Helium Launches New IoT Sensor Development Kit
The new Helium Sensor Development Kit helps accelerate time to market for IoT developers and enterprise solution providers.Helium, a San Francisco-based Internet of things (IoT) startup, today announced the introduction of the Helium Sensor Development Kit to enable IoT developers expanded access to the Helium full-stack platform. The Sensor Development Kit consists of a Helium Smart Sensor, which includes an extensible daughtercard, and Web APIs, both of which enable Helium partners to quickly prototype new smart sensors to monitor and capture insights from the existing physical things in their environment. The Helium Sensor Development Kit will be available next month. The Helium Sensor Development Kit helps accelerate time to market for IoT developers and enterprise solution providers. With software-defined, field-programmable sensors that tap into the power of the Helium Platform, users can quickly create intelligent solutions for increased efficiency, comfort, safety and operation within enterprise and industrial environments. With a straightforward deployment and management system for sensors, Helium enables users to focus on adding intelligence through a software-led approach, integrating new capabilities that help connected things learn over time and asking sensors to behave in new ways, the company said. "The possibilities of the Helium platform are endless, particularly with the ability to quickly bring more insights from new smart sensors into any enterprise solution," Rob Chandhok, president and chief operating officer at Helium, said in a statement. "We've already built in the necessary security protocols and network connectivity, and as we continue to enhance the Helium platform, we can't wait to see the myriad of high-value solutions that IoT developers and enterprises create."
Helium is currently partnering with hospitals and health care organizations and the food, beverage and grocery industry to offer smart refrigeration systems. Through smart managed systems, any industry can better adhere to compliance and regulation guidelines by monitoring storage conditions to ensure adherence to health and safety standards and avoid spoilage or lost inventory. Helium helps reduce risk and improve safety, particularly for hospitals, by enabling inventory monitoring of refrigerated items, such as blood bags and vaccines, to prevent loss of samples and to ensure compliance. In addition, Helium can reduce parts, maintenance and operating costs by predicting machine failures or outages before they occur.