Samsung targets expanded share of global IoT market with launch of new solution

Samsung Electronics is keen on improving the performance and security features on the next generation of products like connected home appliances, building products, healthcare devices and industrial automation, with the introduction of an advanced and affordable Internet of Things (IoT) solution dubbed Samsung ARTIK 053.

The new ARTIK 053 module is a lightweight IoT chipset running the Tizen RT, and will equip connected devices with cutting-edge capabilities in addition to a design and development support program that will help customers and partners jumpstart their IoT businesses by making it easier and faster for companies to deliver secure IoT solutions that impact the lives of people across the globe.

Commenting on the unveiling, Jung Hyun Park, VP and MD of Samsung Electronics East Africa said: “We believe security and interoperability are critical to enabling next-generation IoT products that can connect to, and work with, many different devices and services. A smart, powerful IoT platform is key to fostering an interoperable, and most importantly, secure ecosystem. That is why we developed the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform from the ground up with end-to-end security, and why we continue to integrate new security enhancements across hardware, software, cloud and communications.”

The advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK Smart IoT platform products were unveiled at this year’s Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) 2017 held in San Francisco last week.

The introduction of the lightweight IoT chipset which incorporates integrated real-time processing via Tizen RT comes at a time when researchers have raised concerns over the security levels of a number of internet connected devices against hacking or being turned into spy devices.

According to ForeScout’s IoT Enterprise Risk Report, most IoT enabled devices are lacking in even the most basic cybersecurity protocols making it possible to hack them in as little as three minutes, allowing cyberattackers to steal data, conduct espionage on enterprise activities, or even cause physical damage.

Currently, more than 12 billion devices are part of the Internet of Things, and this number is expected to grow to 50 billion by 2020. The range of this products is tremendous and includes such diverse items as cars, refrigerators, televisions, fitness bands, webcams, toys etc.

“Leveraging ARTIK is a value add for our customers as SAMSUNG ARTIK is instrumental to Samsung in building secure IoT products, and getting to market faster. The ability to connect to other smart devices also enables new use cases, and is helping us realize our vision of making all Samsung products IoT-enabled,” concludes Park.

Advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK platform includes new end-to-end enterprise-grade security enhancements, and now enables easy-to-use, secure services for device onboarding, device and user management, edge node management, and secure OTA updates.

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