Qualcomm made a move into the Internet of things development market May 14 when it announced that it is adding six new cloud-service ecosystem providers to its QCA4002 WiFi platform and accompanying development platform.
The San Diego-based wireless telecommunications processor maker said the addition of the services makes more efficient the development of devices that use WiFi to connect to the IoT. The new services ostensibly will increase cloud-service flexibility to make the development platform and subsequent devices available to a wider global audience.
The development platform and accompanying services are run by the company's IoT subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros.
The new providers join Amazon's 2lemetry, which was previously announced as a cloud ecosystem provider integrated into QCA4002. 2lemetry provides cloud-connect services through its own ThingFabric platform. This includes support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to provide secure communication between device and cloud.
The new providers announced May 14 at Qualcomm's daylong Internet of Things Summit in San Francisco are:
--Ayla Networks, which provides an enterprise-scale IoT platform, accelerating development, support and ongoing enhancements of connected products for IoT;
--Exosite, which enables the world's leading durable goods manufacturers in consumer, commercial and industrial segments to build and deploy solutions that capture the IoE generation of their business. Exosite provides an enterprise-grade, analytics-driven IoE software platform that allows OEMs to create economic leverage while eliminating the risk and burden of custom infrastructure;
--Kii, an end-to-end mobile and IoT platform provider, which empowers device manufacturers and mobile application developers with the capabilities to deliver full-fledged scalable IoT solutions;
--Proximetry, which delivers software solutions that enable the management of performance-critical, connected devices in the IoT.
--Temboo, a cloud-based code generation platform with more than 2,000 processes for application programming interfaces and databases; and
--Xively by LogMeIn, an enterprise IoT platform and application solution for enterprises building connected products.
Each provider will support Qualcomm Atheros' WiFi-based intelligent connectivity platform and offer a value-added solution or service. These include embedded client integration, secure communication, back-end analytics, user interface, mobile and cloud applications.