Samsung enters IoT space with ARTIK

ARTIK boards

Concurrent with the Internet of Things World conference, Samsung has made its first foray into the Maker culture with their ARTIK platform, an Arduino-compatible group of devices targeted towards Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

According to Kevin Ashton, a British technologist, the IoT describes a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with manufacturers, operators and other connected devices. These devices are identifiable through an embedded computing system and interoperable within existing Internet infrastructure.

From smart thermometers to connected kitchen devices, the IoT ecosystem is yielding new applications, products and technologies, with a host of highly active venture capital investors entrenching themselves in the IoT space. The three ARTIK devices are ARTIK 1, ARTIK 5, and ARTIK 10, multi-core ARM processors with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy. ARTIK 5 and 10 also include Wi-Fi, BT, Zigbee, and Thread wireless connections.

Based on the Arduino platform, this expands the scope and positions Samsung Electronics to reap dividends from the surge in capital flows that have been entering the IoT space and associated fields like wearable devices and other hardware over the past few years.

Curtis Sasaki, the VP of Ecosystem at Samusng Electronics, explained “Our approach is to provide open platforms to help accelerate the development of IoT for our customers, developers, and end users. Being part of Arduino’s Certified Program helps millions of developers familiar with Arduino IDE to take advantage and focus all of their energy to building new and innovative products.”

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