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We have two webinars with partners coming the next couple of weeks, be sure to reserve your free spot:
IIoT Endpoint Security – The Model in Practice (Feb 22, 8 am PT)
This is a webinar in the IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium) webinar series.
This is a webinar together with our partner mnubo (Feb 14, 9 am PT)
Hope to see you there.
A key challenge in getting IoT projects off the ground is evaluating technologies, architectures, and concepts – you need to be able to easily build a proof-of-concept and evaluate a platform and design in terms of security, hardware capabilities, integrations, and other key requirements you have … often with limited engineering budget and on a short time frame.
Typically, these evaluations take weeks or even months and involve significant custom hardware and software design just to even get to a prototype. And once you’ve validated the prototype you often have to throw that away and start over to develop a production-grade design. This approach incurs a lot of cost, risk, and delay in getting to market with a robust and complete IoT solution.
The Electric Imp platform is designed from the start to be pre-integrated, secure, production-ready, and easily adaptable – allowing you to go from evaluation to production with minimal engineering effort, short time, and high confidence.
To accelerate this process even further, Electric Imp is today announcing the QuickStart Family of impAccelerator Solution Kits, which are off-the-shelf hardware platforms that you can use to kick-start your prototyping and evaluation. impAccelerator Solution Kits allow you to plug-and-play different hardware and software components and assemble and evaluate production-grade end-to-end IoT solutions in record time.
Find out more about the technical details, pricing, and availability in the official announcement:
Electric Imp is gearing up for our largest presence at CES to date. Visit us at our booth and learn about real-world industrial-strength IoT from our customers and partners. More in this blog post.
We at Electric Imp believe the problem needs to be addressed with a very different approach: By offering a fully integrated and tested silicon-to-cloud security architecture with ongoing platform and security maintenance. Security not only at deployment, but over the lifetime of the solution.
Defense-in-Depth and Defense-over-Time. It’s how IoT Security needs to be done.
Update Nov 18, 2016:
Yesterday, the Z-Wave Alliance also made an announcement for plans to beef up security. This highlights the challenge of retrofitting existing deployed devices and the moving target security presents.
Last week Eaton and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced a field test for Energy Management Circuit Breakers (EMCB) together with 12 electric utilities, representing millions of households across the U.S. and Canada.
The EMCB technology implements utility-grade energy monitoring and management at the breaker level, bringing unprecedented insight and control to the power grid.
At the heart of the EMBC is the Electric Imp connectivity platform, delivering industrial-grade security, scalability, and intelligence and changing energy management forever using the power of the IoT.
To read more, see the blog.
Using the Electric Imp connectivity platform and ready-to-use Salesforce integration it is extremely easy to build a real-world end-to-end refrigerator monitoring platform:
- Easy device installation and setup
- Wirelessly monitor a refrigerator for temperature, humidity, and light
- Use local device intelligence to generate alerts (door open, temperature/humidity out of bounds)
- Stream data to a Salesforce connected app
- Trigger tickets in Salesforce
- Push alerts to Salesforce chatter
… and do all of this with production-grade security, scalability, and intelligence provided out-of-the-box by the Electric Imp connectivity platform.
You can easily try this out yourself using the easy- step-by-step instructions in the Salesforce trailhead.
Just in case you missed it: Recently, Arrow Electronics and Electric Imp announced a partnership and distribution agreement for the Electric Imp IoT platform in EMEA. For more information, see the official announcement.