Afero platform aims to bring more connectivity and security to IoT
A new platform called Afero has been unveiled in Los Altos in California, aiming to bring greater connectivity and security to the Internet of Things within and outside the home.
Afero was introduced by a number of industry veterans from Nest, Apple and Google, while at its helm is Joe Britt, a former Engineering Director of Google Android and a co-founder of Danger, which made the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone.
The team behind Afero has been working almost two years to develop a platform that includes integrated software, hardware and cloud services for IoT data analytics and connectivity. Afero has now announced collaborations with Bandai Namco Studios, Infocom and Murata.
The Afero end-to-end IoT platform aims to unlock any product's smart capabilities. It incorporates scalable cloud services, a Bluetooth Smart module, mobile apps and development tools. It securely connects devices to the cloud, enabling developers and companies to innovate faster.
Security has been a key challenge for IoT, and it was a primary focus in the development of the Afero platform. It forms a core part of the platform's architecture, with patent-pending advanced encryption and authentication technologies.
Joe Britt, CEO, Afero, said: "We firmly believe that 2016 will be the year that begins to connect the world – not just the home. Bringing new intelligence to products and services that reach billions of people will change lives in ways we can't yet imagine. But it will take a sophisticated, comprehensive, and secure platform to allow us to get to that point safely. That's what we created with Afero."
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