The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with
electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enable these objects to collect
and exchange data (Wikipedia).
Mobile providers are developing diverse IoT projects and services to revolutionize many aspects of
daily life and to generate new revenue streams. Funambol's comprehensive IoT strategy includes integration with operator-branded IoT devices optimized for local markets
Support for IoT is a natural extension
At its core, Funambol's Unified Cloud Platform, collects and protects user digital content including photos, videos, music,
and documents from various sources and allows users to consume, enrich, and share this content
in new innovative ways regardless of the device that they're using.
Support for IoT is a natural extension of this core function by allowing users to go beyond smartphones, tablets, and computers
and interact with the cloud through many additional touch points, and by automating various functions
that are intrinsic to IoT. Amongst the universe of IoT devices present on the market today, the
following stand out in delivering the highest value in the personal cloud space:
Voice-activate digital assistants e.g. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, operator-provided devices
Entertainment devices such as Smart TVs, Set-top boxes, and game consoles
Security cameras for home monitoring, visitor identification and intrusion detection
Smart home appliances and devices such as smart fridge and video door bells
While providing out-of-the-box support for popular consumer IoT technologies (e.g. Alexa, Chromecast, etc.), Funambol's comprehensive IoT strategy includes integration with operator-branded IoT devices optimized for local markets, such as voice-controlled digital assistants,
TV set-top boxes, and security cameras.
Funambol's Unified Cloud Platform automates common functions of IoT projects, including wireless data sync, digital content
organization and search, user authentication, provisioning & billing, security and analytics.
It eliminates the need to develop these functions from scratch, freeing up teams to focus
on value-added capabilities rather than recreating the IoT infrastructure wheel.
Funambol has extensive experience working with heterogeneous devices on complex wireless networks. Funambol solutions have
benefited from real-world use to ensure high performance, scalability, robustness and
suitability for diverse systems involving hundreds of millions of mobile devices.
Industry analysts believe that the cloud is a key IoT component.
451 Research wrote, “The cloud has a critical enabling role … for many IoT applications and the tools that will drive the
insights to deliver ROI… The game-changing economic and scale advantages of the cloud model align
perfectly with the requirements of IoT, and they could be argued as the most critical enabler
for its long-term viability.