For a long time we have internally talked of a low cost “smart gateway” for connecting lots of different radio networks. This is because we believe that no single platform or protocol will become dominant in the IoT space. For the foreseeable future, there will be many platforms in use. This is the normal state of internet today; to assume otherwise is just plain stupid.
We desired a device that could run a full fat operating system. Why? Because it’s fast, secure and far easier to program. Our existing OpenKontrol gateway is the perfect way to connect devices to internet services (such as Thingspeak, Nimbits, Cosm etc) but the ATmega 328 processor was never going to be a secure webserver, event handler, scheduler and still have enough grunt to be all things to all men in network connectivity.
The OKG is perhaps Adam in our genesis…………………….so therefore I’d like you meet Eve, she is the solution to everything, 42…..;)
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