C-Labs Corporation, a provider of connectivity software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced its new Factory-Relay Internet of Things (IoT) Software Development Kit (SDK).
For manufacturing plants and other industrial equipment sites, the new SDK simplifies the connection of different types of machinery, devices, and sensors and streamlines the development of new applications to collect, store, analyze, and act upon machine data.
According to BI Intelligence, 82 percent of companies expect to deploy an IoT solution by 2017, yet are held back by concerns over "threats to data or physical security" (42 percent) and an "inability of our IT systems to keep up with change" (38 percent). The new Factory-Relay IoT SDK allows companies to securely connect equipment regardless of age or protocol, and easily develop new applications using tools and technology already familiar to enterprise application developers.
"Customers told us they needed to adapt and extend IoT deployments without sacrificing security or requiring significant training for either operations technology (OT) or information technology (IT) teams," said Chris Muench, CEO of C-Labs. "Building on the success of our Factory-Relay, this new SDK makes it easier to extend IoT deployments in a way that is compliant with enterprise IT policies, protecting data and ensuring efficient operations. Our patent-pending approach provides a connection point among previously incompatible protocols."
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