Freescale and Oracle to push common IoT gateway platform as a standard
One of the biggest barriers to the widespread implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the lack of a secure, standardized and open infrastructure model for the delivery of IoT services.
Freescale Semiconductor and Oracle have joined forces to address this challenge, working together to present a new, secured service platform that will help standardize and consolidate the delivery and management of IoT services for the home automation, industrial and manufacturing automation markets.
The solution combines end-to-end software with a converged gateway design (called the “one box” platform) to establish a common, open framework for secured IoT service delivery and management. A “box” (or service gateway) built on the platform can consolidate boxes from multiple IoT service providers into a single, unified appliance. The one box platform will help simplify and secure the delivery of IoT services to end users in a home, business or other location, supporting the rapid deployment of a vast array of innovative IoT services.
Supporting a wide variety of IoT sensors and edge nodes, the one box platform is based on the Oracle Java SE Embedded implementation and Freescale processors. It can scale up or down for multiple markets, deploying Oracle Java SE Embedded and integrating Freescale Kinetis microcontrollers, i.MX applications processors and QorIQ communications processors, as appropriate.
The initial implementation of the one box platform supports home/residential applications, including smart energy, smart metering, telehealth and other smart home services. The home/residential one box implementation runs Oracle Java SE Embedded and is powered by a Freescale i.MX 6 series applications processor built on the ARM Cortex-A9 core.