Amazon unveiled its IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent developer conference in October.
AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that allows connected endpoints to interact securely with cloud applications and other endpoints, according to Amazon. The platform will help users make sense of incoming endpoint data, and pricing for AWS IoT is based on usage.
In another IoT update from the online retail giant, Echo, Amazon's smart-home speaker that responds to voice commands is now giving users more control. Echo users can create custom "trigger" commands that will allow Echo to connect with other smart devices. Actionable commands include "find my phone" or "lock my door."
Daintree Networks WHS100
Daintree Networks, Inc. introduced its WHS100 Wireless Sensor this year.
The WHS100 has integrated wireless connectivity and embedded motion control censoring in one package. The sensor is meant to operate with Daintree's ControlScope wireless building control solution. Designed for industrial or warehouse facilities, the WHS100 has a wide operating temperature range and is suited for outdoor applications, the company said.
GE Predix Cloud
GE this summer introduced an IoT cloud platform based on its industrial equipment monitoring and analytics platform, Predix.
The platform, Predix Cloud, was designed specifically for industrial data and analytics, the Fairfield, Conn.-based company said. The platform will allow users to analyse data generated by IoT sensors embedded in industrial equipment and make business decisions based on the information.
The platform is geared toward industries that GE already serves, including aviation, manufacturing, automotive, energy and healthcare.