IoT toolkit provides access to cloud based services

Tools empowering IoT devices to interact with cloud-based services, such as AWS, Azure, Dropbox, Twitter and Xively, are offered in Segger’s IoT toolkit.

The set includes an http client and a JSON-parser and has been designed from the ground up for resource-constrained embedded systems. The IoT Toolkit works on top of the IP-Stack embOS/IP and can apply transport layer security via emSSL, if required.

Toolkit support ranges from simple jobs such as retrieving a web page, via the http protocol, to complex tasks such as communicating with a REST-based API using the JSON description language.

A real-world application sample is Segger’s Dropbox client, which uses the IoT toolkit to connect with the Dropbox API. For evaluation all IoT tools are available as free-to-use Windows executables.

“The embedded industry is strongly moving towards cloud-based solutions. The demand for simple ways to connect to cloud servers is growing with IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. Whether the device shall be capable of broadcasting messages, or sending warnings on multiple channels using MQTT for instance or simply log events or store data at a cloud service via CoAP, …. customers can easily set up their device for communication with a cloud based service with the least effort”, says Dirk Akemann, marketing manager at Segger.

Founded in 1992, Segger Microcontroller is a supplier of software, hardware and development tools for embedded systems. The company offers support throughout the development process with affordable, high quality, flexible and easy-to-use tools and components. Segger offers solutions for secure communication as well as data and product security, meeting the needs of the rapidly evolving IoT.

The company is headquartered in Germany with US offices in the Boston area and in Silicon Valley, as well as distributors in all continents.