LogMeIn has announced that it is collaborating with ARM to simplify and accelerate the commercial development on the Internet of Things (IoT). As part of the agreement, the companies are cooperating on LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit, a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that will significantly reduce the cost, complexity and learning curve required to bring IoT-based connected products and solutions to market.
This announcement coincides with the release of LogMeIn’s Xively Cloud Services, a new commercial IoT Public Cloud.
The IoT brings greater interconnectivity between applications and users over the internet. It is made possible through a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive yet powerful processors, ubiquitous connectivity, mobile computing and interaction platforms. The IoT market is predicted to generate between $1.2 trillion and $14.4 trillion in revenue and represent over one trillion connected objects by 2020.
LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit combines ARM mbed, a platform for rapidly building connected devices using ARM-based microcontrollers, with Xively’s cloud platform, making the IoT a practical reality for anyone wanting to build Internet-connected devices and associated cloud-based applications. With ARM mbed for product development, combined with Xively Cloud Services, developers and businesses will be able to focus on their own innovations rather than on infrastructure and platforms. This results in accelerated time-to-market, as developers can rapidly progress from prototyping to volume deployment.
“The Internet of Things signifies the next major wave of the Internet, one that we believe could even eclipse both the web and mobile waves combined, and presents a massive opportunity for businesses that want to create a new generation of compelling connected products. In order to make this happen, they need a simple, affordable way to experiment and innovate through a platform that will enable them to seamlessly move from prototype to commercial product, and then scale as demand grows,” said Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn. “By working together with leading vendors like ARM, a company that’s been a driving force in the enablement of the IoT, we can deliver a powerful, easy way for companies to jumpstart their IoT-based connected products and turn them into reality.”
“We are seeing real traction in the Internet of Things market. Three forces are converging: connectivity, innovative new device designs and a new generation of technology tools that let manufacturers focus on their core product innovation instead of on building Internet of Things infrastructure from scratch. This can be a hundreds of billions of dollars opportunity. Xively Cloud Services organizes a true end-to-end chain of tools, support, partners, and infrastructure for smart systems on the IoT,” commented Glen Allmendinger, President of Harbor Research Inc.