Recently listed Australian IoT technology company, Xped (ASX: XPE), is to embed its Auto Discovery Remote Control (ADRC) technology into Intel’s IoT Gateway.
As reported earlier on IoTAustralia, Xped’s ADRC technology is designed to enable any devices incorporating it to be monitored and controlled from a smartphone app, via Xped’s ADRC gateway software, once the phone has been paired with the device using near field communication.
Xped says it has developed a mini PCIexpress card that provides the NFC and 802.15.4 communications hardware required by ADRC and that can be added to IoT gateway routers from several vendors that use the Intel Quark D2000 microcontroller.
According to Xped, only one open-sourced app will be required as a device browser to provide the user interface for any device, from any manufacturer, and cloud services, “providing manufacturers and end users with information they have never had access to up until now.”
Xped chairman and CEO, Chris Wood, “Intel will soon be able demonstrate [our ADRC] technology to their customers which we expect will lead to our planned early revenue streams for the company.”
To support the mini PCI‐express card, Xped is porting its ADR gateway services onto various platforms based on the Yocto Project, an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help users create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture.
The Yockto project was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies “to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development.” Intel is a significant investor.
US office and licensing scheme planned
A timeline provided by Xped and included in an investor presentation from December showed the opening of the US office planned for February, to be followed by the appointment of the first indirect channel partner for the ADRC technology in March, along with the start of development.
The timeline also shows plans to launch, in February, an “ADRC Licensing Council” under the name “Connexion”. At present the only information on this is a page on the company’s web site that says it is “coming soon.”
A detailed description of the Xped technology can be found in an independent review commissioned by Raya from Dr Daniel Floreani of Flocom Consulting.