DataArt’s newly launched DeviceHive is a new M2M Communication framework that can bring remote management to smart devices. Independent from the nature of the network topology they’re based on, smart devices can now be controlled from the framework’s cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface), management portal and set of components, including protocols and open-source libraries.
Artyom Astafurov, chief innovation officer at DataArt and cofounder of DeviceHive, commented, “We created DeviceHive with scalability and flexibility in mind. It is not proprietary for any device manufacturer, and is available via open-source for the community. The beauty of DeviceHive is that it eliminates the time consuming burden of developing messaging protocol and communication libraries, and lets technology companies focus on developing the functionality of their system. We believe the task of building an M2M solution should be an enjoyable experience.”
According to DataArt, DeviceHive makes any connected device part of the ‘Internet of Things’ as it provides the communication layer, control software and multi-platform libraries to bootstrap development of smart energy, home automation, remote sensing, telemetry, remote control and monitoring software.
Smart devices used in fields such as security, clean tech, smart home, remote sensors, telemetry and automation – and with key applications ranging from home and hotel automation and security, to logistics, fleet tracking and clean technology – can be brought under the purview of the new framework.
Among similar M2M communication networks on the market, DeviceHive is reportedly the only non-proprietary open-source self-contained platform.
At the core of DeviceHive framework is the exchange protocol, which describes network connectivity and message routing, and the two protocol versions that are already established are: RESTful HTTP Protocol – for computers and devices that support the TCP/IP connections; and Binary Protocol – for smaller devices that do not feather TCP/IP support and are connected via simple protocols like RS-232.
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Edited by Braden Becker