Synapse Wireless Launches SNAP 3, the Things Platform for IoT

HUNTSVILLE, AL --- Synapse Wireless, an Internet of Things (IoT) market leader specializing in providing software, hardware, and networking solutions to connect, develop, deploy, and manage the “Things” in IoT, announced the launch of the third generation of their SNAP Things Platform. SNAP is an embedded application platform for the Things in IoT and has been deployed in thousands of real-world applications that deliver business value every day. SNAP has emerged as the go-to ‘sense-and-respond network’ for industrial environments by providing true edge computing uniting end-point devices with the cloud.

The feature-rich enhancements behind the SNAP Things Platform include a series of new software services available on SNAP-enabled Gateways that address common requirements of IoT solutions. Prior to SNAP 3, developers had to write their own infrastructure code in addition to the application code. SNAP 3’s Thing Services provides robust building blocks to shorten time to market, reduce the complexity of software programs, and eliminates the need to create the fundamental framework from the ground up. SNAP 3’s Thing Services includes node management, network health, and automated data collection from remote SNAP devices.

In addition, developers have access to the new SNAPtoolbelt, which is a command line interface extension to SNAP’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) providing the ability to access the topology of the network, upgrade over-the-air applications and firmware residing on nodes, and call event-driven remote procedure call functions on the nodes themselves. Developers and product managers have ready access to SNAP 3’s Developer Microsite, which provides documentation, APIs, sample code, and guides to extend the SNAP OS and integrate it with other platforms.

The SNAP Thing Services and SNAPtoolbelt are available on the Synapse IoT gateways, as well as through licensing on custom 3rd party devices. The SNAP Things Platform is Cloud agnostic and works seamlessly with Cloud-based IoT Platform providers such as ThingWorx, Exosite and Amazon Web Services.

McKinsey Global Institute recently reported that the Factories industry could reach up to $3.7 Trillion in economic value by 2025. Trends around industrial intelligence and Industry 4.0, have been widely promoted through leading analysts and economists. (The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype, June 2015, Executive Summary)

Amerex is a global leader in the manufacturing of fire and explosion protection and suppression systems for the home, commercial, industrial and defense industries. This 350,000 square foot facility serves as Synapse’s ‘showcase’ site to demonstrate the capabilities of the next generation of the SNAP Things Platform at production scale in a real-world setting.

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