Kontron Smart Services Developer Kit Brings M2M Solutions to the Cloud

By Frank Griffin December 26, 2012

Machine-to-machine (M2M) gives industries across different spectrums the ability to keep track of their assets, measure performance, enhance safety and increase productivity. As machines become smarter, they are able to provide information to staff members so they can diagnose a problem and make real-time decisions without going out into the field.

The M2M Smart Service Developer Kit from Kontron supports the Cumulocity M2M Application Platform. This platform provides a server-side database platform, network agents and sensor libraries to bring them to the cloud.

Server-side database platforms using Service kits can be tailored to provide secure and scalable platforms across many different applications in industries with M2M requirements. This platform allows the user to collect and analyze the information from connected devices with cloud integration.

As mobile and wireless technology improves cloud-based databases with large amounts of data from M2M, communications will provide access on the go. The server-side based horizontal M2M application platform from Cumulocity provides a simpler way to make M2M development services. This design is able to collect data from thousands of sensors and devices from the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit.

“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 can thereby achieve a significantly faster time-to- market for their M2M solutions for domains such as telematics, healthcare, energy, digital signage and vending,” stated Satish Ram, global product line manager for M2M and Digital Signage products at Kontron.

The connection to sensors and devices is made with wireless platforms including 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and 802.15.4 WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network). Cellular connectivity for the cloud integration allows 3G WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) which is pre-installed or it can be added with a pre-certified PCI Express 3G/4G module.

“Our 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. Once developers receive the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit, they have instant access to Cumulocity Cloud Sandbox to start creating innovative M2M apps in minutes. The simplicity of it cuts costs, creates value and speeds up development of the M2M marketplace,” said Bernd Gross, Chief Executive of Cumulocity GmbH.The Cumulocity M2M Application Platform provides an easy to apply data model that can be implemented with ready-to-use components with customized individual applications. The remote management functionality gives users tools to configure and maintain these devices through REST web services, APIs and interfaces over the web using the latest Ajax technology.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

IoTevolutionworld Contributing Writer

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