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Internet of Things – Big List of Companies, Products, Devices and Software by Sector

I have recently spent a lot of time researching the companies and products in the Internet of Things (IoT) space and decided to list all of these out into a post to make it easy to see who is doing what. It’s a work in progress, it’s not complete (will never be) so please be patient as I add additional resources and information. The original inspiration for this came from a Techcrunch infographic by Matt Turck managing director of FirstMark Capital http://mattturck.com/2013/07/16/making-sense-of-the-internet-of-things/ but it was lacking URLs or any useful descriptions or photos about the companies. It has since been supplemented by about 100 other companies that I have found while looking at the landscape. If you have an interesting product or company that should be on the list please tweet me @mikenicholls88 or contact me here and I will include your product or service in the list

Platforms

Hardware Platforms

Arduino.cc

Arguably the device that launched a 1000 startups. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping computing platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Available in numerous different sizes shapes and even flexible or fabric based computing devices and hundreds of software programs called Sketches allows you to experiment with controlling devices and chips by downloading the sketch to your Arduino which is hooked up to your sensor, device, robot, UAV or other device to be controlled.

Arduino-logo
Arduino-logo
Arduino-models
Arduino-models
Arduino- Models 2
Arduino Models 2

Intel Galileo

 

Raspberry-Pi

http://www.raspberrypi.org

Rasberry-Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.The idea behind a tiny and cheap computer for kids came in 2006, when Eben Upton, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft, based at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, became concerned about the year-on-year decline in the numbers and skills levels of the A Level students applying to read Computer Science. Rasberry Pi cost between $25-35

RasberryPi
RasberryPi
RaspiModelB
RaspiModelB

Gadgeteer

http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/

This is Microsoft’s attempt at the smart devices and internet of things space. Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is an open-source toolkit for building small electronic devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio (including Express editions). Gadgeteer combines the advantages of object-oriented programming, solderless assembly of electronics with a kit of peripherals, and support for quick form-factor construction using computer-aided design. gadgeteer_logo

Gadgeteer modules - Credit Microsoft
Gadgeteer modules – Credit Microsoft
Gadgeteer - Rover 5 Tank Chassis - Credit - Microsoft
Gadgeteer – Rover 5 Tank Chassis – Credit – Microsoft

Beaglebone

beagle_logo_hdr

BeagleBone Black is a $45 MSRP community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.

Beaglebone - Credit Beaglebone.org
Beaglebone – Credit Beaglebone.org

 

Cubieboard

Cubieboard
Cubieboard

Electric Imp

http://electricimp.com/

The imp is a powerful, yet tiny, hardware module that runs the imp OS. Our operating system provides the foundation to build advanced features and services for your devices, and it works with the imp Cloud to provide seamless and secure connectivity of your devices to software, third party services and external servers.

Electric Imp
Electric Imp

Hardware Variations and Accessories

Earthmake

http://earthmake.com

Touchscreen LCD for Arduino platform

Earthmake-Touchscreen-LCD
Earthmake-Touchscreen-LCD

Seeeduino Film

http://www.seeedstudio.com

Seeeduino Film
Seeeduino Film

Seeeduino Film is a Arduino chipset mounted on a Flexible circuit, it is only a few mm thick and around 20mm wide by 70mm long, having used these ourselves I can tell you it is tiny and so light and very flexible, chips notwithstanding.

Software Platforms and Frameworks

NodeJS

http://nodejs.org/

Node.js dark

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

Sensinode

http://www.sensinode.com/

Sensinode
Sensinode

Sensinode was recently acquired by ARM. Sensinode provides end-to-end software products that bring IP and web services to the end node, combining highly optimized embedded client software with a scalable management and web application platform. Sensinode’s software brings web services to the most demanding enterprise applications in the Internet of Things.

- nanoservice.pngNanoStack » NanoStack™ 2.0 is our advanced 6LoWPAN protocol stack software product for 2.4 GHz and Sub-GHz radios.
- nanoservice.pngNanoRouter » The NanoRouter™ 2.0 software acts as a 6LoWPAN network edge router, and enables routing between 6LoWPAN and IPv4 / IPv6 networks.
NanoService » The NanoService™ solution provides end-to-end web services using leading CoAP and Embedded Web technology, including the backend web application environment, graphical reference apps and a device libraries.

 

IFTTT.com

https://ifttt.com/

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If this then that.  Each statement is called a recipe. Channels are the building blocks of an IFTTT statement. The various channels could be Facebook, Evernote, Email and Weather; Youtube, Dropbox, or Linkedin. For example a sample recipe for IFTTT will be : IF [New Favourite Video On Youtube] THEN [Share On Facebook] You can also create your own recipes by registering on the IFTTT website.

ifttt If this then that

 

Thingworx

http://www.thingworx.com/

ThingWorx – M2M Application Platform

Thingworx makes it easy to build machine to machine and Internet of Things applications. 

ioBridge

ioBridge - Connect things

www.iobridge.com

ioBridge makes it easy for professionals and enthusiasts to connect almost anything to the internet and monitor and control it via their smart phone or web app using our general purpose web gateways.

