A growing number of manufacturers are connecting their products to the IoT to enhance their product's value and increase revenue streams. The complexity of developing smart products - including parallel software, firmware and hardware design, alongside new design and production considerations – often deters manufacturers from pursuing innovation through IoT. The collaboration between the IBM Watson IoT Platform and Seebo SaaS platform helps to address these obstacles – giving manufacturers access to tools to help build smart products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as well as out-of-the-box connection with the cloud.
According to Neil Postlethwaite, Director, Watson IoT Platform at IBM, "Seebo offers a unique set of tools that enable quick time to market for new IoT products in this fast-growing space. IBM sees this collaboration as one which will enable clients to rapidly design and develop their IoT products; while also having the ability to use cognitive capabilities from IBM's IoT and Watson services."
As an IBM Watson IoT business partner, Seebo joins IBM's IoT ecosystem and links the two platforms together for easy use by developers and product managers.
Seebo customers can use IBM's capabilities alongside Seebo's innovative hardware simulator and testing app to reduce development costs and accelerate smart product time to market.
"In less than an hour of using Seebo's platform, product managers see data from their newly-developed online prototype visualized on the cloud dashboard," said Lior Akavia, Seebo Co-Founder and CEO.
The combination of hardware and app simulators, alongside the Cloud integration, empowers developers to build and test software independent of hardware, reducing the resources needed during smart product development.