Australian IoT startup Reekoh has released a suite of new plugins that it says make its the first IoT integration platform to support the Hypercat standard enabling it to bring the standard to smart city and IoT customers out-of-the-box.
Reekoh claims to be the leading open integration platform purpose-built for enterprise IoT and to be solving one of the biggest problems faced by enterprises wanting to adopt IoT – system integration.
The company operates an app store from which plug-ins are available to interface a wide range of hardware and software systems to its platform. Others are able to develop plug-ins and make them available via the app store.
It aims to facilitate the movement of IoT data from devices to whatever systems its customers need that data in. It started running live trials in January 2016 and told IoTAustralia at the IoT Everything event in Sydney last October that it was signing up customers.
Hypercat is a UK-developed standard for interoperability in IoT, particularly in support of development of smart cities that has been adopted as a UK standard.
Hypercat was introduced into Australia in September 2016 by a group of Australian IoT industry players – KPMG, the Knowledge Economy Institute and Giant Ideas – in collaboration with UK firm Flexeye and the UK’s Hypercat organisation, with the aim of having it become an Australian standard.
According to Reekoh, “With Hypercat, developers can write applications that will work across many servers, breaking down the walls between vertical silos and embracing interoperability as a key component for success.” It says these applications have significant relevance to community or open IoT projects such as those being developed for Smart City use cases.
Daniel Pratt, ANZ sales manager for Reekoh, said the view of interoperability from the Hypercat Alliance was aligned strongly with Reekoh’s IoT integration platform and core approach to enabling customers to build, manage and scale IoT solutions,
“It was an easy decision to execute on Hypercat capability and bring this to market,” he said. “Enabling Hypercat through our plugins and integration platform means smart cities and open IoT device projects can adopt the standard from the very beginning, even while device manufacturers, networks and application developers are yet to provide support,” he said.
“We believe that interoperability and integration are key ingredients for successful IoT implementation, and that local governments in particular are embracing standards such as Hypercat for this reason. Reekoh now delivers the ability to adopt Hypercat for a wide range of use cases and implement it to perform critical tasks such as device catalogue synchronisation, device data ingestion and updates, and data conversion to the conform to the standard.”
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