Libelium integrates sensors with IBM Bluemix Cloud for smart cities
Libelium has integrated the IBM Bluemix Cloud platform with Waspmote wireless sensors, to enable developers to rapidly build, run, and manage applications based on data streams from Waspmote and Plug & Sense! connected sensor devices, and reduce time-to-market for Smart Cities and IoT applications.
Now including Bluemix, Libelium’s Cloud connector framework is accessible through the Meshlium wireless gateway for easy configuration of Cloud systems without any further programming. Existing Meshlium customers can access the IBM Bluemix Cloud option by simply upgrading their Meshlium software.
Waspmote and Bluemix cloud diagram: How it works
“This announcement highlights a clear synergy between a hardware device manufacturer and a top class platforms provider. For years, Libelium have been the go-to guys for providing all manner of diverse connected sensors, ranging from grapevine sensing to pollution monitoring in smart cities. Meanwhile, IBM’s Bluemix platform is both developer-friendly and has the ability to scale, technically and commercially, as client needs grow. Most platforms achieve one of these goals, but very few achieve all three,” said Jim Morrish, founder and chief research officer, Machina Research.
“There can be no better environment in which to demonstrate the collaboration between these companies than the smart cities arena since this context combines a need for diverse sensing applications and also affords the opportunity for a fully integrated platform to generate significant additional value by combining together the data exhaust from multiple smart cities uses to create new applications.”
“Bluemix is open source and well positioned for the development of smart cities applications, one of Libelium’s strategic vertical markets,” said Alicia Asin, Libelium CEO and co-founder. “Our Waspmote IoT ecosystem is designed for interoperability, giving developers access to the widest selection of tools they need to build all the applications of the IoT, quickly and safely.” Libelium customers include system integrators, developers, engineering, and consultancy companies on five continents.
The Waspmote / Bluemix Cloud integration is showcased at the IBM Innovation Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Cities and Smart Environment sensor nodes and Libelium’s Meshlium gateway connect with the Bluemix Cloud environment to demonstrate predictive data analysis in the context of Smart Cities deployments.
Waspmote is a complete technology platform for the IoT, integrating any sensor, any communication protocol, and any Cloud system. Waspmote OEM is oriented to developers for prototyping, pilot projects and proofs of concept; The Waspmote Plug & Sense! sensor line is pre-configured for quick deployment of IoT, Smart Cities, and M2M services and applications.
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