Arduino Introduces Easy-to-Use IoT Application Platform

The Arduino IoT Cloud allows users to manage, configure and connect not only Arduino hardware but also vast majority of Linux-based devices

As part of its professional Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, Arduino, a leading open-source hardware and software company, announced the launch of an IoT Cloud. The new cloud offering is targeted at developers, maker hobbyists and system integrators.

An easy-to-use IoT application platform, the IoT Cloud allows users to create and manage IoT applications that can solve real-life problems in a business atmosphere or in day-to-day life.

Commenting on the development, Luca Cipriani, CIO, Arduino, said, “With the launch of the Arduino IoT Cloud, Arduino now provides its millions of users with a complete end-to-end approach to IoT that includes hardware, firmware, cloud services, and knowledge. This public beta release of the Arduino IoT Cloud, with automatic dashboard generation, webhooks support, and full TLS secure transport, will be an invaluable asset to users.”

Massimo Banzi, CTO and Co-founder, Arduino, said, “Arduino now offers a complete platform with the MKR family, providing a streamlined way to create local IoT nodes and edge devices. These use a range of connectivity options and compatibility with third-party hardware, gateway, and cloud systems. The Arduino IoT Cloud allows users to manage, configure and connect not only Arduino hardware but also the vast majority of Linux-based devices – truly democratizing IoT development.”

Convenience and flexibility

The Arduino IoT Cloud is designed keeping in mind the convenience and flexibility to the users. A key benefit is the platform’s ability to program Arduino boards, whereas earlier users need to program them through Arduino Sketch. The new offering will rapidly and automatically create a sketch when setting up a new thing. This way it enables a developer to develop a working device within five minutes of unboxing a board. The IoT Cloud also enables other methods of interaction such as HTTP REST MQTT, API, command-line tools, WebSockets and JavaScript.

Arduino designed its latest offering by keeping security in mind, from product development through the entire lifecycle. This allows users to securely provision, authenticate and connect devices to the IoT Cloud while they are deployed in the wild. It also ensures that all the data transmitted between the device and the cloud is tamper-proof and confidential.

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