FlexiHub vs. Watson IoT Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FlexiHub
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Software as a service for accessing USB devices connected to remote computers over the Internet FlexiHub enables users to set up a USB over network connection so they can link remotely-located computers with USB peripherals attached to a local machine. Users can share USB devices over Ethernet and connect them in real-time no matter if they are down the hall, across the city, or on the other side of the world. FlexiHub is a software as a service for redirecting all types of…N/A
Watson IoT Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
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The IBM Watson IoT Platform is an Internet-of-things is a managed cloud-hosted solution supporting device connectivity, control, visualization, and overall device visibility and management. It provides a UI where users can add and manage devices, control access to IoT service, and monitor usage. With its device management service, users can perform device actions like rebooting or updating firmware, receive device diagnostics and metadata, or perform bulk device addition and removal.N/A
Pricing
FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Features
FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
FlexiHub
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Watson IoT Platform
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Ratings
IoT Device Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Data Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Small Businesses
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 7.5 out of 10
Portainer
Portainer
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Enterprises
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 7.5 out of 10

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User Ratings
FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlexiHubWatson IoT Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Electronic Team, Inc.
We’ve put FlexiHub through its paces to see if it’s any good for remote vehicle health checks. We tried the app out with a handful of USB devices for car diagnostics and so far, everything is going smoothly. We also worked to develop an iOS app for remote diagnostics. Our testers from another office easily connected over the Internet thanks to FlexiHub. FlexiHub works perfectly in UDP connections, and needs an Internet connection. But there is no opportunity to work over LAN. This can be an issue.
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IBM
For large companies with large-scale manufacturing, electronics management, and infrastructures that require lots of maintenance, IBM Watson IoT is a must-have. It greatly increases performance, decreases downtime, and is an all-around great management dashboard. This is best for infrastructures that have a larger infrastructures of IoT devices in an enterprise/manufacturing setting, otherwise IBM Watson may not bring many benefits to your team.
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Pros
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • Remote USB access
  • Invitations to connect the device I currently use
  • Block USB over IP when you don't want to give access to it
  • Encryption of data
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IBM
  • The asset information is available in both static and dynamic format (from thermal images, to OEM data, to time series data). The ability to ingest all the information using a single platform has great value.
  • Another benefit is a seamless integration with Maximo. This has been a challenge with other 3rd party systems available.
  • The experience of IBM Maximo systems updates is positive.
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Cons
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • Stable connections, but some devices are not recognized correctly
  • Pricing is too high
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IBM
  • Some of the tutorials could use a little more improvement - While there is a considerable amount of documentation, most of the good documentation for Watson IoT we found to be from third-parties.
  • Administration and billing tools could use a bit more improvement - The UI is a bit clunky and poorly-designed here.
  • Be prepared to work with IBM support to get this going - Their turn-around support for inquiries can be lengthy, and setup time may also be quite lengthy because of this.
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Alternatives Considered
Electronic Team, Inc.
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IBM
Predix has recently launched their Asset Performance management Unified system. I am keen to see how it stacks up against Watson.
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Return on Investment
Electronic Team, Inc.
  • We have increased our productivity due to the ability of remote access
  • Developed and tested the app with remote USB access
  • We can work with our freelance and remote testers; all we need is an Internet connection
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IBM
  • Positive - This tool greatly increases most company's manufacturing and production efficiency, and the use-cases are extensive. It was a great way of decreasing down-time for us.
  • Negative - Took lots of work and energy to get up and running, we had to rely on IBM support and tutorials many times during this process.
  • Positive - Quite cheap, most of the tiers of pricing cost very little, and it's possible to use Watson IoT for a few months for free to see if it is beneficial for your company.
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