Easy-to-use development board simplifies M2M solution design for Java community, enabling prototypes in just hours
Amsterdam, Sept 23, 2013 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is again simplifying Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology and expanding the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of the Cinterion® Concept Board for developers. The IoT gives physical objects the ability to automatically transfer information over a network, which creates a platform for smart decisions and continuously improved process and interactions. With the Internet of Things’ ubiquitous intelligence, people can be alerted to the nearest parking space, available taxi or cycle path all with a simple app. The Cinterion Concept Board is designed to expand these IoT possibilities through speeding up the creation of innovative solutions in digital signage1 , automated building applications, remote monitoring and control of devices2 and more.
The new development kit simplifies solution design by allowing the vast community of M2M developers to transform original ideas into prototypes in just hours compared to days or weeks with traditional approaches. Leveraging Oracle Java ME Embedded, Gemalto’s unique Cinterion Concept Board will provide potentially over nine million Java developers worldwide with an easy and cost-efficient method to engage in the M2M marketplace. The Cinterion Concept Board is also cloud-ready through Gemalto’s SensorLogic application enablement platform with secure wireless connectivity enabled by a Cinterion M2M module. The all-in-one kit marries the ease-of-use of Java embedded solutions with a simple open source interface for Arduino3 extension boards inspiring the creation of smarter interactive objects and environments.
“Java developers are an inventive and passionate group, and Gemalto’s Cinterion Concept Board gives them the ideal tool to quickly get started creating applications for the Internet of Things,” said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development, Java Platform, Oracle. “With 50 billion connected devices predicted for 20204, there is a tremendous opportunity for developers to connect and automate the IoT with the Java enabled Concept Board.”
“Our Cinterion Concept Board is the easiest and most cost effective way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the IoT to create solutions like remotely controlling the temperature of your home thermostat helping to save energy and money,” said Axel Hansmann, VP of M2M Strategy and Marketing at Gemalto. “With the Cinterion Concept Board, we are tapping the creativity of Java developers, enabling them to invent cool applications that can then enhance the IoT.”
The Cinterion® Concept Board will be available starting October 2013 and can be pre-ordered here.
Gemalto is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
1) Example of digital signage: a digital billboard that circulates up-to-the minute information as needed with public safety announcements
2) Example of remote monitoring and control: connecting streetlights to an intelligent network for just-in-time lights on / off, thus reducing waste of electrical power
3) Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments