A few days ago, a custom software development company that builds advanced solutions for select industries, DataArt, launched DeviceHive, a free open-source cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication framework.
DeviceHive is designed to function as the missing link in a network of connected devices in the ever-expanding world of the Internet of Things, 'smart' devices and cloud solutions. Regardless of the network topology, devices can be controlled remotely through its cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface), management portal and set of components, including protocols, and open-source libraries.
"We created DeviceHive with scalability and flexibility in mind. It is not proprietary for any device manufacturer, and is available via open-source for the community. We believe the task of building an M2M solution should be an enjoyable experience," said Artyom Astafurov, chief innovation officer at DataArt and co-founder of DeviceHive.
He added that DeviceHive lets technology companies focus on developing the functionality of its system by eliminating the time consuming burden of developing messaging protocol and communication libraries.
For both personal and professional use alike, DeviceHive is available to the wider community. It enables rapid development for the areas including but not limited to: security, clean tech, smart home, remote sensors, telemetry and automation, and with key applications ranging from home and hotel automation and security, to logistics, fleet tracking and clean technology
Astafurov stated that whether it's a fleet tracking device connected over a 3G network talking to Google Maps, or an iPhone (News - Alert) app talking to a Smart Energy Thermostat over a ZigBee gateway connected to the cloud, DeviceHive has it all covered.
With a ready-made and easily customizable API, the framework allows queuing and delivering commands between devices and client applications as soon as all the components of DeviceHive are deployed. DeviceHive is the only non-proprietary open-source self-contained platform among similar M2M communication networks on the market.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman