First Croatian Platform for the Internet of Things

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Developers are now testing their solutions in Singapore and Abu Dhabi

Zagreb-based company Vorbion and CORE Incubator are establishing a company that will become the first Croatian system integrator focused solely on the Internet of Things (IoT). Hamed Bangoura, the founder of CORE Incubator, which has financial backing from a VC fund Core Commercial Investments from Abu Dhabi, says that one of their first investments is related to a development of the first “full-blooded IoT platform”, reports on March 17, 2016.

Currently, there is a heated race for an IoT platform that will become the world’s standard in the area of Industry 4.0 and smart household appliances, similar to the way Google and Apple became the standard with their Android and iOS mobile platforms. Everyone wants to win that race – from Google’s Brillo, Apple’s HomeKit, IBM’s Watson IoT, Microsoft’s Azure IoT, to Amazon’s AWS IoT and Bosch’s announcement that it is entering IoT. Meanwhile, Intel, Samsung and Cisco have launched the initiative for an open-source IoT standard called IoTivity.

“After more than a year of hard work, our product Vorbion UDM – Universal Data Monitoring has been implemented in Singapore and Abu Dhabi”, Bangoura said. The plan is now to scale the solution globally by building a specialized IoT system integrator. Vorbion UDM is currently being tested at a large air-conditioning plant in Abu Dhabi.

The first Croatian IoT platform was tested previously in the United States on a conveyor belt in a chip making factory and in freshwater fisheries. It has been tested on the web too, where it served for global collecting of weather data and modelling the climate on a global scale.

“At this point, I cannot go into details, but I can say that our IoT platform can operate in the cloud and on user’s location; it has an open architecture so all sensors can connect to it, and it can be applied in a number of industries”, Bangoura said. The leaders of the Vorbion UDM development are a veteran of Croatian IT industry Branko Špiljak and programmer Jakša Tomić. Špiljak said that at this stage of development it is important to them to find as many practical applications for their IoT platform as possible.


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