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Connecticut M2M Company Puts Science Fiction in the Palm of Your Hand

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December 10, 2012

Connecticut M2M Company Puts Science Fiction in the Palm of Your Hand

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Managing Editor

New Haven, CT – the Elm City – is known for a few things: Yale University, the birthplace of the Hamburger (Louie’s Lunch), and the best pizza in the world. But soon, it may also be known as the headquarters of MEA Mobile, an embedded M2M solutions company that wants to enable hardware connections to mobile platforms in a way that seems like the future is now.

Working with the crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter, MEA is looking to fund the next generation of its Wi-Fi controller. The device, known as the iGloLED controller, is designed with a platform that uses a simple http command interface so developers can access the hardware through a Web browser or a programming language such as Java.

It is a packaged control platform that works with mobile devices, and it includes a software development kit to simplify third party development.

Right now, the Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise money for a 12 Volt controller, which will have an SDK with example code. The target price for the 12V iGloLED is $99, which is about a third of the going price for similar devices.

The project features options for Windows, Android (News - Alert), iPhone and BlackBerry.

“iGloLED will accelerate development in the machine to machine space,” said Bruce Seymour, managing director at MEA. “Science fiction is now in your palm. In the future our controller will be able to be used with next generation products such as the shatterproof, plastic bulbs recently developed at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.”

 Check out a demo video of iGloLED above.

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