Connect One has introduced iChipNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) end-to-end platform that helps customers get their IoT products to market faster. iChipNet includes all the building blocks – hardware, software, and connectivity – required for IoT product design.
Connect One’s iChipNet platform incorporates the following building blocks:
- Embedded technology—Internet Controller chips, Ethernet modules, Wi-Fi modules for embedding inside IoT products
- Gateway/Hub—an optional gateway or hub to connect IoT products to the local network and to the Internet with a zero-configuration feature
- Cloud solution—Server software or service to manage deployed IoT products
- Smartphone app—An app library and example that make it easy for customers to provide a smartphone app with their IoT product
Connect One's IoT chips and modules are targeted for markets such as home automation, medical, security, point-of-sale, asset management, and smart energy. Connect One is tailoring these market-proven chips and modules for the IoT era and consumer space.
The IoT building blocks include everything product designers need to develop, deploy, and manage their IoT products securely and reliably. iChipNet embedded technology, available in many form factors and configurations, recognize the gateway/hub and seamlessly connect to it without end-user intervention.
The cloud solution keeps in touch with the iChipNet-based products, enabling a simple and robust management solution for products in the field. The IoT module connects to the iChipNet cloud solution automatically and its I/O ports can be controlled and managed via the cloud interface. The module has an embedded web server that enables the developer to configure and name the I/O ports according to function in a simple and intuitive manner. Finally, the smartphone app libraries and examples make it easy to build and promote a smartphone app as part of the solution or service provided by the customer.