Jabil, UPnP and ConnectingYourThings Collaborate to Deliver Ubiquitous, Interoperable IoT from Device to Cloud

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ConnectingYourThings (CYT) today announced participation in the Jabil Blue Sky Center IoT Lab. CYT’s UPnP Forum certified cloud platform based on UPnP+ IoT framework, pre-certification cloud verification and device connection is now available in the IoT lab and will enable Jabil’s customers to design and verify, new UPnP+ devices on a live cloud platform before production.

Our partnership will speed time to market and fuel growth for countless IoT vendors – and that’s the name of the game.

The largest issue with IoT adoption is the siloing of devices and/or lack of interoperability with both new devices and devices that are already deployed in the market. UPnP Forum (http://www.upnp.org) has created a framework, spanning IoT object modeling to cloud connectivity that allows 4 Billion UPnP/DLNA devices that are currently deployed to be interoperable with each other and future UPnP devices.

The UPnP+ (http://upnp.org/latestupdates/upnpplus/) Certification Test Tool that performs certification at the UPnP+ level and for cloud access was released last November. “With the release of the test tool, we can test the interoperability of billions of things,” said Clarke Stevens, UPnP Technical Committee chair and Member of the UPnP Forum Steering Committee. The UPnP+ object model has moved the standards body beyond the home to ubiquitous network access, with UPnP technologies now supporting such verticals as industrial, healthcare, and automotive.

Jabil (http://www.jabil.com/) is a global product solutions company providing comprehensive services to electronics and technology companies in a broad range of industries, from wearables to connected cars to healthcare and beyond. Jabil has recently opened the Blue Sky Center (http://www.blueskycenter.com/) in San Jose, Calif. The Blue Sky Center’s IoT Lab enables Jabil customers to develop the connected functionality of sensory devices along with the design pre-production work. “The ability to choose a circuit board, create an object model, compile the code and verify that code against the UPnP certified CYT IoT cloud platform is an industry first,” said Scott Gebicke, executive lead for Jabil’s Emerging Growth business. “This kind of collaboration between a manufacturer and an IoT services platform ensures the security, privacy control and interoperability of disparate systems, making data mapable and consumable ubiquitously. That is a breakthrough for our customers and partners.”

“ConnectingYourThings (http://www.cytiot.com) was born out of the need for IoT to be based on function not technology. Its function allows for device integration with business process management, backend systems, analytics platforms and humans, allowing deeper understanding of state and quicker time to action,” said Michael Holdmann, Founder and CEO of ConnectingYourThings. “Ultimately this increases efficiencies, lowers device failure rates and total cost of ownership and accelerates the market growth beyond even what’s been forecast. Our partnership will speed time to market and fuel growth for countless IoT vendors – and that’s the name of the game.”

About CYT, Inc.
ConnectingYourThings is a privately held IoT cloud platform Company located in California, USA. Founded on the belief that data belongs to the publisher of the data not the consumer. CYT has worked to achieve universal standardization to achieve ubiquity of data from device and allowing the owner of the device to choose whom to allow access to the data and at which criticality level. The ConnectingYourThings platform uses open standards to create common data models with translation/transformation and mapping to any protocol or data type for true interoperability.

About UPnP
About UPnP Forum UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of more than 1,000 industry-leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards. UPnP Forum is an impartial group enabling member companies to participate and develop extensions to the UPnP Device Architecture, which defines how to use the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols (DCPs), which are services between devices. Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing, printing and networking, consumer electronics, home appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile products.

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