ASX-listed, Seattle-based IoT platform provider Buddy (ASX: BUD) has a launched a “Two-Way Communication” functionality at the IoT World trade show in California that enables control of devices or systems based on processing of data ingested from those same systems, and a new Windows IoT Core SDK that it says offers native access to the Buddy IoT Data Graph from any platform running Microsoft’s Windows IoT Core.
Buddy listed on the ASX in December 2015 following an IPO that raised $A12.5m and a further $A2.6m in options. It opened operations in Adelaide early in 2016 and on 26 April announced that it was looking for staff. “We are looking for software engineers who are passionate about development and operations to take Buddy’s IoT platform to the next level,” the company said.
The company’s core technology is the Buddy Platform that has “significant capabilities to process and manage data generated by any connected device at large scale and high velocity.” Buddy says it enables organisations to analyse data from an loT device then make that data actionable, in real time, using their existing BI (business intelligence), M2M (machine to machine) and other systems.
“Requiring the addition of only three to five lines of code in any connected device, Buddy Platform helps businesses gain a dynamic understanding of customers and markets, while realising the economic value of data generated by connected devices,” the company says.
Integrates data from many sources
“Buddy provides a SaaS (software as a service) platform that operates between the components that connect devices and the tools that analyse loT data. The platform feeds data from devices and sensors into databases or analytics systems organisations are already using.”
Buddy claims to easily integrate data into everything from Splunk, Salesforce, Tableau, machine to machine systems or any system that offers an API interface. Users include airlines, agriculture, automotive, consumer electronics, robotics, software development, telecommunications, transportation and government.
According to Buddy, the new Windows SDK will allow seamless access to Buddy for telemetry data management, from any product running Windows IoT Core on supported hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, MinnowBoardMAX, Qualcomm DragonBoard410C and Sharks Cove.
The Two-Way Communication functionality allows the Buddy Platform to initiate control signals or messages to devices in communication with the platform. “These control signals use standardised protocols, and can be initiated manually by account owners or triggered automatically based on the results of queries on the inbound telemetry data from devices under management,” Buddy said.
“The Two-Way Communication feature may be deployed in countless scenarios, ranging from anything as simple as sending a water pump ‘off’ signal when water level sensors trigger, to complex energy and resource management across globally distributed facilities.”