, Germany and Sweden.
While you're here, you might also want to read our closer look at the Internet of Things: A new industrial revolution.