Libelium and Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft Azure Cloud integrates with Waspmote wireless sensors to speed time-to-market for Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) projects with scalable Cloud infrastructure.
McKinsey Global Institute forecasts the economic potential of the IoT to value from $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025. Sensor networks based on Waspmote sensor nodes and Meshlium Internet gateways power projects in the industrial IoT, in Smart Cities, agriculture, energy monitoring, and for environmental and industrial control. Businesses use Microsoft Azure to build and manage applications and services through a global network of datacenters.
For Libelium customers, Microsoft Azure provides a scalable infrastructure for data, virtual machines, server and frontend applications. With sensor technology to measure energy use, monitor environmental conditions or water quality, businesses can reduce costs and increase productivity. A customer integration of Libelium and Microsoft Azure demonstrates a complete industrial IoT solution in a Smart Factory, from sensor integration on the factory floor to business processes and data visualization in real time.
“Interoperability is vital to our development partners and customers as sensor-based IoT projects deploy at scale,” said Javier Martinez, Libelium Vice President, Business Development. “Our IoT ecosystem includes the best Cloud platforms in the market, and we make it easy for our partners to derive business value from wireless sensor networks with Internet of Things and contextual data.”
Libelium designs and manufactures hardware and APIs for wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote—Libelium’s open wireless sensor platform—is modular, easy to deploy and ready to integrate with third-party Cloud systems such as Axeda, Esri, Sentilo, Telefonica, ThingWorx, or MQTT. Over 2,000 developers from 75 countries in companies ranging from startups to universities to large international corporations have adopted Libelium’s technology for projects in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, water quality, and precision agriculture.
Libelium’s DIY open source hardware division, Cooking Hacks, is dedicated to making electronics affordable, easy to learn and fun. Cooking Hacks serves a worldwide community of developers, designers, inventors and makers who love to create electronics with sensors, robotics, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
In 2014, Gartner Inc. named Libelium a Cool Vendor in embedded software and systems. Established in 2006, Libelium is privately held and has headquarters in Zaragoza, Spain.