August 3, 2016
After some digging around in an IoT R&D project, I came across this IoT platform which is quite clearly promoted by Samsung. They organized a contest at hackster for innovative solutions to be made with this platform. In addition to that, they're giving away a weekly bounty for integrating new APIs with the ARTIK system. This platform differs slightly from others for one main reason: if we don’t already have hardware, Samsung ARTIK has its own solution: 3 different IoT modules.
Samsung offers 3 different hardware platforms for tailored product development called ARTIK. As an asset, you can use it with any platform, not only with ARTIK. Modules also contain hardware Secure Elements and software Trusted Execution Environment for maximum product security. Those modules are the exact same in prototypes as they are in production, so during development you don’t need to worry about scaling your product. Modules are designed to fit all possible product requirements. ARTIK 1 is a module created for low-power and low-computing small devices. It only has Bluetooth connectivity on-board which makes it suitable for wearables and IoT endpoint nodes. ARTIK 5, however, has much different architecture - more performance while maintaining low power consumption and good security features. Also, WiFi, Bluetooth and ZigBee are built in. If you are building a very demanding product, the a solution also exists - ARTIK10. It is designed for applications requiring high performance, storage requirements, demanding video encoding and intense playback needs. As an advantage, ARTIK 5 and 10 are running the Fedora distribution, so you can basically do everything the Linux way.
|secured hardware solutions||none|
|all connections are encrypted|
|user authorization with OAuth2|
|all kind of data logging and processing||lack of custom scripts in cloud|
|many existing integrations|
|all flavors of SDK languages||lack of low-level C SDK for small devices|
|massive and extensive documentation||none|
|tons of example end tutorials|
|very intuitive navigation|