IO-204 Web Gateway Evaluation Kit
IO-204 Web Gateway Evaluation Kit
IO-201 Wi-Fi Web Gateway
IO-201 Wi-Fi Web Gateway
IO-204 Temperature Sensor Kit
IO-204 Temperature Sensor Kit
IO-204 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Kit
IO-204 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Kit
IO-204 Web Gateway
IO-204 Web Gateway
Gamma PRO Web Gateway and Wireless Endpoint Kit
Gamma PRO Web Gateway and Wireless Endpoint Kit

Buglabs

http://www.buglabs.net/

Bug Labs

Buglabs developed Swarm which is a cloud-based “Internet of Things” development platform that let’s you easily add new services to your product.  Whether it’s a simple sensor device or a complex industrial system, Swarm provides everything necessary to get valuable new online product services up and running quickly. Swarm

Arrayent

http://www.arrayent.com/

The Arrayent Connect Platform enables you to connect your low-cost products to value-added smartphone and web applications with unprecedented low-cost and simplicity. platform

Open Source Platforms

Alljoyn

Alljoyn is @Qualcomm open source development platform for the Internet of Everything.

Alljoyn connected home - Credit Alljoyn.com
Alljoyn connected home – Credit Alljoyn.com

https://www.alljoyn.org/ provides a framework to code solutions focused on SmartTV, Automotive, Connected Home and Smart Audio

  • Device Information & Configuration – allows the device to broadcast information such as device type, manufacturer and serial numbers; also allows the user to assign a name and password to the device
  • Onboarding – allows headless and other simple devices to be easily connected via an intermediary to the user’s network
  • Notifications – so products can broadcast and receive basic communications easily (text, image/video, audio)
  • Control Panel – enables a device like a smartphone or tablet to control another product via a graphical interface
  • Audio – so any device with audio can stream it to any set of Alljoyn-enabled speakers, audio receivers and other audio playback devices

Thingspeak

https://www.thingspeak.com/

Thingspeak_logo

An Open Application Platform to designed to enable meaningful connections between things and people.

Nimbits

http://www.nimbits.com/

Nimbits is a collection of software for recording time series data to the cloud.

Spark Core

http://www.sparkdevices.com/

Spark WiFi for Everything

A tiny Wi-Fi development board that makes it easy to create internet-connected hardware. The Core is all you need to get started; power it over USB and in minutes you’ll be controlling LEDs, switches and motors and collecting data from sensors over the internet!

Xively

https://xively.com/

Xively Public Cloud

Xively provides the platform, tools, services and partners that simplify and accelerate the creation of compelling connected offerings. With Xively, you’re free to focus on innovation instead of infrastructure.

Supermechanical

http://supermechanical.com/

Twine

TWINE BASIC

Twine helps you detect small problems before they become big problems. Get notified of changes in temperature, vibration, orientation and more, even when you’re not home. Get an alert when your pipes freeze, the AC breaks, or the garage door is left open. An external sensor port lets you add features later, such as a moisture sensormagnetic switch, or breakout board.

Cloud Shield

CLOUD SHIELD

Stack Cloud Shield on your Arduino, connect it to Twine, and get email, texting, calling, and more in a jiffy. With Cloud Shield, you can add the ability to trigger any Twine output from your Arduino sketch with three lines of code, so you can focus on your idea and not debugging networking code. It has two capacitive pads for easy input with your fingers or conductive objects, and an LED to let you know when it’s been triggered.

Moisture Sensor

MOISTURE SENSOR

Add a moisture sensor to your Twine, and you’ll be able to detect the presence of water even when you’re not at home. You can get a text message or email as soon as your basement floods or your water heater leaks, and prevent costly damage to your home.

Breakout Board

Breakout Board

Connect the Twine breakout board to your Twine’s external sensor port and instantly get the ability to measure anything with your own digital input (analog coming soon). Each breakout board has a unique ID so your sensor’s name and settings are remembered for the next time you plug it in. It has holes for mounting and easy-to-use terminals for signal, 3.3V power and ground.

Magnetic Switch

MAGNETIC SWITCH

Did you leave a window open? Did someone just open the door? Detect things moving even when you’re not at home. Add a magnetic switch to your Twine, and you can get a text message or email when a door is open or when the mail has been delivered. Have peace of mind when you’re away from home.

