Itron invites third-party developers to create apps for Internet of
Things and smart cities
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services
company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced
today the launch of the Itron Riva Developers Community, inviting
developers to create applications for its Itron Riva platform. Itron
Riva is the first-of-its-kind distributed intelligence platform that
supports sensing technologies and dynamic applications at the device
level. With the developers community, Itron is accelerating app software
development for the Itron Riva platform, further enabling an ecosystem
of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The Itron Riva Developers Community will offer developers the tools to
prototype, validate and develop turnkey IoT applications. These
applications could cover various IoT verticals, such as energy and water
management, building energy management, smart street lighting and solar
monitoring. The applications will run on interconnected devices, which
could include parking meters, appliances, streetlights, sensors and more.
Through the Itron Riva Developers Community site at https://itronriva.com,
developers will be able to access tools and support for app development,
including purchasing Itron Riva Development Kits, participating in an
online forum and accessing Itron support. The development kit includes
an Itron Riva board and tools for cloud-based analytics and
visualization of sensor and network health data. It is interoperable
with WiFi, Ethernet, power line carrier (PLC) and IPv6 communications.
"For the first time, engineers, developers and manufacturers will be
able to develop, deploy and manage sensing technologies and dynamic
applications at the device level. By launching the Itron Riva Developers
Community, we are fundamentally changing edge computing for millions of
meters and smart devices worldwide," said Simon Pontin, Itron's chief
technology officer. "With more than 145 million devices, including
communication modules and meters, in the field, Itron is uniquely
qualified to advance the Internet of Things. We are giving developers
access to a robust, secure and programmable platform for true
distributed intelligence, creating numerous possibilities for realizing
the promise of the IoT to empower smarter utilities and smarter cities."
For more information about the Itron Riva Developers Community, visit us
at Internet of Things World, May 12-13, 2015, in booth 157.
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to
the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement devices and control technology; communications systems;
software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of
employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries,
Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water
resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs
Source: Itron, Inc.
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