Centralite presents cloud-based IoT framework, Jilia
Officially launched at the “I Love APIs” conference in San Jose, the Jilia portal was created to let developers of all skill levels create customized “pathways” between all types of connected devices using one simple API framework. Jilia is entirely brand, platform and protocol-agnostic. This means connected devices and apps developed with Jilia can communicate with all other devices via Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Thread or any existing wireless protocol.
“The introduction of Jilia fills what we perceived to be a serious shortcoming in the IoT landscape, specifically as it relates to APIs,” CentraLite CTO, John Calagaz, said in a statement. “The most challenging and expensive part of creating IoT devices is building a cloud-based infrastructure that can direct and link-up thousands to millions of connected devices. Jilia provides these capabilities directly through a single API. Jilia is a cost-effective and its scalability makes it an ideal solution for companies regardless of size.”
Jilia is being launched in two stages. The initial stage is a portal that provides access to a “virtual sandbox” hub where developers can:
- Connect to virtual devices in the cloud
- Access the Jilia virtual gateway to the cloud
- Virtually connect with and trigger actions in other devices
Stage Two is an enterprise solution that will include software, hardware and a physical gateway with full functionality for testing the operational improvements and process efficiencies of physical devices.
“With Jilia, we are eliminating the difficult embedded layers of communication within an API interface. We let developers go from concept to proven product in just weeks, with or without hardware,” Calagaz said.
In April 2015, CentraLite became one of the first customers of Apigee Link, an API-driven IoT platform created to help device makers build out IoT ecosystems.