Amazon’s Springs for IoT Telemetry Startup 2lemetry

Amazon said last week that it acquired 2lemetry, an IoT focused middleware and analytics firm.
Amazon said last week that it acquired 2lemetry, an IoT focused middleware and analytics firm.

In-brief: 2lemetry, a Denver, Colorado-based startup that manages data from Internet connected devices said last week that it had been acquired by cloud giant Amazon.com.

2lemetry, a Denver, Colorado-based startup that manages data from Internet connected devices said last week that it had been acquired by cloud giant Amazon.com.

The deal could presage new Amazon cloud services that collect data from and manage populations of connected devices that are part of the Internet of Things. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the deal to the web site Techcrunch, which first reported news of the acquisition.

2lemetry, which was founded in 2011, sells ThingFabric, an IoT middleware platform that uses peer-to-peer communications to manage globally distributed IoT devices.  The company also offers data analysis tools that allows companies to extract intelligence from the collected data. The company was a member of the IoT standards group The AllSeen Alliance.

5 Effects of the Connected Product, Part 5: Service and Support. from 2lemetry on Vimeo.

The company’s technology makes it easy to connect devices to existing applications or databases, as well as common platforms like Salesforce.com, Heroku and ThingWorks. Among the applications the company sells are 2lemetry Incoming, which offers features like location and proximity sensing and geofencing, facial recognition and asset tracking.

2lemetry also has applications in servicing and support of remotely deployed IoT devices, allowing them to “self report” maintenance issues for quicker response.

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