Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that the Samsung ARTIK IoT development platform is now commercially available. According to the company, the open platform provides all the essential hardware and software building blocks for faster, simpler development of business, industrial, and consumer applications. This allows developers to focus on designing new applications and services rather than having to build entire systems from the ground up, enabling a faster time-to-market. Samsung ARTIK development kits can be ordered from the company’s channel partner Digi-Key Electronics starting February 22.
Samsung ARTIK supports Tizen, Nucleus Real Time OS, and Fedora Linux stack operating systems as well as Canonical’s operating system for the Internet of Things – Snappy Ubuntu Core. The open platform offers a range of tools and services for both experienced developers and newcomers to IoT, such as support for the Arduino web-based development environment and Temboo, which enables cloud connectivity and automatic code generation.
For developers focused on local processing and analytics, Medium One’s workflow tools provide analytics and visualization running locally on Samsung ARTIK. New services include Sensory’s speaker-independent on-device TrulyHandsfree Voice Control technology, Soundhound’s new contextual natural language and voice recognition engine, and Vayyar’s 3D imaging sensor technology. Additionally, Microsoft has certified Samsung ARTIK compatibility with Azure IoT Suite and IoT Hub.
With the commercial availability of the platform, Samsung also introduced the Certified ARTIK Partner Program (CAPP). The new partner program is designed to help developers and companies jump start their development and take their ideas to market faster by working with selected professional service providers and design houses. Whether customers need tailored hardware or help in defining a new system from scratch, CAPP aims to help partners make the design and deployment of an IoT system an easy experience. Companies interested in applying for CAPP can visit https://www.artik.io/partners/programs/certified-partners.