External Temperature Sensor

External Temperature Sensor

Is your freezer on the fritz? Add an external temperature sensor to your Twine to monitor the temperature in your refrigerator, freezer, or anywhere else you don’t want to stick your Twine due to a hostile environment or a spotty wireless connection.

http://www.getosito.com/

http://www.zonoff.com/

Big Data

Apache Spark

http://spark-project.org/

Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing system that aims to make data analytics fast — both fast to run and fast to write. Spark was initially developed for two applications where placing data in memory helps: iterative algorithms, which are common in machine learning, and interactive data mining. In both cases, Spark can run up to 100x faster than Hadoop MapReduce. Spark: Lightning-Fast Cluster Computing

 Tableau Software

http://www.tableausoftware.com/products Tableau-Logo

If you start to gather sensor data, pretty soon it gets massive. Imagine keeping someones heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, location, time and any events. Just for one person that is a full time stream, x1,000,000 and it gets massive, trying to use that data to produce meaningful information is challenging. Tableau Server is a business intelligence application that provides browser-based analytics anyone can use. It’s a rapid-fire alternative to the slow pace of traditional business intelligence software.

Tableau Software
Tableau Software

 

Ginger.io

Ginger.io a behavioral analytics platform that turns mobile data into health insights Ginger-io

Anapsis is a research platform and marketplace for scientific and statistical computing BigEvidence is developing software that improves the way medical providers evaluate and apply medical evidence CancerIQ is harnessing big data to accelerate personalized cancer care FlatIron Health is a business and clinical intelligence platform for cancer care providers Huneo has a health data infrastructure that forms a comprehensive system to monitor human health and provide access to real-time and historical data collected from patients

Sensors/Networks

http://mesh-systems.com/ http://blog.safecast.org/

Robotics, UAV, MAV and other Vehicles

3D Robotics   BitCraze makers of the Crazyflie miniature Quadcopter smaller than your hand, capable of being equipped with long range RF.

crazyflie
crazyflie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWSUMGJKt0U NanSatisfi Sells time for experimental purposes on the Ardusat public Satellite

Ardusat - Credit Kickstarter.com
Ardusat – Credit Kickstarter.com

Adafruit Backyard Brains Dash Robotics

Enabling Networks

http://www.freedompop.com/ http://socialsign.in/ http://www.sigfox.com/en/ http://opengarden.com/

Wearable Computing

http://www.google.com/glass/start/ http://getpebble.com/

Health

Fitness

http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nikeplus-fuelband http://amiigo.co/ http://www.fitbit.com/

https://jawbone.com/up

Edisse

http://www.edisse.com/

Edisse is a company I met whilst mentoring at Incubate.org.au the student incubator at Sydney University. They have prototyped a wearable sensor for real time tracking, fall detection and alerting. Basically it combines a GPS, mobile data, sms and an accelerometer to detect unusual movements ie a fall and then report this to an 3rd party such as the adult children or other carer. The idea is that anywhere in the world a carer can get an alert that their loved one has fallen over and exactly where it has happened.

Edisse Fall Detection Watch & App
Edisse Fall Detection Watch & App

Withings

http://www.withings.com/

Withings-logo

Health monitoring hardware and software, includes a set of internet/app enabled scales, a blood pressure device and app and a baby monitor.

Withings-Scales
Withings-Scales
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor

 

Withings Baby Monitor
Withings Baby Monitor

http://lumoback.com/ http://www.hapilabs.com/products-hapifork.asp http://www.wahoofitness.com/ http://www.numetrex.com/ Proteus Digital Health makes a ingestible biomedical sensor, a wearable, peel-and-stick patch, and a companion smartphone app

Education

Evil Mad Science ExploreLabs LittleBits   MakeyMakey Printrbot

Family

http://goodnightlamp.com/ http://www.mylively.com/ http://www.evadofilip.com/   Lifestyle Leisure http://www.hexbright.com/ http://sleepwithremee.com/ http://www.icakitchen.com/ http://www.blossomcoffee.com/ http://socialbicycles.com/ http://vimeo.com/17873025 Pets http://gibitechnologies.com/ http://www.fitbark.com/   Toys https://www.sifteo.com/ http://www.makielab.com/ http://store.karotz.com/en_US/ http://www.greengoose.com/ http://romotive.com Music http://www.incidentgtar.com/ http://www.apogeedigital.com/ Gardening http://www.bitponics.com/ http://www.myplantlink.com/ http://www.koubachi.com/main?locale=en Home Improvement http://www.radiatorlabs.com/ http://www.netatmo.com/en-US/site   Home Automation

Ninjablocks

NinjaBlocks-logo

Ninjablock
Ninjablock

http://ninjablocks.com/

Australian home control and automation platform. The free Ninja Blocks platform simplifies the process of building web & mobile apps that talk to hardware. Each Ninjablock has both a beaglebone and a Arduino running the system. You can also buy motion sensors, temperature and humidity, window and door contact sensors and also program other sensors into the platform.

