Samsung Continues IoT Push
Samsung, which emphasized the Internet of Things in its International CES keynote back in January, has announced the next phase of its IoT efforts: the new ARTIK platform, along with the SmartThings Open Cloud.
ARTIK was announced the IoT World conference by Young Sohn, and president and chief strategy officer of Samsung Electronics.
The platform is described as "a production-ready, open platform that includes the hardware, software, development boards, drivers, tools, advanced security features and connectivity for rapidly building cloud-connected IoT devices."
“As an industry we must join together to use the power of IoT to address challenges posed by issues such as aging population demographics, water shortages, increasing traffic congestion, pollution and major health issues,” Sohn said in a statement.
“We need to create powerful open platforms that will harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to meet the challenges we face as a society.”
In addition to the platform, Samsung has announced the Samsung ARTIK Challenge, which will offer a $100,000 prize for someone who creates "the most effective use of IoT and ARTIK technology for reducing water consumption by individuals or municipalities."