Verizon and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. have announced they are partnering on wireless connectivity with end-to-end security for IoT developers. Their offering, which is planned to be commercially available early in the second quarter of 2017, will give developers the ability to access Verizon's ThingSpace software development kit via the Cypress Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Studio 4 development platform. Developers using WICED can integrate cloud connectivity with the Verizon ThingSpace platform in a single development environment.
Verizon's ThingSpace is a web-based, global IoT platform that allows developers to create, onboard, and manage devices and applications. ThingSpace enables developers to collect and visualize data during the device lifecycle that can then be used to create services. The WICED platform supports ThingSpace APIs and popular cloud services, eliminating the need for developers to implement the protocols necessary to connect to those services and, as a result, reducing development time and costs.
The Cypress WICED Studio 4 development platform features an integrated and interoperable wireless software development kit. The kit includes tested Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks, as well as simplified application programming interfaces that free developers from needing to learn complex wireless technologies. In line with the IoT trend toward dual-mode connectivity, the kit supports Cypress' Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combination solution and its Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy combination solution.
Innovation and investment in the IoT space is increasing and developers are facing increasing pressure to bring connected products to market quickly, observed Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of connected solutions at Verizon. He noted that the ThingSpace platform and Cypress' WICED platform are based on the vision of giving IoT developers the tools and resources they need to connect their products.
More information on Verizon's ThingSpace IoT platform is available at http://thingspace.verizon.com, and more information on Cypress' WICED platform, ecosystem and community is available at www.cypress.com/wicedcommunity.