Today, Wind River is taking a significant step forward in simplifying machine-to-machine (M2M) development for our customers. We announced the Wind River Intelligent Device Platform which builds upon Wind River’s operating system and tools leadership with M2M middleware to make it easier to design, build, and operate M2M or smart connected devices.
As I’ve written before, M2M devices require a range of capabilities including connectivity, manageability, and security among others. The complexity and fragmentation in this space makes it much more difficult than it should be for the industry to reach its potential. Designing products with a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) approach is tough and an M2M software platform makes a lot of sense. After all, why recreate the wheel connecting, securing, and managing devices from scratch when you can make use of a software platform for these foundational capabilities and focus on your differentiators instead?