May 19, 2015
Affinegy Announces CHARIOT Connect, the First Cloud Service to provide Simple, Secure Remote Access for the IoT with the AllJoyn Gateway Agent
Affinegy Demonstrates CHARIOT Connect at the Parks Associates 19th-Annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference
San Francisco, CA, May, 19, 2015 – Affinegy, the connected device and service management solution company that makes IoT Just Work, announced its CHARIOT Connect cloud service today at Parks Associates’ 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference, May 19-21. CHARIOT Connect provides a simple, secure, scalable way to deliver and power Internet of Things services. A long supporter of CONNECTIONS™, Affinegy will demonstrate CHARIOT Connect, “IoT Services Simplified,” throughout the event. Co-Founder and CTO Art Lancaster will also speak Wed, May 20, at 2:15 pm on the session “Managing IoT Services.”
Parks Associates research finds that 37% of U.S. broadband households intend to buy one or more smart devices in 2015 and that the average U.S. broadband household currently owns approximately seven connected devices.
“With consumers demanding more integration among the devices and apps in their ‘connected homes,’ there is a greater need for simple, robust onsite management, and secure remote access,” said Art Lancaster, Co-Founder and CTO of Affinegy and Board Member of AllSeen Alliance. “We have been innovating solutions for this problem since Affinegy’s inception, for more than a dozen years. Configuration, provisioning, installation, management, security, scaling…..this is Affinegy’s bread and butter, and we are thrilled to announce CHARIOT Connect today to give our customers powerful tools to help them succeed in serving their own customers’ IoT needs.”
“51% of broadband households that own a smart product believe that interoperability is very important,” said Tom Kerber, Director of Research, Parks Associates. “A cloud-based system provides robust tools to help manage customer experiences as well as minimize problems with onboarding and interoperability to ensure a seamless customer experience.”
Affinegy’s CHARIOT Connect is a turnkey hosted cloud service. CHARIOT Connect works with AllSeen Alliance connected products as a services stack, enabling these mobile apps to work away from home just like they were still at home, with ease and peace-of-mind security. For the first time, any AllJoyn application that was designed to work only while at home is instantly transformed to work when the user is away from home.
Affinegy can also quickly and easily on-board AllJoyn-enabled products with its CHARIOT Connect cloud service. AllJoyn is the open source framework from the AllSeen Alliance, building in interoperability among IoT devices and applications. The AllSeen Alliance is an open source consortium of 140+ companies, including Affinegy, a founding member, committed to making the Internet of Things a reality. CHARIOT Connect is the first remote access cloud service that supports the AllSeen Alliance AllJoyn standard.
CHARIOT Connect is provided on a white label basis and has the capacity to support a very high volume of connected products. Developers and companies can self-register and begin development directly, which includes the code and documentation needed. Once ready for volume deployment, users sign up for the Affinegy CHARIOT Connect commercial service right in the same site.
Affinegy’s decade-long focus on connected device management is a critical asset to all things IoT. Affinegy has the experience to deliver proven IoT solutions because, for twelve years, it has focused on connected device management – from pure Internet, broadband and WiFi access, to the connected home whether entertainment, home security or home automation, and now to all things possible with the Internet of Things. Affinegy technology is interoperable with hundreds of network devices. Its intelligent device discovery and classification technology comes from this decade long commitment to make the connected life simple, secure, and automated.
Affinegy’s CHARIOT Connect services, embedded and mobile applications are now available from the http://chariot.global website in beta form at no cost to developers of IOT products. Art Lancaster is on the Board of Directors for the AllSeen Alliance and since May 2014, he has also been chair of the Gateway Working Group.
Since 2003, Affinegy has delivered connected device management solutions to leading cable/telco broadband service providers and device manufacturers that help their customers with installation, provisioning, management and support of services. Now, Affinegy’s software enables full, easy, secure device connectivity in the Internet of Things. Affinegy is a leader in the AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to advance the Internet of Things. Affinegy is headquartered in Austin, TX with additional offices in Dallas, and Wroclaw, Poland. More at www.affinegy.com.