Malaysia’s leading software engineering
concern, Custommedia Sdn Bhd (210378 - U), has introduced a product that would
enabled businesses streamline business processes and enhance operational
efficiency, which translate into improved productivity and increased Return on
Called the IoT Middleware, the product
serves as a platform which enables connectivity and interoperability between IT
equipment, devices (smart and non-smart), sensors systems and services, which
can be internal or external to the organisation.
Through this platform, users are able to
enhance their current automated business processes by extending functionality
through interconnectivity with various objects - including those with and
without own computerised processing capabilities.
This machine-to-machine (M2M) interoperability
can be implemented over any connection types including Local Area/Wide Area
Network, Internet and Cloud Computing infrastructure. In addition, the IoT
Middleware is also able to activate relevant instructions or commands based
on pre-set business rules and triggers.
Through such connectivity and automated actions,
business managers and owners would be able to have real-time view of their operations
and daily activities, which would facilitate informed decision-making.
All these can be achieved without the need to
replace or re-programme existing systems and applications. In fact, this is an
inherent feature of the IoT Middleware.
The IoT Middleware is built on a new
technology developed locally by Custommedia. As reflected in its name, the IoT
Middleware has been designed as an enabler for implementation of the Internet
of Things (IoT) – the phrase coined to encapsulate the forthcoming
‘megatrend’ of highly connected world.
Just to give an idea of the magnitude, market
Gartner predicted that by 2020 there will be 26 billion units of IoT
installations; and this excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones.