|[January 11, 2017]
Electric Imp Launches QuickStart Family to Accelerate IoT Adoption
Imp, a global platform provider for Internet of Things (IoT) secure
connectivity and application middleware, today announced the
availability of the first products in its new IoT QuickStart Family.
Based on reference designs Electric Imp experts have developed over the
past five years, the IoT QuickStart Family is designed to help address
the most frequently demanded connectivity and device prototypes for a
fraction of the time and cost of custom-built solutions.
identify insufficient expertise, limited engineering resource
availability and cybersecurity complexity as the major barriers to IoT
adoption. Conducting pilot projects to validate business benefits and
leveraging experts and technologies proven in IoT are the most widely
recommended actions to overcome deployment barriers.
"The ability to fail-fast and iterate in prototypes and trials-without
compromising on robust, silicon-to-cloud security-is critical to every
IoT success we've seen, whether that story involves an established
global manufacturer or a team of startup entrepreneurs," said Hugo
Fiennes, CEO and co-founder of Electric Imp. "Time to market and
optimizing engineering effort are also crucial. We have seen customers
cut 9 to 12 weeks from prototype and trial schedules, and up to 6 months
of engineering time when using early versions of our IoT QuickStart
products and designs."
The IoT QuickStart Family initially includes three distinct product
lines: the new impAccelerator™ Solution Kits, new impExplorer™ Kits, and
the growing line of Electric Imp Breakout Boards.
impAccelerator Solution Kits
The impAccelerator Solution Kits expedite development of complex, secure
IoT cloud and edge applications and evices. The first three models
impAccelerator: Fieldbus Gateway (News - Alert) -- Designed for HVAC control and
monitoring, predictive maintenance, lighting controls, factory
automation and other industrial control systems, the Fieldbus Gateway
delivers a securely programmable endpoint that can interact with
multiple field buses, including Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP, BACnet, and
more. Powered by power over ethernet (PoE), 8-40V AC/DC or USB, it
communicates over Ethernet or dual-band WiFi (News - Alert), and can be easily
expanded with its Mikrobus & XBee sockets and USB host port.
impAccelerator: Wireless Communications Gateway -- This flexible
alternative to Linux wireless gateways helps improve security and
dramatically lower both initial and ongoing maintenance costs. For
application flexibility, the gateway is capable of supporting multiple
wireless networks including Zigbee®, ZWave, LoRATM, sub-GHz
radios and more.
impAccelerator: Battery Powered Sensor Node -- Provides secure
environmental monitoring with 4 built-in sensors for applications such
as commercial refrigeration, stores or transport. Also supports
1-Wire(R) devices and is powered for years using two AA batteries.
Electric Imp Breakout Boards
Electric Imp Breakout Boards are the next step in IoT-creation.
Available for each module in the imp family, the Breakout Boards provide
power to the imp-authorized hardware module, include all necessary
antennas, and expose the available interfaces on the module, allowing
for quick prototyping and characterization in real-world device, cloud
and mobile applications. Three versions are currently available based on
modules from Murata,
including the imp003, imp004m, and imp005.
impExplorer Kits help software developers learn about - or train others
- on connecting to the IoT using the imp platform without needing to
breadboard or add additional components. The process of collecting
environmental data, including temperature, humidity, air pressure &
movement, is simplified and data securely sent to a wide range of
off-the-shelf cloud service integrations. The kits also provide
real-world output, with an RGB LED and Grove connectors for solderless
Platform Support, Pricing and Availability
Each of the Quick Start Family products work out-of-the-box with
Electric Imp's market-leading IoT platform. With both device and cloud
as managed services, Electric Imp provides security as a service:
monitoring, patching and updating over the air (OTA) as necessary. All
aspects of the Electric Imp platform operate in real time to ensure the
continued security for the full lifecycle, from PoC to EoL, of its
customers' devices and data.
Pricing and availability available upon request.
About Electric Imp
Electric Imp helps more than 100 manufacturers and enterprises transform
the world through the power of connectivity. Over a million IoT devices
have been built on our highly secure platform as a service, with devices
deployed in 105 countries. Our unique solution - featuring fully
integrated hardware, OS, security, APIs and cloud services purpose-built
for the IoT - dramatically decreases cost and time to market while
increasing security, scalability and flexibility. The Electric Imp
platform enables innovative commercial and industrial applications and
empowers manufacturers to manage and quickly scale their connected
products and services to millions of users. Electric Imp, founded in
2011, is located in Los Altos, California and Cambridge, England. For
more, visit https://electricimp.com.
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