I’m amazed at just how easy it is to take an IoT-related product to market. Every time I turn around, there’s another announcement of a board or an operating system vendor or a combination of the two that provides most of the hardware and software that you need to make a full-blown product, or at least a prototype.
Case in point is Samsung’s Artik Smart IoT platform. New hardware was just introduced — a WiFi module — as well as a new software partner — VMware. Throw in a relationship with one of the distributors — Mouser — and you don’t have any excuses for not being able to turn your idea into reality.
In addition to those improvements/partnerships, Samsung also introduced a series of end-to-end enterprise-grade security enhancements for Artik. This simplifies device onboarding, edge node management, and secure over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Whether your aim is to activate, monitor, track, or do some other activity, developers can combine the Artik 053 module with an updated QuickStart Program and VMware’s Pulse IoT Center to hasten development. The module is designed with a 320-MHz ARM Cortex R4 core, 1.4 Mbytes of RAM, and 8 Mbytes of flash memory, and it comes with pre-loaded access to the Artik Cloud platform secure services.