Technical Enabler: Platform and Tools
Well-designed technology may be indistinguishable from magic, but that belies all the hard work and creativity that went on under the hood. The Technical Enabler awards acknowledge the elements that make it easier for everyone, from garage hobbyists to tech giants, to develop new products and services for the Internet of Things.

  • nio

    "The world is racing towards sensorization and smart connected things. software takes on the toughest challenges of interoperability, latency, database dependency and user complexity."

  • Thingworx


    "ThingWorx™, a PTC® Business, provides the industry’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) Application Platform that enables companies to quickly build and deploy IoT applications.

    Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and connected solutions across all major industries as well as in emerging IoT applications including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation."

  • SensorFlare


    "Today, a typical smart home in the US uses about 11 smart appliances, each of which requires to be configured and operated in a stand-alone fashion. In the immediate future, each smart home will include more than 500 devices. It is evident that we need different approaches to tap the full potential of intelligent living.

    Sensorflare offers a radically new way to control all the smart devices that surround us. Our vision is to make our homes function with little or no ""human intervention""."

  • NODE+


    Credit: Founder and CEO, Dr. George Yu - Variable, Inc.

    Variable, Inc. is an award-winning electrical design & software development firm for NODE+ sensors that develops ways to optimize data collection.

    NODE+ is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor platform for iOS and Android devices with over 16 interchangeable sensor modules made in the USA. Its commercial API can be access through its website.

  • DGLux5


    DGLux5 is a modern IOT Application Platform, providing a Visual Drag and Drop Rapid Application Development Environment and all the tools needed to build any IoT application without ever writing code. It is an HTML5 web based development platform that easily enables the unification of all data systems and various data providers into a singular interface with the most comprehensive functionalities, data visualization tools, and workflows available.

  • thethings.iO


    Credit: Marc Pous

    thethings.iO makes a back-end for IoT—allowing companies to focus more on the product and less on the database. Think of it like AWS especially for IoT. thethings.iO frees up hardware companies to focus on what they do best: build awesome new things.

  • Zatar


    Credit: Zebra Technologies

    "Zatar is an Internet of Things platform that helps make the IoT a reality via a variety of tools and technologies. As a horizontal IoT platform also known as “Application Enablement Platform” it offers a home page for all connected devices by creating a digital representation of the device or “Avatar”. Zatar enables 4 primary elements, something we call the 4 Cs- Connect, Control, Create and Collaborate."

  • Crowsnest


    "Error reporting and crash analytics service for Internet-connected products. The Crowsnest service alerts companies when their products are breaking, even while they are in the hands of customers.

    Crowsnest provides a light weight code library that runs inside the firmware of connected products. The library includes APIs for logging, assertions, and several other features for helping to detect crashes. All of this is configurable, according to the resources available."

  • Prismtech - Vortex platform

    Prismtech - Vortex platform

    "PrismTech's Vortex is a seamless, secure, and scalable Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things. Vortex is a key enabler for end-to-end interoperable IoT systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of real-time data with stringent qualities-of-service (QoS). Vortex is able to deliver the "right data to the right place at the right time" across a complete IoT system."

  • Arrayent


    "Arrayent, Inc.'s IoT platform enables major consumer brands to deliver affordable connected products that make life safer, easier and better. Trusted by leading companies across the globe, Arrayent’s unique virtualization technology is propelling the Internet of Things by allowing customers to cost-effectively add connectivity that enhances products and cultivates relationships with consumers. "

  •  Skkynet’s Secure Cloud Service

    Skkynet’s Secure Cloud Service

    "Skkynet’s Secure Cloud Service™ is a secure, end-to-end solution that makes it easy to connect and network virtually any industrial system or embedded device. You can visualize the data with our built-in Web-based HMI―or your existing HMI, monitor or control your process or device from almost anywhere, and network any facility or remote equipment, with no programming necessary."

  • IBM Bluemix

    IBM Bluemix

    "IBM® Bluemix™ is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices. Capabilities include Java, mobile back-end development, and application monitoring, as well as features from ecosystem partners and open source—all provided as-a-service in the cloud."

  • Glassbeam


    "Your Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an enormous amount of valuable log data that is being ignored. Glassbeam SCALAR allows you to easily analyze this valuable data so that your support teams can troubleshoot faster, your engineering teams can build better products and your sales teams can increase revenue."

  • XMPP


    "The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open technology for real-time communication, It is now extended for IoT which lets the things communicate in a uniform way just as any peers in instant messaging."


Top Write-in Nominees

  • AT&T M2X


    "AT&T M2X is a cloud-based fully managed time-series data storage service for network connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). "

  • Bright Wolf

    Bright Wolf

    "Bright Wolf is an Internet of Things software company founded in 2009, providing a comprehensive application development and deployment platform architected from the device up, enabling flexible deployment models from machine/device/thing, to on-premise, to enterprise/cloud."

  • Alleantia


    "Alleantia solutions transforms in seconds any electronic device into a smarter+connected device: the first plug & play offering around. Enterprises use our solutions to quickly and cost-effectively join their assets to the Internet of Things and to its systems and processes."


View all of the 2014/15 Award Winners Here