Zymbit announced the first three products within its integrated IoT platform. The Zymbit Orange edge device, the Zymbit Iris interactive display, and Zymbit Connect software. The platform is the first pre-configured hardware and software solution that is a finished, secure, out-of-the-box-ready product to let seriously creative makers and developers get their IoT prototypes off their desk and into the market in just days. The company also announced a contest to find the top 5 most inspiring and impactful IoT projects. Makers can post their projects to the Zymbit website and the winning projects will each receive the first 5 Zymbit Orange devices to scale their projects. These announcements were made today at the MakerCon event in San Francisco where Zymbit will be exhibiting.
“Like the motherboard was to personal computing, Zymbit Orange is to the IoT market,” said Phil Strong, CEO of Zymbit. “We’re giving makers the first pre-packaged hardware and software platform built upon open components, so they can skip the painful prototype stage and start acquiring real world data and publishing it securely in a day. Zymbit takes care of the tough technology problems freeing seriously creative people to focus on bringing their IoT ideas to market quickly.”
The Zymbit IoT platform
The Zymbit IoT platform consists of the following:
Zymbit Connectivity Software that simplifies the connection, authentication and sharing of secured data and the management of remote devices.
Zymbit Orange Hardware that’s easy to customize and makes it easy to interact at the edge of the network for data acquisition and new user interfaces.
Zymbit Iris that offers a new way to interact with IoT devices using color, touch and scale.
The Zymbit IoT platform simplifies the complexity of getting an idea to market by leveraging open technology (such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Linux), open developer communities (GitHub), and open application communities to encourage the quick expansion of IoT ideas and products. Zymbit is developing an open architecture product with enough flexibility to be suitable for most applications, from a single installation to a global deployment. A less visible but very real barrier to mass adoption of IoT is security and privacy. Zymbit addresses privacy with a multi-level security architecture that includes silicon, hardware and software.
Zymbit is encouraging makers and developers to register their projects to the Zymbit community site at http://www.zymbit.com/make. By posting to the community, makers can begin sharing live data streams and collaborating with others. Zymbit is looking for the most creative projects that need help scaling to the masses.
Projects should meet one or more of the following criteria:
- seriously creative idea that you are passionate about bringing to market;
- solves a real problem that scales;
- data security and authentication are important;
- collects unique data “from the edge” of the network.
The top 5 projects will each receive a Zymbit Orange device to scale their projects rapidly. Contest winners will be announced on August 21, 2015.
Founded in 2014, Zymbit is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with offices in New York, NY. The company provides pre-packaged hardware and software solutions for bringing IoT inspirations to life. Zymbit’s launch products include Zymbit.Orange, Zymbit.Iris and Zymbit.Connect, which are expected to ship in 2015.