As the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum, your product will need to connect to the internet at some level. Knowing where to start to launch your IoT product is the hardest part. One of the best solutions to getting your IoT product development project up and running is using an IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Cardinal Peak has built dozens of IoT products and we frequently recommend the use of an IoT platform to speed development, reduce risk, improve security and keep your system up to current standards.
Any real product has many more nuisances for example, security, scalability, analytics and third-party integrations. These are just a few why you should consider using an IoT platform. An IoT PaaS effectively provides continuous updates to the underlying platform keep security up-to-date and be compatible with the latest standard or provide integrations to other services.
At Cardinal Peak, we see the importance of IoT platforms and have built many commercial products on top of some of the best PaaS solutions. A good platform can reduce initial development schedule and cost as well as provide peace of mind that you have future-proofed (as much as is possible in this rapidly changing market).
While using a PaaS makes your product easier to maintain, there is still an engineering need to design your unique product. The figure below illustrates product development needs on top of your selected PaaS to create your unique IoT product.
Cardinal Peak has developed many IoT products using a variety of communications technologies and utilizing different services. We continue to evaluate different platform providers as they start to gain traction in the market.
We have used Ayla Networks more than any other platform and have completed many products for top brands with Ayla. We have developed solutions for tank-less hot water heaters, air conditioners, water softeners, lighting systems and more. In fact, we have built more Ayla-based product that any company in the world.
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