1248's device asset management service will integrate with ARM's mbed IoT device platform, designed to accelerate wider adoption of IoT systems at scale
1248's device asset management service will integrate with ARM's mbed IoT device platform, designed to accelerate wider adoption  of IoT systems at scale
1248's device asset management service will integrate with ARM's mbed IoT device platform, designed to accelerate wider adoption of IoT systems at scale

UK-based IoT company 1248 has plans to launch a device asset management service that will run connected devices and sensor networks on the behalf of business customers.

The DevicePilot service will be unveiled at an ARM-hosted event "ARM TechCon 2015" in the US later in November 2015 and has been created to help businesses overcome barriers to deploying IoT systems at scale.

The company has taken into account feedback from the transport and utilities sector in the development of the DevicePilot service.

1248 has designed the service to be presented as a standard dashboard, displaying information along the lines of how many devices have been deployed, where they are, who deployed them, whether any of them have failed and, why that might be, the company said.

Scalability in IoT

According to a statement by 1248, the scalability of IoT will be greatly limited without automated management.

Pilgrim Beart, CEO of 1248, said: “The IoT needs to work like the web: through an open ecosystem of interoperating, off-the-shelf products and services, each focused on doing one thing very well.

“While some of the ecosystem components required to enable IoT are already available such as databases and web services, we believe that device management is still a major gap in the set of services required for successful IoT deployment – one which DevicePilot is designed to fill.”

Some companies have already begun trialling the service platform including London-based developer of smart energy products Moixa, which is currently working on a household energy storage product that requires connectivity to allow for remote management.

These functions will automate storage or delivery triggers in response to what the grid requires at a specific time.

Moixa CTO Chris Wright said: “The answer is automation of the process of device management.

“Getting to scale requires process quality and to some extent process quality requires scale to justify the investment in it. DevicePilot can help resolve this conundrum.”