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OriginGPS creates IoT-connected baseball


One of Step Global's main partners has demonstrated some interesting new uses of existing technology. OriginGPS teamed with Friendly Technologies, an internet of things (IoT) and device management company, and Humavox, a wireless charging expert, to create an IoT-connected baseball in six weeks.

Friendly's IoT platform interfaces the OriginIoT (cellular IoT) system to enable communication, management and a graphical user interface, while Humavox's compact Wi-Fi-charging bowl re-energizes the system.

The demonstration, developed in six weeks without a single line of embedded code or RF engineering, was showcased at CTIA Mobile World Congress 2017, in San Francisco Sept. 12-14.

The OriginIoT effectively resolves inherent costly issues to IoT developments, namely long project cycles and required embedded software expertise. It expedites development cycles, and eliminates the need for embedded coding and RF engineering, resulting in substantial cuts in development resources, the companies said. With OriginGPS' cellular-GNSS integrated in the IoT cellular system, the smart baseball is a proof of concept for rapid and accessible IoT development.

Friendly's One-IoTTM platform enables service providers to manage the data and configuration of millions of devices on a single platform, accelerating deployment and streamlining IoT service management, while cutting operational costs.

Story courtesy of GPS World