Samsung goes on the offensive with new Internet of Things open platform

"We are providing the industry’s most advanced, open and secure platform for developing IoT products."

Samsung Electronics has launched a new open platform designed to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things by making it easier to develop smart devices faster and easier.

Named ARTIK, the platform aims to allow more efficient development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things, built on a family of integrated production-ready modules, advanced software and added security features and cloud connectivity.

“We are providing the industry’s most advanced, open and secure platform for developing IoT products,” says Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Samsung Electronics.

“By leveraging Samsung’s high-volume manufacturing, advanced silicon process and packaging technologies, and extensive ecosystem, ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.”

Sohn says all members of the Samsung ARTIK family incorporate unique embedded hardware security technology, on-board memory and advanced processing power in an open platform.

Security is also a key element of the advanced software integrated into the platform, along with the ability to connect to the Internet for cloud-based data analytics and enhanced services.

As an open platform, Sohn says Samsung ARTIK can be “easily customised” for more rapid deployment of IoT devices and the services that can be delivered using them.

“Industry requirements for IoT devices vary in terms of battery life, computational horse power and form factor,” Sohn adds.

“With this family of ARTIK offerings, Samsung is directly addressing the needs of the widest range of customers, uses and applications.”

The Samsung ARTIK platform comes in a variety of configurations to meet the specific requirements of a wide range of devices from wearables and home automation, to smart lighting and industrial applications.

Initial members of the ARTIK family include ARTIK 1, the smallest IoT module currently available in the industry at 12mm-by-12mm, ARTIK 5 which incorporates a 1GHz dual-core processor and on-board DRAM and flash memory and ARTIK 10 which delivers advanced capabilities and high-performance to IoT with an eight-core processor, full 1080p video decoding/encoding, 5.1 audio and 2GB DRAM along with 16GB flash memory.

The Samsung ARTIK 10 includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BLE and ZigBee connectivity and is designed for use with home servers, media applications, and in industrial settings.

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