(SAN FRANCISCO) Now with the addition of Samsung ARTIK Cloud announced at Samsung Developer Conference 2016 on April 26th and 27th, a commercial IoT platform, the company maintains it offers the ability to deliver interoperability between applications and devices. This open-date exchange platform is also said to offer up open APIs and tools that are not only easy to use, but those that can also securely collect, store and act upon data coming from any cloud service or connected device.
According to Samsung, by using the APIs and tools, users can efficiently bring Internet of Things solutions and services to the market, while tapping into revenue streams and growing individual businesses.
ARTIK Cloud, alongside other ARTIK highly integrated IoT modules, can reportedly translate to more simplistic and faster development of consumer, industrial and new enterprise applications. Together, they work to make up an open platform of integrated and advanced software, production-ready modules, security features, drivers, development boards and cloud.
Samsung says it understands that companies face a number of challenges in IoT, including the collection of data from diverse devices, enabling cloud services, new and third-party devices to interact with little effort, as well as the ability to store data from siloed devices in one location, plus managing privacy and data security and giving developers easy tools and APIs.
With that said, the company maintains it is in position to address all of those challenges, focusing on interoperability with not only connected devices but other cloud services, too. In short, Samsung says its goal is to help companies participate in the expanding IoT ecosystem.
Curtis Sasaki, VP of Ecosystems and IoT General Manager at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center adds, “Our motto is make connections, not siloes.”
Features of ARTIK Cloud include multi-protocol connectors, secure two-way communication between a device and the cloud and fast access to statistics, data and aggregations with the addition of multiple back-ends. In addition, Samsung says it offers the ability to quickly on-board any device with a universal language describing device actions and states, plus the ability to collect any data from either your choice of a device or a third-party cloud.
Security features include secure device registration, connecting devices to the cloud with TLS, privacy management and authorization and authentication.
While it’s available to start using for free at artik.cloud right now, this commercially available product includes a tiered pricing model that allows users to pay as they go and upgrade to the service you need.