|The blink\'r toolset makes IoT application development fast and simple.|
CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 28, 2017) – Blink’r, a start-up that designs hardware and software tools to empower and enable innovation for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduces its “Internet in a module” toolset that dramatically reduces development time for IoT applications.
A complete, “all-in-one” development kit, the blink’r toolset effectively removes the barriers for rapid prototyping and development of IoT applications. As a result, the time to bring a connected device or IoT application to market can be reduced by months, even years. This is significant, given that a recent survey of 1,845 business and IT decision-makers in mid-market and enterprise companies found that nearly three-quarters of IoT projects aren’t successful, with “long completion times” cited as one of the primary reasons for failure.
The timing of the blink’r introduction is also ideal, considering the rapid growth of the IoT market. Projections from Business Insider estimate that there 34 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015. IoT devices will account for 24 billion of that total. What’s more, nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years.
The Blink’r toolset consists of multiple components, including the world’s first 64-bit quad embedded computer with built-in 4G/3G/2G. It also features WiFi/Bluetooth to connect to the Internet and rich peripherals to interface with the physical world. A seamlessly integrated, full-function cloud backend, visualization dashboard, and multiple developments tools provide the resources for creating a wide range of innovative IoT applications.
Target applications for the blink’r toolset include fog/edge computing devices, IoT gateways, fleet management, smart home security (smart locks), dashboard cameras, automobile navigation systems, drones, voice interface systems, cellphones, game consoles and much more. The intuitive interface of the blink’r toolset means that it can be used by developers of varying skill levels, from the most experienced to the novice programmer, in individual or enterprise settings. Its ease of use also makes it perfect for use in educational environments.
“There are countless IoT applications just waiting to be developed and brought to market,” said Baoguo Wei, Founder and CEO of blink’r. “The problem is that, until now, there just hasn’t been a way to create those applications easily, quickly and cost-effectively. The all-inclusive blink’r toolset does all three, allowing developers to make their IoT dreams come true.”
Blink’r has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to help bring the toolset to market. The company is offering multiple pre-purchase and other incentives to encourage investment. The campaign can be found at https://igg.me/at/blink-r.
The blink’r toolset will range in price from $50 to $300, depending on the package. For more information, visit www.blink-r.io. Also follow blink’r on Facebook and on Twitter.
Based in Cambridge, MA, Blink’r is a new start-up that designs hardware and software tools to empower and enable innovation for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company was founded by Baoguo Wei, the Founder & Director of Phoinix Technologies Inc. The new “Internet in a module” toolset from blink’r dramatically reduces development time for IoT applications, allowing users of all skills levels to bring their IoT ideas to life. More information is available at www.blink-r.io.