Business area (industry):
Software & Hi-Tech
Cirrent connects any smart product to the Internet automatically and securely, right out of the box.
Cirrent’s mission is to make Internet‐connected products simple and secure for mainstream consumers, and to make it easy for product companies to add value by connecting their products to the Internet.
The value of connected products is clear. The leading companies are rapidly moving beyond TVs, printers, E-readers, washing machines, thermostats, etc. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most important technological innovations of the past decade.
In fact, by 2020 there will be estimated 30 billion devices connected to the Internet. The biggest thing holding it back is that frequently they all need a technical person to get them running smoothly. One more problem is that most of the devices have no input-output interface and no keyboard.
The software team in partnership with Cirrent company designed and implemented a wireless configuration manager application that resolved such problems so a user only had to plug in the device and wait for a few seconds until the device connects automatically.
Our team contributed to the design and implementation of Cirrent WCM (Wireless Connection Manager) that helps to connect devices instantly with no setup, no password, but still addresses strong security.
The solution created a global network, in public spaces and homes across the world, designed to get instant cloud connection and product registration using Cirrent WCM.
The main use case is for product companies that would like to give their products immediate access to a global network that makes setup very easy with Cirrent configuration. It’s key advantage is to create a secure connection that is outside of the customer’s private network.
With Cirrent WCM devices have the ability to access public wi-fi networks and get limited access to the internet (up to 10 kbit per second). When a customer changes his or her network password the product will still be online, and with no hardware or proprietary software it can be integrated into existing product lines at very little cost.
We created a robust embedded Linux based software that can be ported on another embedded platform with minimum effort, and that satisfies the time and memory constraints of current hardware from major vendors.
Additionally, automated functional and integration tests were created that validate the current version of the software and simplify porting of the system on the other platforms.
We created robust Linux embedded software that is fully maintainable over the long term and can be adjusted for different platforms. With our solution, manufacturers can make better products and reduce costs, while consumers get a much better user experience. The whole process is extremely simple and user friendly.