Those who attended ITEXPO Las Vegas 2013 last month got a look at Gemalto’s (News - Alert) current and upcoming M2M innovations, while everyone else had to wait but, at least in the case of the recently launched Cinterion (News - Alert) Concept Board, they didn’t have to wait long. The company stated this offering is meant to help expand the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) by speeding up the creation of innovative solutions in areas such as digital signage, building applications, and remote monitoring and control devices, to name a few.
Considering the fact that the M2M market is on its way to reaching $88 billion by 2023, according to research firm Analysys (News - Alert) Mason, the Cinterion Concept Board is making a timely introduction, to say the least.
"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, vice president 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."
This new development kit facilitates the transformation of unique ideas into prototypes in a matter of hours, as compared to the days or weeks typical of other approaches. The Cinterion Concept Board accomplishes this by leveraging Oracle (News - Alert) Java ME Embedded, providing millions of Java developers with an easy, cost-efficient method to engage the M2M market. In simplest terms, this all-in-one kit combines the ease-of-use of Java embedded solutions with a simple open source interface for Arduino extension boards.
Furthermore, Gemalto’s SensorLogic (News - Alert) application enablement platform coupled with secure wireless connectivity enabled by a Cinterion M2M module makes the Cinterion Concept Board cloud ready for greater efficiency.
Edited by Alisen Downey