Kontron Australia announces that the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit now fully supports the Cumulocity M2M Application Platform.
Cumulocity is a cloud-based horizontal machine-to-machine (M2M) application platform that delivers an integrated server-side database platform, network agents and sensor libraries to significantly reduce the efforts needed to bring the M2M connected sensors and devices into the cloud. Application engineers can consequently concentrate on the development of M2M services for their distributed devices.
Designed to collect and analyse data from thousands of Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit connected sensors and devices, the server-side database platform controls these devices in a reliable, secure and scalable manner, enabling the entire service kit to be perfectly tailored for a host of vertical M2M industries such as fleet management, smart energy grids, digital signage and many other appliances that are connected to the Internet-of-Things.
Satish Ram, global product line manager for M2M and Digital Signage products at Kontron says that with the integration of M2M Application Platforms from partners such as Cumulocity, the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit makes it quick and convenient to move from the initial M2M solution design to field deployment. Developers gain by achieving a significantly faster time-to- market for their M2M solutions for domains such as telematics, healthcare, energy, digital signage and vending.
According to Bernd Gross, Chief Executive of Cumulocity GmbH, their partnership with Kontron offers OEM customers the promise of creation and integration of M2M applications into the M2M device, substantially fast tracking the time-to-market. The Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit allows developers instant access to Cumulocity Cloud Sandbox to start creating innovative M2M apps in minutes while helping them cut costs, create value and speed up development of the M2M marketplace.
With the addition of the Cumulocity M2M Application Platform, the Kontron Smart Services Developer Kit significantly reduces the complexity involved in communicating with diverse device types, each having its own data model, protocol and transport mechanisms. It also provides developers with ready-to-use components for rapid development of their individual applications including tools for supervision and control of meters and sensors via the cloud.
They help to collect and aggregate data and provide it to enterprise back-office applications. Using the remote management functionality, devices can be reliably configured and maintained. All this functionality is available via REST web service APIs and web user interface components based on the latest AJAX technology.
Equipped with a comprehensive feature set, the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit gives OEMs, smart services developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) multiple options to connect their edge devices.
Key features of Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit:
- Supports wireless connections such as 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and ZigBee-ready 802.15.4 WPAN, and will support Bluetooth in future releases
- Standard interfaces include GbE, USB as well as an extension option for sophisticated audio/video interfaces
- Provides 3G WWAN for cellular connectivity to cloud applications
- Designed as an application-ready platform
- Offers a rich set of software tools and middleware to reduce development cost, risk and time-to-market