Samsung Advances Open IoT Ecosystem with New Partner Program and Commercial Availability of the SAMSUNG ARTIK Platform

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The FINANCIAL — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on February 18 announced significant momentum for the SAMSUNG ARTIK IoT platform. The company announced that the SAMSUNG ARTIK platform is commercially available – a big step forward in bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to everyday life.

SAMSUNG ARTIK development kits can be ordered from Samsung’s channel partner Digi-Key Electronics starting February 22. 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, according to Samsung.

“I’m very proud of the SAMSUNG ARTIK team and the strong momentum they have achieved. In less than 8 months, we’ve gone from product launch to commercial availability, while building multiple modules, operating systems, embedded security, and a growing ecosystem of actively engaged partners,” said Dr. Byungse So, Executive Vice President and CTO, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. “We believe in the power of open platforms and partner ecosystems, leveraging the wealth of expertise and experience available in the market to bring delightful experiences to our customers. We’re excited to see all the innovative projects that developers will come up with in the future.”

The open SAMSUNG ARTIK platform provides all the essential hardware and software building blocks to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications. This allows developers to focus on their areas of expertise in designing new applications and services rather than having to build entire systems from the ground up, enabling a faster time-to-market. New SAMSUNG ARTIK ecosystem collaborators include:

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Operating System. SAMSUNG ARTIK’s support for operating systems include Tizen, Nucleus Real Time OS and the open source Fedora Linux stack, enabling developers to select the platform they are most familiar with. The newest member to join the ecosystem is Canonical’s Operating System for the Internet of Things: Snappy Ubuntu Core, providing an ideal OS for secure, resource-constrained smart devices. The open-source, extensible and highly popular Ubuntu core enables carrier-grade updates and an application architecture for simple and secure software deployments, all built upon the core security features of SAMSUNG ARTIK. 

Tools and Services. SAMSUNG ARTIK offers a range of tools and services for both experienced developers and newcomers to IoT. For example, support for the Arduino web-based development environment popular with makers; and Temboo, which enables cloud connectivity and automatic code generation. For developers focused on local processing and analytics, Medium One’s workflow tools provide analytics and visualization running locally on SAMSUNG ARTIK. New services include Sensory’s speaker-independent on-device TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology; Soundhound’s new contextual natural language and voice recognition engine; and Vayyar’s 3D imaging sensor technology.

Cloud. Microsoft has certified SAMSUNG ARTIK compatibility with the Azure IoT Suite and IoT Hub. Developers using SAMSUNG ARTIK modules with the Fedora operating system can get to work quickly and take advantage of the Azure Platform SDKs to create end-to-end implementations of common IoT scenarios. Together with Samsung SAMIIO, the Open Data Exchange platform that makes it easy to collect and share data from any device and in any format, developers now have more tools to build innovative cloud-based apps and services for IoT.

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Security is a critical attribute for IoT devices. Samsung adds hardware-based security into every module and extends its capabilities by working with industry leading security partners. SAMSUNG ARTIK is enabling TEE support (Trusted Execution Environment) with Trustonic – the same technology that protects over 70 enterprise and payment apps in 500 million smartphones. Using hardware isolation, the TEE ensures secure storage and processing of private data.  It also allows users and trusted services to safely install and run new applications on SAMSUNG ARTIK enabled devices and sensors in the field. This greatly increases the usefulness of products and services that rely on a growing ecosystem of secure, connected devices and provides peace of mind for IoT users everywhere.

 

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