LogMeIn Puts Its Xively IoT Platform on Display at Xperience Show

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2015-10-02
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    LogMeIn Puts Its Xively IoT Platform on Display at Xperience Show

    LogMeIn showcased some of the companies it's helping get into the IoT with technologies, ranging from smart air flow to water use monitoring systems.
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    To illustrate what Xively can do for customers, officials with the vendor created an example company they call "Concaria" and which created a smart air filter as a product. Xively also created an app that can be used to manage the device.
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    To help customers on their journey to the IoT, Xively developed this "workbench" interface for developers and product teams that asks basic questions about their proposed IoT plans, from the number of devices and users they want to connect to the amount of storage needed and number of messages the devices will send.
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    Lutron Lights the Way

    Lutron Electronics used LogMeIn technology—including the Xively IoT platform—to create a mobile app for Android and Apple devices to control its connected lights and shades, manage the relationship between the products, customers and company, secure the connection and sync the devices with customer data.
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    SureFlap worked with Xively to develop a messaging system for its pet control products. The RFID chip a pet carries under its skin or on its collar can unlock the pet door, letting it in but keeping other animals out. SureFlap also uses the same technology for its connected pet feeder. It all includes an app that tells owners how often their pet has been out, how much they've eaten and what the outdoor temperature is.
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    Keeping an Eye on Water Use

    Symmons' Inflow system is the central part of a water management system for building owners. The connected showerhead can read how long someone's been in the shower and how much water has been used, and will send that data via the Xively IoT platform. There also is a display that users can read. It's being marketed to businesses like hotels now, but plans are in the works for consumer use.
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    Sato is using Xively technology and expertise for its connected CLNX Series industrial printers. Sato is using Xively to connect the printers to other systems—such as Salesforce—but also for remote management and replenishment of consumables such as ink.
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    Motorcycle Management Made Easier

    Zero Motorcycles is using LogMeIn's Rescue and Rescue Lens to save money by no longer always having to send technicians to repair their electric motorcycle. Through the LogMeIn technologies, technicians not only can remotely connect with customers, but those customers can stream live video of their bikes via smartphone or tablet cameras.
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    Freescale was on hand to show off a reference architecture for an IoT gateway that will bring extra levels of security to such products as Symmons' Inflow water management system.
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    At the Xperience event, Xively officials showed off what their technology can do with a system through which customers could order coffee at the bar—identifying them via an RFID chip in their name badge—and which would display real-time data, from the total number of coffees served, total consumption in ounces, and the regions of the country from which the coffee drinkers came.
 

BOSTON—LogMeIn has spent most of its 12 years of life best known for its remote access and desktop products that help IT support departments to fix problems on PCs and for its Web conferencing software for online collaboration. However, in recent years, company officials have made a big bet on the Internet of things (IoT). Under the direction of outgoing CEO Mike Simon, LogMeIn has made some acquisitions—including last year's $12 million purchase of Ionia—to create Xively, a division of the company that operates an IoT platform designed to help customers build and manage smart connected devices. The business and platform also were the central themes of Xperience, the company's first tech show on Oct. 1 and 2 here. Simon, who will step down as CEO at the end of the year—though remain board chairman—set the tone during his keynote, saying that "anyone that makes a product with an on/off switch should also make the IoT a priority. … The possibilities are endless with connectivity." LogMeIn put those possibilities on display at Xperience, showing off some of the companies it's helping get into the IoT.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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