Chipmaker Qualcomm and mobile network operator AT&T have teamed up on an M2M development platform they say will be available to developers in the second quarter of 2013.
Based on Qualcomm’s QSC6270-Turbo chipset, the “Internet of Everything (IoE)” platform – as it is described by Qualcomm (San Diego, USA) – is intended to accelerate the development of a wide range of applications and devices for use on “the AT&T (Dallas, USA) mobile internet”.
Qualcomm says the platform is an ideal starting point for creating products and applications in verticals that include tracking, industrial controls and healthcare.
The platform supports Oracle’s Java ME Embedded 3.2 software release and will allow developers to test solutions and demonstrate their functionality on AT&T’s network during design and development phases.
The idea is to lower the complexity, cost and time for developers trying to get solutions to market.
The platform provides support for 3G coverage in a range of frequency bands.
“This IoE development platform opens a world of opportunity for equipment makers who want to connect their devices to the mobile internet,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices for AT&T. “Wireless connectivity makes products better, and this IoE development platform makes it easier for both existing and new AT&T developers to embed wireless into their products.”
“Application developers are key to creating future IoE verticals and applications that haven't even been thought of yet," said Kanwalinder Singh, senior vice president of business development for Qualcomm Technologies. “We are excited that AT&T shares our vision of a cellular-connected IoE, and by the opportunities that will be created by the AT&T developer community.”