In a bid to give Internet of Things (IoT) a push, Samsung has announced ARTIK Cloud an open data exchange platform designed to connect devices and applications.
ARTIK Cloud was announced at the Samsung Developer Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. It provides easy-to-use, open APIs and tools to securely collect, store, and act on any data from any connected device or cloud service. Using these APIs and tools, companies can quickly bring new IoT solutions and services to market.
The ARTIK modules and SAMSUNG ARTIK Cloud are an open platform that come with integrated production-ready modules, advanced software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features, and cloud. For starters, the cloud service will work with Amazon Echo, FitBit, Gear smartwatches, Nest thermostats and various popular wearables.
Young Sohn, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics said,
The launch of this exciting new platform not only signals Samsung’s foray into the cloud services market but reinforces our belief that, by creating powerful open platforms, we can harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to address the major global challenges of today and tomorrow.”
The ARTIK Cloud will be Samsung’s first foray into providing a cloud service to third-party customers. Currently, cloud service players Amazon and Microsoft have their own Internet of Things cloud service offerings. Samsung teamed up with Legrand, an electrical installation company to showcase the a Thread-enabled IoT light switch powered by the ARTIK end-to-end platform.