Samsung Electronics Co. has released a module that supports the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, allowing small and medium enterprises to speed up the development of IoT products.
With the small pocket sized module, even individuals can develop smart devices to control home electronics.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday a commercial version of ARTIK, an open platform, is available and launched an official partner program.
ARTIK allows Samsung Electronics to take a step closer in creating a new IoT ecosystem for the industry. ARTIK is composed of various parts including an application processor, a memory chip, sensors and a communications device. It supports various high-end technologies including security solutions and cloud computing services. The company said it is the epitome of its industry-leading semiconductor technology.
It marks the first time that a global semiconductor company has released a commercial version of an IoT module. ARTIK development kits can be ordered from Samsung’s channel partner Digi-Key Electronics from early March. ARTIK5 can be bought for some $100.
“With the commercial version of ARTIK, we are able to provide a solution to allow customers to develop IoT devices more conveniently. We will continue cooperation with partners in various fields to create an advanced IoT ecosystem,” said Dr. Byungse So, executive vice president and CTO at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center.
The open ARTIK platform provides all the essential hardware and software building blocks to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications. Even an individual can develop IoT devices using ARTIK, the company said.
Samsung is teaming with Digi-Key to allow IoT developers around the world to have easier access to ARTIK.
The company also introduced a new Certified ARTIK Partner Program (CAPP) to make partner services and platforms readily available to help accelerate the development and time-to-market for IoT projects.
The company also said it adds hardware-based security into every module and extends its capabilities by working with industry leading security partners.
By Song Sung-hoon
[ⓒ Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea & mk.co.kr, All rights reserved]