Internet of Things (IoT) is a new high-tech lifestyle that was introduced into human life for the purpose of comfortableness and productivity. There are a lot of research studies have been done and still going on in the field of IoT. This technology is not only enhancing human life it also brings some positive impacts to the environmental challenges.
To achieve the full potential of IoT there is a need for selecting, comprehending, and using the appropriate platforms. In a simple word choosing the right platform is very crucial in the IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT). In the domain of IoT and IIoT, it mainly focusses on the real-time data movement, embedded sensors, connectivity, automation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
A platform for an IoT business is essential where it is needed to realize IoT projects and build IoT based solutions faster, cheaper, and secure. Businesses use this platform to deliver its service to the customers and it also makes the business to remain connected with the customers. It also serves as access control, monitoring, event processing, and integration/interface point.
In the IoT ecosystem the IoT platform is designed in such a way to reduce the development time for the IoT project. It provides various infinite possibilities ranging from communication, data storage to cloud, and device software deployment. The IoT platform helps the individual IoT application developers as well as the enterprises to easily develop, build, and deploy the IoT applications easily and quickly in a secure way.
As a platform for the IoT domain, it acts as a form of middleware. To be precise, middleware (part of the IoT platform) acts as an interface that allows for device communication/management, data storage, app creation, and applying the security protocols. It acts as an interface between the layers of IoT components and the IoT gateways on one hand. On the other hand, it also acts as a platform to build the application. IoT platform is also called as an Application Enablement Platform (AEP).
In this context as an AEP (IoT platform), it acts as a PaaS – Platform as a Service, it helps developers to rapidly build and deploy the IoT application. With the recent development in the IoT platforms such as Amazon AWS IoT platform, Microsoft Azure IOT hub, IBM Watson IoT, Google IoT core, Cisco IoT cloud connect, IRI Voracity, Particle, ThingWorx, and Salesforce IoT Cloud, developers can build IoT based applications or service without caring about the scale-in or scale-out properties.
With the help of above services as a base provided by the big corporate companies, there are several open-source tools for IoT platform has been built and developed.
12 best opensource tools and IoT platforms are:
- M2Mlabs Mainspring
- Distributed Services Architecture (DSA)
What is the market of the IoT platform? IoT platform itself represent the market of €15 billion out of €250 billion that represents the market of IoT in 2020.
Various big companies developing the service of IoT platforms are AWS IoT, AT&T (AT&T IoT platform), Bosch (Bosch IoT suite), Ericsson (IoT Application platform), HPE (HPE universal platform), Microsoft (Stream Analytics, and IoT hub), SAP (SAP HANA Cloud Platform for IoT).
This IoT platform tool helps to build the interface between the IoT devices whether it is in an application of smart home, smart city, smart manufacturing in industries, connected vehicles, etc. IoT platform helps to create the potential connection between the millions of IoT devices around the world forming a web of connected devices.
When it comes to the IoT platform, it cannot take full action without the software. In addition, the market of the IoT projects is diverse and complex so as the IoT platform. The IoT application and solutions have different architectures for the purpose of connecting and IoT device management platforms (DMPs).
Why we need ease of use and productive IoT platforms? Consider a company developing smart home equipment, for them making or selecting hardware is just a first step. Then comes an app, the cloud, various backend integrations, and a lot of other hassles just to keep things up and running.
There is a need for an IoT platform that provides a powerful device management system and data analytics that allows us to connect, build a visual interactive 3D model and manage all the IoT devices under one roof. All this service with no coding/computer program saves a lot of time and money.
Introducing AutoCode: There comes an enterprise-ready IoT platform called AutoCode Platform as a Service (Pass). It is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with the service-oriented cloud and network backend. It provides the service based on the in-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The solution allows you to create their own User Interface UI, configure the network and programming parameters, and subsequently publish their app – all in one place.
With Autocode you can create workflows with wireframes in drag and drop manner, configure animations and networking parameters without required server programming for managing backend.
IoT based service providers (ranging from big companies to individual IoT developers), hardware manufacturers, and system integrators can use AutoCode platform to grow their business and make the best returns.
AutoCode simply makes you get rid of old, inefficient methods and adopt the new productive way to run your business.
These workflows using our IDE could also be able to publish in more than 18 platforms including Android, IOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, HoloLens, Oculus, and Magic Leap.
Here some of the advantages that you can have using this stack for your next IoT project developments:
- – Manage all your releases in one place
- – Monitor your progress and user interactions
- – Release app updates on all platforms altogether over the air (OVA)
- – Bank-grade, end to end security
- – Easy integration and connection with industry grade protocols
- – Easy configuration and management without any programming knowledge
What happens when the virtual 3D model is introduced into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT)?
If IoT gets the power of 3D Virtual Reality (VR) it brings 3 key features into the hands
1) Centralized data management for distributed IoT devices
2) Tracking the performance of IoT devices in the network
3) Scalable in the means of IoT device integration.
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