Moores Cloud

http://moorescloud.com/

LED Smart lighting system by @mpesce and @kcarruthers. The first product they have produced is initially positioned as the worlds smartest Christmas lights but talking to Kate I can see a big future for programmable LED lighting systems. 50 LED strings are controlled by an embedded computer with Smart Phone apps to drive it. They originally ran a kickstarter which got an amazing $275,000 but fell short of the $750,000 target, however they still managed to get the product built and have sold all bar a few of the first batch., the last few are available here http://store.moorescloud.com/

Moores Cloud - Credit morescloud.com
Moores Cloud – Credit morescloud.com

http://revolv.com/ http://www.wovyn.com/ http://nest.com/ https://mylapka.com/ http://theubi.com/ http://www.sticknfind.com/

Energy Efficiency

http://www.amperic.com/ http://lifx.co/ http://www.tado.com/en/ http://www.belkinbusiness.com/everything-connected http://www.micasaverde.com/ http://www.belkin.com/au/wemo https://www.ecobee.com/

Security

Y-cam

http://www.y-cam.com/

Security solution including a range of indoor and outdoor semi pro and professional Wireless Security cameras, Cloud Monitoring Software http://www.homemonitor.me/ and a Baby monitor http://www.babyping.com/. The cameras support up to 1080HD and some are available with Wireless, Ethernet with power over Ethernet.

Y-Cam Bullet1080
Y-Cam Bullet1080
Y-cam-cube1080
Y-cam-cube1080

 

BabyPing_Monitor
BabyPing_Monitor

http://www.alarm.com/ http://www.kwikset.com/ https://lockitron.com/preorder http://www.canarycom.com/index5.html http://becanary.com/ http://www.homemonitor.me/ https://www.ismartalarm.com/ http://www.bosch-si.com/technology/software-suite/bpm-plus-iots.html New Interfaces http://www.neurosky.com/ http://www.gestigon.de/ http://www.gosphero.com/ http://www.primesense.com/ http://equiso.com/ http://interaxon.ca/ http://www.emotiv.com/ https://www.leapmotion.com/

Industries

Retail http://www.getnomi.com/ http://placemeter.com/ http://euclidanalytics.com/

Healthcare

http://www.visimobile.com/ http://www.adheretech.com/ http://www.alivecor.com/ http://www.intelligentm.com/ http://telcare.com/

Automotive

https://www.moj.io/ http://www.ford.com/technology/sync/ http://www.toyota.com/entune/ http://openxcplatform.com/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dashlabs.dash.android

Smart Buildings

http://w3.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies/us/en/building-automation-and-energy-management/apogee/pages/apogee.aspx http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/content/us/en/products/building_efficiency.html http://www.buildingiq.com/ http://www.schneider-electric.com/corporate/en/products-services/buildings/intelligent-buildings/building-management-system.page

Industrial Internet

http://www.instrument-works.com

Instrumentworks-logo

This company is in stealth mode so there are no photos but I have actually seen the new probe electronics and it looks like a great advancement on a market that is using 50 year old technology. Instrument Works is developing a platform for wireless sensors for portable laboratory instruments. By embedding Bluetooth smart technology into analytical probes such as those for the measurement of pH, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity, we are able to connect these sensors directly to smart devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads. This allows us to leverage these devices superior computational and graphical capabilities, including location and internet connectivity, compared to the existing proprietary products on the market. The lower cost of these smart devices compared to regular analytical style instruments will also benefit users. http://www.kivasystems.com/ http://www.doublerobotics.com/ http://www.airware.com/ http://liquidr.com/ http://3drobotics.com/ http://momentummachines.com/ http://www.robotex.com/   Greentech http://bigbellysolar.com/ http://www.gridmobility.com/ http://www.enlightedinc.com/ http://www.axeda.com/

3d Printing

http://www.3dsystems.com/ http://www.stratasys.com/ http://formlabs.com/ http://www.shapeways.com/ http://www.makerbot.com/ http://reprap.org/

MakerGear

http://www.makergear.com

Makes a lot of 3D printing gear for other manufacturers and makers/hardware hackers who want to build their own 3D Printers.

MakerGear 3D Printer
MakerGear 3D Printer

Buccaneer

Pirate 3D Buccaneer
Pirate 3D Buccaneer – Credit Kickstarter.com

DOOD Foldarap Printrbot

Building Blocks

Connection Protocols

http://www.neul.com/ http://www.zigbee.org/ http://www.macheen.com/ http://www.ieee-rfid.org/ http://www.nfc-forum.org/home/ http://www.ieee802.org/11/ http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Home.aspx http://www.z-wave.com/modules/ZwaveStart/ http://www.m-bus.com/ http://mqtt.org/

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