Luos | September 08, 2022
Luos, maker of open source software for edge and embedded distributed systems, today added support for the popular ESP32 multipoint control unit (MCU) that makes networking as simple as plug-and-play and brings microservices to the Internet of Things (IoT).
With Luos' topology detection feature, developers can now easily hot plug boards and add features to an existing system. Messages and information are exchanged via Luos communications protocol through the Robus Network developed by Luos, making it easier than ever to connect MCUs from different brands.
"Adding support for the ESP32 makes Luos compatible with IoT product development happening around the world, A broad community of developers can benefit from the plug-and-play and our microservices approach makes it easy to share and reuse functionality in many innovative projects that are in prototyping or production phases.”
Nicolas Rabault, co-founder and CEO, Luos
The Luos microservices architecture provides flexibility for unlimited project possibilities – running as a single service on a single node (physical component "hardware" running Luos) or several services on several nodes. For example, an intelligent agriculture system that can automatically irrigate a plot of land; a facial recognition robot that can identify the emotions in a face; or a smart parking system that can identify and monitor available spaces.
The ESP32 low-cost, low-power microcontroller with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support is used for a wide-range of applications and especially well-suited for IoT and embedded applications, as well as those on wearable electronics and mobile devices. In many cases, ESPs are used in proof-of-concept rather than in production. Luos makes it possible to more quickly have a testable product developed at a lower cost. ESP32 is popular for creating wireless connected projects easily through the Arduino software development kit (SDK). The Luos software is also compatible with the Arduino SDK.
Go here to learn more about Luos and ESP32 and a technical tutorial is also available to learn more about installation, testing, and implementation.
Founded in 2018 in Bordeaux, France, Luos provides a simple and lightweight containerization platform that enables a microservices architecture for edge and embedded systems. Its powerful modular design can be used to simplify and link any hardware component and application code together as a single system image making management and updates easier.
Tuya Smart | October 19, 2022
Tuya Smart a global IoT development platform service provider, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners that provides software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program helps AWS Partners drive new business by directly connecting participating ISVs with the AWS Sales organization.
The AWS ISV Accelerate Program provides Tuya with co-sell support and benefits to meet customer needs through collaboration with AWS field sellers globally. Co-selling provides better customer outcomes and assures mutual commitment from AWS and its partners.
As of June 30, 2022, Tuya has more than 629,000 developers in more than 200 countries and regions in the world, and its ecosystem enabled more than 2,200 categories. By joining the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, Tuya is able to streamline AWS's ability to deliver industry-leading solutions to AWS customers worldwide by working with AWS field sellers and providing access to simplified transactions in AWS Marketplace.
"As a global IoT development platform service provider, Tuya Smart has always been committed to providing an open and neutral ecosystem, and advanced and valuable technical support for global partners. By joining the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, Tuya Smart can reach more customers around the world and continue to provide high-quality IoT-related services. In the future, we will continue to work with AWS to help global customers. "
Eva Na, the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Cooperation, and CMO of Tuya Smart
AWS ISV Accelerate Program members are held to the industry's highest standards and must undergo a comprehensive evaluation to gain acceptance into the program. Tuya participated in a thorough architectural and security review to ensure the quality and design of our solutions. Proof of customer excellence was also reviewed to validate the successes Tuya's customers have achieved across industry verticals.
Tuya's membership into the AWS ISV Accelerate Program follows the company's achievement of the AWS ISV IoT Competency in 2019.
About Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart is a leading technology company focused on making our lives smarter. Tuya does this through offering a cloud platform that connects a range of devices via the IoT. By building interconnectivity standards, Tuya bridges the intelligent needs of brands, OEMs, developers, and retail chains across a broad range of smart devices and industries. Tuya solutions empower partners and customers by improving the value of their products while making consumers' lives more convenient through the application of technology. Through its growing commercial SaaS business, Tuya offers intelligent business solutions for a wide range of verticals. The Company's platform is backed by industry-leading technology complete with rigorous data protection and security. Tuya partners with leading Fortune 500 companies from around the world to make things smarter, including Philips, Schneider Electric, Lenovo and many others.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Onomondo | November 22, 2022
Getting an Internet of Things (IoT) project off the ground has historically looked something like this: you receive your IoT device, you choose a provider and a data plan, the provider or carrier sends you a SIM card, and you then insert your SIM into your device to connect to your provider. However, if you want to switch to a different provider, you’ll need to physically remove the SIM card from every device and repeat the same process with the new provider. For many IoT projects, particularly those in remote or isolated locations, this is a friction-filled process, often resulting in vendor lock-in, hindering the uptake and scaling of projects.
So-called “eSIMs” have grown in popularity in recent years to tackle this friction. Enabled by eUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) standards, users can now load new carrier profiles digitally, over the air, eliminating the need to physically swap SIM cards. While this solution offers more flexibility than regular SIMs, the commercial agreements can be equally binding through bootstrapped network profiles, and hardware still needs to be installed into each device.
The Onomondo SoftSIM offers a new frictionless pathway. The SIM is downloaded from the cloud onto chipsets already found in devices which brings IoT time to deployment down to virtually zero. The Onomondo operator agnostic approach, which gives customers the ability to choose their network and exactly the type of service they need depending on the product they are tracking, means that customers don’t suffer from any hidden lock-ins or unnecessary costs. Making the SIM downloadable also means that customers only start paying to track their devices when they need to, rather than paying upfront for a SIM card and associated costs in connection to its installation. For users, this means lowering the bill of materials for companies rolling out IoT by between 50-90% depending on the scale of the fleet.
Onomondo has redesigned existing IoT connectivity architecture through integrating more than 700 operators at the Radio Access Network (RAN) level across more than 180 countries, as well as layering its own API-based IoT platform on top. With the new SoftSIM, as soon as the SIM is downloaded, assets can seamlessly move across national borders without the inherent complexity of roaming. Onomondo customers can also gain granular, real-time insight into the performance of each connected device, allowing them to tap into their global grid and troubleshoot IoT devices from anywhere. Data is transferred directly across the Onomondo virtual network to one of the firm’s cloud partners (Microsoft Azure, AWS, IBM Watson and more), so enterprises can easily understand what is going on between devices and the network, through to the core network, and on to the IoT cloud from a single interface.
“The move to a plug and play SIM card is the catalyst that IoT has needed to be deployed at scale and to start to reach its full potential. In terms of significance, we see the development of a downloadable SoftSIM as comparable to the impact that the Cloud had on the internet. By eliminating the requirement for a complex physical connection, it removes an important friction point as well as opening the door to a broad spectrum of people to bring true innovation and creativity to IoT as the customer needs develop. The SoftSIM will also make an important contribution to improving IoT sustainability, eradicating the need for billions of chips a year to be manufactured, transported and installed.”
Michael Karlsen, Co-Founder & CEO, and Henrik Aagaard, Co-Founder & CTO at Onomondo
Based on a Trusted Connectivity Alliance report, in 2021 SIM card production resulted in 560,000 tons of CO₂ emissions and 18,000 tons of plastic. SIM production is expected to grow rapidly as connected IoT devices are predicted to reach 27 billion by 2025. SoftSIM has the potential to reduce CO₂ emissions, while virtually eliminating the plastic and polymer waste resulting from SIM card production. Innovations like these are important steps for the ICT industry to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% between 2020 and 2030.
Earlier this year Onomondo announced a new $21m growth investment led by Verdane, a leading growth equity investment firm that specialises in scaling digital consumer, software, and sustainable society businesses. Onomondo will leverage the new funds to drive growth and meet its planned projection of tripling its ARR in 2022 and 2023. The company also plans to scale its team from 50 to 100 over the next year, helping to expand its customer base, which currently includes the likes of Bosch, Carlsberg, and Maersk.