Ubiquitous computing has become a widespread reality and is one of the fastest growing IT markets. With devices of all sorts connected to each other and to the cloud through standardized wireless and broadband interfaces, the focus is now on applications. This triggers the need for a standardized machine-to-machine (M2M) application platform and the right tools for developers. ProSyst Software GmbH (ProSyst), founded in 1997, offers the middleware for the Internet of Things (IoT). ProSyst, whose roots are in the field of Java Embedded and OSGi, is entirely focused on open standards and open and neutral software platforms used by service providers and device manufacturers to deploy applications and services. The company is an active member of numerous standardization organizations, such as OSGi Alliance, Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), Z-Wave Alliance, EnOcean Alliance, and DECT Forum/ULE Alliance.
Connecting identifiable things in smart homes, cars, and production plants—such as home appliances, vehicle onboard units, and industrial machinery and equipment—to the cloud and to each other is the first step towards creating IoT. Since these items speak different languages, use different protocols—with new standards regularly published, such as EnOcean, promoted by the International Electrotechnical Commission—and run on various hardware platforms and operating systems, a horizontal, embedded middleware is needed to reduce project costs, ease IoT-market entry, and enable market growth. Using Oracle Java Embedded products, ProSyst provides the tools capable of abstracting the hardware and translating these protocols. Once the devices communicate with each other, simple cloud-based use, such as data monitoring, tracking, and aggregation becomes very easy to implement and can be adapted to various use cases and hardware platforms.
However, to make IoT truly smart, there is a need to enable complex use cases in which devices affect each others’ behavior. When a motion sensor at the entrance door detects a break-in, it should not only turn on the alarm system, but also record videos of the burglary and send them to a smartphone and the police. ProSyst and Oracle enable even the most complex use cases with a comprehensive modular software portfolio that makes it easy to develop, deploy, and service Oracle Java Embedded, M2M, and IoT applications, supported by the world’s most powerful back office systems.
“Oracle has Oracle Java Embedded, which offers much better business logic than Google’s and Apple’s platforms, especially in terms of modularity, scalability, remote manageability, and governance. Also, Oracle leads in cloud-enabled software and services. That’s why Oracle is our strategic partner to deliver the technology on which we build standardized, robust, and high-performance machine-to-machine middleware,” said Thomas Hott, CEO, ProSyst Software GmbH.