Arkados Group announced the implementation of its proprietary LinqUSP device management platform with the Universal Developer Kit (UDK-21), a development kit for Internet of Things device connectivity, jointly released by Tatung and STMicroelectronics.
Arkados’ LinqUSP facilitates simple device provisioning, cloud-based device wellness tracking, SMS and email reporting, and application frameworks for iOS and Android. These features make LinqUSP a light-weight, scalable, customizable, and secure framework for connecting IoT devices that allows expert and hobbyist product developers to bring their products to market quickly and inexpensively. In addition, LinqUSP defines the standards-based computing architecture that manufacturers can realize in their own products, resulting in efficient systems.
Pre-loaded with a Linux-based software development environment, UDK-21 consists of a module based on the STMicroelectronics’ ST2100 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with built-in HomePlug AV/Green PHY communications, and a carrier board that features a versatile set of peripherals. The UDK-21 uniquely supports other networking interfaces for Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and GPRS/3G modem. Quality proven and ready to go, the UDK-21 delivers ease of use, quick prototyping and access to third-party software for smart energy management, structured lighting control, electrical-vehicle charging, smart-city applications, smart-home gateways, agricultural/factory automation, and many more applications. UDK-21 can operate in a standalone mode, in a cluster with other UDK-21’s, or with a backend cloud server.